Tumor markers are substances that can be used to monitor cancer. Learn about common biomarkers, how they are used, and their limitations.
Primary peritoneal cancer is a rare cancer similar to ovarian cancer. What are the symptoms and causes, and how is it diagnosed and treated?
The abscopal effect can sometimes increase survival with cancer. Learn about what cancers and treatments may have this response, and why it occurs.
There are causes and risk factors for non-small cell lung cancer beyond smoking, and genetics, radon, and even infections may play a role. Learn more.
The diagnosis of prostate cancer begins with screening tests (PSA, DRE), followed by a biopsy for diagnosis and grading, and imaging tests for staging.
Testing for gBRCA, in addition to identifying genetic risk, is important in choosing treatments for some types of cancer. Learn when it should be done.
Lung cancer is increasing in never-smokers, particularly young women. There are several potential causes, as well as factors that are not responsible.
Late recurrence of breast cancer, especially estrogen receptor-positive tumors, is far too common. Learn about the incidence, risk factors, and prognosis.
Read how experts are investigating biomarkers to help predict who will benefit from immune checkpoint blockade, a revolutionary type of immunotherapy.
There are blood tests a doctor may order if cancer is suspected, including CBC and tumor marker tests that can help diagnose different types of cancer.