Both patients and clinicians often confuse palliative care and hospice care. Palliative care clinicians offer 10 points to help explain the purpose of the former.
Serum levels of the interleukin-6 family cytokine leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) are higher in patients who did not respond to radiation therapy, according to new research.
A by-product of cholesterol functions like the hormone estrogen to fuel the growth and spread of the most common types of breast cancers, according to researchers.
As 10,000 baby boomers reach 65 years old each day, the incidence of cancer since 2010 is estimated to increase by 67% by 2030, bringing attention to the nation's response to cancer care.
Anastrozole reduces breast cancer risk by about half with few side effects, according to a study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.
Radiotherapy has no benefit for some older women after surgery, and hormone treatment after surgery may provide a radiation alternative.
Apparent disparities between different reviews on the benefit of mammography screening on breast cancer mortality are mainly due to different denominators.
This fact sheet reviews the basics of cryosurgery, including availability, advantages and disadvantages, and known side effects.
This fact sheet provides an overview of how the immune system functions and examines biological therapies, including monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer as well as side effects.
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