Colorectal Cancer | Neuroendocrine Tumors | Cellular Therapy, 03/13/2024

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Who Needs Chemo After Colorectal Cancer Surgery?
drawing of a slice of a blood vessel with red blood cells, ctDNA, normal ctDNA, and circulating tumor cell   Results from a new study suggest that the presence of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in blood samples can predict which people with colorectal cancer should and shouldn’t get chemotherapy after surgery to remove their tumors.

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Lutathera Shows Promise for Some Neuroendocrine Tumors
Lu 177-dotatate binds to somatostatin receptors on neuroendocrine tumor cells and kills the cells through the release of radioactive particles.   A first-of-its-kind trial has shown that people with advanced neuroendocrine tumors in the digestive system may benefit from treatment that includes Lu 177-dotatate (Lutathera). This drug is a radiopharmaceutical, which works differently than many other cancer drugs.

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First Cellular Therapy Approved for Melanoma
""   The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved lifileucel (Amtagvi), the first cancer treatment that uses immune cells called tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes, or TILs. Lifileucel is also the first cellular therapy to be approved for a solid tumor, the skin cancer melanoma.

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Genetic Risk of New Cancers Among Childhood Cancer Survivors

A new study shows that common inherited genetic factors that predict cancer risk in the general population may also predict the risk of new cancers later in life among childhood cancer survivors.

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CT Scans and Cancer

This updated page explains what CT scans are, how they're used for cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, and what you can expect during the procedure.

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Oral Complications of Cancer Therapies

Mouth and throat problems are common problems of cancer treatment. This updated page explains ways to prevent and manage problems like dry mouth, taste changes, pain, and infection.

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that causes the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells. These abnormal cells can replace healthy blood cells, leading to symptoms such as easy bleeding, anemia, and infection. Learn more about AML on this recently updated page, including its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

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