Oncology & Cancer

How employers can help cancer survivors return to work

When I lost a relative to cancer in the late 1970s, people usually viewed a cancer diagnosis with horror. At the time, many treatments were both brutal and unsuccessful. Only 24% of patients survived ten years after treatment. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mapping oesophageal cancer genes leads to new drug targets

Mutations that cause oesophageal adenocarcinoma (OAC) have been mapped in unprecedented detail—unveiling that more than half could be targeted by drugs currently in trials for other cancer types.

Oncology & Cancer

Mutant cells colonize our tissues over our lifetime

By the time we reach middle age, more than half of the oesophagus in healthy people has been taken over by cells carrying mutations in cancer genes, scientists have uncovered. By studying normal oesophagus tissue, scientists ...

Oncology & Cancer

The DNA detectives hunting the causes of cancer

Halfway up a hill overlooking the Great Rift Valley in western Kenya are two graves. One of them is a few years old now, bristling with bushy shrubs stretching bright green leaves towards a cloudless sky. The other is a freshly ...

Oncology & Cancer

Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer

Medical or surgical treatment of severe heartburn prevents cancer of the oesophagus, a study from Karolinska Institutet with almost one million Nordic patients reveals. The results are published in the scientific journal ...

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