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Targeted Oncology

Homing in on Brain Mets’ Distinct Alterations Offers Hope for Precision Medicine Approach

*August 2020* "Brain metastases harbor distinct clinically actionable genetic alterations compared to their primary tumors and extracranial sites." The use of targeted therapies directed at genetic alterations specific to brain metastases is emerging as a viable precision medicine approach to treating brain metastases that have developed from solid tumors rather…
October 16, 2020
Coping With Cancer

How Do I Handle This Cancer Part 4

*September 2020* by Tess Taft, msw, licsw ©all rights reserved This is the fourth part of a six-part series on how people cope with cancer. The first installment discussed GRIEF, DEPRESSION, and ANXIETY. The second installment included thoughts on ANGER.The third installment spoke to people who manage their feelings by WITHDRAWAL and RESIGNATION. DENIAL “I think…
October 16, 2020

Knockdown of IKKβ Inhibits Tumor Development in a Leptomeningeal Metastasis Mouse Model and Proliferation of Lung Cancer Cells

*July 2020* Leptomeningeal metastasis (LM) is a devastating, late-stage complication of various solid tumors and is characterized by the diffuse dissemination of malignant tumor cells into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and leptomeninges. Metastasis to this fluid-filled space can quickly spread to the entire central nervous system, leading to progressive neurological dysfunction…
September 18, 2020