Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a molecule that amps up immune cells to fight off infections. While it is effective, the problem with IL-2 is that it causes a lot of toxicity in patients.
Screening of healthy adults for genes that might heighten disease risk must be pursued cautiously, concludes a U.S. panel whose authors include a UW bioethicist.
Her younger sister’s attitude toward cancer in 2012 became an inspiration for a resident pediatrician’s work with teenage patients.
Stem cell biologist Sergei Doulatov is working to improve bone marrow transplant options, understand blood diseases, and maintain healthy blood systems
Cancer transmission is less than 1 percent across all cases. UW Medicine transplant chief describes precautionary measures.
UW Medicine’s rehabilitation medicine and cancer-care services are among the nation’s top 10; diabetes, urology also earn high rankings.
Brain tumor patients and their families face uncertainty, a sense of feeling alone, and helplessness. To diminish that burden, the The National Brain Tumor Society recently announced a new effort to provide information, tools, and guidance.
Dr. Nora Disis, director of UW Medicine's Cancer Vaccine Institute, said her lab came at the problem by treating cancer, as they did a flu vaccine.
Dr. Tony Blau founded All4Cure, an online knowledge-sharing website for doctors, researchers and patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells.