Oncology & Cancer

June 15, 2021
Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog thumbnail

Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Around 10,600 fewer breast cancer patients have started treatment in the last year in England. Breast cancer deaths reached an all-time low […]
June 9, 2021
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What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Screening for colorectal cancer is now recommended for all people, beginning at age 45 rather […]
June 3, 2021
AI outperforms humans in creating cancer treatments, but do doctors trust it? thumbnail

AI outperforms humans in creating cancer treatments, but do doctors trust it?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The impact of deploying Artificial Intelligence (AI) for radiation cancer therapy in a real-world clinical setting has been tested by Princess Margaret […]
March 26, 2021
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Mutations in CTC may predict outcomes in some castrate-resistant prostate cancer patients

Various genetic alterations in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) were associated with clinical outcomes and resistance to hormone therapy in patients with metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), […]
March 22, 2021
Study estimates rising global burden of gallbladder and biliary tract cancer thumbnail

Study estimates rising global burden of gallbladder and biliary tract cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Although cancers that occur in the gallbladder or bile ducts are rare, their rates are increasing. A recent study provides details on […]
March 14, 2021
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Study finds cancer cells may evade chemotherapy by going dormant

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Cancer cells can dodge chemotherapy by entering a state that bears similarity to certain kinds of senescence, a type of “active hibernation” […]
March 11, 2021
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Promising role for whole genome sequencing in guiding blood cancer treatment

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that whole genome sequencing is at least as accurate and often better than […]
March 9, 2021
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Membrane around tumors may be key to preventing metastasis

MIT researchers have found that a common biological membrane has elastic qualities similar to a balloon, but also different in ways that may help prevent cancer […]
March 8, 2021
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Survey identifies factors in reducing clinical research coordinator turnover

Strong, collaborative relationships with principal investigators are a key factor of longevity in clinical research coordinator positions—an essential, but increasingly transient job in executing treatment-advancing clinical […]
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