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August 28, 2015

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August 28, 2015

21-Gene Recurrence Score and Receipt of Chemotherapy in Patients With Breast Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among a ... read more

New Strategy Improves Detection of Genetic Mutations in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer

Aug. 27, 2015 — Enhanced accuracy and reduced turnaround time of testing can provide vital information for patients suspected of having lynch syndrome and their family members, according to a new ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new study shows that childhood cancer survivors suffering one stroke have double the risk of suffering a second stroke, when compared with non-cancer stroke ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear. A new study explains how obesity changes the consistency of breast tissue in ways ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of ... read more

New 'Mutation-Tracking' Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse Months in Advance

Aug. 26, 2015 — Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans.The test can uncover ... read more

High Use of Alternative Medicine in Senior Oncology Patients

Aug. 26, 2015 — Many seniors with cancer are also using complementary or alternative medicines that could interfere with their cancer ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — Approximately 36 percent of adults in the U.S. do not engage in any leisure-time physical activity. Lack of physical activity accounts for 22 percent of coronary heart disease, 22 percent of colon ... read more

Aug. 26, 2015 — A new optical method promising faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer is reported in a new article. The researchers used spatial light interference microscopy to obtain quantitative data ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Research by a Veterans Affairs team has confirmed that longer-lasting colonoscopies -- those with a longer 'withdrawal time' -- are associated with lower cancer ... read more

Adaptive Mutation Mechanism May Explain Some Forms of Antibiotic Resistance

Aug. 25, 2015 — Evolutionary theory says mutations are blind and occur randomly. But in the phenomenon of adaptive mutation, cells can peek under the blindfold, increasing their mutation rate in response to stress. ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer is extremely deadly and often has a poor prognosis. Researchers are on a mission to develop drugs that will allow physicians to prolong patient survival and, possibly, even ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — New research could potentially yield a new platform for cancer vaccines. Leveraging a biologically inspired sponge-like gel called 'cryogel' as an injectable biomaterial, the vaccine ... read more

Relapse, Poor Survival in Leukemia Linked to Genetic Mutations That Persist in Remission

Aug. 25, 2015 — For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations -- detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy -- are associated with an ... read more

Young Black Women Have a Higher Frequency of BRCA Mutations Than Previously Reported

Aug. 25, 2015 — Researchers recently conducted the largest U.S. based study of BRCA mutation frequency in young black women diagnosed with breast cancer at or below age 50 and discovered they have a much higher BRCA ... read more

Focused Electrical Blasts Significantly Increase Survival for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 25, 2015 — Use of irreversible electroporation (IRE) doubles the survival time for patients with locally advanced pancreatic cancer say ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — When our cells copy their DNA to grow and replicate, it’s vital the process runs smoothly. To get this right, cells use a complex “machine”, made from many hundreds of ... read more

Is Incense Bad for Your Health?

Aug. 25, 2015 — The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use. The effects of incense and cigarette smoke ... read more

Aug. 25, 2015 — A new research study has identified for the first time the details of how inflammation triggers colon cancer cells to spread to other organs, or ... read more

Electronic Trigger Reduces Delays in Evaluation for Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 24, 2015 — Electronic triggers designed to search for key data, developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, were able to identify and reduce ... read more

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