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Cancer mutations are often named, with one common group in a gene called KRAS. Although common, KRAS mutations have been extremely difficult to target, but now a new agent may have broken the code. That’s according to William Nelson, director …

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Some types of cancer seem to be increasing in incidence among adults younger than age fifty, with a new large analysis seeming to associate this risk with a host of factors. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins …

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Foods that can’t be found in nature and have undergone extensive processing are known as ‘ultraprocessed,’ with a new study fingering them as associated with adverse health outcomes. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins says the message …

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A blood marker called prostasin seems to link both one’s risk to develop diabetes and the risk of dying from cancer. How might these be linked? William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, offers his interpretation. …

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Prostasin is the name of a blood marker that seems to be associated with someone’s risk of developing diabetes and perhaps also to the risk of dying from cancer. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins, says the …

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Thyroid cancer seems to be occurring more often globally, yet a recent study shows that for the majority of people who had surgery for thyroid cancer, the cancer was found while they were being evaluated for something else, a so-called …

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Do men experience cancer more often than women? A recent large study asserts yes, showing higher rates of bladder cancer and larynx cancer among men, while William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, says this can …

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