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

Researchers ID new biomarker for colorectal cancers

Johns Hopkins researchers have identified a protein involved in cell proliferation and the development of new blood vessels that could serve as a marker for the early detection of colorectal cancers.

Cancer

Tissue stiffness is a "mosh pit" where cancer cells thrive

Imagine being at a packed concert hall with a mosh pit full of dancers creating a wall against outsiders. When targeted drugs try to make their way toward a pancreas tumor, they encounter a similar obstacle in stiff tissue ...

Medical research

New tumor model helps researchers treat pancreatic cancer

Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer face a poor prognosis because the tumor forms dense scar-like tissue that is difficult for chemotherapy drugs to penetrate, but a new model may help researchers develop new therapies.

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