This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a type of cancer against which we have made much progress. However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights that the progress we are making has not been uniform for all segments of the population.Read More
In examination rooms all around the country, a big decision turns on a single moment.
A pediatrician tells a parent that his or her adolescent should be vaccinated against the human …
Some of the world’s top researchers in the promising field of cancer immunotherapy are gathering in New York this week at the Second International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, hosted by the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), the Association for Cancer Immunotherapy (CIMT), the European Academy of Tumor Immunology (EATI), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).Read More
Krista Holmes, who survived cancer as a child, is now an AACR Ambassador for Runners to Research. She shared her story in a blog for philly.com.Read More
As the temperature soared this summer, the laps around the park became harder to endure.
When her skin chafed from radiation, her doctor told her to take it easy.
Still, Tanya Hall …
Immunotherapy is revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. As discussed in an earlier post on this blog, immunotherapeutics that work by taking the brakes off immune cells called T cells have …Read More
Sarcomas are malignancies of the connective tissues of the body, comprising a diverse collection of different cancers that arise in cartilage, muscle, blood vessels, fat, bone, and other supportive tissues. …Read More
New imaging system can help surgeons get more cancer out; Presurgery chemo can make ovarian cancer responsive to immunotherapyRead More
As more people are surviving cancer, there’s growing concern about how to care for their needs and improve long-term quality of life for patients and their families. That’s the essence of palliative care.Read More
On June 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a liquid biopsy test, a companion diagnostic test called cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2. The test uses plasma samples …Read More