Oncology & Cancer

Treating the TOTAL patient: clinical trial reduces relapse

Despite modern therapies, 10% of patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) treated in the U.S. relapse, which dramatically reduces their chance of survival. Results from a St. Jude Children's Research Hospital clinical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer follow-up can be less intensive

Doctoral research by Annemieke Witteveen at the University of Twente has shown that the number of follow-up visits for women after breast cancer treatment in the Netherlands could be reduced by about 9,000 visits per year. ...

Oncology & Cancer

FDA warns against long-term azithromycin use for some

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant not to take azithromycin, as long-term use of the antibiotic has been ...

Oncology & Cancer

The four survival strategies of tumor cells in childhood cancer

Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories—and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, according to a study led by Lund University in Sweden, now published in Nature Genetics. ...

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