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Jeffrey Meyerhardt, MD, MPH, answers common questions about treatment and research, family history, and ways that you can reduce your risk.
Dana-Farber researchers have shown that the mutated copy of the gene TP53 sabotages the normal, healthy copy.
The concern around burnt food increasing the risk of cancer relates to the chemicals that form when food is overcooked or burnt.
Scientists are combining immunotherapy agents to try to jump-start the immune system against solid tumors in children.
When Dana-Farber’s Catherine Wu, MD, was a newly minted physician in the mid-90s, there was just one major form of immunotherapy for cancer.
The combination of chemoimmunotherapy with a targeted drug represents a step toward a new standard of care for people with CLL.
For now, there is insufficient evidence to conclude that consuming GMOs can increase your cancer risk.
Breast cells are deprived of a particular type of DNA damage repair, causing normals cells to change to a pre-malignant state.
Older adults facing cancer and blood disorders have specialized needs due to health and wellness issues inherent to aging.
If the disease is caught early, survival rates increase dramatically, underscoring the need to identify those who may be at risk.
Though the rate of workplace-related cancers has decreased due to safety regulations, there are obvious and hidden health risks for workers.
“What was unique in this study was that in the VA, everybody is equal, and everyone gets the same access to drugs.”
The study results also suggest that drugs targeting the two subsets could thwart the metastatic process in some cancers.
In fact, there are even types of vaccines, known simply as cancer vaccines, that can prevent or potentially treat cancer.
The PROMISE study aims to identify people with conditions that are precursors of multiple myeloma and track their health over time.
It is estimated that 12,000 lives could be saved annually in the U.S. if all individuals eligible for lung cancer screening received it.
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