Melanoma is a particularly aggressive form of skin cancer.
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One enzyme plays a key role in how tumor cells replicate and divide indefinitely. Identifying the genes that give these cells their immortality could provide new drug targets to treat cancer.
A number of multicancer early detection tests are currently in development.
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Multicancer early detection tests are among the priorities of the Biden administration’s Cancer Moonshot. The tests show promise, but questions remain about when and how to use them.
Both cancer and cancer treatment can impact someone’s ability to have biological children. It’s important to discuss fertility right after cancer diagnosis.
The unfolding crisis will only worsen the situation in Tigray.
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Since the war broke out, some healthcare workers have lost their jobs, others have been displaced, wounded, threatened or killed.
Many stage 4 breast cancer patients say that they don’t relate with the pink ribbon.
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October is awash in seas of pink T-shirts, balloons and ribbons in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But this messaging fails to recognize people who are not cured of the disease.
The author in his happy place.
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The miracles of modern medicine can be life-saving. Yet as Tim Baker writes, cancer patients yearn for a little empathy from their doctors, as well as scripts.
Stem cell transplants involve completely eliminating and then replacing the immune system of a patient, often by transplanting the bone marrow.
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Patients with blood cancer undergoing stem cell transplantation have a high risk of complications. The bacteria in their gut, however, can help their immune system recover and fight infections.
Black patients are more likely than other racial and ethnic groups to have a biopsy delay of 90 days or more after an abnormal mammogram.
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Early detection of breast cancer is critical to improving chances of survival. But racial and ethnic minority patients systematically have delayed diagnoses that reduce the benefits of screening.
Dendritic cells (green) produce cytokines like IL-12, which can train T cells (pink) to attack tumors.
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One promising cancer treatment has been in the works for decades, but severe side effects have kept it out of the clinic. A reengineered version may offer a way to safely harness its potent effects.
Cancer care research usually focuses on just one of a patient’s social identities.
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Belonging to one or more groups with long-standing social and economic disadvantages increases the risk of cancer diagnoses and death.
Identifying the difference between normal genetic variation and disease-causing mutations can sometimes be difficult.
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Tumors contain thousands of genetic changes, but only a few are actually cancer-causing. A quicker way to identify these driver mutations could lead to more targeted cancer treatments.
Nanoparticles can help cancer drugs home in on tumors and avoid damaging healthy cells.
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The COVID-19 mRNA vaccines put nanomedicine in the spotlight as a potential way to treat diseases like cancer and HIV. While the field isn’t there yet, better design could help fulfill its promise.
Ovarian cancer is more likely to be cured with early diagnosis.
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There are currently no effective tests to screen for ovarian cancer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to recognize and prevent it.
Metabolic conditions like obesity and diabetes can influence how cancer develops and responds to treatment.
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Fat cells and cancer cells talk to each other. Specialists in both systems can do the same.
Anticipating when cancer cells become resistant to treatment can help oncologists more quickly adjust their therapies.
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Applying the principles of ecology and evolution could help oncologists anticipate cancer drug resistance and optimize their treatment plans for patients.
Many women with metastatic breast cancer feel left out of annual ‘Pinktober’ awareness drives because these campaigns tend to focus on earlier, more curable stages of the disease.
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A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
A melanoma, a malignant tumor of the pigmentary system of the skin, magnified 40 times.
To better understand how cancer tumors grow, mathematicians use diffusion models.
Clive James, seen here before his leukaemia diagnosis, died recently at the age of 80.
Writer, broadcaster and commentator Clive James never missed an opportunity to educate his audience. That included raising awareness of leukaemia.
Palliative radiation therapy is effective regardless of a patient’s original cancer site (for example breast, lung or kidney) and is usually delivered in one to 10 daily doses.
Palliative radiation therapy can improve a cancer patient’s life, by alleviating pain and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some doctors associate the term with end-of-life care and fail to refer people.
Cancer treatment could be revolutionised by the discovery of the origin cells which divide first.