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Can We Smell Cancer?

A new article in The New York Times delves into the fascinating research of George Preti, an organic chemist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. An expert on human odor, Preti's latest theory involves the possibility of using an "electronic nose" to "sniff out" cancer from the blood samples of sick...
Previous studies have shown that childhood cancer may be linked to heart problems later in life, but a new study is the first to show that these risks may appear even when the patient is still a child. The New York Times' Well blog reports on a study presented at the American Heart Association meeting that...

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Some Patients with GI Stromal Tumors May Benefit from Resumption of Imatinib

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Some patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) may benefit from resuming imatinib even after a previous failure of imatinib and sunitinib, according to results from the RIGHT trial. “Contrary to prior oncology principle, reintroduction of...