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    Can Immunotherapy Be Effective for Brain Cancer?

    With: Matt Warner, PhD

    Immunotherapy has reshaped the cancer treatment landscape. This type of treatment boosts the immune system to fight cancer. However, for people with advanced brain cancer, immunotherapy options remain slim. Here, our Curious Dr. George asks Cancer Commons Scientist Matt Warner, PhD, about the challenges and future potential of immunotherapy for brain cancer. Curious Dr. George: An accomplished molecular oncologist, you have now helped many… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Metastatic carcinoma of the prostate is fatal, but a 3-drug combination treatment can prolong life substantially, according to new clinical trial results outlined by The ASCO Post.

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    Essential Breast Cancer Treatment Trends in 2022: Webinar Highlights

    Women with breast cancer often face an overwhelming amount of information to sort through and decisions to make. Whether newly diagnosed or starting a next step in treatment, they may wonder: What does the latest research say about my type of breast cancer? Should I enroll in a clinical trial? How do I know if I’m receiving my best-possible treatment? Every day, Cancer Commons… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This exhaustive scientific review was published by Cureus in 2021, but remains relevant now. It explores current molecular understanding of hepatocellular carcinoma—the most common type of cancer that starts in the liver—as well as a very large range of diagnostic and treatment options. 

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    This clinical case study published in the scientific journal Cureus suggests that intelligent, compassionate, palliative care is likely the best approach to this very difficult brain tumor.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    According to this article from the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, chemotherapy administered before surgery may be beneficial for people with advanced ovarian cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug Cytalux is given to ovarian cancer patients to allow surgeons to recognize cancer cells more clearly, promoting more complete surgical removal of tumors. Learn more in this story from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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    Facing Esophageal Cancer in 2022

    Kaumudi Bhawe, PhD

    Difficulty swallowing, a hoarse voice, or heartburn has led to the dreaded diagnosis of esophageal cancer. What now? Origin, Types, and Stages of Esophageal Cancer If you or a loved one face esophageal cancer, it can be helpful to start by learning more about the disease and your particular diagnosis. Then, you will be prepared to learn about esophageal cancer treatments. Esophageal cancer originates… Read more »

  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Enrolling in a clinical trial can be great way to access cutting-edge treatments. Here, the University of California, San Diego, keeps a running list of clinical trials offered there that are currently enrolling people with kidney cancer.

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  •   George Lundberg, MD

    Enrolling in a clinical trial can be great way to access cutting-edge treatments. Here, the University of California, San Francisco, keeps a running list of clinical trials offered there that are currently enrolling people with kidney cancer.

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