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The entire brain processes music, giving it the power to influence mood and memory and making it a powerful therapeutic tool.
The issues and challenges associated with the disease are often quite different from those that arise in younger women.
Screening for precancerous conditions is a routine part of medical exams, especially as people age.
Changes include approval of new drug therapies, using existing drugs more effectively and revising protocols to reduce toxic side effects.
One participant in an ongoing clinical trial of a checkpoint inhibitor had her brain tumor completely disappear.
“The future of breast cancer therapy is tied to the idea of individualizing treatment for each patient,” says Sara Tolaney, MD, MPH.
Researchers propose using a less-than-one-in-a-million level—or the absence of minimal residual disease—to measure drugs’ effectiveness.
Many patients and clinicians hope for more research on the effect cannabis and CBD may have in treating distressing cancer-related symptoms.
They are geared to the 10 to 15 percent of people with endometrial cancer who are diagnosed with an advanced stage of the disease.
In tumors with missing or mutated BRCA genes, PARP inhibitors plus other drugs have worked well—but the cancer often becomes drug-resistant.
The approach, called an implantable cancer treatment vaccine, is being tested in a small phase 1 clinical trial.
“With all the challenges Kevin faced, he was reminded by our mother what a gift life is.”
Physicians recognize that ovarian cancer isn’t a single disease but a group of related disorders with distinct genetic and cellular features
As mutations occur, a cell may gain the ability to grow without restraint and invade nearby tissue— to become, in effect, a cancer cell.
Turns out mutations in the TP53 gene are focused on so-called “hot spots” because specific carcinogens target those spots.
The results led to a new initiative launched with the support of actress Mira Sorvino.
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