Reading time: 2 minutes Rachel Cherney Nature is magnificent, simply put. It is indispensable, diverse, and more complex than we currently understand. Its diversity ranges from from the Mantis Shrimp, which can see millions of colors as compared to humans, to the Axolotl, which has the remarkable ability to regenerative any of the limbs. However,... Continue Reading →
Closing the Gap: At-Home Cancer Tests Reduce Health Disparities in Cervical Cancer
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes Sara Musetti It is shocking to absolutely no one that there are large disparities in health care outcomes associated with socioeconomic status. As Morgan McSweeney recently wrote for OncoBites, melanoma patients on Medicaid or without access to health insurance wait longer for doctor’s visits and have poorer outcomes than patients... Continue Reading →
Liquid Biopsy of Circulating Tumor HPV DNA
Reading time: 4 minutes Sabarish Srinivasan Introduction to Human Papillomavirus Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a small, circular double-stranded DNA virus, of which there are several strains. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the US. Unfortunately, this infection is difficult to identify, as it is asymptomatic in the majority of cases,... Continue Reading →
Is Cancer Elimination Really a Mission Impossible?
Reading time: 4 minutes Jason Tetro Imagine a world in which cancer is no longer a threat to the world. Naturally, the task sounds unachievable. But much like Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force team, the Australian government has accepted this mission in the hopes of eliminating cervical cancer from the country. Now, a... Continue Reading →