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CAR-T cells, used to treat cancer in some people, are now being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration for possibly causing additional cancers. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson at Johns Hopkins explains why there’s a concern. Nelson: …

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If you’re a current or former smoker, screening guidelines for lung cancer keep changing, with the newest guidelines from the American Cancer Society expanding the pool of people who would be eligible for CT screening. Kimmel Cancer Center director William …

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Bladder cancer has historically been difficult to treat, but now a new strategy involving hooking a custom made antibody to a drug seems to be extending survival. Known as antibody/drug conjugates, William Nelson, director of the Kimmel Cancer Center at …

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 DNA comprises the blueprint of the cell while RNA instructs how proteins are made. A new study shows that sequencing both can have an impact on cancer management. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson explains. Nelson: They had …

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Women who are obese are 18% more likely to have a breast cancer recurrence than women of normal weight, a recent study reports. While obesity is well known to increase inflammation in the body, William Nelson, director of the Kimmel …

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Obesity ranks up there along with habits like sedentary lifestyle and poor diet as a risk factor for cancer, with a new study showing that when it comes to breast cancer recurrence, it’s important there also. William Nelson, director of …

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Obesity has been identified as a risk factor for several types of cancer, including breast cancer. Now a new study points to obesity as a risk factor for recurrence of breast cancer as well. Kimmel Cancer Center director William Nelson …

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