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Study finds macrophages’ pathway to nurture PTEN-deficient glioblastoma

A common genetic deficiency empowers glioblastoma to broadcast a molecular message to the wrong type of immune cell, summoning macrophages that protect and nurture the brain tumor instead of attacking it, researchers at The University of Texas MD...
6-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lymphoma trial finds combination targeted therapy effective prior to chemotherapy

Results of a Phase II clinical trial conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that combination targeted therapy, consisting of rituximab, lenalidomide and ibrutinib (RLI), had an 84.6 percent overall response rate...
3-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Combination checkpoint blockade effective in pre-surgical setting for early-stage lung cancers

Neoadjuvant, or pre-surgical, treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab resulted in an overall major pathologic response (MPR) rate of 33 percent of treated patients with early-stage, resectable non-small cell lung cancers, meaning these patients had...
3-Jun-2019 4:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Ribociclib plus hormone therapy extends survival for patients with premenopausal advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Adding the targeted therapy ribociclib to hormone therapy significantly improved overall survival (OS) in premenopausal patients with advanced hormone receptor-positive (HR+) breast cancer, according to results of the MONALEESA-7 Phase III clinical...
31-May-2019 7:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study reports ibrutinib and venetoclax combo effective as front-line therapy for select chronic lymphocytic leukemia patients

Ibrutinib and venetoclax, two FDA-approved drugs for treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), have been shown to be effective when given together for high-risk and older patients with the disease, according to a study at The University of Texas...
28-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Texas raises tobacco sales age to 21 to limit youth exposure and protect health

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds the Texas Legislature today for passing Senate Bill 21, which raises the minimum legal sale age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.
21-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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David Jaffray, Ph.D., Named Chief Technology and Digital Officer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today named David Jaffray, Ph.D., as its first-ever chief technology and digital officer. Jaffray will begin his new duties overseeing MD Anderson’s Information Services division and Information...
21-May-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study shows MD Anderson-developed drug effective in overcoming ibrutinib resistance in mantle cell lymphoma

A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center demonstrated how a small molecule drug discovered at the institution may help overcome resistance to treatment with ibrutinib in patients with mantle cell lymphoma.
8-May-2019 9:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Mastectomy Plus Reconstruction Has Highest Rate of Complication, Complication-Related Costs of Guideline-Concordant Therapies for Early Breast Cancer

In a review of guideline-concordant treatment modalities for women with early stage breast cancer, mastectomy and reconstruction had the highest rate of complications and complication-related costs, regardless of age.
27-Sep-2016 3:05 PM EDT

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Can Gender Play a Role in Determining Cancer Treatment Choices?

It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood.
9-May-2016 12:00 PM EDT

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MD Anderson Study Reveals New Insight Into Tumor Progression

Scientists know that activation of growth factor receptors like epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) promote tumor progression in many types of cancer.
17-Aug-2015 11:00 AM EDT

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Poor Survival Among Colorectal Cancer Patients Tied to Biomarker CSN6

A protein called CSN6 has been found to be correlated with poor survival among patients with colorectal cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
10-Aug-2015 12:00 PM EDT

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MD Anderson Study Predicts New Hepatitis C Drugs Will Place a Dramatic Financial Strain on the Health Care System

The cost of treating people infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with newly approved therapies will likely place a tremendous economic burden on the country’s health care system. The prediction comes from a cost-effectiveness analysis led by...
16-Mar-2015 6:00 PM EDT

MD Anderson Joins CATCH Global Foundation to Boost Child Health, Prevent Cancer in Later Years

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings...
18-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

MD Anderson Energy Balance Expert Available for Obesity, Cancer Stories

30-Oct-2013 8:10 PM EDT

MD Anderson Obesity and Cancer Expert Researches Food Addiction

30-Oct-2013 8:00 PM EDT

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