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HPV strains may impact cervical cancer prognosis

The new study represents the first comprehensive analysis of molecular characteristics of cervical cancers in an African population.
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New test paves the way for tailored treatment of deadliest form of ovarian cancer

UBC faculty of medicine researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer.
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New combination treatment may overcome drug resistance in blood cancers

Scientists at UBC, BC Cancer reveal combination treatment shows promise in overcoming drug resistance and relapse in people with chronic myeloid leukemia.
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UBC scientists discover genetic insights into cancer drug resistance

The findings provide valuable insight into how cancers progress, spread throughout the body and become resistant to chemotherapy.
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UBC researchers awarded more than $1M to tackle aggressive bone cancer in children

Dr. Mads Daugaard and Dr. Poul Sorensen are employing novel strategies to target Ewing sarcoma.
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Obesity, heart disease, and diabetes may be communicable

A new study proposes some non-communicable diseases, like heart disease and diabetes, may spread by gut bacteria.
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Dr. Nadine Caron named founding First Nations Health Authority Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC

New UBC chair seeks to improve cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples.
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B.C.’s school-based HPV immunization program cuts pre-cancer rates by more than half

HPV has been identified as the cause of almost all cervical cancers.
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New international exercise guidelines for cancer survivors

The updated recommendations outline specific ‘exercise prescriptions’ to address common side effects associated with cancer diagnoses and treatment.
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Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials

New research led by Jonathan Loree found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.
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