Oncology & Cancer

Renal insufficiency may worsen multiple myeloma outcomes

(HealthDay)—For patients with multiple myeloma (MM), those with renal insufficiency (RI) have an increased risk for disease progression or death, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. ...

Medications

Potential combined drug therapy for lung cancer

Most lung cancers are of a type called non-small-cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). This type of cancer is relatively insensitive to chemotherapy, so NSCLC therapies are usually based on drug treatment. Alectinib is a drug commonly ...

Medical research

Combining best of both worlds for cancer modeling

Despite cancer being a leading cause of death worldwide, treatment options for many types of cancers remain limited. This is partly due to the in vitro tools used to model cancers, which cannot adequately predict the behavior ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CRISPR technology to cure sickle cell disease

University of Illinois Chicago is one of the U.S. sites participating in clinical trials to cure severe red blood congenital diseases such as sickle cell anemia or Thalassemia by safely modifying the DNA of patients' blood ...

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