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Writing about health as therapy and a commitment device

Writing about health can be a kind of therapy, a means of turning a bad break into something with a more positive (if not altogether happy) ending.

Nano-vaccine enhances the sensitivity of melanoma to immunotherapy to destroy cancer

Cancers hurt, starve themselves to trick immune system, new study finds

To avoid the immune system, melanoma breaks down the amino acid tryptophan, stopping cells from properly functioning, but the cancer cells are able to do so despite lacking tryptophan themselves.

A patient receives chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer

What COVID and cancer can teach us about self image

In addition to the very real physical impact, there is a not-insignificant mental health component associated with COVID lockdowns and cancer limitations.

Breast cancer detected by Ibex’s Galen Breast AI solution - the tumor is marked with a heatmap

AI to be used as primary tool in diagnosing breast cancer in pilot program

Early and accurate detection of breast cancer is critical for effective treatment and saving women's lives.

Gamida Cell studying 521

Revolutionary Israeli bone marrow transplant method meets trial goals

Following market research, Gamida Cell expects to treat 2,000 patients in the US in the three years after the drug is offered to patients.

In Shaare Zedek cancer center expansion, Prof. Nir Peled appoint D-G

One of the top oncologists in Israel, Prof. Peled has an extensive and successful background of experience Israel, Europe and the United States.

Iran Supreme Leader Khamenei hands power to son due to health – report

If true, it is unclear if the role is permanent, as it goes against the Iranian constitution's laws regarding succession.

Cancer illustrative

Increase in the number of women with lung cancer in recent years - study

In 2017, some 1,842 people died from lung cancer. Among them, a third were women.

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