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Consistent exercise associated with lower colon cancer death
Consistent exercise is associated with a lower risk of dying from colon cancer, according to a new study led by researchers at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. The study is among the first to show that physical activity can make the disease less deadly.
Individualized treatment for prostate cancer
Patients with prostate cancer who come to the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital receive individualized treatment tailored to their tumor type. This approach minimizes the side effects of treatment, including impotence and incontinence.
Know your moles
Everyone has moles and most of them never cause a problem. But abnormal or atypical moles have the potential to become cancerous. That's why it's important to become familiar with your moles. Washington University dermatologist Milan J. Anadkat, MD, recommends checking your moles once a month and getting a full-body check annually at your physician's office. Find out what to look for and when a mole warrants further attention.
Photoacoustic image of melanoma
With the help of nanoparticles that are designed to absorb light strongly and to bind to proteins on cancerous cells, a melanoma is revealed in stunning clarity. To capture the overlaying blood vessels, the imaging system is then tuned to a different wavelength that is absorbed strongly by hemoglobin.
Improving treatment options for leukemia
Though much progress has been made in treating patients with leukemia, the five-year survival rate for one of the most common types - acute myelogenous leukemia - is less than 25 percent. The team of leukemia specialists at the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital is dedicated to improving the survival of patients with all types of the disease. This broad-based team includes scientists and physicians who work together to translate laboratory discoveries into new treatments that benefit patients.
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