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Maya Gray was just 8 years old when a random blood test led to a diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Since having chemotherapy, she is now cancer-free and raising money and awareness about the disease.
A clinical trial at the University of Chicago Medicine has led to the first FDA-approved drug to treat uveal melanoma. Patient Kathy Huyser, who was part of the clinical trial, has been taking it weekly for the past four years and said the drug saved her life.
Oncology professionals from around the world shared the latest clinical cancer advances in every area of cancer research at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting.
In a study of ovarian cancer survivors early in the pandemic, the majority of respondents reported normal to high resilience. A few reported anxiety and depression. Yet loneliness and stress on the medical system pose threats to survivors long-term.
Additional therapy between two standard phases of treatment may be especially effective in patients with stable metastatic cancer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to steep declines in cancer screenings, particularly in underserved communities, which have led to decreased diagnoses and could result in thousands of deaths, worsening cancer disparities.
Radiologist Kirti Kulkarni, MD, discusses why patients with dense breasts face an increased risk of breast cancer and may need supplemental tests after a mammogram.
Stress can manifest in the body in many ways, including in stomach or GI discomfort. If your primary care physician identifies symptoms of a chronic GI condition or other warning signs, they may refer you to a gastroenterologist.
Tara Henderson, MD, MPH, has been named the new chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation at the University of Chicago Medicine. The renowned cancer specialist will also become service line chief of Pediatric Cancer and Blood Diseases at the Chicagoland Children’s Health Alliance (CCHA).
Cancers of the digestive system usually develop by chance or are related to a risk factor such as smoking or obesity. But in some cases, it runs in families and the risk of getting cancer is passed down from generation to generation.
The HPV vaccine protects against some of the deadliest, most disfiguring and hard-to-treat cancers. Here is what parents of teens and pre-teens should know about the HPV vaccine.
View video interviews with UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center experts on OncLive. Our physicians and scientists are featured commenting on the latest advances in cancer research and care.
Medical oncologist Alexander T. Pearson, MD, PhD, and nurse navigator Patricia Heinlen, BSN, RN, discuss head and neck cancer, including the HPV vaccine and how new treatment approaches are tailored to each patient's cancer type, making treatments more effective while reducing side effects.Watch Video Watch Video With Transcript