Drug combination shows promise in rare GI cancers
A combination of dabrafenib and trametinib demonstrated promising efficacy in patients with rare gastrointestinal cancers linked to a mutation of the BRAF gene, according to...
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Spread of deadly eye cancer halted in cells and animals
By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells...
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The boy who stole our hearts as ‘Batkid' is now cancer-free
Miles Scott, 10, remains cancer-free five years after he teamed up with Batman and saved San Francisco while dressed as "Batkid"
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Nivolumab Effective in Liver Cancer, Child-Pugh B Status
New data from the CheckMate 040 trial suggest another indication is in the works for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab. Medscape Medical News
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Nivolumab Works for Sicker Liver Cancer Patients
Half of Child-Pugh B patients showed improvement or stable disease
1 day ago - MedPageToday
Top stories in hematology/oncology: FDA approves myeloma treatment, model may predict survival in some breast cancer cases
Among the top stories this week was the FDA's approval of a triplet regiment for relapsed, refractory myeloma this week, a report on a risk model that showed promise in...
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PCPs play critical role in preventing, treating gestational diabetes
Gestational diabetes, one of the many health consequences caused by obesity can affect up to 10% of pregnancies in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. Stephen Thung, MD...
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Adverse childhood experiences ‘a population-level concern'
More than 60% of Americans have experienced at least one instance of adversity in their childhood, including physical, emotional or sexual abuse and parental separation or...
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Scientists harness power of natural killer cells to treat children with neuroblastoma
Researchers have made rapid advances in understanding how to manipulate the immune system safely to destroy cancer cells. Adoptive transfer of haploidentical natural killer...
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TAMEST recognizes UT Southwestern's Ralph DeBerardinis for changing our understanding of cancer
Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern is the recipient of the 2019 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award...
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10 Advent Calendars You Need In Your Life This Holiday Season
It is the most wonderful time of the year. While I'm personally more of a fall girl, I also go pretty hard for the Christmas spirit. I love the lead up to Christmas the most...
Sucking Your Baby's Pacifier Might Actually Protect Them From Allergies
Don't feel ashamed for sucking on your baby's pacifier to clean it off - you might be helping them out with allergies Come on. You know you've done it. Well, probably not with...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Premature Birth Risk
High intake of omega-3 fatty acids during pregnancy can lower the risk of premature births, reveals a new study.
Carrie Underwood Uses CMA Stage To Reveal Sex Of Her Baby
“Waylon or Willie?” Carrie Underwood revealed big news at last night's CMAs During last night's Country Music Association Awards, Carrie Underwood, along with co-host, Brad...
Diesel fumes in London are so bad that children's lungs are becoming stunted
Tests on more than 2,000 eight- and nine-year-olds who lived in the capital of England showed they had an average five per cent lower lung capacity than expected.
Dogs Are Being Trained To Stop School Shooters
These dogs are trained to smell ammo and attack in the event of a school shooting As long as politicians fail to enact sensible gun control reform, we will be trying to keep...
Betsy DeVos Wants To Increase Protections For Students Accused Of Sexual Assault
Betsy DeVos wants to enhance legal protections for students accused of sexual assault We're currently living in a landmark time, where survivors are stepping forward and...
Why I Absolutely HATE Gender Reveal Parties
I'll just come out and say it: I hate gender reveal parties. People have big feelings around this polarizing topic. I can feel your frustration and eye rolls at my confession...
I Drink When I'm Pregnant - Hold Your Judgment
Editor's Note: This represents the author's view only. All pregnant women should discuss alcohol consumption with their doctor. I drink wine when I'm pregnant. Or prosecco...
Hilary Duff Is The Latest Celebrity To Eat Her Placenta
Most of us love fruit smoothies. But would you ever use it as a method to eat your placenta? Maternal placentophagy, which is most often referred to in the simple terms of...