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Novel Immunotherapy Leaves Girl Cancer Free; Poten...

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A six-year-old Pennsylvania girl dying of leukemia underwent an experimental gene therapy treatment in which a disabled HIV virus was used to reprogram her immune system to attack cancer cells. The treatment conducted in April nearly killed young Emma Whitehead,

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A new study from cancer researchers at North Carolina’s Wake Forest University reports that undergoing cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) can improve the lives of those suffering from peritoneal mesothelioma by controlling the buildup of fluid in

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Mesothelin is a protein found on the surface of some cells in the human body. Its biological purpose is a bit of a mystery frankly. But it occurs in overabundance in certain types of cancer cells including ovarian cancer, pancreatic

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exposure to asbestos dust

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to document how people were affected by asbestos exposure who lived near an asbestos factory in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Exposure to asbestos dust is linked

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