Tag: Cancer

Pancreatic cancer: Etiology and early detection

Pancreatic cancer forms in the cells of the pancreas, an organ in the abdomen that releases enzymes that aid digestion and produces hormones that help manage our blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer is a rare disease with poor survival—it causes some 466,000 deaths internationally per year. The number of cases is increasing and the prognosis

Study confirms some cancer immunotherapies may lead to myocarditis and other potentially serious arrhythmias

Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) have transformed cancer care by unleashing T-cells to fight tumors, but they can cause serious cardiotoxicities including myocarditis. ICI-induced myocarditis represents a new clinical syndrome because of the novelty and considerable usage of ICIs. While it has been hard to fully define the clinical features of ICI-myocarditis, new research provides a

HPV jab for girls cuts cancer rates by 90 percent

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Protein network map uncovers previously unknown cancer drivers

In three studies from the Cancer Cell Map Initiative, researchers uncovered previously unknown interactions between proteins that drive cancer and combined this new data to generate a map of protein pathways informing cancer outcomes. Their approach offers a framework that could improve scientists' understanding of cancer progression and aid in identifying therapeutic targets. For many

NCCN joins the growing call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)- a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers across the United States- joins the growing call for mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible healthcare workers. The organization issued an official statement today at NCCN.org/covid-19 calling on all healthcare systems to ensure their workforces are immunized, which includes the following perspective:

Pancreatic cancer trials are no more diverse now than over a decade ago

According to a study published today in Gastroenterology by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center and University of Florida Health, Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and Asian Americans remain conspicuously absent from pancreatic cancer clinical trials aimed at testing the most recent treatment advances for this deadly disease.  Not only does this lack of diversity

Research suggests potential new treatment strategy for phenylketonuria

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered a critical new factor in regulating phenylalanine metabolism and, therefore, in preventing the inherited metabolic disorder phenylketonuria (PKU). The research also suggests a possible avenue for new treatments that may be effective for certain patients with PKU. The study, published today in Science,