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Web’s most frequently asked questions about cancer

Cancer is a group of genetic diseases that can develop almost anywhere in the body. Many people in the world are affected by cancer every year. Following our video that explains the basics of cancer,..

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What is cancer?

Cancer is a complex genetic disease that affects millions of people in the world. It is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with about ten million deaths in 2020 (1). Understanding the caus..

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Liquid biopsy: a game-changer for cancer diagnosis and therapy

Liquid biopsy is a novel, non-invasive blood test that enables healthcare providers to discover a range of information about a tumor, such as early cancer detection, genetic alterations that lead to ..

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Fetal heart development and congenital heart defects

The human heart, the center of the cardiovascular system, is a fist-size organ divided into four chambers: two atria and two ventricles. These are controlled by electrical impulses which cause them t..

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Spinal muscular atrophy: A race against the clock

Every movement our body makes is controlled by a long, thin, tube-like structure called the “spinal cord”. The spinal cord is part of our nervous system, and it connects our brain to our lower ba..

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Clinically significant prognostic and therapeutic pathogenic variants identified in advanced prostate cancer patients

A recent article published by our team in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences [1], aimed to evaluate the prevalence, prognostic and predictive values of gene mutations in patients with pr..

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Pancreatic cancer—The silent killer

All about the pancreas The pancreas is a pear-shaped organ that is located at the upper left side of the abdomen, behind the stomach. It has two main functions—exocrine and endocrine—which are..

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Familial Mediterranean fever: a borderless disease

«When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras». This is a widely known medical aphorism meaning that when trying to diagnose a patient, doctors should first consider common diseases and no..

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Your blood is gold! Learn about components of blood and symptoms and treatment of blood disorders

An adult human body contains approximately 5 liters of blood, which contains different metals such as iron, chromium, and zinc, as well as about 0.2 milligrams of gold [1]! Human blood is essential t..

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Phenylketonuria: symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and genetics

Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited, autosomal recessive condition that was first described by a Norwegian physician, Dr. Ivar Asbjorn Folling, in 1934 [1]. Patients with PKU have problems processi..

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