Global demand for cancer surgery set to grow by almost 5 million procedures within 20 years

Demand for cancer surgery is expected to increase from 9.1 million to 13.8 million procedures over the next twenty years, requiring a huge increase in the workforce including nearly 200,000 additional surgeons and 87,000 anaesthetists globally. With access to post-operative care strongly linked to lower mortality, improving care systems worldwide […]

Designer DNA therapeutic wipes out cancer stem cells, treats multiple myeloma in mice

Many patients with multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer, eventually develop resistance to one treatment after another. That’s in part because cancer stem cells drive the disease—cells that continually self-renew. If a therapy can’t completely destroy these malignant stem cells, the cancer is likely to keep coming back. Researchers […]

‘No such thing as a little bit of pain:’ More cancer patients could benefit from rehabilitation

Cancer treatment isn’t just a matter of shrinking or removing a tumor. It also involves preserving or improving the patient’s quality of life. Rehabilitation services—such as behavioral therapies to alleviate pain and exercise to reduce fatigue—are a valuable way to do that. But they often aren’t included in cancer patients’ […]

PET/MRI, CT metrics assess pathologic response of pancreas cancer to neoadjuvant therapy

According to an open-access Editor’s Choice article in ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), post-neoadjuvant therapy (NAT) changes in metabolic metrics from PET/MRI and morphologic metrics from CT were associated with pathologic response and overall survival in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA). “Imaging metrics associated with pathologic response and […]

CTC dynamics may predict treatment response/prognosis in metastatic breast cancer patients

Early circulating tumor cell dynamics were associated with overall survival in patients with metastatic breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis presented at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held Dec. 8-11. “With the increasing number of treatment options available to patients with metastatic breast cancer, being able to predict […]