Oncology & Cancer

Highlighting new innovations in early cancer detection

The latest special issue of PLOS Medicine features five studies outlining novel strategies for detecting cancer and for identifying minimal residual disease—when a small amount of tumor cells survive treatment, potentially ...

Medical research

Risk-directed childhood leukemia treatment takes a step forward

Comprehensive genomic analyses have helped researchers identify more than 20 subtypes of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) based on the genetic mutations that drive the disease. Research led by St. Jude Children's Research ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Enhanced scorpion venom molecules can be used to treat Chagas disease

Animal toxins are research targets owing to their therapeutic and biotechnological potential. Researchers at the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) and Federal University of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers warn of COVID-19 and flu 'twindemic'

Even as the first wave of the pandemic still roils, fears are rising of a second crush of COVID-19 infections. But because the novel coronavirus is, well, novel, no one can yet say if that will happen. One thing is certain, ...

Health

Dietitian offers advice for diet after ostomy surgery

An ostomy is a surgically created opening in which the small or large intestine is brought out through an opening in the abdominal wall. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Favorable outcomes seen in long term for ALLR3 trial

(HealthDay)—For children with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia with late bone marrow relapse, risk stratification by minimal residual disease seems to be an effective strategy for treatment, according to a ...

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