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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., Ph.D.

This hereditary condition increases the likelihood of developing several cancers. “Although widely recognized for its link to colorectal and endometrial cancers, Lynch syndrome can generate other tumors as well,” says Vilar-Sanchez. He notes that ovarian, stomach, small bowel, brain...

Illustrated DNA double helix that breaks into thousands of small molecules

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 others from infection. And while a negative antigen test result should be confirmed with a PCR test, rapid antigen tests can be a starting point, especially if you have flu-like symptoms.

“A PCR test is always going to be more accurate, but an antigen test can be an option in a pinch,” says laboratory...

An illustrated hand holds an antigen COVID-19 test, which looks like a narrow white rectangle. The view shows a positive result.

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...

BY Devon Carter

Many types of cancers can spread to the bone, leading to areas of damage called lesions. 80% of patients with metastatic prostate cancer develop...

BY Devon Carter

The FLT3 gene helps stem cells mature to red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets in a process known as differentiation. The gene...

BY Devon Carter

Our bodies naturally heal after our skin gets cut, and they can defend against the common cold. So, why not cancer?

The relationship...

BY Devon Carter

For patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia, CAR T cell therapy offers an effective treatment option when traditional treatment...

BY Devon Carter

Insulin is a hormone produced by clusters of cells in the pancreas called islets. It helps our bodies use sugars from food for energy. When...