April 19, 2021

Lonnie Listonsmith

Experienced Health Expert

cancer

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In season 2, episode 3 of Targeted Talks, Jason Luke, MD, a medical oncologist and director of the Center for Therapeutics at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and an associate professor of medicine, leads a discussion with Sandip Patel, MD, a medical oncologist and associate professor of medicine at the University of California San Diego Health, about the present and future of immunotherapy in cancer.

Many of the available immunotherapy agents, specifically anti–PD-L1 and anti–CTLA-4–directed therapies, were first used for cutaneous and thoracic tumors. A newer option for patients after progression is T cell immunoglobulin and ITIM domain (TIGIT). In the

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Cancer still remains one of the most difficult diseases to treat in many countries. When it comes to the best places for cancer treatment, most patients choose treatment in Germany because of the numerous advantages.

Due to the high level of medicine development, only modern methods are used for cancer treatment in Germany. This makes it possible to cope with cancer more effectively than in most countries. According to statistics, the effectiveness of cancer medical treatment in Germany is 15% higher than in most European countries.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in

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Director of Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project receives national award

When Dr. Irvin Silverstein, director of UCSD’s Student-Run Free Dental Clinic Project, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2016, he was told he had just two or three months to live. Now, 58 months later, after several surgeries and aggressive, ongoing treatments at UC San Diego Health, he is being recognized as a recipient of the American Dental Education Association Foundation 2021 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement in the Dental Educator category.

L to R: Donna Silverstein (wife), Sharona Silverstein (daughter), Irvin Silverstein, Sarah Silverstein (daughter).

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The precise choice of treatment for breast cancer depends upon the status of the hormone receptors (for oestrogen and progesterone). Their conventional determination by means of immunohistochemistry (IHC) is associated with a certain error rate, which can be reduced by adding genomic data. Even conventional statistics can bring about a notable improvement but now it is possible to use decision theory to optimally combine diagnostic findings, particularly where they are contradictory. This is the finding of a recent study conducted by MedUni Vienna under the leadership of Wolfgang Schreiner from the Center for Medical Statistics, Informatics and Intelligent Systems (CeMSIIS).

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While NHS services continue to struggle under the immense strain of hospitalised COVID-19 patients, a sinister side effect has been brewing. The pandemic’s impact on cancer “is nothing short of catastrophic,” says Dr Hans Kluge, European director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), who warned that deaths from bowel cancer are expected to rise by 15 per cent in the UK over the next five years.

Millions of people have been hit by delays to screenings, scans and treatments caused by lockdown restrictions brought in to control the virus as well as “the enormous strain on

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IRVING, Texas–(Business Wire)–

McKesson, a global leader in healthcare committed to transforming cancer research, has joined together with life sciences companies, oncology providers and patient advocacy groups in a unique collaborative effort, titled MYLUNG, to advance precision medicine options for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients who are being treated in the community. NSCLC is the most common type of lung cancer according to the American Cancer Society, accounting for about 84% of lung cancer cases.

The MYLUNG consortium – or “Molecularly Informed Lung Cancer Treatment in a Community Cancer N

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