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Director of the National Cancer Institute Visits UChicago

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 […]

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PINK: Powered by People Campaign Draws Attention to Breast Cancer

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 […]

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Men with HPV are 20 times more likely to be reinfected after one year

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 […]

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Wider sampling of tumor tissues may guide choice, improve outcomes

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.

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