BRCA | Colorectal Cancer | Kidney Cancer, 04/24/2024

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MRI, Surgery Reduce Cancer Deaths in Women with BRCA Changes
a dial shows that your risk of cancer goes up with BRCA mutations   For women with certain changes in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, regular MRI scans and surgery to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes (called bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) appear to lower their chances of dying from breast and ovarian cancer.

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A Single Type of Bacteria Linked to Colorectal Cancer
""   Researchers have found a single type of bacteria that appears to fuel colorectal cancer. In mice, the bacterium, Fna C2, appeared to cause more polyps to form in the colon. And the bacterium was often found in human tumor samples.

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Hereditary Kidney Cancer

Hereditary kidney cancer affects many generations of a family. On this updated page, learn about the differences between hereditary and non-inherited kidney cancer, genetic counseling and who should get it, and the major hereditary kidney cancer syndromes.

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FDA Updates CAR T-Cell Therapy Approvals for Multiple Myeloma

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently updated its approval of two CAR T-cell therapies for treating multiple myeloma in adults.

Ciltacabtagene autoleucel (Carvykti) is now approved to treat multiple myeloma that has not responded to or has returned after one line of treatment. Read More 

Idecabtagene vicleucel (Abecma) is now approved to treat multiple myeloma that has not responded to or has returned after two or more lines of treatment. Read More

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