- Up To 25% Of Lung Cancer Patients Can't Get Immunotherapy
Up to 25 percent of of lung cancer patients also have autoimmune disease, which may make them unsuitable for increasingly popular immunotherapy treatments. ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2016 - 10:30am
- Acute Myeloid Leukaemia Is At Least 11 Different Diseases
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is not a single disorder, but at least 11 different diseases, and that genetic changes explain differences in survival among young AML patients, according to a new study on the genetics of AML in New England Journal of Medici ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2016 - 6:01am
- Isoform-based Biomarker Predictions Could Give Cancer Patients Better Survival Estimates
People with cancer are often told by their doctors approximately how long they have to live, and how well they will respond to treatments, but what if there were a way to improve the accuracy of those predictions? A new method could help, using data about ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2016 - 7:17am
- CAR T Cell Therapy Can Now Target Solid Tumors
Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, which edits a cancer patient's T cells to recognize their tumors, has successfully helped patients with aggressive blood cancers but has yet to show the ability to treat solid tumors. To overcome this h ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2016 - 5:28am
- Breast Cancer Conserving Surgery: Has MRI Been Performed Upside Down?
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is useful in detecting breast tumors and in cancer evaluation but its current pre-operative use in breast conserving surgery isn't helping patients as it should. Traditionally, patients who are scheduled to undergo b ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2016 - 8:01am
- Brain Cancer: Why Glioblastoma Is So Difficult To Treat
You find yourself sitting in your doctor’s surgery. It’s only been a few days since your initial visit to check on these pounding headaches you’ve been waking up with, along with some dizziness, nausea and vomiting, and a general drowsy and disconnected f ...
Article - The Conversation - Jun 30 2016 - 6:30am
- 35 National Cancer Institute Centers Engage In DTC Advertising
Cancer centers promoting their services dramatically increased their advertising spending from 2005 to 2014, and 9 of the 20 that accounted for the bulk of the spending were National Cancer Institute-designated centers, so they were using taxpayer fundin ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2016 - 6:09am
- Discovered: Genetic Switch To Increase Supply Of Adult Stem Cells From Cord Blood
Scientists have discovered the switch to harness the power of cord blood and potentially increase the supply of stem cells for cancer patients needing transplantation therapy to fight their disease. Stem cells were first discovered in Toronto in 1961 at ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2016 - 8:54am
- Radiologists Need To Establish Themselves As Vital On Cancer Teams
Given the anticipated increase in cancer imaging over the next decade [1, 2], radiologists need to solidify their position as central members of the cancer team by identifying toxicity early and understanding the implications of their findings. A team of ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 28 2016 - 2:30pm
- Epstein-Barr Virus May Promote Breast Cancer Development
A new paper in EBioMedicine finds that infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), one of eight known viruses in the herpes family to infect humans, may put some women at increased risk for developing breast cancer. EBV is one of the most common viruse ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 2 2016 - 2:59pm