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Family History, Gene Variants Put Black Men at Risk for Early Prostate Cancer

A family history of cancer and genetic variants that might be inherited appear to be important risk factors for Black men diagnosed with early-onset prostate cancer, a study involving Duke Health researchers has found.
28-Nov-2022 3:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Biomarker Predicts Resistance to Immunotherapies in Melanoma

Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified potential biomarkers that predict the likelihood for checkpoint inhibitor drugs to backfire, driving hyper-progression of melanoma cells instead of unleashing the immune system to fight them.
22-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Newly Developed Gene Classifier Identifies Risk of Breast Pre-Cancer Progression

A team of researchers mapping a molecular atlas for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) has made a major advance toward distinguishing whether the early pre-cancers in the breast will develop into invasive cancers or remain stable.
18-Nov-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Identifies How Stealthy HIV Evades Drugs and Immunity

An immune response that likely evolved to help fight infections appears to be the mechanism that drives human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) into a latent state, lurking in cells only to erupt anew, researchers at Duke Health report.
14-Nov-2022 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Protected From a Form of Cell Death, Women are More Resilient to Kidney Disease

In the battle of the sexes, women beat men in their ability to recover from kidney injury, but the reasons are not well understood. A study led by Duke Health researchers provides some insights: Females, it turns out, have an advantage at the...
3-Nov-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chest Pain Patients Benefit from Precision Diagnostic Testing Approach

A study comparing two approaches for diagnosing heart disease found that a risk analysis strategy is superior to the usual approach of immediately performing functional tests or catheterization for low- to intermediate-risk patients with new-onset...
6-Nov-2022 6:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Largest Randomized Trial Evaluates Steroids for Infant Heart Surgery

For more than four decades, doctors have been split on whether giving steroids during a pediatric open-heart surgery could be helpful for post-operative recovery. A new study is providing a bit more clarity, suggesting there are some benefits for...
6-Nov-2022 9:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

Comparative Study of Two Heart Failure Drugs Finds No Difference in Outcomes

In a head-to-head comparison of two so-called ‘water pills’ that keep fluid from building up in patients with heart failure, the therapies proved nearly identical in reducing deaths, according to a large study led by Duke Health researchers.
5-Nov-2022 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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