Rare cancers inherently make it difficult to collect data, build clinical expertise and treat affected patients, challenges which are best addressed through collaboration in international networks.
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The Pancreatic Cancer Collective, the strategic partnership of the Lustgarten Foundation and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), has awarded a total of $7 million in first-round "New Therapies Challenge" grants to seven teams of top cancer researchers to explore new pancreatic cancer treatments, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Scientific Partner of SU2C, announced today.
Omalizumab can be effective as rescue therapy for refractory status asthmaticus related to pollen allergy, a case report suggests. "Omalizumab appeared to be the 'game-changer' after all other treatments did not produce sufficient response," Dr. Katrin Milger from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich and Comprehensive Pneumology Center, Germany.
An emergency medicine physician and a first-year pharmacy resident were among three people killed in a shooting at a Chicago hospital yesterday, just a few weeks after the facility had conducted an active shooter drill.
Loss of a protein called TRIM29 promotes cancer cell invasion in a common type of skin cancer, suggesting a novel diagnostic marker and a possible therapeutic target. Squamous cell carcinoma is a common type of skin cancer, usually affecting skin that is exposed to the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun.
Warning letters about products illegally marketed as treatments for opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety have been sent to two companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The agency has received reports of serious health problems associated with the use of the products, which are marketed as dietary supplements and contain an unsafe food additive called tianeptine.
It is possible to prevent certain injuries that can occur in radiation therapy against cancer. By blocking the activity of a plasma protein during and immediately after radiation, the patient can be protected against injury. This is shown in a new doctoral thesis at Umeå University, Sweden.
In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says. A new artificial intelligence algorithm can reliably screen chest X-rays for more than a dozen types of disease, and it does so in less time than it takes to read this sentence, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers.
Different formulations of omega-3 supplements are now available such as ethyl esters, triacylglycerides, free fatty acids, phospholipids and monoacylglycerides which allow these compounds to be tested as sustainable dietary supplements.
Using technology similar to the type that powers facial and speech recognition on a smartphone, researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have trained a computer to analyze breast cancer images and then classify the tumors with high accuracy.
Platelet transfusions are commonly used to prevent bleeding in preterm infants with thrombocytopenia. Data are lacking to provide guidance regarding thresholds for prophylactic platelet transfusions in preterm neonates with severe thrombocytopenia.