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Former long-time smoker Marilyn Nesby,72, was at high risk for developing lung cancer. Fortunately, a screening test called a low-dose CT scan detected cancer at an early stage, before it had spread.
The University of Chicago Medicine has been re-certified by the QOPI® Certification Program as part of ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative. This provides a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.
A new study from researchers at the University of Chicago finds that women with breast cancer, the most common cancer among women, are at even higher risk from obesity.
A new treatment target could improve care for high-grade serous carcinoma (HGSC), a tumor type that primarily originates in the fallopian tubes or ovaries and spreads throughout the abdominal cavity.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers of all, but it usually presents no symptoms at all, which is why screening is so important.
The incidence of head and neck cancers caused by a human papillomavirus infection has increased dramatically. In the 1980s, fewer than 20 percent of cancers that affect the tonsils and the base of the tongue were attributed to HPV. Now, more than 70 percent of these cancers involve HPV and incidence rates continue to rise.
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.
New UChicago Medicine Thoracic Surgery Chief Jessica Donington, MD, tackles common misconceptions about lung cancer, the world's deadliest form of the disease.
Ralph Weichselbaum was given the highest honor bestowed by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) for “revered members who have made outstanding contributions” to the field of radiation oncology.
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CAR T-cell therapy supercharges a patient’s white blood cells to seek out and destroy cancer cells.
Research at UChicago Medicine played a key role in the development of this exciting new immunotherapy for advanced blood cancers.