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BY Devon Carter

Many cancers grow when there’s a glitch in the DNA of our cells. Sometimes that error is passed down from a parent to their child, and sometimes it’s caused by external factors like tobacco use. No matter the origin, understanding the genetic makeup of a cancer cell can help define a cancer diagnosis and ultimately lead to better care for a patient.

Commonly called FISH, fluorescence in situ hybridization is a laboratory-based...

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BY Devon Carter

Historically, cancer patients with autoimmune disease likes lupus, Type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis have been excluded from clinical...

BY Devon Carter

From your growth to your digestion, your hormones regulate many basic functions within your body. These chemical messengers are produced and...

BY Devon Carter

Stem cells come from our bone marrow and grow to become red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. These cells make up our blood and play vital roles in our health by transporting oxygen to our organs, helping to fight infections and stopping bleeding if we’re cut.

If these cells stall in their development, it can result in leukemia. Depending on the type of stem cells damaged and when the breakdown in their growth occurs...

Photo of leukemia specialist Elias Jabbour, M.D., at his computer.

BY Devon Carter

Cancer is defined by where it starts and not by where it spreads. Where it starts helps determine how it’s treated and even the way people...

BY Devon Carter

From Marie Curie’s discovery of radium that eventually lead to radiation therapy, to the pioneering work in chemotherapy by Jane Cooke Wright...

BY Devon Carter

Can immunotherapy treat breast cancer? For certain patients, the answer is yes.

Two immunotherapy drugs — atezolizumab and pembrolizumab...

BY Devon Carter

The immune system defends the body from viruses and bacteria. But it’s not as successful in killing cancer on its own. Immune checkpoint inhibitors...

BY Devon Carter

The COVID-19 vaccines mark the first widespread use of mRNA technology. They work by using synthetic genetic code to instruct the patient’...

BY Devon Carter

For some patients with non-small lung cancer, chemotherapy isn’t the most effective treatment option. But based on a tumor’s molecular profile...