Intelligent gel attacks cancer

https://youtu.be/CaYhl2AQef0 This new injectable 'biogel' developed by researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) is effective in delivering anti-cancer agents directly into cancerous tumours and killing them. The compound is made from chitosane, a biodegradable material extracted from the shells of crustaceans, to which gelling agents are added. The results of that … Continue reading Intelligent gel attacks cancer

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Risk of undetected cancer in gynecologic surgery higher than previously thought

Minimally invasive gynecologic surgeries have advantages for patients, including shorter hospital stays, quicker recoveries, and less pain. However, power morcellation, a technique which cuts the uterus or fibroid into small pieces in order to extract them from the abdomen through a small incision, may worsen a woman's prognosis if a cancer is morcellated unintentionally. Using … Continue reading Risk of undetected cancer in gynecologic surgery higher than previously thought

Two studies examine long-term outcomes in childhood and young adult cancer survivors

JAMA Oncology published two studies and a related editorial focused on long-term outcomes in survivors of childhood or young adult cancer. In the first study, Kathrine Rugbjerg, PhD, and Jørgen Olsen, MD, DMSc, of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, examined the risk for hospitalization up to 34 years after a diagnosis of adolescent and … Continue reading Two studies examine long-term outcomes in childhood and young adult cancer survivors

Malignant network makes brain cancer resistant

Incurable astrocytomas, including the particularly malignant glioblastomas, diffusively grow like mycelium into healthy brain tissue. Therefore, these tumors cannot be completely removed by surgery and invariably start growing again at some point despite intensive treatment. They appear to have effective resistance mechanisms. In their latest publication, scientists co-working with Frank Winkler from the Clinical Cooperation … Continue reading Malignant network makes brain cancer resistant

Cancer survivors less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers

Job applicants who are cancer survivors are less likely to receive callbacks from potential retail employers than those who did not disclose their health history, according to a recent study by Rice University and Penn State University researchers. The study, published recently in the Journal of Applied Psychology by the American Psychological Association, focused on retail employers … Continue reading Cancer survivors less likely to receive callbacks from potential employers