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Oncology / Hematology General

Engineering Non-Immune Cells to Kill Cancer Cells

Nov 13, 2017

Researchers have reprogrammed normal human cells to create designer immune cells capable of detecting and destroying cancer cells. researchers have recently used T-cells engineered in the laborator...

Common Genetic Fusion Event May Be Associated with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

Nov 13, 2017

Establishing the way in which a genetic alteration called a TMPRSS2-ERG gene fusion forms in a prostate cancer, rather than the presence of the gene fusion itself, could help identify patients with pr...

Deadly Lung Cancers Are Driven By Multiple Genetic Changes

Nov 07, 2017

A new UC San Francisco-led study challenges the dogma in oncology that most cancers are caused by one dominant "driver" mutation that can be treated in isolation with a single targeted drug. Instead, ...

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries

Nov 07, 2017

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade and expensive. e-NA...

New System for Treating Colorectal Cancer Can Lead to Complete Cure

Nov 06, 2017

Until now, radioimmunotherapy (targeted therapy) of solid tumors using antibody-targeted radionuclides has had limited therapeutic success. "This research is novel because of the benchmarks reached by...

CME/CE: Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Recommendations

Nov 02, 2017

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Three New Lung Cancer Genetic Biomarkers Identified

Oct 30, 2017

Both environmental and genetic risk factors contribute to development of lung cancer. Tobacco smoking is the most well-known environmental risk factor associated with lung cancer. A Dartmouth research...

Newly Discovered microRNA Regulates Mobility of Tumor Cells

Oct 30, 2017

Cancer cells can reactivate a cellular process that is an essential part of embryonic development. This allows them to leave the primary tumor, penetrate the surrounding tissue and form metastases in ...

#PWChat Recap – Pseudoscience in Medicine: Steering Patients Toward Reliable References, Part II

Oct 26, 2017

Dr. Linda Girgis, MD, FAAFP joined Physician’s Weekly to co-host Part II in our #PWChat series, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on how to steer patients toward reliable resources when it comes to pseudosci...

Single-Cell Diagnostics for Breast Cancer

Oct 25, 2017

Women diagnosed with breast cancer may benefit from having the molecular subtype of different cells within their tumors identified, argue two researchers in an opinion article published October 24 in ...

Hospitals, Third Parties, and Physicians: Opposing Roles in Containing Healthcare Costs

Oct 25, 2017

Patients do not have carte blanche when it comes to decisions about their medical care. The type of insurance they have dictates which hospitals they must use, which specialists they’re allowed to s...

Suicide Molecules Kill Any Cancer Cell

Oct 25, 2017

Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study, th...

#PWChat Recap: How Mindset Affects Physical Health

Oct 20, 2017

Physician’s Weekly, along with Barbara Cox, PhD, co-hosted an informative discussion on how mindset affects physical health. The topics discussed included examples of how the mind affects physical h...

Researchers Reveal Biomarker for Guiding Prostate Cancer Treatment

Oct 16, 2017

Back-to-back discoveries from Cleveland Clinic demonstrate for the first time how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer t...

New Research Yields Way to Combat Pancreatic Cancer

Oct 09, 2017

In a recent study, working with a team of researchers, Danino demonstrated that bacteria in pancreatic tumors degrade a chemotherapy drug -- Gemcitabine -- most commonly used to treat patients who hav...

DNA Damage Caused By Cancer Treatment Reversed By ZATT Protein

Oct 09, 2017

An international team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health is the first to discover a new way that cells fix an important and dangerous type of DNA damage known as a DNA-protein cros...

PWChat: How Mindset Affects Physical Health

Oct 05, 2017

Join us Wednesday, October 11 at 3:00pm ET for a live, interactive tweetchat with Barbara Cox, PhD, on how mindset affects physical health. Topics to be discussed are subject to change but will likely...

Introducing a New Blog on 3D Printing in Medicine

Oct 04, 2017

I’m a surgical resident in training and PhD-candidate in the Elisabeth-Tweesteden hospital, Tilburg, the Netherlands. The Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital, a level 1 trauma center with a large neurosur...

CME/CE - MACRA: 5 Tips to Protect Your Practice's Reputation

Oct 03, 2017

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Physical Activity & Cancer Risk

Oct 02, 2017

“Although some risk factors for cancer—such as heritable genetic mutations—are difficult to control, others involve modifiable lifestyle factors that may help reduce the chances of developing th...