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MD Anderson study shows key enzyme linked to therapy resistance in deadly lung cancer

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a link between an enzyme tied to cancer formation and therapy resistance in patients with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutant non-small cell lung cancer...
9-Dec-2018 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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More than half of patients alive two years after receiving CAR-T therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in ZUMA-1 trial

A follow-up analysis of patients enrolled in a Phase I/II multi-center trial for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) reported 51 percent of patients receiving an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) called axi-cel were still alive two years...
1-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Peers choose MD Anderson’s Gershenwald, Hwu as new AAAS Fellows

Two leaders in the field of melanoma treatment – a surgeon and an oncologist – from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
27-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Stand Up to Cancer funds innovative approach to pancreatic cancer

Research on a new way of deploying the immune system against pancreatic cancer, an exceptionally lethal cancer that has so far resisted new immunotherapies, will receive $1 million in initial funding from Stand Up to Cancer. The project led by...
20-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

FDA restrictions on e-cigarettes important step to protect the health of youth

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center applauds new actions announced today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to limit the sale of most flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to age-restricted locations and require...
15-Nov-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Investigational Drug Shows Promising Results in Phase II Study of Aggressive, Often Fatal Blood Disorder with No Approved Therapies

A Phase I/II study, led by investigators at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, reports an investigational drug called tagraxofusp has demonstrated high response rates in patients with blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm...
14-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Immunotherapy combination and chemotherapy show encouraging results in Phase II acute myeloid leukemia study

A triple therapy combining two immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) with the standard-of-care chemotherapy, a hypomethylating agent called azacitidine, has shown promising results for treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML),...
13-Nov-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Fecal transplant effective against immunotherapy-induced colitis

For the first time, transplanting gut bacteria from healthy donors was used to successfully treat patients suffering from severe colitis caused by treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors. The study from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...
12-Nov-2018 6:20 AM EST 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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