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Radiofrequency ablation offers a nonsurgical treatment for thyroid nodules

 

When Vickie Bell-Percival was offered the opportunity to have a nodule on her thyroid treated with a new nonsurgical technique called radiofrequency ablation (RFA), she didn’t hesitate.

Breaking the shield that protects pancreatic cancer from immunotherapy

 

Scar-like cells that make up a sizable portion of malignant pancreatic tumors and shield these cancers from immune attack are derived from mesothelial cells that line tissues and organs, a new study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests.

Cryo-EM imaging of STING protein reveals new binding pocket

 

Imaging at near-atomic resolution of a key immune protein commonly known as STING has revealed a previously unrecognized binding site that appears to be pivotal for launching immune attacks, UT Southwestern scientists report in a new study.

Simmons Cancer Center’s Dr. John Sweetenham to chair National Comprehensive Cancer Network Board of Directors

 

John Sweetenham, M.D., Associate Director for Clinical Affairs at UT Southwestern’s Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).