Cancer Patients and Influenza: What You Need to Know

Cancer Patients and Influenza: What You Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has not replaced the risks posed by the seasonal flu. Learn why the influenza virus is particularly dangerous for cancer patients and how to keep yourself...

New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal
cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data

New computational tool reliably differentiates between cancer and normal cells from single-cell RNA-sequencing data

In an effort to address a major challenge when analyzing large single-cell RNA-sequencing datasets, researchers from The University of Texas MD AndersonCancer Center have...

Mediterranean diet may decrease risk of prostate cancer progression for
men on active surveillance

Mediterranean diet may decrease risk of prostate cancer progression for men on active surveillance

In a study to examine a Mediterranean diet in relation to prostate cancer progression in men on active surveillance, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer...

Immunology study finds protein critical to T cell metabolism and
anti-tumor immune response

Immunology study finds protein critical to T cell metabolism and anti-tumor immune response

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a protein called NF-kappa B-inducing kinase (NIK) is essential for the shift in metabolic...

Single-cell analysis of metastatic gastric cancer finds diverse tumor
cell populations associated with patient outcomes

Single-cell analysis of metastatic gastric cancer finds diverse tumor cell populations associated with patient outcomes

Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who profiled more than 45,000 individual cells from patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC), a specific...

Make your Health a Priority in 2021

Make your Health a Priority in 2021

This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. New Brunswick, N.J., December 28, 2020 – As the holiday season comes to a close,...

New targeted therapy blocks metabolism in brain cancer cells with
genetic vulnerability

New targeted therapy blocks metabolism in brain cancer cells with genetic vulnerability

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have developed a novel targeted therapy, called POMHEX, which blocks critical metabolic pathways in cancer cells...

‘Eat less’ to counter cancer

‘Eat less’ to counter cancer

The biggest potential cancer benefit from dietary modification comes not from eliminating bad foods, but from reducing calorie intake in general, regardless of the source, a...

How Patients and Their Doctors Determine Cancer Risk—and What Happens Next

How Patients and Their Doctors Determine Cancer Risk—and What Happens Next

If you were concerned that you might be at increased risk for a specific kind of cancer, what would you do to confirm that risk, and what would you be willing to do to reduce...

Colorectal cancer researchers focus on minimal residual disease to guide treatment

Colorectal cancer researchers focus on minimal residual disease to guide treatment

Colorectal cancer researchers focus on minimal residual disease to guide treatment BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D. Minimal residual disease (MRD) is a term commonly used with blood...

The Role of Fecal Microbial Transplants in Pancreatic Cancer : Oncology Times

The Role of Fecal Microbial Transplants in Pancreatic Cancer : Oncology Times

In the first clinical trial of its kind, a small group of patients with pancreatic ductal adenoma carcinoma (PDAC) will receive fecal microbial transplants (FMT) to test whether...

COVID’s Impact on Cancer Prevention and Care

COVID’s Impact on Cancer Prevention and Care

Believe it or not, it’s been a while since I wrote about the coronavirus and its impact on patients with cancer. In recent weeks, we’ve had important new data come in, which I...