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NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Sam Short of Columbus, Ohio, is just 16, but he’s already proven himself to be a warrior. Back in 2018, he was diagnosed with spinal cancer. Yet this April, the teenager made a wish with the U.S. nonprofit organization Make-A-Wish, which helps fulfill the wishes of children who are fighting critical illness. Sam Short’s wish? To go to Parris Island, South Carolina, to endure two days of training at the Marine Corps boot camp. “Even though they were just two-and-a-half days — it really was a life-changing experience for Sam,” Tori Short, Sam’s mom, told…

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For many women, breast cancer screening with a three-dimensional imaging technique called digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) may not offer advantages over digital mammography, but for some it may reduce the chance of an advanced cancer diagnosis, according to a new study published June 14 in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The Food and Drug Administration first approved marketing of DBT equipment in 2011 and now tomosynthesis is available at most breast screening centers. In comparison to a standard digital mammogram, in which low-dose x-rays are used to obtain images of the breast from the front and side, tomosynthesis…

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Express News Service HYDERABAD: The good news of a drug trial having cured cancer in patients who took ‘Dostarlimab’, dubbed the wonder drug, has raised the hopes of many. We speak to doctors who explain the science behind the cure, its future in India and if the country is ready for it — money and science-wise. Most say, it is good to be hopeful but at the same time, being over-optimistic is what we need the least right now. Dr M Srinivas, oncologist, Kamineni-American Oncology Institute, LB Nagar, begins by explaining how and why the drug worked. “It is an…

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An analytical method of representing an executive-level routine of the international marketplace, with key importance in the major regions such as Latin America, North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Middle East & Africa are well contained in the market research industry analysis report by Decisive Markets Insights. Through a comprehensive investigation, the top avenues of investment to the international marketplace are founded by the market research report. To examine the current market potential, which is exhibited from the rate and the sector of the concentration of the manufacturing section all around the world, is the sole aim of the market…

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“Disruptors” is a series sharing new and innovative ideas and viewpoints from Columbia Cancer researchers and clinicians that challenge conventional thinking about cancer care, research, and beyond. Precision medicine has been a buzzword across the medical field for over a decade. But what does it really mean for cancer care and how is it influencing new therapies for patients? Initially, precision cancer medicine focused on targeting specific mutated genes. We thought that understanding the genetic mutations of a tumor would help us develop targeted drugs that would solve the problem, one broken gene at a time. What we found instead is…

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Women with the “Angelina Jolie gene” could be closely monitored for their breast cancer risk and potentially avoid drastic surgery, research suggests. The study found that women with the inherited faulty BRCA1 gene may be able to take the drug mifepristone to slow down the turnover in the cells that put them at risk of triple negative breast cancer. Mifepristone acts by blocking the effects of progesterone and is used for medical abortions where pills are taken to end the pregnancy. According to the NHS, women with the faulty BRCA1 gene have a 65-79% lifetime risk of breast cancer and…

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While recommended screenings beginning at age 45 have helped decrease colorectal cancer cases in older adults, cancer rates are continuing to increase in younger populations. Since 2009, the rate of new colorectal cancer diagnoses in patients under age 50 has increased by 2% each year. When I started practice and residency around 2010, I’d uncommonly see patients who were less than 50 years old. But more and more we’re seeing these patients in our clinics now to the point where it doesn’t strike us as an exception to the rule.” Jordan Kharofa, MD, associate professor, Department of Radiation…

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News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 1-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. MONTREAL, June 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Navigating the health care system can be overwhelming. An innovative app improving the patient experience at the MUHC is expanding thanks to a $1 million gift from CIBC to the MUHC Foundation. Created by the Opal Health Informatics Group – a passionate group of patients, clinicians, researchers, and students at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), the Opal app provides patients access to their hospital appointments, laboratory test…

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