“Exhaust from diesel engines contributes to air pollution and is a cancer hazard to humans,” said Dr. Kurt Straif.
Taken together, the findings raise many possibilities – and questions about strategy, and expense – for testing and prescribing new small drugs and immune-targeting antibodies to patients with kidney and, potentially, other advanced cancer forms.
On Twitter this week, I happened upon a discussion having to do with the possibility of curing cancer.
In the 1980s, doctors linked H. pylori infection to stomach cancer. In infected adults, a brief course of antibiotics lessens cancer risk.
If overtreatment is the problem, the solution is not by avoidance of breast cancer detection, but by better education of physicians and patients.
If confirmed, this method of liquid biopsy would enable monitoring and genetic evaluation of pancreatic cancer from blood.
The Shower Shirt is made of waterproof parachute material on the outside, with microfiber on the inside of the neck, a water-resistant zipper, flap, and Velcro all the way down in front.
So far, the studies demonstrate that Lynparza has activity in cancer patients with and without inherited BRCA mutations.
Automated whole breast ultrasound screening has the potential to improve breast cancer screening of women with dense breasts.
We’re in the 1950s of precision medicine, so to speak. Modern oncology care helps some, many but not all.
Anne Parker’s perspective on cancer care – as a family member, patient and advocate – spans over 50 years.
By telling her story, she helps break the mystery and stigma that deter honest and needed discussion about cancer-causing, inherited genetic mutations.
Getting checked, one way or another, has even been deemed cost-effective. The question for colorectal cancer, if you choose to be screened, is how: what’s the best method?
The FDA’s decision on palbociclib immediately expands treatment options for a large fraction of people living with metastatic breast cancer. What limits enthusiasm is how much this oral drug will cost.
A low Oncotype DCIS score predicts a low chance that non-invasive breast cancer will recur. The study supports that many women with DCIS can safely forgo radiation.
The IBIS-1 trial shows a dramatic, reductive effect of tamoxifen in preventing breast tumors.
What’s concerning about the preliminary findings is that the median time to response was 18 weeks. For patients to wait four months or longer to see if there’s a benefit seems like a lot; these are women without much time to spare.
What this movie gets right is the loneliness of having cancer – the feeling that kicks in when you’re awake and alive in some sort of hyper-sterile place receiving therapy, where there’s no one else.
The kinase inhibitor offers a new option for people with polycythemia vera, a condition for which few drugs have been available.
In 2002, scientists reported that acrylamide forms when seemingly healthy carbohydrate-rich foods like potatoes, other root vegetables and grains are cooked at high temperatures by frying, roasting, broiling, toasting or baking.
U.S. doctors are scrambling to understand how the virus affects humans, and how best to treat those infected.
Quarantines don’t work. We have to stop Ebola with science. Meanwhile, we need to take care and not down-play risks.
Perjeta extends survival in patients with Her2 positive breast cancer. Might drugs targeting Her2 be effective in other malignancies?
Genome sequencing is not routine in oncology practice. But maybe it should be, advocates suggest.
BRCA genetic test results inform but don’t dictate an individual woman’s risk of developing cancer.
September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. You might not notice.
CLL patients face an astonishing array of new medical options. These terrific advances, while beneficial for some, raise the possibility of overtreatment.
A key question about tomosynthesis is whether it’s worth investing in so many new machines and educating radiologists to interpret 3-D breast images.
The Lung-MAP trial will identify molecular abnormalities in tumors specimens from thousands of patients with squamous cell lung cancer.
What’s great about this piece, and what’s wrong about it, is that it comes from an individual woman.
Cancer can be hard to predict; each case is a little different. Still, there are patterns and trends, and insights learned from experience with similar cases and common ways of spreading.
“The ideal would be to prevent HPV infection in the first place,” Gillison says.
Scientists research whether cancer stem cells are the key to eradicating the disease.
Understanding breast cancer biology provides some new targets.
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