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Single Cell Sequencing: Stat News Meghana Keshavan

Single Cell Sequencing: An Important New Methodology Here’s how single-cell sequencing works: A cancer biopsy is teased apart, and each of the thousands of cells is locked into its own tiny test tube on a microfluidic chip, and then treated … Continue reading

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Lay Health Workers Helping Cancer Patients Proves Important:

Effect of a Lay Health Worker (LHW) Intervention on Goals-of-Care Documentation and on Health Care Use, Costs, and Satisfaction Among Patients With CancerA Randomized Clinical Trial Manali I. Patel, MD, MPH, MS1,2,3,4; Vandana Sundaram, MPH5; Manisha Desai, PhD5; et alVyjeyanthi S. Periyakoil, MD6,7; James S. Kahn, MD2,6; Jay Bhattacharya, MD, PhD4,8; Steven … Continue reading

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Micro-RNA Is An Important And Repairable Target For Cancer Prevention: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Micro RNA Is An Important And Repairable Target For Cancer Prevention: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.  www.rupertcasemanagement.com In epigenetics, micro RNA can turn genes on and off. If a tumour suppressor gene is turned off by micro RNA, then cancer might … Continue reading

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Computational Analysis And Intelligent Computing Systems To Assist Oncologists With Personalized Cancer Treatments:

RCM Provides Advanced Computational Analysis to Assist Oncologists in Delivering Personalized Cancer Treatments based on Genetic Markers   The research is clear:  Genetic markers of cancer, which are identified through an analysis of cancer DNA in a lab, can help oncologists … Continue reading

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NHS in crisis as cancer operations cancelled due to lack of beds- The Guardian. Jan 15 2017

Patients with cancer are having their operations cancelled by hospitals with increasing regularity as the NHS winter crisis deepens, the Observer can reveal. In an alarming escalation, the previously unthinkable step of calling off cancer surgery has become more commonplace. … Continue reading

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GETTING MOLECULAR PROFILING TESTING DONE FOR CANCER: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

Personalized and targeted treatments for cancer are based on the molecular profiling of the cancer’s DNA. Each patient’s cancer can be unique. Once the driver mutations in the cancer’s DNA are recognized by the lab tests, then specific cancer drugs … Continue reading

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REGIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY AS AN OPTION: Raymond Rupert MD,MBA.

REGIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY AS AN OPTION:   Raymond Rupert MD, MBA. Traditional systemic chemotherapy to treat cancer is delivered using a patient’s veins. Systemic chemotherapy is improving, and will continue to improve, with molecular profiling of cancer DNA (which personalizes the … Continue reading

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CRISPR GENE EDITING USED FOR FIRST TIME TO FIGHT LUNG CANCER: Raymond Rupert MD. MBA.

A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary CRISPR–Cas9 technique. On 28 October, a team led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu delivered the modified … Continue reading

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EXHAUSTED T CELLS CAN’T DESTROY CANCERS: Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

What’s the importance of studying T cell exhaustion? These so-called exhausted T cells seem to be one of the main reasons patients can’t get rid of their cancer or clear their infection. T cell exhaustion seems to be a problem not … Continue reading

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Predicting whether cancer patients will respond to chemo: GENOMIC INSTABILITY is the indicator. STAT News. Raymond Rupert MD, MBA.

BREAST CANCER CELLS UP CLOSE. (NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE/MASSEY CANCER CENTER AT VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIV.) Determining whether a particular cancer patient is likely to respond to radiation or chemotherapy is an exceedingly difficult business, and scientists are working to make the … Continue reading

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