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St. Jude registry identifies melanoma subgroups, assists in treatment choices

St. Jude registry identifies melanoma subgroups, assists in treatment choices

1 month ago   |   Healio

A pediatric melanoma registry developed at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has helped researchers improve the classification of pediatric melanocytic tumors. The...
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Surgical approach to pediatric ovarian growing teratoma syndrome: A Case Report

1 month ago   |   Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Growing teratoma syndrome is defined as conversion of a metastatic immature tumor to a mature tumor after adjuvant chemotherapy and remains an area of investigation due to its...
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Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy extends OS in breast cancer subset, topline data show

Pembrolizumab plus chemotherapy extends OS in breast cancer subset, topline data show

1 month ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

The addition of pembrolizumab to first-line chemotherapy extended OS for certain patients with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer, according to topline data released by...
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Growing teratoma syndrome and gliomatosis peritonei in 15-year-old female patient with immature ovarian teratoma - case report and review of literature

1 month ago   |   Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Gliomatosis peritonei is a rare clinical condition characterized by presence of mature glial cells in the peritoneum. Growing teratoma syndrome is described as an uncommon...
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Researchers develop ovarian tumor microenvironment-chip to test novel ways to treat the disease

1 month ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

In the evolving field of cancer biology and treatment, innovations in organ-on-a-chip microdevices allow researchers to discover more about the disease outside the human body.
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Slow Going With CAR T-Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors

Slow Going With CAR T-Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors

1 month ago   |   MedPageToday   |   3 articles

Almost 4 years after the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies received FDA approval, the transformative impact of the treatment on refractory hematologic...
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Report: Monsanto forced science journal to RETRACT study of Roundup dangers

Report: Monsanto forced science journal to RETRACT study of Roundup dangers

1 month ago   |   Natural News

Monsanto pressured a scientific journal to retract a study about its flagship herbicide Roundup. This is according to a new report that alleges that the company launched a...
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Molecular tumor testing transformative, yet 'under-optimized'

Molecular tumor testing transformative, yet 'under-optimized'

1 month ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

In 2010, results of the phase 2 BATTLE study demonstrated that choice of cancer therapy could be individualized based upon a patient's tumor characteristics. Edward S. Kim, MD...
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TSC1 Mosaicism leading to Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma but not Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

1 month ago   |   Pediatric Neurology

A previously healthy 10-year-old boy presented with nausea, vomiting, and severe morning headaches. His evaluation ultimately included head imaging about 9 months after symptom...
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Geneticists pinpoint how a mutation causes devastating childhood cancer and successfully target tumor cells with tailored drug

1 month ago   |   ScienceDaily

Geneticists have discovered how a specific genetic mutation causes a devastating, incurable childhood cancer, known as diffuse midline glioma , and - in lab studies working...
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Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

Cholangiopathy after severe COVID-19 may lead to liver injury, failure

For patients with severe COVID-19, cholangiopathy was a late complication with potential for progressive biliary injury or liver failure, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

Mississippi woman pleads others to get vaccinated as her husband is hospitalized

William Thomas Ball, 51, has been hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson, Mississippi after refusing to get vaccinated. Now his wife, Alicia, is asking for others in her... Read more ...

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

Covid England: Cases are now falling in ALL age groups, official data reveals

EXCLUSIVE: Covid cases are falling in all age groups, and dropping fastest among adults in their twenties according to data from the Department of Health. Read more ...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative...

Lumbar artificial disc yielded positive 7-year outcomes for degenerative disc disease

For total disc replacement in patients with degenerative disc disease, an artificial disc is a safe option that improves pain relief, function, range of motion and decreases in... Read more ...

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

FDA clamps down on imported shark fins, cantaloupes, mushrooms and more

The Food and Drug Administration uses import alerts to enforce U.S. food safety regulations for food from foreign countries. The agency updates and modifies the alerts as... Read more ...

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

FDA TechTalk podcast episode to focus on whole genome sequencing

Nowadays, it seems rare to find someone or some entity without a podcast, and the Food and Drug Administration is no exception. The TechTalk podcast is hosted by the FDA and... Read more ...

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune response to the vaccine in the early... Read more ...

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk

Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease , but the same... Read more ...

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

FDA issues complete response letter for retifanlimab for anal cancer

The FDA issued a complete response letter to Incyte indicating it cannot approve the company's biologics license application that seeks approval of retifanlimab for certain... Read more ...

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb withdraws liver cancer indication for nivolumab

Bristol Myers Squibb in consultation with the FDA voluntarily withdrew the indication for nivolumab as monotherapy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma previously treated... Read more ...