New Treatment Lengthens Survival in Glioblastoma Patients

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

The battle against brain cancer is a personal one for Christopher Jahraus MD, a radiation oncologist with Shelby Baptist Medical Center. When Jahraus was a fourth-year residen.... Read More

Low-Dose CT Scans Help Decrease Lung Cancer Mortality

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

According to the American Cancer Society, one out of every four cancer deaths is attributed to lung cancer, making the disease the leading cause of cancer death among men and.... Read More

First Approved Gene Therapy Fights Hematologic Cancer

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

"It's potentially revolutionary," says Luciano Costa, MD, PhD, about chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy -- a newly approved gene therapy for blood cancers. "This i.... Read More

A World without Antibiotics

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

Few people alive today remember a time when there were no antibiotics. Before penicillin arrived on the front lines of World War II, many lives and limbs were lost not on the.... Read More

UAB Engages Blue Light Imaging in Bladder Cancer

Dec 15, 2017 at 01:20 pm by steve

"If this was a prostate cancer tool, 90 percent of surgeons would be using it," says Jeffrey Nix, MD, assistant professor in the UAB Department of Urology, about blue light cy.... Read More

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