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April 26, 2015

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April 26, 2015

Combined Brachytherapy Techniques Should Be 'Benchmark' for Cervical Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2015 — The first large international study to investigate the late side-effects of a combination of two forms of brachytherapy to treat cervical cancer has shown that the technique successfully delivers ... read more

Novel Therapeutic Candidate Targets Key Driver of HCC in Genomically Defined Subset of Patients

Apr. 24, 2015 — Findings on a novel therapeutic candidate for a genomically defined subset of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with an aberrant fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4) pathway have been ... read more

Cancer Rates Among Patients With Hepatitis C Are Increased Compared to Those Not Infected

Apr. 24, 2015 — New results show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Scientists have discover that certain cell structures, the centrioles, could act as information carriers throughout cell generations. The discovery raises the possibility that transmission of ... read more

Genomic Analyses Point to the Potential of Personalized Care for Liver Cancer Patients

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new study shows that by using genomic analyses to understand how and when carcinogenic mutations occur in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, it is possible to identify specific molecular ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new implantable device may change ... read more

A Lot of Smoke: Study Examines Cigarillo Modification Health Claims

Apr. 22, 2015 — Known by a variety of names, “hyping,” “champing” and “freaking” a cigarillo – a smaller, leaner type of cigar – is believed by many to significantly reduce the amount of ... read more

Breast Arterial Calcification Strong Predictor of Coronary Artery Calcification

Apr. 22, 2015 — In a study to ascertain whether breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected with digital mammography correlates to chest CT findings of coronary artery calcification (CAC), researchers have ... read more

Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African-American Women Has Distinct Difference

Apr. 22, 2015 — What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African-American women than white women or women of European descent? A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact ... read more

Frequent Genomic Alteration Is Identified in a Rare Subset of Breast Cancer

Apr. 22, 2015 — Genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer, research shows -- mutations that cannot otherwise be identified with standard clinical ... read more

Childhood Cancer Survivors More Likely to Claim Social Security Support as Adults

Apr. 21, 2015 — Childhood cancer survivors are five times more likely to have enrolled in a Social Security disability assistance program than other citizens, a new American study concludes. "The long-term ... read more

Most Cancer Patients Want Tumor Profiling, Even If It Reveals Other Genetic Risks

Apr. 21, 2015 — Most cancer patients would opt for tumor profiling even if the test revealed that they or their families were at risk for other genetic diseases, according to a study. The study showed that despite ... read more

Re-Engineering Lupus Into a Cancer Killer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have devised a way to re-engineer lupus antibodies to turn them into potential cancer killers. Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the immune system attacks its own ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered new clues to help understand the functions of antisense DNA and its alterations in cancer. Antisense transcripts are DNA sequences that 'rebel,' DNA that are ... read more

Trial Shows Benefit of 'BRCA-Targeting' Drug in Prostate Cancer

Apr. 21, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer benefit from treatment with the pioneering drug olaparib -- the first cancer drug to target inherited mutations -- according to the results of a major ... read more

Technology Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

Apr. 21, 2015 — Developing technology is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. "We're creating a breast cancer risk analysis system," said an electrical engineer on the study. ... read more

Maternal Stress Increases Development of Fetal Neuroblastoma in Animal Model

Apr. 21, 2015 — While genetics play a substantial role in development of neuroblastoma, scientists say that something else is in play that elevates the risk: stress. Researchers have shown in mice genetically ... read more

Coffee Protects Against Breast Cancer Recurrence, Detailed Findings Confirm

Apr. 21, 2015 — Coffee helps to protect against breast cancer, a number of research studies have shown. A new study is added to that research, confirming that coffee inhibits the growth of tumors and reduces the ... read more

Long Non-Coding RNA Modulates Colorectal Cancer Metabolism

Apr. 20, 2015 — Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNA) are unusual in that they don’t encode proteins like normal RNA. Yet they do play a role in regulating cellular functions and interest cancer ... read more

Earlier Ovarian Cancer Detection

Apr. 20, 2015 — Successful ovarian cancer treatment often relies on catching it early. A study may help point to a new method for women at ... read more

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