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July 5, 2015

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July 5, 2015

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

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

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

June 30, 2015 — Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how ... read more

June 30, 2015 — Recent studies are revealing a complex picture of cancer progression in which certain genes that drive tumor growth in the earlier stages get suppressed in later stages -- taking a step back to move ... read more

Researchers Define Unique Group of High-Risk Lymphoma Patients

June 29, 2015 — About 20 percent of follicular lymphoma patients consistently experience their disease coming back within two years of being treated with the latest therapies. New research confirms that patients in ... read more

Blood Test for Lung Cancer a Step Closer

June 29, 2015 — Two oncologists and a research scientist are helping pave the way to an easier, more accurate, less invasive way to screen for the most common form of lung cancer. Lung cancer is the most common ... read more

Treatment With PI3K Inhibitors May Cause Cancers to Become More Aggressive and Metastatic

June 29, 2015 — The enzyme PI3K appears to be exploited in almost every type of human cancer, making it the focus of considerable interest as a therapeutic target. However, PI3K inhibitors have only shown modest ... read more

New Family of Small RNAs Boosts Cell Proliferation in Cancer

June 29, 2015 — Rather than cellular trash, half of a transfer RNA (tRNA) molecule appears to actively spur cell proliferation in breast and prostate cancers, suggesting a new role for tRNA and a possible target for ... read more

Discovery Could Lead to Personalized Colon Cancer Treatment Approach

June 29, 2015 — Researchers report their findings of just how a certain tumor-suppressing protein helps prevent colon cancer. With this discovery, researchers believe they’ve found a possible drug target for colon ... read more

Predicting Which Glioblastoma Patients May Benefit from Drug Treatment

June 29, 2015 — Clinicians testing the drug dasatinib, approved for several blood cancers, had hoped it would slow the aggressive growth of the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma; however, clinical trials to date have ... read more

Pinpointing Mutations in a Relapsed Children's Cancer May Lead to Improved Treatments

June 29, 2015 — Researchers studying the pediatric cancer neuroblastoma have detailed how cancer-driving mutations evolve during chemotherapy, and they hope to exploit this knowledge to design better treatments for ... read more

Researchers Map Important Enzyme in Fight Against Cancer

June 29, 2015 — Researchers have discovered what regulates an enzyme that is central to the growth of cancer tumors. This could be of great value to future cancer treatment, they ... read more

Too Exhausted to Fight, Immune System May Harm the Body They Are Supposed to Protect

June 29, 2015 — An 'exhausted' army of immune cells may not be able to fight off infection, but if its soldiers fight too hard they risk damaging the very body they are meant to be protecting, suggests new ... read more

June 27, 2015 — A new class of drug developed targets the Warburg effect to cut off cancer's energy supply, and researchers say that it has the potential to stop most kinds of cancer in its ... read more

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

June 27, 2015 — Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human ... read more

Braking Mechanism Identified for Cell Growth Pathway Linked to Several Cancers

June 26, 2015 — A self-regulating loop in the Hippo pathway, a signaling channel garnering increased attention from cancer researchers due to its role in controlling organ size, cell proliferation and cell death, ... read more

Compound in Magnolia May Combat Head and Neck Cancers

June 25, 2015 — As one of the compounds in magnolia extract, honokiol has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. More recently, scientists have ... read more

June 25, 2015 — A new, sensitive electrochemical technique capable of detecting colorectal cancer in tissue samples has been developed by chemists -- a method that could one day be used in clinical settings for the ... read more

Breast Cancer Treatment With Fewer Potential Side Effects Has Equally Good Patient Outcomes

June 25, 2015 — Women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial breast radiation after the surgical removal of the tumor, or lumpectomy, saw no increase in cancer recurrence or ... read more

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