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Study Suggests Some Treatment For Early Breast Cancer Is Unnecessary
A new study renews questions about how aggressively doctors should treat a very early form of breast cancer or pre-cancer.
Cancer
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Urine test for early-stage pancreatic cancer could help save hundreds of lives
Scientists develop test for three proteins which could give early warning of disease and help doctors distinguish symptoms from chronic pancreatitis
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
Rating: | Views: 1070 | Comments: 0
Cancer scare halts pioneering stem-cell trial to cure blindness
The first ever trial of reprogrammed stem cells is put on hold while scientists investigate whether the procedure caused a potentially cancerous mutation
Genetics
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015, 12:58pm
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Prostate cancer twice as likely to kill black men as white men, study finds
Researchers say study suggests need to target black men for screening of prostate cancer, which is projected to become the UK’s most common cancer by 2030 Black men in England have twice the lifetime risk of both being diagnosed with – and dying from – prostate cancer compared with white men, according to a study by Public Health England and Prostate Cancer UK.
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?
Terminal cancer patients sometimes get chemotherapy in the belief that it will ease their symptoms. But a study finds many who get the treatment near death actually have a poorer quality of life.
Cancer
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015, 8:19am
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Why Liquid Biopsies in Cancer Treatment Are Still Experimental
New diagnostics can find the DNA that drives a tumor, but evidence that they help patients is missing.
Cancer
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015, 12:40pm
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Exposure to mixture of common chemicals may trigger cancer, scientists find
One in five cancers may be caused when common chemicals – deemed safe on their own – blend lethally inside the human body, study reveals
Chemistry
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Boob tubes: Breast grown in lab will test cancer treatments
Mammary glands have been grown in Petri dishes using tissue donated by women who've had breast reductions
Cancer
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 407 | Comments: 0
Deaths from less common cancers on the rise
Increase in both number and proportion of rare and less common cancer deaths may be partly because of poorer treatment than for ‘big four’ cancers
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 366 | Comments: 0
Artificial DNA can evolve to expertly pick out cancer cells
Fake DNA letters designed in the lab can be coaxed to bind only to cancer cells. This means we could home in on the tumour cells and kill them
Molecular Biology
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 04, 2015, 5:57pm
Rating: | Views: 395 | Comments: 0
Mother fights brain cancer with electric fields
Against all odds, Elizabeth Marek is alive thanks to a tumor-killing device that attacks brain cancer cells with electric fields. Marek has glioblastoma, a deadly and aggressive form of brain cancer with no cure and a life expectancy of just over two years.
Cancer
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 393 | Comments: 0
Statins could halve risk of dying from cancer, says major study
Heart attack drugs significantly increased chances of survival from common cancers such as bone, breast, bowel and ovarian, researchers found
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 03, 2015, 9:09am
Rating: | Views: 463 | Comments: 0
How A Claim That A Childhood Vaccine Prevents Leukemia Went Too Far
It seemed to make sense that the childhood Hib vaccine could cut leukemia risk by keeping the immune system in check. But proving there's cause and effect at work turns out to be a challenge.
Cancer
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 332 | Comments: 0
Breast cancer could be 'stopped in its tracks' by new technique, say scientists
Discovery of method for blocking enzyme that spreads cancer cells to bones is described as ‘important progress’ in prevention of secondary stage of disease
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 8:05am
Rating: | Views: 581 | Comments: 0
Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
Molecular Biology
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 7:24am
Rating: | Views: 522 | Comments: 0
Prostate cancer ‘Rosetta stone’ paves way to targeted drugs
Genetic study could provide hope for men with advanced forms of the disease with findings that could lead to personalised treatments
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2015, 11:49am
Rating: | Views: 365 | Comments: 0
A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River
The smallmouth bass with a malignant tumor was caught late last year near Duncannon, Pa. Officials say it's the first time such a tumor has been found in the state on that type of fish.
Environment
Source: NPR
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
Rating: | Views: 388 | Comments: 0
Personalised cancer treatment a step closer with world's first 'living biobank'
Tissue grown from biopsies shown to closely mimic patients’ tumours, allowing researchers to study specific mutations and identify most promising drugs
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2015, 8:29am
Rating: | Views: 820 | Comments: 0
New ovarian cancer test twice as effective as existing methods
Fourteen-year global trial finds 86% of women can be diagnosed correctly by tracking level of protein in blood
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, May 05, 2015, 10:39am
Rating: | Views: 511 | Comments: 0
Injectable lab finds your best cancer drug by trying many at once
The torturous trial-and-error process of finding the best cancer drug for an individual could be a thing of the past thanks to a couple of clever devices
Cancer
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015, 2:12pm
Rating: | Views: 408 | Comments: 0
Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky
Genetic profiling of cancer cells can help guide treatment, but such profiles can be ambiguous. Results would be more accurate if all labs tested normal cells from each patient, too.
Genetics
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015, 8:09am
Rating: | Views: 165 | Comments: 0
Contagious cancer killing East Coast clams
The curious disease is one of only three known forms of cancer than can be passed from one animal to another
Ecology
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
Rating: | Views: 260 | Comments: 0
Doctors Test Tumor Paint In People
A modified venom from scorpions that carries a dye into the brain and makes tumors glow has cleared its latest hurdle. But will this attempt to improve brain surgery work in humans as well as animals?
Cancer
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015, 10:52am
Rating: | Views: 68 | Comments: 0
Cats Get Breast Cancer Too, and There's a Lot We Can Learn From It
Understanding aggressive tumors in pets may lead to better treatments for the nastiest forms of the disease in people
Cancer
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 8:35am
Rating: | Views: 449 | Comments: 0
Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton
CAIRO (Reuters) - A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman.
Cancer
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 290 | Comments: 0
Angelina Jolie and ovarian cancer: the facts about screening and surgery
Faced with unreliable screening, many women with a high lifetime risk of cancer opt for preventative surgery, just as Jolie did.
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 426 | Comments: 0
Heart drug reduces risk of cancer spreading
Surgery to cut out a tumour can sometimes aid its spread. Taking a compound that is naturally found in the heart can lower the odds of this happening
Cancer
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015, 11:47am
Rating: | Views: 181 | Comments: 0
East London genome project to track down beneficial genes
Study to sequence genes of 100,000 people from Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities to identify genes resilient to heart disease, diabetes and cancer
Genetics
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
Rating: | Views: 283 | Comments: 0
Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK
Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cells
Cancer
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 281 | Comments: 0
Why media coverage of alternative cancer cures is dangerous
A Mirror Online report on a breast cancer patient who refused medical treatment for so-called natural alternatives ignores the health risks
Health
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
Rating: | Views: 187 | Comments: 0
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