On October 3, we were honored to host a visit from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) director Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD, who previously served as the director of the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition to serving as director of NCI, Dr. Sharpless continues his research in understanding the biology […]
One in eight U.S. women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Thanks to advances in treatment and early detection, there are over 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. today. After age 40, an annual mammogram can be a life-saving measure against breast cancer. During the month of October, organizations and individuals across […]
After 1,881 posts and almost nine years, Science Life has a new home: The Forefront, a new science, health and wellness news and information website for the University of Chicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine.
A new analysis of genital human papillomavirus (HPV) in men shows that infection with one HPV type strongly increases the risk of reinfection with the same type. In fact, men who are infected with the type responsible for most HPV-related cancers are 20 times more likely to be reinfected within one year. This increased risk […]
Ernst Lengyel, MD, PhD, discusses the link between obesity and cancer.
A new study focused on describing genetic variations within a primary tumor, differences between the primary and a metastatic branch of that tumor, and additional diversity found in tumor DNA in the blood stream could help physicians make better treatment choices for patients with gastric and esophageal adenocarcinoma.