Doctors issue caution over missed cancer diagnoses tied to immune disorder

Physicians who specialize in a devastating and aggressive immune disorder called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) report in a new study that extra care should be taken to ensure an HLH diagnosis doesn’t obscure possible underlying cancers. They caution that expediting HLH treatment may miss underlying malignancies that could end up being fatal to the patient.
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US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapyTwo immunologists, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, won the 2018 Nobel Medicine Prize for research into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer, the jury said on Monday. Unlike more traditional forms of cancer treatment that directly target cancer cells — often with severe side-effects — Allison and Honjo figured out how to help the patient’s own immune system tackle the cancer more quickly.


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Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneers

  1. Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneers  Medscape
  2. 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 2 Cancer Immunotherapy Researchers  New York Times
  3. NIH grantees win 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  National Institutes of Health (press release)
  4. Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine  The San Diego Union-Tribune
  5. Cancer immunologists scoop medicine Nobel Prize  Nature.com
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