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BY Devon Carter

When cancer cells enter the leptomeninges, which are part of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord, it can turn into a type of metastasis known as leptomeningeal disease (LMD).

“I describe it as a snow globe. Cancer cells can float around and can form new colonies throughout the leptomeninges of the brain and spine,” says Isabella Glitza Oliva, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Melanoma Leptomeningeal Disease Program at...

Brain scan showing leptomeningeal disease

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that lymphoma is an umbrella term that includes several subtypes? In general, lymphoma is a cancer that involves immune cells...

BY Devon Carter

Many patients’ goal for cancer treatment is cure. But what if there isn’t a known cure for your diagnosis? That’s the case for patients with...

BY Devon Carter

CD20-targeting monoclonal antibodies and immune checkpoint inhibitors started a revolution in cancer treatment by using immune cells to treat cancer. They’ve been followed by other therapies that harness immune cells to eliminate cancer, including tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) and CAR T cell therapy.

Now researchers are exploring bispecific antibodies such as mosunetuzumab and glofitamab as another way of using the body’...

Illustration of a bispecific antibody engaging T cell and cancer cell.

BY Devon Carter

Historically, two breast cancer subtypes known as invasive lobular carcinoma and ductal carcinoma have been grouped together. They’ve been...

BY Devon Carter

An estimated one in every 288 people has Lynch syndrome. “It’s about 1 million people in the United States,” says Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, M.D...

BY Devon Carter

Polyps are clusters of cells that can develop in the entire gastrointestinal tract, but they’re more likely seen in the small intestine, colon...

BY Devon Carter

A cancer diagnosis can stir up fear – fear of the loss of life, as well as fear of changes to quality of life.

But it can also cause...

BY Devon Carter

At-home COVID-19 antigen tests can be very convenient. A positive result can confirm a COVID-19 infection in minutes and help you protect...

BY Devon Carter

With the rise of the omicron variant, a mild cough can have you fearing that you’ve got COVID-19.

And whether it’s a PCR test that...