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May 25, 2015

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May 25, 2015

36-Percent Increase in Pediatric Patients Treated With Proton Therapy, New Survey Shows

May 23, 2015 — Results from an American survey indicate a steady increase in the number of pediatric patients who are being treated with proton radiation therapy for cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Based on a ... read more

Non-Invasive Tool for Diagnosing Cancer

May 19, 2015 — An ultrasensitive method to detect micro-RNAs, tiny molecules that can indicate the presence of tumors, has been developed by researchers. They are applying the technology toward a non-invasive ... read more

Researchers Discover Molecular Approach to Promote Cancer Cell Death

May 21, 2015 — Lung cancer researchers have discovered a novel strategy to exploit apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, for the treatment of lung cancer. The protein Bcl-2 is a known target for cancer ... read more

International Study of Advanced Prostate Cancer Genome Finds Potential Targets for Drug Therapy

May 21, 2015 — First study of the genomic composition of prostate cancer shows many patients have gene mutations that can be targeted with existing or potential drugs. The finding is based on an analysis of tumor ... read more

Scientists Unveil Prostate Cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

May 21, 2015 — Almost 90 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumors that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals. Scientists ... read more

Novel Insights in MET-Proto-Oncogene Might Lead to Optimizing Cancer Treatment

May 18, 2015 — The MET-proto-oncogene is involved in the pathogenesis of several tumors and therefore represents an interesting target for future therapies currently tested in dozens of clinical trials. Researchers ... read more

Research Community Comes Together to Provide New 'Gold Standard' for Genomic Data Analysis

May 18, 2015 — Although genomic sequencing of tumor genomes is exploding, the mutations identified in a given genome can differ by up to 50 per cent just based on how the data is analyzed. Research teams were asked ... read more

Targeted, High-Dose Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Appears to Benefit Some Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 18, 2015 — High-dose radiation treatment, called stereotactic body radiotherapy, appears to be safe and as effective as standard radiation treatment for certain patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumors are ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A nanoparticle-based therapy has been designed by researchers that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow. Targeted specifically to the ... read more

Australian Public Not Being Informed About Dangers of Medical Overdiagnosis

May 20, 2015 — A national survey reveals that only one in ten Australians report being told about the risk of overdiagnosis by their doctors, according to research. The increasingly recognized problem of ... read more

Adults Harbor Lots of Risky Autoreactive Immune Cells

May 19, 2015 — Contradicting a long-held belief that self-reactive immune cells are weeded out early in life in an organ called the thymus, a new study has revealed that vast numbers of these cells remain in ... read more

Regrets? Opting out of Clinical Trials May Prompt More Than a Few

May 20, 2015 — Women who choose not to participate in a clinical trial may be significantly more likely to later regret that decision than women who choose to participate in the study, according to a team of ... read more

Biomarker May Boost Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Response

May 20, 2015 — A molecule that helps control gene expression may play a role in controlling chemotherapy resistance among patients with the most common form of ovarian cancer. Chemoresistance is a major challenge ... read more

Injected Immune Cells Safe in Multiple Myeloma Patients, Pilot Study Finds

May 20, 2015 — In a report on what is believed to be the first small clinical trial of its kind, researchers say they have safely used immune cells grown from patients’ own bone marrow to treat multiple myeloma, ... read more

May 20, 2015 — For over one hundred years, scientists have debated the question of the origins of the lymphatic system -- a parallel system to the blood vessels that serves as a conduit for everything from immune ... read more

Livers Donated After Cardiac Death Are Safe to Use in Liver Cancer Patients on a Transplant List

May 19, 2015 — Patients with liver cancer can be cured with a liver transplant. But because of the shortage of donated organs, these patients often die waiting for a liver. That’s because most transplant centers ... read more

Researchers Focus on Potential Tool for Predicting Survival, Staging in Prostate Cancer

May 20, 2015 — A molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly decreases quality of life, has been identified by researchers. The research may ... read more

Include Men in Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines, Experts Urge

May 20, 2015 — Osteoporosis affects more men than prostate cancer. In a large study of smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae. Smoking history and chronic ... read more

More People Are Dying in Hospices in England

May 19, 2015 — The proportion of people dying in hospices in England has nearly doubled since 1993, but the gap in hospice deaths between people living in the least and most deprived areas appears to be growing, ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Researchers have developed a microfluidic chip that can capture rare clusters of circulating tumor cells, which could yield important new insights into how cancer spreads. Circulating tumor cells ... read more

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