Cancer Research

Proton therapy lowers risk of side effects in cancer patients

Proton therapy leads to a significantly lower risk of side effects severe enough to lead to unplanned hospitalizations for cancer patients when compared with traditional radiation. Cure rates between the two groups are almost identical.

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Using radiomics to predict breast cancer

Penn researchers can predict 10-year breast cancer recurrence with MRI scans that characterize the genetic makeup of tumors, allowing for individualized, non-invasive treatment.

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The new tool in fighting cancer: Antibiotics

The antibiotic vancomycin alters the gut microbiome in a way that can help prime the immune system to more effectively attack tumor cells after radiation therapy.

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For Breast Cancer Patients, Less Time on Hormonal Meds?

Susan Domchek of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Abramson Cancer Center comments on hormonal therapy.



Acupuncture in Cancer Study Reignites Debate About Controversial Technique

Rollin Gallagher of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on a clinical trial that focused on whether acupuncture can relieve pain in cancer patients.