Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center researchers in Beer-Sheva, Israel are developing a cell culture system that for the first time can change testicular stem cells into sperm-like cells that may enable future fertility for boys with prepubertal cancer. Aggressive chemotherapy in childhood often results in male testicular damage and […]

Radiation therapy alone may be enough to treat older, sicker patients with anal cancers

The incidence of anal cancer continues to rise. Despite making the headlines with Farrah Fawcett, people are still reluctant to discuss this important cancer. The majority of patients with this cancer are cured by a combination of treatment of radiation and chemotherapy. However, this treatment can have significant side effects, particularly in the elderly or […]