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Proton Beam Therapy May Improve Outcomes for Esophageal Cancer (01/23/2017)

Currently a standard treatment for several gastrointestinal cancers (GI) combines the use of chemotherapy and radiation followed by surgical resection. Radiation may be part of the treatment strategy for select cancers of the esophagus, anus, rectum, pancreatic, or small intestine. This treatment approach is often associated with improved outcomes but the radiation may also cause …

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Pancreatic Cancer Cells Find Unique Fuel Sources to Keep from Starving (08/17/2016)

Pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation in dense tumors by ordering nearby support cells to supply them with an alternative source of nutrition. This is the finding of a study in cancer cells and mice published August 10 in Nature. The study was led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute … Continue reading "Pancreatic Cancer Cells Find Unique Fuel Sources to Keep from Starving"