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Study finds racial disparities in breast cancer prognosis testing

Black women have higher recurrence and mortality rates than non-Hispanic white women for certain types of breast cancer, according to a University of Illinois Chicago researcher’s study published recently in JAMA Oncology. Dr. Kent Hoskins, associate professor in the UIC College of Medicine’s division of hematology/oncology, and co-leader of the Breast Cancer Research group in […]

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Killing cancer by unleashing the body’s own immune system

The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body’s immune system. However, a University of Missouri researcher might have found a new way to help the body’s immune system get past […]

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Mindfulness meditation reduces symptoms of depression in younger breast cancer survivors

New UCLA-led research shows that behavioral interventions—mindfulness meditation and survivorship education classes—are effective in reducing depressive symptoms in younger breast cancer survivors, who often experience the highest levels of depression, stress and fatigue that can persist for as long as a decade after their diagnosis. The results, presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium […]

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Colon Cancer Diagnosed Earlier Under Medicaid Expansion

MONDAY, Nov. 30, 2020 — For colon cancer patients, Medicaid expansion is associated with earlier diagnosis, enhanced access to treatment, and improved surgical care, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Richard S. Hoehn, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues used […]

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Cervical cancer: New radiotherapy technique prolongs survival

Patients with locally advanced cervical cancer benefit significantly from an innovative radiotherapy technique co-developed by MedUni Vienna under the direction of Richard Pötter and Christian Kirisits. The technique provides better tumor control and produces fewer side-effects. This is substantiated by the results of the prospective, international, multi-center study, EMBRACE I, conducted under the direction of […]