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June 30, 2015

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June 30, 2015

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

Development of New Blood Vessels Not Essential to Growth of Lymph Node Metastases

June 25, 2015 — The growth of metastases in lymph nodes -- the most common site of cancer spread -- does not require the development of new blood vessels, researchers have discovered, potentially explaining why ... read more

June 25, 2015 — Adult fruit flies given a cancer drug live 12 percent longer than average, according to a study researching healthy aging. The drug targets a specific cellular process that occurs in animals, ... read more

June 25, 2015 — As a tumor grows, its cancerous cells ramp up an energy-harvesting process to support its hasty development. This process, called autophagy, is normally used by a cell to recycle damaged organelles ... read more

Analyzing Genes According to Evolutionary Profile

June 25, 2015 — Scientists have developed a new Internet tool that will allow any investigator, physician or patient to analyze genes according to their evolutionary profile and find associated genes. The tool ... read more

microRNA May Provide Therapy Against Pancreatic Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Cancer researchers have found that a particular microRNA may be a potent therapeutic agent against pancreatic cancer. The need for new therapies for pancreatic cancer patients is great as only 7 ... read more

E2F4 Signature Can Predict Progression of Bladder Cancer

June 25, 2015 — Investigators harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder ... read more

A Novel DNA Damage Alarm

June 25, 2015 — How does our body keep its DNA intact? Researchers have just found a new piece of this puzzle. They discovered a novel alarm that cells use to signal DNA ... read more

Weight Loss, Combined With Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

June 24, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic ... read more

DNA Shed from Head and Neck Tumors Detected in Blood, Saliva

June 24, 2015 — On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck ... read more

June 24, 2015 — Telomeres, specialized ends of our chromosomes that dictate how long cells can continue to duplicate themselves, have long been studied for their links to the aging process and cancer. In an ... read more

Tiny Particles in Blood Useful for Early Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

June 24, 2015 — A protein encoded by the gene glypican-1 (GPC1) present on cancer exosomes may be used as part of a potential non-invasive diagnostic and screening tool to detect early pancreatic cancer, potentially ... read more

Low-Grade Brain Tumor Diagnosis Redefined

June 24, 2015 — A group of patients have made important contributions to an American cancer study that proposes a change in how some brain tumors are classified and ultimately treated. The study reveals that a ... read more

June 24, 2015 — A new device that more quickly and accurately 'listens in' on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply has been invested by scientists. The tool improves our understanding ... read more

New Colon Cancer Culprit Found in Gut Microbiome

June 24, 2015 — Changes in the gut bacteria of colon cancer patients indicate that some virulent bacteria could be linked to the progression of the disease, according to research. The findings could eventually be ... read more

Study Identifies Multiple Genetic Changes Linked to Increased Pancreatic Cancer Risk

June 23, 2015 — In a genome-wide association study believed to be the largest of its kind, researchers have uncovered four regions in the human genome where changes may increase the risk of pancreatic ... read more

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