Women more prone to some chemotherapy side-effects than men

Men and women may need to be treated differently - at least when it comes to some types of cancer. In an analysis to be presented at the ESMO 2018 Congress in Munich, data was pooled from four UK randomised controlled clinical trials (RCTs) of first line chemotherapy in oesophagogastric (OG) cancer, finding significant differences … Continue reading Women more prone to some chemotherapy side-effects than men

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Study reveals complex biology of gender differences in kidney cancer

A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a new approach to treatment, targeting the androgen receptor (AR), is worth further investigation. The research was led by senior author Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., the George Hoyt Whipple Distinguished Professor of Pathology, … Continue reading Study reveals complex biology of gender differences in kidney cancer

Can gender play a role in determining cancer treatment choices?

MD Anderson study reveals 'sex-biased' gene signatures in review of 13 cancer types It is well known that men and women differ in terms of cancer susceptibility, survival and mortality, but exactly why this occurs at a molecular level has been poorly understood. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reviewed … Continue reading Can gender play a role in determining cancer treatment choices?