Oncology & Cancer

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back

Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patients with rare skin cancer face 40% recurrence rate

Patients treated for Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) face a five-year recurrence rate of 40%—markedly higher than the recurrence rates for melanoma and other skin cancers, according to research published today in JAMA Dermatology.

Gastroenterology

Consumer Health: What do you know about pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a long, flat gland that lies horizontally behind your stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes for digestion and hormones that regulate the way your body processes sugar.

Medical research

Regulator of cancer 'stemness' discovered

The protein FOXK2 promotes survival of cancer stem cells in ovarian cancer, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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