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February 8, 2016

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February 8, 2016

Single-Lesion Biopsy May Be Insufficient to Choose Therapy Targeting Resistance Mutations

Feb. 5, 2016 — When metastatic tumors driven by drug-targetable genetic mutations become resistant to a targeted therapy drug, the usual practice is to test a single metastatic lesion for new mutations that can ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Using a special profiling technique, researchers have determined the mechanism of action of a potent antibiotic, known as tropodithietic acid, leading them to uncover its hidden ability as a ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Study of plaque production holds promise of helping improve treatment for Alzheimer's, say investigators. Focusing on the form of the disease found in early onset Alzheimer's, in the 2 ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — A new method for conducting in-depth research on malignant tumors in patients has been developed. This work has led to the discovery of new complexities underlying cancer biology and overturning a ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Tumors kill off surrounding cells to make room to grow, according to new research. Although the study was carried out using fruit flies, its findings suggest that drugs to prevent, rather than ... read more

Tuning Macrophages a 'Breakthrough' in Cancer Immunotherapy

Feb. 4, 2016 — A research team describes 'tuning' macrophages from ones that repair wounds (and contribute to tumor growth) to ones that sterilize wounds (and contribute to the immune system's attack ... read more

Feb. 4, 2016 — Meditation eases anxiety, fatigue and pain for women undergoing breast cancer biopsies, according to researchers. They also found that music is effective, but to a lesser ... read more

Researchers Patent New Methods That Allow Them to Identify the Cells Causing Metastasis in Cancer

Feb. 4, 2016 — Researchers have patented a new method that allows to identify the cells causing metastasis in cancer, with a simple blood ... read more

Preventive Surgery for Women at High Risk of Breast, Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new article provides an in-depth look at the issues associated with the care of women in families with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome who have not yet developed cancer ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A new way to use the empty shell of a hepatitis E virus has been developed to carry vaccines or drugs into the body. The technique has been tested in rodents as a way to target breast cancer, and is ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — The greedy metabolism of cancer cells to target kidney cell carcinomas, which kill more than 100,000 Americans each year, has been exploited by researchers. The team showed that the majority of renal ... read more

New Insights Into the Function of the Main Class of Drug Targets

Feb. 3, 2016 — About thirty percent of all medical drugs such as beta-blockers or antidepressants interact with certain types of cell surface proteins called G protein coupled receptors. Researchers has now ... read more

No Proof That Radiation from X Rays and CT Scans Causes Cancer

Feb. 3, 2016 — The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other medical imaging can cause cancer is based on an unproven, decades-old theoretical model, according to a ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — A powerful, three-way mechanism by which a mutation drives the growth of childhood brain cancers, was discovered by scientists. The team hopes the discovery will lead to better methods for diagnosing ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds ... read more

Use of and Barriers to Access to Opioid Analgesics Worldwide

Feb. 3, 2016 — Use of common opioid painkillers such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone has more than quadrupled in Australia over the past decade and doubled worldwide over the same period. Yet at the same time ... read more

Immune Therapy for Brain Tumors: A New Promising Avenue

Feb. 3, 2016 — Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer. Only about one fifth of adults diagnosed with it survive two years or more after their diagnosis. Early clinical trial data show that a ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — Advances in new treatments for diseases, including cancer, come about from innovative research with therapeutic potential. This was the starting point for the research team three years ago when it ... read more

Study Suggests Improvements in How Mesothelioma Is Staged

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study suggests that significant improvements could be made in the scoring system physicians use to estimate the stage (severity) of mesothelioma, an aggressive and deadly ... read more

Study Aims to Resolve How to Manage Pre-Cancers of the Breast

Feb. 2, 2016 — The first large U.S. study aimed at resolving an ongoing debate about the best way to treat an early sign of breast cancer will launch in 2016. The research will focus on ductal carcinoma in situ, or ... read more

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