Cancer

Epigenetic diversity in childhood cancer

Tumors of the elderly, such as breast cancer and colon cancer, accumulate thousands of DNA mutations. These genetic defects contribute to cancer-specific properties including uncontrolled growth, invasion in neighboring tissues, ...

Cancer

Immunotherapy effective against some types of sarcoma

An existing cancer immunotherapy drug reduces tumor size in some types of rare connective tissue cancers, called sarcomas, report researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Additional analyses of ...

Cancer

Non-HIV-related kaposi sarcoma in BRAFi-treated patient

(HealthDay)—In a case report published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, researchers document non-HIV-associated Kaposi sarcoma in a male patient with myasthenia gravis and metastatic ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Occult uterine sarcomas in one in 1,124 hysterectomies

(HealthDay)—Among patients undergoing surgery for benign gynecologic indications, the rate of occult uterine sarcoma is one in 1,124, according to a study published in the March issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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