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Risk of side effects from cancer immunotherapy linked to genetics

Risk of side effects from cancer immunotherapy linked to genetics

Credit: public domain CC0 Although they have revolutionized cancer treatment, drugs known as immune checkpoint inhibitors can produce a range of adverse immune system-related side effects. In a new study, scientists at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute identify, for the first time, inherited genetic variations that put patients at high risk for these complications. The discovery, …

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Study finds 'likely biological and genetic overlap' between carpal tunnel syndrome and migraine

Genetic testing for prostate cancer increases after introduction of point-of-care program

News — December 14, 2022 – Some prostate cancer patients have genetic mutations that may affect their treatment. A comprehensive on-site genetic testing program, developed by urologists, could help fill the gap for this underutilized resource, a study reports. Urology practice®an official journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the …

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Keystone oil spill cleanup expected to take weeks - officials

Keystone oil spill cleanup expected to take weeks – officials

Dec 13 (Reuters) – Cleaning up the largest oil spill in the United States in nearly a decade will take at least weeks longer, local Kansas officials said on Tuesday, citing a recent meeting with the pipeline owner Keystone, TC Energy Corp (TRP.TO). There is still no official timetable for the restart of the key …

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Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up huge US oil spill

Kansas residents hold their noses as crews mop up huge US oil spill

WASHINGTON, Kan., Dec 10 (Reuters) – Residents near the site of the worst U.S. oil pipeline leak in a decade took the commotion and smell in stride as cleanup crews worked in scorching temperatures close to zero, and investigators have been looking for clues as to what caused the spill. A strong smell of petroleum …

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Colorectal cancer: plant-based diet can reduce risk by up to 22%

Colorectal cancer: plant-based diet can reduce risk by up to 22%

A new study reveals that, especially for men, a healthy plant-based diet can significantly reduce their risk of colorectal cancer. The study found that the same trend was not seen in women, although they said the women may have had a healthier diet to begin with. Experts say a healthy, balanced diet can be beneficial …

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Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

Myriad Genetics to Present New Data at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, Showcasing Advances in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Treatment

A featured discussion sheds light on how the Combined Risk Score can lead to better breast cancer prevention and screening strategies. SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Myriad Genetics, Inc.., (NASDAQ: MYGN), a leader in genetic testing and precision medicine, today announced several new data presentations at the San Antonio Breast Cancer …

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More than 440 SCI articles published!  BGI's cancer genetics and cell research fuel innovation

More than 440 SCI articles published! BGI’s cancer genetics and cell research fuel innovation

BGI has currently published over 440 SCI (Science Citation Index) articles in the field of cancer research, with a cumulative impact factor of over 4,000 points. A steady number of important BGI articles have been published in Nature Medicine, Cell, Nature, Science, Cell Research, Nature Genetics and other leading scientific journals, including over 40 papers …

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Two studies highlight the need for genetic screening for ethnically diverse prostate cancer

Two studies highlight the need for genetic screening for ethnically diverse prostate cancer

More than 1.4 million men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2020 worldwide, but the molecular characteristics of the disease remain unexplored for the majority of patients worldwide. In the final days of the Movember campaign, which each November aims to raise awareness of men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s …

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