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Best Approach to Infection and Tumor Treatment: Contain or Eliminate?

Best Approach to Infection and Tumor Treatment: Contain or Eliminate?

Using mathematical analysis, researchers identified factors to help determine if containment or the elimination of an infection or tumor, is most effective.

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

Metronomic Chemotherapy: Improved Tumor Blood Supply Leads to Better Treatment

The mechanism of metronomic chemotherapy: Improved tumor blood supply leads to better treatment .

Patient, Physician Preferences Inform Guidelines for Discussing Molecular Testing in Cancer Treatment

Patient, Physician Preferences Inform Guidelines for Discussing Molecular Testing in Cancer Treatment

Study identifies physician and patient preferences about information, who should communicate this information, and what guidelines should guide these discussions.

Access and Increasing Prices Are Universal Issues in Cancer Treatment

Access and Increasing Prices Are Universal Issues in Cancer Treatment

Delays in the availability of new therapies and unjustifiable increases in the prices of well-established treatments disadvantage patients.

Trends, Patterns Show Fluctuating Cancer Mortality Rates in the United States

Trends, Patterns Show Fluctuating Cancer Mortality Rates in the United States

Overall cancer mortality decreased in the United States between 1980 and 2014.

QoL, Pain from Bone Metastases May Improve as Early as 10 Days After RT

QoL, Pain from Bone Metastases May Improve as Early as 10 Days After RT

A single 8-Gy dose of radiotherapy for painful bone metastases may improve quality of life and pain as early as 10 days after administration.

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

Despite High Morbidity, Mortality Low With Human Metapneumovirus

Human metapneumovirus infections were associated with significant morbidity in patients with cancer; however, 30-day mortality rates were low.

Müllerian Inhibiting Substance Hormone Protects Ovaries From Chemotherapy Drugs in Mice

Müllerian Inhibiting Substance Hormone Protects Ovaries From Chemotherapy Drugs in Mice

Müllerian inhibiting substance (MIS) may be employed to protect ovaries from the effects of chemotherapy, according to research done with mice.

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

Clinical Trial Enrollment of Adolescent and Young Adult Patients With Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Proposed Solutions

[Clinical Oncology in Adolescents and Young Adults] This research evaluates methods that have been utilized in the clinical trial enrollment for adolescent and young adults with cancer.

Attaching an Anticancer Payload to Platelets Shows Promise Against Postsurgical Recurrence

Attaching an Anticancer Payload to Platelets Shows Promise Against Postsurgical Recurrence

Researchers develop novel strategy for delivering immunotherapy agents to tumor surgical sites to eradicate tumor cells left behind after resection and reduce risk of recurrence.

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