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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumors, which do not spread to other parts of the body. Oncology is the study of cancer. An oncologist is a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for a person diagnosed with cancer. The field of oncology has three major areas: medical, surgical, and radiation. … A surgical oncologist removes the tumor and nearby tissue during surgery.

Chiasma and FDA agree on new Phase III trial design for acromegaly drug

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed on biopharmaceutical firm Chiasma ’s new Phase III clinical trial (OPTIMAL) design to evaluate...

Vitamin A derivative selectively kills liver cancer stem cells

Acyclic retinoid, an artificial compound derived from vitamin A, has been found to prevent the recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common...

UofL researchers report activity-based training improves urinary function after spinal cord injury, investigate effects...

Activity-based training has resulted in unexpected benefits for individuals with severe spinal cord injury (SCI). Researchers in the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research...

New Approach to Assessing MRD in Acute Leukemia New Approach to Assessing MRD in...

Minimal residual disease, a benchmark for identifying patients who are at risk for relapse, is typically done using flow cytometry. Next-generation sequencing now...

FDA Panel Gives Nod to New Blincyto Use in ALL FDA Panel Gives Nod...

Blinatumomab would become the first treatment for which minimal residual disease positivity would be a selection criterion and MRD negativity an endpoint for...

Targeting Cholesterol Pathway Shows Potential for AML Treatment

Researchers have discovered that AML cells require high levels of cholesterol for survival, so the cholesterol pathway could represent a potential therapeutic option...

Midatech files CTA for MTD201 ’s carcinoid cancer and acromegaly trial

UK-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Midatech Pharma has submitted a clinical trial application (CTA) for its drug candidate MTD201 to treat carcinoid cancer and...

Novel Drug Shows Promise Against Acute Myeloid Leukemia

(BRONX, NY)—In a study published online today in Science Translational Medicine,Albert Einstein College of Medicine researchers report that an experimental peptide (small protein) drug shows...

New vaginal mesh material could help thousands of women affected by life changing complications...

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed a material that could be used as an alternative to the current vaginal mesh material,...

BIDMC-lead team develops new approach to study long non-coding RNAs

(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) In a groundbreaking paper, investigators at the Cancer Research Institute Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center developed a novel...
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