Costly Blood Clots More Common than Expected Among Cancer Patients
An analysis of more than 30,000 cancer patients has shown that blood clots are a more common complication than doctors may realize, causing additional hospitalizations and driving up the cost of care, according to a study led by a Duke Cancer Institute researcher.
Sept. 19, 2011
Elusive Gene Mutations Found for Malignant Brain Tumor
A discovery by scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University could increase the chances for an effective combination of drug therapy to treat the second most common type of brain tumor.
Aug. 4, 2011
Genetic Differences Distinguish Stomach Cancers, Treatment Response
Stomach cancer is actually two distinct disease variations based on its genetic makeup, and each responds differently to chemotherapy, according to an international team of scientists led by researchers at Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School.
Aug. 1, 2011
Duke Team Finds New Clues to How Cancer Spreads
Cancer cells circulating in the blood carry newly identified proteins that could be screened to improve prognostic tests and suggest targets for therapies, report scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute.
June 27, 2011