Tag Archives: Cancer

SickKids study finds blood tests alone may be effective strategy for detecting cancer relapse in certain patients

For most cancer patients, medical tests and examinations don’t end with the completion of therapy, even if their cancer has gone into remission. They will be due for several follow-up appointments, which can include blood tests, imaging tests and other exams as part of a surveillance protocol to detect possible relapse. One of the regular… Read More »

GE Healthcare, VUMC join on cancer immunotherapy research

GE Healthcare and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will collaborate on enabling safer and more precise treatment of cancer immunotherapies. Under the during the five-year program, the organizations will analyze the immunotherapy treatment response of thousands of VUMC cancer patients by using anonymized demographic, genomic, tumor, cellular, proteomic and imaging data. Cancer immunotherapy is a treatment… Read More »

Toddler with extremely rare blood type needs at least 3 more donors for cancer treatment

The Florida toddler who made international headlines last month after sparking a worldwide search for a blood donor is in need of at least three more matches as she fights aggressive cancer. Complicating the search is the 2-year-old’s genetic mutation, which means her blood is missing the “Indian B” antigen, putting the chances of finding a… Read More »