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When Good Cells Go Bad

By Kari Bohlke, ScD Cancer. The word has taken on a meaning that extends beyond the medical definition. Cancer is deadly; it is dangerous; it means bad news. But when we hear the words, “You have cancer,”... [...]


Nearly half of U.S. men actively infected with HPV, study finds HPV-linked cancers on the rise in men, but nearly 9 in 10 vaccine-eligible men are unvaccinated!

By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service The most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. has a bit of a twist. It’s what’s known as a “subclinical infection” — those infected suffer... [...]


Unique Gene Signature Predicts Potentially Lethal Prostate Cancers

Standard therapy for prostate cancer, the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men, is based on blocking androgens, the male sex hormones. However, for some men, prostate cancer recurs... [...]


Proton beam therapy may improve outcomes for pancreatic cancer

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for... [...]


2016-Year in Review: Advances in Management of Lymphomas

Our understanding of lymphomas has allowed scientists to find new and unique ways of treating this blood cancer. Lymphoma treatments have expanded far beyond chemotherapy, though that type of treatment... [...]


2016-Year in Review: Advances in Management of Head and Neck Cancer

Globally, head and neck cancer (HNC) comprises the seventh most common type of cancer with an estimated 400,000-600,000 diagnoses every year. 2016 saw significant advances in understanding the role of... [...]


FDA Approves Opdivo for Treatment of Bladder Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Opdivo, (nivolumab) for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma whose disease has progressed during a... [...]


Vaccine Shows Promising Results for Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients

Immunotherapy is a fast growing area of cancer research. It involves developing therapies that use a patient’s own immune system to fight and kill cancer. Doctors at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa Florida... [...]


Twice-daily radiation therapy reduces mortality from head and neck cancer

Treating head and neck cancer patients with a twice-daily radiation therapy schedule combined with chemotherapy could save more lives, according to new research presented at the European Cancer Congress... [...]


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