Peanut is the first documented case of an orangutan undergoing a cancer treatment that is similar to that of a human. She began treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early August and is expected to receive six treatments of chemotherapy.
AP (May 11, 2015) Liquid biopsies are starting to transform cancer treatment. The new blood tests look for cancer DNA and prevent some patients from having to undergo more invasive surgical and needle biopsies. (May ... watch video
Newsy (Feb. 19, 2016) Australian researchers found that stress and sugar consumption had similar effects on rats' brains, suggesting the same could be true for humans.
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 17, 2016) Researchers have successfully used stem cells to treat cats with a debilitating mouth disease. The findings could translate into potential therapies for humans suffering from similar ailments. Ben ... watch video
AP (July 22, 2013) Chemo hair loss can be as traumatizing as cancer itself, but a handful of breast cancer patients kept much of their hair through use of cold cap systems. They're not FDA approved, but one cancer ... watch video
TheStreet (June 4, 2014) One thing cancer does is teach you about life, says Mark Herzlich, New York Giant and author of "What It Takes". An All-American at Boston College, Herzlich overcame Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bonce ... watch video
July 26, 2016 As cases of ADHD continue to rise among US children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting an assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and patient ... read more
July 25, 2016 An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs -- mammals closer in size and biology ... read more
July 26, 2016 In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the ... read more
July 25, 2016 All babies with a known mutation for cystic fibrosis (CF) and second mutation called the 5T allele should receive additional screening in order to better predict the risk of developing CF later in ... read more
July 25, 2016 Variations in a gene with multiple functions in neurons are present in approximately 3 percent of all cases of ALS in North American and European populations, both sporadic and familial, making it ... read more
May 27, 2015 In Hodgkin's lymphoma -- cancer of the lymph nodes -- nine out of ten patients survive the disease, thanks to the highly effective treatments that are now available. Depending on the type of ... read more
Aug. 22, 2014 Women treated for the cancer Hodgkin lymphoma will be able to better understand their risks of future infertility after researchers estimated their risk of premature menopause with different ... read more