Oncology

Common Procedure for Gastric Cancer Shows Promise for North American Patients

Endoscopic submucosal dissection was shown to be highly effective at removing superficial gastric tumors and is a viable option for patients around the globe.


Leukemia Drugs for Lung Cancer?

Two recently approved treatments show promise in a new study.


Reassessing Mandatory Mastectomy Recommendations

New guidelines on how to treat hereditary breast cancer could be a gamechanger.


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A New Combination Therapy for HER2-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer

The recent FDA approval of the drug Tukysa (tucatinib) for use with the chemotherapeutic agents trastuzumab and capecitabine provides a new treatment option to certain adults with HER2-positive breast cancer.

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Study Suggests Connection Between Ovarian Cancer and Fibrosis, Provides Possible Risk Management Option

A recent study in Ottawa poses a connection between ovarian fibrosis and the risk of developing ovarian cancer, and hints at a drug that may decrease that risk.


A New Treatment for Triple Negative Breast Cancer Could Be Hiding In Plain Sight

By scrutinizing breast cancer cell lines, tissue grafts and samples, as well as data from The Cancer Genome Atlas, researchers at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York (CUNY) and Hunter College, along with colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The...


The Softer Side of Practicing Medicine

A growing body of research shows clinicians with a high level of emotional intelligence not only provide a benefit to their patients, they also help protect themselves from the stresses of the medical profession.


Obesity During Young Adulthood Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with a BMI of 30 or higher have a 20% greater risk of developing pancreatic cancer, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the condition is more common in older adults. But a recent study suggests excess weight in early adulthood may pose more risk than weight gained later in life.


Ramping Up Cardiac Care for Cancer Survivors

Increasing cancer survivorship means healthcare providers are encountering new challenges in cardiac health, underscoring the need for additional subspecialists in cardio-oncology.


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Tongue-Based Detection of Pancreatic Cancer

The unnoticed spread of pancreatic cancer makes effective treatment difficult. However, findings from a study in the Journal of Oral Microbiology may pave the way to earlier detection through the evaluation of differences in the tongue microbiome....