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Anna Azvolinsky, PhD

Anna Azvolinsky, PhD

Freelance science writer and frequent Cancer Network and OncoTherapy Network contributor.

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A new study found that in patients treated for oropharyngeal cancer, the detection of HPV16 DNA via an oral rinse could be a sign of poor prognosis.

A pair of studies suggest that aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates can each improve survival for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer.

Two trials reported marginal or no improvement in survival with nodal irradiation in early breast cancer patients, though reductions were seen in recurrence.

Researchers have identified a subset of six biomarkers that together may predict the risk of more aggressive prostate cancer among African American men.

Using a novel imaging technique, researchers have discovered that differences in HER2 homodimers on breast cancer cells may point toward functional differences, with possible implications for metastasis and drug resistance.

Researchers have discovered that using progesterone in the treatment of breast cancer could result in better clinical outcomes.

Occult maternal malignancies can be detected through noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), according to the results of a small preliminary study.

[18F]FDG-PET/CT could predict response in patients with metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer treated with lapatinib plus trastuzumab.

While having an advance plan for end-of-life decisions has increased in cancer patients, aggressive treatments near the end of life continue to occur.

Though the United States has seen a decrease in death rates from colorectal cancer, three regions, or "hotspots," continue to experience high rates.

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