Pedro Luiz

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The Man Working to Cure His Own Cancer

How one college student turned his struggle with chordoma into a successful research foundation<p>In January 2006, when Josh Sommer was still an aspiring environmental engineering student at Duke University on winter break, he began experiencing debilitating headaches out of nowhere. Though he felt …

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New pill helps leukemia patients live longer


Cancer scientists seek to stop radiotherapy's side-effects on 'friendly' gut bacteria

Researchers have launched a pioneering study aimed at finding ways to type individuals according to the bacteria in their guts. The aim is to discover if some people's microbial makeup makes them more susceptible to the side-effects of radiotherapy for bowel, prostate and other cancers.<p>"If we can …