Kathy Boltz, PhD

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Classifying gene mutations in neuroblastoma may point to improved treatments

Oncology researchers studying gene mutations in the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are refining their diagnostic tools to predict which patients are more likely to respond to the drugs that target these mutations.

BRCA-related tumors respond to olaparib

Olaparib, an experimental oral cancer drug, has shown an overall tumor response rate of 26% in advanced cancers associated with BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations, according to recent research.

Biopsies overused in diagnosing lung cancer, according to Medicare cost analysis

Biopsies are the most costly tool associated with lung cancer diagnosis, according to research.

Risk stratification model aids lung cancer staging and treatment decisions

A risk stratification model, based on lymph node characteristics, can confirm a negative classification of lung cancer with a high level of confidence.

Oral cancers in different locations in smokers vs nonsmokers

The relatively high incidence of mouth squamous cell cancer in nonsmokers without obvious causes has been noted in studies, with nonsmokers having a higher proportion of cancers occur on the edge of the tongue.

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