Tag Archives: Cancer

Judge rips insurance company for ‘immoral, barbaric’ cancer denials

At issue is a treatment known as proton beam therapy, an expensive alternative to standard radiation that proponents say is a more precise form of treatment with fewer side effects. Opponents have questioned whether proton therapy is worth the high cost to fight some forms of cancer, and insurance companies have often denied coverage for… Read More »

What If We Could Stop Lung Cancer Before It Starts?

Genomic differences related to the immune system may play a key role in the early development of lung cancer. That finding, published April 23, 2019, in Nature Communications, reveals potential for developing new therapeutics that could boost immune activity to prevent or halt progression of the disease, says Avrum Spira (ENG’02), the study’s senior author. He says that the newly… Read More »