101 Posts

Genetics and genomics

April 22, 2021

Using DNA sequencing to uncover more inherited cancer mutations

Scientists are expanding use of genomic testing to also detect potentially inherited DNA mutations, an effort that may lead to additional treatment options for the patients being tested.

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April 20, 2021

Does the DNA editing tool CRISPR have a future in cancer treatment?

Scientists are studying new ways to use DNA in the medical care setting, exploring a state-of-the-art gene-editing tool called CRISPR.

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COVID in cancer survivors

April 1, 2021

Study: Cancer survivors, not just current patients, are at high risk of COVID-19 symptoms

Research indicates that, compared to those who have never been diagnosed with cancer, long-term cancer survivors are at higher risk of developing severe symptoms from COVID-19.

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D. Maurie Markman

March 30, 2021

Dr. Markman: It’s time to rethink 4 unique cancer terms

Maurie Markman, MD suggests rethinking the use of four common terms used in the cancer care community.

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Monoclonal antibodies

March 18, 2021

From cancer to COVID: Putting monoclonal antibodies to work

Scientists developing new treatments for those with COVID-19 symptoms are turning to the same biomedicine that is playing an increasingly important role in treating cancer: monoclonal antibodies.

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COVID vaccines

March 4, 2021

Which COVID-19 vaccine is better for cancer patients? All of them

With the recent rollout of a new COVID-19 vaccine, cancer patients may wonder if one vaccine is better than the other.

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February 18, 2021

Doctors, researchers re-thinking metastatic cancer treatments

Metastatic cancer accounts for up to 90 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States each year.

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Clinical Trials

February 16, 2021

COVID-19 has changed how clinical trials are conducted

A potential victim in the collateral damage from the pandemic: clinical trials and their participation rates, which have also taken a hit because of COVID-19 fears.

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What is mRNA?

January 27, 2021

mRNA research produced COVID-19 vaccines. Are cancer vaccines next?

Researchers hope that the two mRNA vaccines developed for COVID-19 are harbingers for new mRNA-based vaccines and treatments for cancer.

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