NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defenses against cancer and various infections. Now, in a joint project, researchers at Lund University in Sweden, the University of Oxford and Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm have mapped how the different steps of the maturation process of these supercells from blood-producing stem cells in the bone marrow are regulated: knowledge which is crucial for the development of new immunotherapies against cancer.
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New research refines existing evidence that survivors of childhood Hodgkin lymphoma face an elevated risk of developing various types of solid tumors many years later. In addition, certain subgroups of patients have an especially high risk.
Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help refine guidelines for cancer screening in Hodgkin lymphoma survivors.
Amid public health concerns about the risks of opioid overuse, a recent study in The American Journal of Accountable Care® (AJAC) shows the increased economic burden on patients and payers when opioid therapy for noncancer pain continues beyond the initial prescription.
A new study shows that having sexual intercourse regularly even in the senior years is the key to good health. It not only improves the feeling of wellbeing but also improves contentment with life, the researchers explain. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Sexual Medicine.
A trial comparing interval appendectomy to MRI follow-up after nonoperative treatment of periappendicular abscess was stopped prematurely after an interim analysis revealed a high neoplasm rate.
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride (generic name, product name in the United States: BELVIQ, product name for once-daily formulation in the United States: BELVIQ XR, "lorcaserin") in Brazil to Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A.
Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that plays many roles in the body, including helping to maintain , the steady state that ensures the body is adequately fueled and waste is eliminated.