Oncology

“we’ll Have Herd Immunity By April”: Reflections On A Failed Prediction

Surgical oncologist Dr. Marty Makary predicted in February that we would have herd immunity to COVID-19 in April. In late July now, it is clear that we do not, but Dr. Makary continues to make dubious and outright incorrect statements about COVID-19...
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Hundreds Of Very Common Chemicals Found To Increase Breast Cancer Risk

Hundreds of chemicals found in everyday products may increase one’s risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study. These chemicals impact breast cancer risk by causing breast tissue cells to secrete more of the hormones that can...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Hormones

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Comprehensive Clinical Sequencing Opens Door To The Promise Of Precision Medicine

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study highlights the power of comprehensive whole genome, whole exome and RNA sequencing to better understand and treat each patient's cancer.
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Cancer

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New Organ-on-a-chip Finds Crucial Interaction Between Blood, Ovarian Cancer Tumors

Researchers at Texas A&M University are pushing organ-on-a-chip devices to new levels that could change the way clinicians approach cancer treatment, particularly ovarian cancer. A team has recently submitted a patent disclosure with the Texas...
Related topics: Ovarian Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Patents

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Potential Role Of 'junk Dna' Sequence In Aging, Cancer

Researchers have recently identified a DNA region known as VNTR2-1 that appears to drive the activity of the telomerase gene, which has been shown to prevent aging in certain types of cells. Knowing how the telomerase gene is regulated and activated...
Related topics: DNA, Genetics, Cancer, Medical Research

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Arvinas (arvn), Pfizer Team Up For Breast Cancer Therapy

Arvinas ARVN announced that it has entered into a global collaboration with Pfizer PFE to co-develop and co-commercialize its investigational breast cancer therapy candidate, ARV-471. Shares increased 8.97% following the announcement, as investors...
Related topics: Pfizer, Breast Cancer, Cancer

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American Society For Colposcopy And Cervical Pathology Discusses Updated American Cancer Society...

Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cervical Cancer, Cancer

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Research Identifies Potential Role Of 'junk Dna' Sequence In Aging, Cancer

The human body is essentially made up of trillions of living cells.
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Genetics, Cancer

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Watch: Anti-mask Protester Punches Cancer Patient In Her Surgery Scars During Violent Clash Outside...

An anti-mask rally outside a California cancer treatment center turned violent on Thursday, with a patient who confronted the protesters saying she was sprayed with bear mace and punched repeatedly in her surgery scars. The incident occurred...
Related topics: Protests, Cancer

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Recommended Tvus Screening Thresholds May Miss Endometrial Cancer In Black Women

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- Adherence to current clinical guidelines for the evaluation of postmenopausal bleeding may result in systematic underdiagnosis of endometrial cancer (EC) in Black women, according to a study published online July 15 in...
Related topics: Endometrial Cancer, Cancer, Black Friday, Medical Research

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Carboplatin Intensification Beneficial For Group 3 Medulloblastoma

FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- For children with high-risk group 3 medulloblastoma, therapy intensification with carboplatin improves event-free survival, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Oncology. Sarah E. S. Leary, M.D., from...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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A Third Of Popular Cancer Articles On Social Media Contain Misinformation, Study Finds

The study examined cancer falsehoods on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Reddit, but much of the engagement with cancer misinformation happens on Facebook. Health misinformation runs rampant on the internet, but it’s not limited to...
Related topics: Cancer, Social Media, Medical Research, Facebook, Reddit

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Scientists Developing Urine And Blood Tests To Detect Brain Tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists are developing tests that can detect the presence of glioma, a type of brain tumour, in patient urine or blood plasma. It’s the first time signs of glioma have been detected using urine. Although the research,...
Related topics: Blood Test, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Medical Research

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Geneticists Pinpoint How A Mutation Causes Devastating Childhood Cancer And Successfully Target...

Geneticists have discovered how a specific genetic mutation (H3K27M) causes a devastating, incurable childhood cancer, known as diffuse midline glioma (DMG), and -- in lab studies working with model cell types -- successfully reverse its effects to...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Medical Research

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New Approach Eradicates Breast Cancer In Mice

A new approach to treating breast cancer kills 95 to 100 percent of cancer cells in mouse models of human estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers and their metastases in bone, brain, liver and lungs. The newly developed drug, called ErSO, quickly...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Lung Cancer, Liver Cancer, Estrogen

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Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Therapy That Could Be Effective In Many Cancers

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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American Society For Colposcopy And Cervical Pathology Discusses Updated American Cancer Society...

Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a...
Related topics: American Cancer Society, Cervical Cancer, Cancer

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Mount Sinai Researchers Develop Novel Therapy That Could Be Effective In Many Cancers

Mount Sinai researchers have developed a therapeutic agent that shows high effectiveness in vitro at disrupting a biological pathway that helps cancer survive, according to a paper published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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What Could Become The Next Big Cancer Treatment

Hello,Welcome to Insider Healthcare. I'm Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer, and this week in healthcare news:We found the drugmakers that are all going after the same potential cancer treatment;A CB Insights report shed light on the newest unicorns and top...
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Caddo County Mom, Dawn Sherill, Brain Surgery Patient, Is Missing

CADDO COUNTY, Okla. (KFOR) – A loving son and the Caddo County Sheriff’s office are searching for a 55-year-old woman who has been missing for more than 24 hours. Authorities and her family believe the woman, who was recently diagnosed with...
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