Racial minorities are poorly represented in genomic research databases, raising important questions about whether or not all patients will benefit equally from advances in precision oncology.
Previous studies have demonstrated the efficacy of doxorubicin for the treatment of rhabdomyosarcoma, but its place in combination with established treatment regimens requires further investigation.
New findings bolster the case for the predictive utility of ARID1A mutations.
Liquid Biopsies and Cancer Detection: New Test Assesses Levels of Circulating Proteins for Early-Stage DiagnosisJune 19, 2018
A new test has been shown to be capable of identifying eight different cancers by assessing levels of circulating proteins along with mutations in cell-free DNA.
Understanding Telomerase: Higher Quality Images Give Insight Into Developing New Agents for InhibitionJune 18, 2018
Telomerase plays a crucial role in tumor proliferation, and a better understanding of its structure will pave the way for new drug development.
Many clinical trials and systematic reviews note that the use of cannabinoids also comes with adverse events, including a clinical entity that has been gaining evidence in the literature over the last decade called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.
Researchers sought to determine if maintenance treatment with metronomic chemotherapy would improve survival outcomes in rhabdomyosarcoma.
Emerging evidence shows that injecting tumors directly into one tumor can trigger systemic antitumor immunity and immune attacks on untreated tumors elsewhere in the body.
While a recent discovery of a series of communicable cancers has raised concerns, there has been no sign of readily transmittable cancer in people that could spread through a population the way the ones found in other species do.
Researchers plan to initiate a phase 2 trial of the vaccine, which will enroll up to 25 patients with metastatic chordoma.
Researchers are hotly pursuing 2 distinct biological paths that show remarkable promise in the hunt for an effective anticancer vaccine.
An objective tumor response was reported in 25% of patients.
Get the latest treatments for uterine sarcoma in this detailed regimen chart, including doxorubicin, gemcitabine, and more.
View a regimen chart with drug treatment options for soft tissue sarcoma, such as imatinib (Gleevec) and sunitinib (Sutent).
The benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy in this setting was previously unestablished.
Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.
Most tumors do not respond, or evolve resistance, to immune checkpoint inhibition. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have engineered a new class of cancer immunotherapy agents designed to short-circuit key mechanisms of tumors' disruption and evasion of immune system attack.
Phase 1 trials should be considered therapeutic options for some patients.
The risk should not discourage patients with cancer from taking these potentially life-extending therapies.
To help curb drug prices, a consortium of hospital groups recently announced plans to form their own nonprofit drug company.
Larotrectinib may have durable antitumor activity in patients with TRK fusion-positive cancers, regardless of tumor type.
The #MeToo movement has inspired many women to relate stories of harassment, and medicine is no exception.
The study was halted after the experimental arm showed significantly improved relapse-free and overall survival rates compared with the control.
The novelty of immunotherapies means that physicians and patients lack extensive experience dealing with them.
A recent study is the first to demonstrate the cumulative effect of a large number of lifestyle behaviors.
As oncologists learn to target the immune response to "self and non-self," a delicate therapy balance will eventually be achieved with predictable outcomes, benefits, and toxicity in the fight against cancer.
Previous research suggested that PD-1 and CTLA-4 checkpoint inhibition may be effective in this patient population regardless of PD-L1 status.
Careful research is needed to ensure that immunotherapies activating T cells do not inadvertently fuel progression of T cell malignancies.
While some researchers are attempting to determine whether cannabis has any anti-tumor activity, the FDA recommends that patients do not listen to websites touting the benefits of cannabidiol.
Researchers hope to define what constitutes a functionally healthy microbiome not just in cancer, but across the health spectrum.
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