Oncology & Cancer

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
Prostate cancer treatment: An encouraging combination therapy thumbnail

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
Inhibition of key pathway promotes iron-dependent cell death in pancreatic cancer cells thumbnail

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 […]
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
What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you thumbnail

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
Mutations in CTC may predict outcomes in some castrate-resistant prostate cancer patients thumbnail

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 […]
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