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Early Tests Show Opdivo Triples Life Expectancy in Lung-Cancer Patients


An early round of clinical testing shows that users of Opdivo, a drug sanctioned for treatment of small-cell lung cancer, more than tripled their five-year survival rate beyond the statistical average.
19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Going Viral: Using a Deadly Disease to Kill Ovarian Cancer


After studying viruses for 15 years, Dr. Anthony van den Pol believes he has found one that can safely and effectively kill chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer.
19-Apr-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Sheds Light on Role of DNA2 in DNA Repair


A biochemical analysis study has discovered a new role for the DNA2 enzyme. The research, which was completed in the lab of Patrick Sung, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry at the Yale School of Medicine, looked at the way in...
6-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Two Genes Identify a Subset of HPV+ Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas with Improved Prognosis


A Yale Cancer Center team analyzed HNSCC data from The Cancer Genome Atlas to identify molecular characteristics of HPV+ HNSCC and correlated them with patient outcomes.
31-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Chemical Disinfectants and Sanitizers Linked to Thyroid Cancer


Workers exposed to chemicals like deodorizers, sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilizers on the job may be more likely than other people to develop thyroid cancer, a recent study suggests.
31-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

“Substantial” Room for Improvement in HPV Vaccination Coverage, Study Finds


While an HPV vaccine became available over 10 years ago, a study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that there is “substantial” room for improvement in the way it is recommended and discussed.
28-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Major Grant Accelerates Cancer Research

A $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensive multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to better understand how cancer cells reach an aggressive state and begin to damage surrounding tissue.
24-Mar-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tanning Dependence Linked to Other Addictive Behaviors, New Study Finds


Despite the known dangers of exposure to ultraviolet light, many people continue to sunbathe and use indoor tanning beds with some users exhibiting a dependence to tanning. A new study from the Yale School of Public Health finds that such dependence...
21-Mar-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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