Yale Cancer Center Study Shows Long-Term Survival Benefit for Certain Patients with Advanced Lung Cancer
According to the results of a large, global study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers, even a tiny amount of a biomarker known as PD-L1 (programmed death-ligand1) can predict a long-term survival benefit from using pembrolizumab (Keytruda).
Scientists find many gene 'drivers' of cancer, but warn: Don't ignore 'passengers'
A massive analysis of the entire genomes of 2,658 people with 38 different types of cancer has identified mutations in 179 genes and gene regulators as “drivers” — variations in DNA sequences that lead to the development of cancer.
Why it’s time to end religious exemptions for vaccination requirements
The Connecticut General Assembly has raised a bill to eliminate religious exemptions for school entry vaccination requirements. This bill proposes that all children without medical exemptions will be required to receive certain vaccines to attend school. Passing this legislation will be a public health success: Immunizing more children will prevent disease and save lives.
Kunz Named Leader of Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center
Pamela L. Kunz, M.D., has been appointed Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center and Director of GI Medical Oncology within the Section of Medical Oncology.
Smilow Cancer Hospital expanding use of pioneering treatment for hair loss
Ground-breaking, scalp cooling hair loss prevention technology is offered at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and now available for patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center locations in Fairfield, Greenwich, Guilford, Orange, Torrington, and Trumbull.
Yale Cancer Center Launches Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity
Yale Cancer Center has announced the launch of the Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity (CEHE). Building on the commitment of the Yale Cancer Center to patient-centered cancer care, screening, and prevention across the state of Connecticut, the new center is dedicated to ensuring cancer health equity and improving outcomes, with an emphasis on traditionally underserved neighborhoods.