On November 16, Jack Whelan died. He was an incredible individual with a heart of gold. He didn't have a bad bone is his body, except for the cancer-ridden lesions and bone tumors. Jack fought until the very end. His love and devotion to his family kept him alive for longer than even the greatest medical minds predicted.
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The 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to three researchers “for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.”
To milk a cone snail requires guile and guts.
One of the most promising new cancer treatments involves altering patients' own immune cells to attack blood cancers. But it comes with a big downside: It can cause serious side effects, including high fevers and sharp drops in blood pressure as well as potentially fatal brain swelling.
What if your fitness were influenced not only by your activity level but also by your genes? And, focusing specifically on breast cancer, what if one’s risk of getting breast cancer were influenced by one’s inherited capacity for fitness?
On Saturday, Oct. 14, Voices of Hope (VOH), will present its 9th annual gala performance at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly.
The CAR T-cell therapy, a first-of-its-kind treatment that uses patients' own immune cells to fight cancer, comes at a high cost: $475,000. The drugmaker, Novartis, has issued a money-back guarantee if the patient does not respond within the first month of treatment.