Cancer

Tumors backfire on chemotherapy

Some patients with breast cancer receive chemotherapy before the tumor is removed with surgery. This approach, called neoadjuvant therapy, helps to reduce the size of the tumor to facilitate breast-conserving surgery, and ...

Cancer

Scientists advise caution in immunotherapy research

In a new study, Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists suggest that as the number of clinical trials in cancer immunotherapy grows exponentially, some caution should be exercised as we continue to better understand the biology ...

Surgery

Mapping residual esophageal tumors—a glimpse into the future?

It's one of the first questions asked by many newly-diagnosed cancer patients—"What are my chances of beating this?" Often there is no clear answer, with survival rates differing widely depending on the cancer stage and ...

Cancer

Cutting off melanoma's escape routes

Stopping melanoma from spreading to other parts of the body might be as simple as cutting off the blood supply to the cancer, according to researchers.

Cancer

New insights into sarcoma open novel avenues of study

Undifferentiated uterine sarcoma is a very rare but extremely aggressive cancer type. It can be divided into four groups with different characteristics of clinical importance—a new study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden ...

Cancer

'Christmas berry' plant compound could fight Uveal melanoma

Doctors diagnose about 2000 adults with uveal melanoma, a cancer of the eye, every year. In half of cases, the disease metastasizes to the liver. For these patients treatment options are scarce. Researchers at the Sidney ...

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