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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

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

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

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

Does Radiation from X-Rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

June 30, 2015 — In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious ... read more

Protein's Impact on Colorectal Cancer Is Dappled

June 30, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a cell signaling pathway that appears to exert some control over initiation and progression of colorectal cancer, the third leading cause of cancer-related death in the ... 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

Similarities Between Embryos, Breast Tumors Identified

June 30, 2015 — It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos, at least in mice, say researchers. Tumors that resemble six-day-old mouse embryos are more prone to metastasize ... read more

Hantaviruses Are Highly Dependent on Cell Membrane Cholesterol to Infect Humans

June 30, 2015 — Hantaviruses use cholesterol in cell walls to gain access into cells and infect humans, according to laboratory research. Multiple genes involved in cholesterol sensing, regulation and production, ... read more

Chitosan Coated, Chemotherapy Packed Nanoparticles May Target Cancer Stem Cells

June 30, 2015 — Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, ... 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

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