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2013-04-08 12:36:41

A new blood test revealed more of the gene mutations that sustain certain digestive-tract tumors than did a DNA analysis of a traditional tumor biopsy.

2013-04-08 12:26:08

A new antibody-guided drug has shown promising activity in a phase I trial involving ovarian cancer patients with platinum drug-resistant disease.

Cancer Death Rates Falling In The US, But It's Not All Good News
2013-01-08 15:24:23

Cancer deaths amongst adults in the US declined modestly over the past decade, but incidence rates for children and teenagers has risen slightly since 1992, according to a report from various cancer organizations.

2012-12-14 15:12:38

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered a molecular switch that enables advanced prostate cancers to spread without stimulation by male hormones, which normally are needed to spur the cancer's growth.

2012-12-11 12:01:29

An experimental drug combination for preventing graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was not significantly better than the standard regimen on key endpoints.

2012-12-11 12:00:01

Young patients with an aggressive form of leukemia who are likely to relapse after chemotherapy treatment can significantly reduce those odds by receiving additional courses of chemotherapy.


Word of the Day
lahar
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.
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