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Preventing lung cancers unwelcome return

When a doctor gives a patient antibiotics for a bacterial infection, they usually require them to finish the entire treatment, even when symptoms go away. This is to ensure the drugs kill off any remaining bacteria. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Visiting Scientist Raffaella Sordella investigated a similar problem that occurs in some lung cancers. […]

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Pediatric cancers have unique genetic vulnerabilities

Most cancer drugs that target specific genetic mutations are designed for adult cancers rather than those in children, partly because pediatric cancers have fewer mutations. To look for more ways to target childhood cancers, researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital decided to look for genetic […]

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Patients with certain cancers more at risk dying of coronavirus

Patients with blood and lung cancers are three times more at risk of dying of coronavirus than people with other tumors, study finds Researchers looked at coronavirus patients with multiple forms of cancer in comparison with coronavirus patients without tumors People with blood and lung cancers were at a three-times greater risk of dying from the […]

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Immunotherapy effective in metastatic prostate cancers with specific markers of immune activation

Although metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) typically has limited response to immunotherapy, a subset of patients with pretreatment evidence of active T-cell responses in their tumors experienced prolonged survival after following treatment with ipilimumab in a Phase II trial at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The results, published today in Science Translational […]