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In research published at Babraham Institute researchers have shown that some tumors use not one but two levels of protection against the immune system. Knocking out one level boosted the protective effects of the second and vice versa.
Cancer treatments that attack tumors based on their genetic traits not their location in the body far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study suggested.
The Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) estimates that in 2035 there will be more than 315,000 new cases of cancer in Spain, according to its latest report on 2018 Cancer figures in Spain.
Mechanical thrombectomy followed by carotid stenting was associated with better outcomes compared with the same interventions in reverse order, according to a retrospective study conducted at four high-volume stroke centers.
A study published in Age and Ageing found that despite death rates in the UK now being much lower than in the 1990s, the relationship between higher levels of frailty and mortality remains unchanged.
Most patients with myelofibrosis, a rare chronic disorder of the hematopoietic cells of the bone marrow, benefit from drugs from the JAK2 inhibitor class: symptoms are relieved, survival extended and general quality-of-life enhanced.