Susan Jenks

Susan Jenks is a longtime medical journalist who has written for the Arizona Republic and the press offices of the National Cancer Institute and Stanford University Medical Center. Most recently, she helped shape a medical section for a Gannett paper.

Most Recent Articles by Susan Jenks

Identifying Genetic Subtypes May Aid Future Treatment Decisions in Lymphoma

Identifying Genetic Subtypes May Aid Future Treatment Decisions in Lymphoma

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Although the findings need to be tested further in clinical trials, this could lead to new targeted therapies with fewer toxicities for patients.

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

HIV-Associated Cancers: A Paradigm Shift?

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Many HIV-associated cancers develop with the help of oncoviruses — some of which are sexually transmitted.

Should the General Population Be Screened for MGUS?

Should the General Population Be Screened for MGUS?

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Still unresolved is whether to screen the general population for MGUS, a largely asymptomatic condition usually noted during routine blood testing.

Can Understanding the Gut Microbiome Improve Clinical Oncology?

Can Understanding the Gut Microbiome Improve Clinical Oncology?

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Researchers hope to define what constitutes a functionally healthy microbiome not just in cancer, but across the health spectrum.

Liquid Biopsies for Circulating Tumor Cells: A New Prognostic Tool?

Liquid Biopsies for Circulating Tumor Cells: A New Prognostic Tool?

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While liquid biopsies could prove successful in monitoring treatments, these tests might also find early-stage cancers that, left alone, would never progress.

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