Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

June 02, 2012
Researchers discover a DNA marker may indicate differences in breast cancer
Researchers and doctors at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have discovered a potential explanation for why breast cancer is not experienced the same way with African American and Caucasian patients.

New target, new drug in breast cancer
Many breast cancers depend on hormones including estrogen or progesterone for their survival and proliferation.

For advanced prostate cancer, new drug slows disease
A new medication proved effective in slowing the spread of metastatic prostate cancer, while helping to maintain the quality of life, in patients with advanced disease.

Cancer therapy that boosts immune system ready for wider testing
Two clinical trials led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers in collaboration with other medical centers, testing experimental drugs aimed at restoring the immune system's ability to spot and attack cancer, have shown promising early results in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer, melanoma, and kidney cancer.
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