How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

By Richard Hindle


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Experts from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)—a Member Institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—are sharing insights and advice on how to continue providing optimal cancer care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Could cancer immunotherapy success depend on gut bacteria?

By Richard Hindle


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A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Chicago suggests that gut bacteria can penetrate tumour cells and boost the effectiveness of an experimental immunotherapy that targets the CD47 protein.

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Clinical and pathological factors predicting axillary nodal metastasis in breast cancer patients of central Sudan: A single institution experience

By Dr Mohamed Daffalla Awadalla Gismalla


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The aim of this study is to provide baseline information of the clinical and pathological factors predicting ALN metastasis in patients who underwent modified radical mastectomy or breast conserving surgery at Wad-Madani Teaching Hospital, Sudan.

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Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad

By Richard Hindle


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Some advanced tumours can harbour cells that have accumulated more than 100 chromosomes, instead of 46 in normal cells. High levels of aneuploidy are associated with aggressive cancers and a poor prognosis for patients. But according to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory investigator Jason Sheltzer and colleagues, not all aneuploidies spur cancer’s progression.

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