Oncology & Cancer

June 8, 2022
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Adult survivors of childhood cancer often undertreated for cardiovascular risk factors

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Adults who survive childhood cancer have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease than the general population, yet they are 80% more likely […]
May 18, 2022
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Study points to expanded genomic testing that aims to benefit children and young adults with cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New findings from researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and published today in the journal Nature Communications report the results […]
April 24, 2022
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Study mines cancer genetics to help with targeted treatment

This microscope image made available by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research in 2015 shows human colon cancer cells with the nuclei stained red. […]
February 8, 2022
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Suppressing the spread of tumors

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Why some patients develop metastases and others do not is largely unclear. Researchers around ISTA professor Daria Siekhaus are now contributing to […]
February 2, 2022
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Team develops new therapy using magnetic seeds to heat and kill cancer

Graphic illustration of new cancer therapy, “minimally invasive image-guided ablation”, developed by scientists at UCL. Credit: Mark Lythgoe (UCL) Scientists at UCL have developed a novel […]
November 15, 2021
Trial stopped early: Giving immunotherapy before targeted therapy improves survival in advanced melanoma thumbnail

Trial stopped early: Giving immunotherapy before targeted therapy improves survival in advanced melanoma

Melanoma in skin biopsy with H&E stain — this case may represent superficial spreading melanoma. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 More people with advanced melanoma survive for […]
November 3, 2021
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Prostate cancer treatment: An encouraging combination therapy

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A trio of drugs could delay the progression of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. This is among the findings of a phase lll […]
August 20, 2021
One-half of patients with low-risk prostate cancer switch from active surveillance to active treatment thumbnail

One-half of patients with low-risk prostate cancer switch from active surveillance to active treatment

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Nearly half of men initially managed with active surveillance for “low-risk” prostate cancer transition to definitive treatment – such as surgery or […]
August 11, 2021
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Inhibition of key pathway promotes iron-dependent cell death in pancreatic cancer cells

Axial CT image with i.v. contrast. Macrocystic adenocarcinoma of the pancreatic head. Credit: public domain One of the reasons pancreatic cancer remains the most deadly of […]
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