Oncology & Cancer

Chemotherapy for rare cancer fine-tuned with organoids

A patient-specific tumor organoid model is being used to identify the most effective chemotherapy protocol to treat appendix and colon tumors, a personalized medicine approach that is showing promise. The organoids were created ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cells hampered when fighting soft tissue and bone sarcomas

Aggregates of immune cells known as tertiary lymphoid structures (TLSs), seen here within a tumor of the soft tissues known as a rhabdomyosarcoma, are major players in the immune system's fight against cancer. Johns Hopkins ...

Oncology & Cancer

Starving pancreatic cancer of cysteine may kill tumor cells

A new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center suggests a compound in development for a rare kidney stone disease may have potential against pancreatic cancer. ...

Medications

How many rare diseases are there?

Some diseases are like black swans. They occur so rarely that many physicians never encounter them in their clinical practice, complicating efforts to treat them.

Oncology & Cancer

Mutations in donors' stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients

A stem cell transplant—also called a bone marrow transplant—is a common treatment for blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Such treatment can cure blood cancers but also can lead to life-threatening complications, ...

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