Oncology & Cancer

A new approach to metastatic melanoma discovered

Combining chemotherapy and BRAF oncogene inhibitors is an effective strategy for fighting metastatic melanoma, the leading cause of death from skin cancer in the world. This has been demonstrated in a study by researchers ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immunotherapy for brain metastases: Where are we now?

Brain metastases are the most common type of brain tumors, affecting nearly 200,000 people in the United States each year. Once diagnosed, patients have a median survival of sic months. Immunotherapy, a type of cancer treatment ...

Medical research

Cancer cells soften as they metastasize, study suggests

When cancer cells metastasize, they often travel in the bloodstream to a remote tissue or organ, where they then escape by squeezing through the blood vessel wall and entering the site of metastasis. A study from MIT now ...

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