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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Medicaid Expansion Improves Breast Cancer Screening for Low-Income Women

Nov. 30, 2015 — Low-income women in Medicaid expansion states in the US are more likely to have a breast screening performed than those in non-expansion states, according to new ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A particular location in DNA, called the Dlk1-Gtl2 locus, plays a critical role in protecting hematopoietic, or blood-forming, stem cells -- a discovery revealing a critical role of metabolic control ... read more

Anticancer Agent FL118 More Potent Than Its Analogs, Not Prone to Typical Channels of Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new synthetic form of camptothecin appears to have greater potency, longer efficacy and fewer adverse side effects than irinotecan and topotecan, report ... read more

Lack of Protein in Rare Childhood Disease Also Has Role in Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — An expert who has treated rare childhood diseases has found that a protein that is missing in one such disease is also silenced by many cancers. Looking at how the lack of the protein affects the ... read more

Promising Drug Combination for Advanced Prostate Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new drug combination may be effective in treating men with metastatic prostate cancer. Preliminary results of this new approach are encouraging and have led to an ongoing international study being ... read more

Optimal Care for Older Cancer Patients Should Target Relevant Health Related Quality of Life Domains According to Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have identified health related quality of life components that should be considered as most relevant for achieving optimal care for older cancer ... read more

Combination Therapy Can Prevent Cytostatic Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have found a new way of preventing resistance to cytostatics used in the treatment of cancers such as medulloblastoma, the most common form of malignant brain tumor in children. The ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Additional breast cancers found with MRI are sometimes larger and potentially more aggressive than those found on mammography, according to a new study. Researchers said that in some cases MRI ... read more

Breast Cancer Clinic Attributes Increased Uptake of Double Mastectomies to Angelina Jolie Effect

Nov. 25, 2015 — An increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies has been seen since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the ... read more

Investigational Drug May Prevent Life-Threatening Muscle Loss in Advanced Cancers

Nov. 24, 2015 — New data describes how an experimental drug can stop life-threatening muscle wasting (cachexia) associated with advanced cancers and restore muscle health. The experimental agent, known as AR-42 ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Engineers are unrolling the mysteries of cancer -- literally. They have developed a way to grow cancer cells in the form of a rolled-up sheet that mimics the 3-D environment of a tumor, yet can also ... read more

Expensive Drugs That Cure Hepatitis C Are Worth the Cost, Even at Early Stages of Liver Fibrosis

Nov. 23, 2015 — It is cost effective to give patients expensive new hepatitis C drugs much earlier than some insurers now pay for them. Researchers were surprised by these findings, since the drugs can cost up to ... read more

New Class of RNA Tumor Suppressors Identified by Researchers

Nov. 23, 2015 — A pair of RNA molecules originally thought to be no more than cellular housekeepers are deleted in over a quarter of common human cancers, according to ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new method to detect cancer cells in the blood before they settle in the tissue and form a new tumor has been developed by a team of researchers. To date, it has been difficult to detect cancer ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to fight liver cancer in some patients, new research suggests. This work offers a way to predict what treatments have the best chance of ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the ... read more

City-Wide Effort Boosts NYC's Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Nov. 23, 2015 — Work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City have resulted in a 40 percent increase in screening rates over four ... read more

Identification of Barrier That Prevents Progression of Benign Kidney Tumors to Malignant Disease

Nov. 20, 2015 — The inner workings of a rare benign kidney tumor has been studied. Researchers have now revealed a mechanism to prevent this type of tumor from becoming ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Persistent inflammation affects the brain in ways that are connected with stubborn symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia, the inability to experience pleasure. The findings bolster the case that ... read more

Tumor-Suppressor P53 Regulates Protein That Stifles Immune Attack on Cancer

Nov. 20, 2015 — A crucial tumor-thwarting gene protects an immune attack against lung cancer by blocking the key to an off switch on T cells, the customized warriors of the immune system, a team of researchers ... read more

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