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Imaging technique allows pediatric brain tumors to be classified noninvasively at diagnosis

Researchers have discovered that determining a tumor's medulloblastoma subgroup can be achieved noninvasively, using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS).

Genetic test helps identify risk for more aggressive disease, improving myeloma treatment

New research has identified as few as nine genetic features would need to be tested to identify high-risk patients who might benefit from intensive myeloma treatment.

Two-cycle technique improves determining optimal treatment doses in clinical trials

A new technique has been developed by statisticians to help doctors optimize dosing new cancer treatments in phase I/II clinical trials.

New biomarker in breast and prostate cancer may help identify patients who will respond to taxanes

Researchers have pinpointed a novel genetic biomarker responsible for the progression of many breast and prostate cancers.

Neutrophil and cancer cell 'crosstalk' underlies oral cancer metastases

New research reaffirms the association between inflammatory response and the spread of oral cancer.

New combination treatment effective against cutaneous metastatic melanoma

A novel combination therapy incorporating interleukin (IL)-2 was found to be highly effective at treating patients with skin metastases.

Molecular partnership with nerve-guiding protein aids spread of pancreatic cancer

Scientists have identified a molecular partnership in pancreatic cancer cells that might help to explain how the disease metastasizes.

Common class of channel blockers may find a role in cancer therapy

Ion channel blockers, drugs commonly used to treat cardiac, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders, might prove useful in cancer therapy, according to new research.

Robotic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy successfully removes thrombus associated with kidney cancer

Inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombectomy is typically is performed via a large open incision, but recently the procedure was successfully performed robotically, using only seven small incisions.

Clinical scoring system suggests more precise colon cancer screening is possible

A clinical scoring system for colon cancer risk could help physicians determine which patients require colonoscopies and which could be adequately screened using less invasive methods.

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