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Dec

New Advances in Lung Cancer Research: SMACing Down Tumor Progression

An investigational class of drugs in combination with radiation therapy may improve immune function in patients. Novel advances in the treatment of lung cancer have emerged from a new preclinical study from researchers at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC), published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research. The study, led by Bo …

10
Aug

Cancer Immunotherapy Might Come with a Hidden Cost

Recent findings from investigators at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson raise potential concerns regarding adverse effects associated with a therapeutic approach that has revolutionized the field of cancer treatment — cancer immunotherapy. The findings were recently published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology + Biology + Physics. In immunotherapy, clinicians harness the power of …

5
Apr

Promising New Results in Lung Cancer Research

Investigators at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson have uncovered a new regulatory pathway with important implications for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of all cancer-related deaths worldwide, with 85% of all cases consisting of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A major obstacle to successfully treating NSCLC  is that many patients …