Carcinogen-exposed cells provide clues in fighting treatment-resistant cancers

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have discovered a biological mechanism that transforms cells exposed to carcinogens from environmental factors like smoking and ultraviolet light into immunogenic cells that can be harnessed therapeutically to fight treatment-resistant cancers. As reported in Science Advances, that mechanism involves spurring the release of small proteins known as chemokines which, […]

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Study examines symptoms before and after kidney transplantation

Investigators have examined how various symptoms experienced by individuals with kidney failure are impacted by kidney transplantation. The findings will appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. People with kidney failure must often deal with numerous symptoms, such as fatigue, cramping, muscle soreness, numbness, dizziness, and loss of appetite. Although kidney transplantation is the optimal […]

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Study reveals racial and ethnic disparities in childhood cancers by single year of age

New research uncovers substantial differences in rates of childhood cancers when considering single year of age rather than grouping several years together. The study published by Wiley early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that minority children have different risks than white children for many types of cancer. […]

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