Oncology

Building on the Promise of Radioembolization with Yttrium-90

Yttrium-90 (Y-90) has long been used to treat liver cancer. Researchers are exploring its potential to treat diseases in other sites, but a number of obstacles have made progress halting.


When Tests Collide: Perspectives on Liquid vs. Tissue Biopsies

As liquid biopsies inch closer to becoming a standard of care, questions about their efficacy, use and role in cancer diagnosis and treatment abound. Discordant research findings between liquid and tissue biopsies only add to the confusion.


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Direct Communication Linked to Higher Screening Rate

When women who are at high risk for breast cancer and have undergone mammography get a letter describing options for further imaging with contrast-enhanced MRI of the breast, they are more apt to return for follow-up screening,...


Squaring Peace of Mind with Facts about Double Mastectomy

One in six women with early-stage unilateral breast cancer undergoes double mastectomy even when it is unlikely to provide a survival benefit, according to a recent Jama Surgery study.


A Snapshot of Women’s Health

A vast range of personal and sociocultural factors affect women’s well-being, making women’s health a field that is in a constant state of change.


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Nanodiscs Get Personal with Cancer

The immune systems of mice can “remember” cancer cells and provide extended immunity, according to research involving technology that carries individualized vaccines to treat certain tumors.

University of Michigan researchers filled nanodiscs — tiny...


Study Finds Survival Benefit for Lung Cancer Patients Whose Depression Improves

Improving symptoms of depression in lung cancer patients is associated with longer survival, according to a recent study. The findings highlight the need for oncology physicians to address mental health issues their patients may be facing, experts say.


Complicating Cognition: Common Prostate Cancer Treatment Associated with Higher Dementia Risk

Androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) is a staple of treatment for prostate cancer, but a recent study adds to a growing body of evidence that it places men at higher risk of cognitive decline.


Accelerated Aging: A Challenge to Childhood Cancer Survivors

Childhood cancer survivors living with chronic conditions as adults may experience a kind of accelerated aging due to the late effects of cancer treatment. However, survivors with no chronic conditions enjoy a quality of life similar to that of individuals with no history of cancer, according to a recent study.


Cholesterol, Statins and Colorectal Cancer: A Complex Relationship

New research that suggests high cholesterol is inversely related to colorectal cancer risk has implications for statin use.