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Early recognition, prevention strategies could reduce costly burden of sepsis in patients with cancer

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By: Jennifer Southall From: healio.com Sepsis is a leading cause of preventable death across the globe, and patients with cancer have a 10 times higher likelihood of developing this life-threatening condition than those without cancer. More than one in five sepsis hospitalizations is cancer-related, according to a study by Hensley and colleagues, who also found significantly higher rates of hospital …

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Novel technique developed to observe cancer cells’ metastatic potential

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Source: University of Michigan From: news-medical.net When cancer cells metastasize, they morph, becoming missile-shaped in order to penetrate into other tissues throughout the body. In fact, to travel throughout the body, metastatic cancer cells must change their phenotypes; their physical characteristics. This change allows stationary, epithelial cells which compose the barriers of our organs and our skin, to morph into …

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Breast cancer can be inherited through gene mutations

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By: Dr. Phillip Chae Midland Health From: seattlepi.com While millions of people are breast cancer survivors, it remains one of the most common cancers affecting women. Regardless of the high survival rate of breast cancer, I often hear misconceptions or myths about the disease. In this day and age of online information, it’s easy to get bombarded by what I …