Nanotubes to Destroy Pancreatic Tumors from Within
Pristine nanotubes produced through a new process can be modified to carry drugs to tumors through gaps in blood-vessel walls that larger particles cannot fit through. The nanotubes may then target and infiltrate the cancerous cells' nuclei, where the drugs can be released through sonication.
Weight Loss Surgery Can Reduce Cancer Risk
Weight loss surgery might have more value than simply helping morbidly obese people to shed unhealthy extra pounds. It reduces their risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight.
ASCO to Help Cancer Docs Evaluate Treatment Value
The American Society of Clinical Oncology's algorithm to help oncologists evaluate the clinical benefits, side effects and costs of a cancer drug or therapy will be fine-tuned over the summer and should be available for public comment by the fall, said Dr. Lowell Schnipper, chair of the society's Value in Cancer Care Task Force.
Ipilimumab for Early-Stage Melanoma?
Despite promising results, experts believe it's too early to use ipilimumab for early-stage melanoma, high toxicity being one of the limiting factors.
Study: EHR Access Could Influence ED Care
Knowledge is power. The statement holds true in the emergency department, as a new study has found that physician access to information in EHRs may have a significant impact on patient care.
State HIX Competition Grows
Many residents in New England are going to have more choices in the public exchanges this fall, as some insurers' growth strategies are tested.