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May 7, 2015

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May 6, 2015 — Biological and medical scientists have been using flow cytometry to count cancer cells for the past 40 years. But the large instruments are expensive and can only be operated by trained personnel. By ... read more

ASTRO Issues Guideline on Definitive and Adjuvant RT for Locally Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

May 5, 2015 — The American Society for Radiation Oncology is issuing a new guideline, 'Definitive and adjuvant radiotherapy in locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer: An American Society for Radiation ... read more

First Extensive Description of the Human Secreted miRNome

May 5, 2015 — In an elaborate study, biologists have found out that small molecules named microRNAs are, against many hopes, not yet suitable for early diagnosis of skin cancer, as well as supposedly for other ... read more

Racial Differences in Male Breast Cancer Outcomes

May 4, 2015 — While black and white men under age 65 diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer received similar treatment, blacks had a 76 percent higher risk of death than whites, research shows. Male breast ... read more

New Screening Technique Could Pick Up Twice as Many Women With Ovarian Cancer

May 4, 2015 — A new screening method can detect twice as many women with ovarian cancer as conventional strategies, according to the latest results from the largest trial of its kind. The new method detected ... read more

Scientists Dramatically Improve Method for Finding Common Genetic Alterations in Tumors

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have developed a significantly better computer tool for finding genetic alterations that play an important role in many cancers but were difficult to identify with whole-genome sequencing. ... read more

Recurrence of Prostate Cancer Detected Earlier With Innovative PSMA-Ligand PET/CT

May 4, 2015 — A recent study compared use of the novel Ga-68-PSMA-ligand PET/CT with other imaging methods and found that it had substantially higher detection rates of prostate-specific membrane antigen in ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Kinesiology research offers encouraging information for cancer patients: A brisk walk or a slow jog on a regular basis may be the key to improved cancer treatments. Research also has shown that ... read more

Discovery Could Help Reverse Glucocorticoid Resistance in Some Young Leukemia Patients

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have identified a mechanism that helps leukemia cells resist glucocorticoids, a finding that lays the foundation for more effective treatment of cancer and possibly a host of autoimmune ... read more

Study Points to Possible Treatment for Lethal Pediatric Brain Cancer

May 4, 2015 — Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists found that the drug panobinostat and similar gene regulating drugs may be ... read more

Human Clinical Trials Begin for Deadly Hendra Virus Therapy

May 4, 2015 — The world’s first human clinical trials for a treatment against Hendra virus, a rare but deadly viral disease, have just begun in Australia, using a human monoclonal ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Various repair mechanisms help our cells to revert continuous damage to their DNA. If they fail, mutations accumulate that can lead to devastating diseases. DNA repair defects underlie predisposition ... read more

Shell-Less Chicken Eggs for Multiple Myeloma Research

May 4, 2015 — Scientists have grown miniature tumors on eggshell membranes. The EU project succeeded in developing an urgently needed drug screening system for bone marrow cancer, the scientists say. Multiple ... read more

Comprehensive Look at Brain Cancer Treatments

May 1, 2015 — A comprehensive genetic review of treatment strategies for glioblastoma brain tumors covers how these highly invasive and almost-always-deadly brain cancers may be treated, reviews the continuing ... read more

Patients With Gastrointestinal Tumors at Higher Risk of Other Cancers

May 1, 2015 — The first population-based study that characterizes the association and temporal relationship between gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) and other cancers has been conducted by researchers. The ... read more

How to Reset a Diseased Cell

May 1, 2015 — In proof-of-concept experiments, researchers demonstrate the ability to tune medically relevant cell behaviors by manipulating a key hub in cell communication networks. The manipulation of this ... read more

New Potential Melanoma Drug Target Discovered

May 1, 2015 — A new treatment for melanoma could be on the horizon, thanks to a recent finding. In the study, authors report that they found high levels of an enzyme in melanoma samples that they believe is a ... read more

Researchers Create DNA Repair Map of the Entire Human Genome

May 1, 2015 — When common chemotherapy drugs damage DNA in cancer cells, the cells can't replicate. But the cells do have ways to repair the DNA and the cancer drugs aren't effective to do so. ... read more

Link Between Inherited Genetic Variations, Outcomes of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Discovered

May 1, 2015 — Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the most common type of lung cancer. Patients diagnosed with NSCLC have a poor prognosis, with a 5-year survival rate of only 16 percent. Researchers hope to ... read more

Lifetime Intense Physical Activity May Lower Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

May 1, 2015 — Performing vigorous physical activity over one's lifetime may lower risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Because not much is known about what causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma, identifying risk factors is ... read more

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