June 5, 2019
The Role of Translational Research in Fighting Cancer
You might not be familiar with the term translational research. But, if you or a loved one is being treated for cancer, you might benefit—without realizing it—from findings that are the result of this type of research. Translational research uses... read more
May 16, 2018
Elizabeth Plimack: Leading the Way in Bladder Cancer Clinical Trials
Immunotherapy has been the most exciting development in bladder cancer treatment in recent years. Its introduction ended a 40-year drought during which no new therapies were available. Unfortunately, many bladder cancers can be resistant to immunotherapy.... read more
May 9, 2018
Things You Should Know About At-Home Genetic Tests for Cancer
Updated December 7, 2020 Nowadays, looking into “what makes you, you” takes as little as six weeks. At home DNA tests can provide valuable insight into your risk for certain diseases, including some cancers, but these tests aren’t foolproof, and the... read more
February 12, 2018
5 Things to Know About Clinical Trials in Cancer Treatment
Almost every cancer treatment available today has come about because of clinical trials. These carefully designed research studies test new treatments—such as cancer-fighting drugs—to see how well they work. Should you or a loved one volunteer for one?... read more
January 18, 2018
Immunotherapy 101: Your Questions Answered
Few breakthroughs in battling cancer have generated more excitement recently than immunotherapy. It’s helping some patients—including high profile ones like former president Jimmy Carter—achieve long-term remission and possibly even a cure when their cancer... read more
October 11, 2017
Trial Helps Determine Optimal Dose of Next-Generation Drug for Acute M...
Jean-Pierre Issa, MD, former director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University, recently published the results of a phase 2 study comparing the safety and efficacy of two... read more