Archives: May 2020

  • Dr. Amelia Tower Explains How Lung Cancer Recurs

    May 14, 2020
    Understanding Lung Cancer Recurrence Decatur, TX – May 14, 2020 – In some patients, lung cancer can come back after treatment. The disease is likely to recur within five years after diagnosis. Recurrent lung cancer is common and can be defined according to the location of the recurrence. There are three forms of lung cancer recurrence, which are treated based...read more
  • Novel Immunotherapy Drug May Treat Advanced Lung Cancer

    At least one-quarter of patients with advanced lung cancer have brain metastasis. Radiation has been the standard treatment option, but with patients experiencing toxic side effects. Researchers have discovered a checkpoint inhibitor, pembrolizumab, which can be used instead of radiation to extend the patient’s life. The drug has very few side effects. The findings found that patient response to the drug...read more
  • Developing Personalized Treatment for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

    Triple-negative breast cancer is very aggressive and has no specific treatment. Researchers discovered that the activation of interferon-gamma signaling plays a role in the progression and spread of the disease. The findings will help doctors to develop a personalized treatment plan for patients depending on their cancer subtype. Immunotherapies have worked well for many types of cancers, but the response...read more
  • Cancer Care Management during the Coronavirus Era

    Most cancer treatments and clinical trials have either been put on hold or postponed during the COVID 19 pandemic. This is because both newly diagnosed and metastatic disease patients are afraid of getting infected. Right now, COVID-19 has become the leading cause of death globally, overshadowing Ischemic heart disease and cancer. This is due to the speed at which the...read more

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