Diet and Cancer: What’s the Connection?

Obesity has moved from a disease of the developed world to become a global issue. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 1.9 billion overweight adults worldwide,...

After the Cancer Diagnosis: Six Steps for Moving from Fear to Action

A diagnosis of cancer triggers distress, uncertainty and fear – all of which creates the need for many important conversations with the patient, physician, family and care providers. The...

Two Studies Confirm Liquid Biopsies to Accurately Track Treatment Response to Cancer

Two clinical studies by researchers at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and published this earlier this month confirm that liquid biopsies, a simple and noninvasive test based on a...

Pembrolizumab as 1st-line Therapy for Merkel Cell Carcinoma Shows Improved Survival

A study of pembrolizumab (Keytruda®; Merck & Co), an IgG4 isotype antibody that blocks a protective mechanism of cancer cells and thereby allows the immune system to destroy them,...

Killing Cancer Cells by Shining a Light on a Rare Metal

Iridium –  a very hard, brittle, second-densest silvery-white transition metal of the platinum group, is a found in meteorites in a much higher abundance than in the Earth's crust. As...

Studies on Origins of Colon Cancer may Lead to New and More Effective Therapies

Senior Research Scientist Bruce Boman, MD, Ph.D., MSPH, FACP, at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, DE , has...