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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Cancer Drug 49 Times More Potent Than Cisplatin

July 7, 2015 — A new cancer drug has been found to have effectiveness for ovarian and bowel cancer that is 49 times as potent is Cisplatin. The key to this new drug, researchers report, is that it can shut down a ... read more

Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

July 7, 2015 — For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

July 6, 2015 — National guidelines for thyroid cancer testing have been revised to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. The clinical explanation ... read more

Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

July 5, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the ... read more

Colorectal Cancer: Second-Line Cetuximab Active Beyond Progression in Quadruple Wild-Type Patients With Mcrc

July 4, 2015 — Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor ... read more

Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

July 3, 2015 — A new method for culturing stem cells has been developed, which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. Stem cell therapy is showing promising signs for transplant patients, and ... read more

Studies Confirm Regorafenib Benefit in Pre-Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

July 3, 2015 — The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers. The safety profile and progression free ... read more

New Understanding of Retinoblastoma Proteins' Role in Cell Death and Cancer Progression

July 2, 2015 — A new review article focuses on RB role in apoptosis provides a comprehensive overview on the role of RB proteins in the coordinated control of cell ... read more

July 2, 2015 — In fruit flies, the abnormal growth induced by Hippo pathway disruption depends on genes involved in responding to the steroid hormone ecdysone. This has potential implications for human biology, ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

New Drug for Neuroblastoma Shows Promise in Phase I Study

July 1, 2015 — Researchers have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma. The clinical trial showed minimal side effects with long-term survival of three ... read more

Improved Survival in Adult Patients With Low-Grade Brain Tumors

July 1, 2015 — Using clinical data collected over the past decade through a U.S. cancer registry, researchers demonstrated that significant strides have been made in improving the survival of adult patients with ... read more

Indoor Tanning Rates Drop Among US Adults

July 1, 2015 — Indoor tanning rates dropped among adults from 5.5 percent in 2010 to 4.2 percent in 2013, although an estimated 7.8 million women and 1.9 million men still engage in the practice, which has been ... read more

Many Patients With Advanced Form of Larynx Cancer Not Receiving Recommended Treatment

July 1, 2015 — Despite findings of previous studies and published guidelines, nearly two-thirds of patients with T4a larynx ('voice box') cancer are not receiving a total laryngectomy (surgical removal of ... read more

Experimental Drug Combined With Standard Chemo May Shrink Treatment-Resistant Ovarian Cancers, Animal Study Shows

July 1, 2015 — Working in cell cultures and mice, researchers have found that an experimental drug called fostamatinib combined with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may overcome ovarian cancer cells' ... read more

July 1, 2015 — Although being overweight with a high body-mass index has long been associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer, thinner patients might not fare as well after treatment for advanced cancer, ... read more

Evaluation of NK1 Antagonists for Emesis Prevention in Oxaliplatin Chemo: SENRI Trial

July 1, 2015 — The SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, results of a new ... read more

How Removing a Protein Slows Blood Vessel Growth in Tumors

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a new protein which triggers the growth of blood vessels in breast cancer tumors which have spread to the brain, a common location which breast cancer can spread ... read more

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 — Scientists have known for some time that inflammation is one of the ten hallmarks of cancer. Cancer has also been described as a "wound that does not heal." Now researchers have studied the ... read more

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