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Cancer Immunotherapy - A Dramatic Advancement towards Gentle Cancer Treatment

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, awarded jointly to Dr. James P. Allison and Dr. Tasuku Honjo for their contribution to cancer immunotherapy, highlighted the dramatic advancement of our understanding of cancer immunology in recent decades. Previously untreatable groups of cancer patients are now given a chance to prolong their lives...Read more


The Story Behind the Cancer Statistics

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Cancer rates are steadily increasing worldwide and are projected to continue to rise during the next decade. But what part of it is a true increase and what part is influenced by other factors, such as reporting and quality of various cancer registries, is unclear. In this week's blog post, we will highlight some of the common terms used when discussing cancer statistics and what to consider when interpreting it...Read more


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a global effort to promote awareness and support education and research about breast cancer...Read more


The history of the microscope

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The advances in histology and cytology, and biology as a whole, wouldn't have been possible without the invention of the microscope. To enlarge objects multiple times, and to be able to study these objects much more closely has contributed a great deal to science, if not the most...Read more


57 genes associated with prognostic outcome in testis cancer

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Testicular cancer is a rare type of cancer. Most testis cancers are curable, even at an advanced stage. The cancer can be divided into essentially two categories: Seminoma and Non-seminomatous germ cell tumors. Based on transcriptomics data and clinical metadata we have been able to determine 57 genes associated with either favorable or unfavorable prognosis in testis cancer...Read more