‘This is not the end’: Using immunotherapy to target genes gives cancer patients hope

Stefanie Joho was 22 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She has been in remission for more than a year thanks to an immunotherapy treatment aimed at a genetic glitch, rather than aiming at the disease itself like chemotherapy does. (Michelle Gustafson/For The Washington Post)

The oncologist was blunt: Stefanie Joho’s colon cancer was raging […]

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“NIH researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer” National Institute Of Health

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer. They also found evidence that this methylation signature may be present in many more types of cancer. The specific signature results from a chemical modification of DNA called methylation, which can control the expression […]

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“Genomic Testing Reaches The Clinic” American Cancer Society

Genomics and its impact on clinical medicine appear to be the topics du jour. The science is rapidly advancing, but our ability to understand and apply that science may not be keeping pace. The question is whether expectations will meet the promise, and are we wise enough to navigate the maelstrom and bring true benefit […]

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“Genomics is already saving lives, it’s not something of the future” Harvard School Of Public Health

Genomics has, in a remarkably short period of time, led to revelations across a wide range of scientific disciplines. It’s helped us better understand everything from cancer to dinosaurs to the intricacies of sexual selection.

In medicine, the study of genomics is already saving lives and driving trillions of dollars of economic activity. The ability to […]

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New research gives hope to patients with a fatal type of brain cancer

It’s difficult to treat a type of brain cancer that is nearly always fatal.

However, a new clinical trial that is underway may be improving the options for patients with deadly glioblastomas.
The survival rate for a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma is about 10% over a five year period.

External beam radiation treatment has always […]

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New insight into taste bud renewal offers hope for cancer patients with taste dysfunction

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiotherapy often experience a reduction in their sense of taste. Now, researchers have uncovered a mechanism behind taste bud renewal, paving the way for new treatment strategies for patients with taste dysfunction.

Lead study author Dany Gaillard, of the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado Denver, and colleagues publish […]

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Lung cancer therapy hope for patients

A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a “milestone” trial has shown.
Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body’s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack.
The results from 582 people were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
James Gallagher reports.

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Lung cancer therapy is […]

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New radiation-free imaging method ‘effectively diagnoses cancer’

Standard imaging techniques, such as PET and CT scans, are used to assess the development of cancer in children. However, these imaging methods can expose children to radiation that increases their risk of secondary cancers later in life. Now, new research has detailed a new whole-body imaging technique that could eliminate this risk.

In a study […]

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Iron deficiency increases stroke risk by making blood sticky

More than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year, resulting in almost 6 million deaths. Now, new research from Imperial College London in the UK finds that iron deficiency could increase a person’s risk of stroke by making the blood sticky.

This is according to a study recently published in the journalPLOS One.
The research […]

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New leukemia immune cell therapy shows promise

New findings on cell therapy to treat leukemia bring more encouraging news of the promise that this experimental area of cancer treatment holds for patients for whom conventional approaches do not work.

In the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, report the results of the largest clinical study […]

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