News tagged with cancer care

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Using cancer's fingerprint, researchers clinch a diagnosis

Rochester scientists are using a gene test to diagnose a difficult-to-detect form of bone marrow cancer – an example of how academic medical centers are applying new technology in ways that play to their strengths to achieve ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer—which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation—without greatly harming their ...

Dec 11, 2013
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Doctors say cancer drug costs are too high

More than 100 doctors from around the world have signed a letter decrying the high cost of cancer drugs which reach $100,000 per year or more, and calling for pharmaceutical companies to ease prices.

Apr 26, 2013
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New kidney cancer subtypes discovered

Researchers with the Institute of Urologic Oncology and the Department of Urology at UCLA have classified kidney cancer into several unique subtypes, a finding that will help physicians tailor treatment to ...

Apr 16, 2013
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Oncology

Oncology is the branch of medicine dealing with tumors (cancer). A medical professional who practices oncology is an oncologist. The term originates from the Greek onkos (ονκος), meaning bulk, mass, or tumor, and the suffix -logy, meaning "study of".

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