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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Cancer Test Predicts Treatment Outcome

Oct. 2, 2015 — Researchers have announced a new tool in the fight against cancer, with the development of a world-first test that will direct treatment choices for patients with some forms of blood ... read more

Study Finds Gaps in Clinical Genetic Counseling Services for Women Undergoing BRCA Testing

Oct. 1, 2015 — Medical researchers have published results from a national study identifying factors and outcomes associated with the use of genetic counseling and testing services for hereditary breast and ovarian ... read more

Lung Cancer Screening Programs Do Not Increase Rates of Unnecessary Surgeries

Oct. 1, 2015 — Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without ... read more

Study Finds Dramatic Benefits of Weight-Loss Surgery

Oct. 1, 2015 — A study evaluating the effects of bariatric surgery on obese women most at risk for cancer has found that the weight-loss surgery slashed participants' weight by one-third and eliminated ... read more

Rising Cancer Rates in Low, Middle Income Countries Threaten Economic Stability

Oct. 1, 2015 — The rising cost of treating and caring for a growing number of cancer patients threatens economic development in low and middle income countries, making prevention key, experts say in a new ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — When a pathogen invades the body, specific cells in the human immune system are ready to take immediate action in order to destroy it. The molecular characteristics of these killer cells were unknown ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — When cells from the connective tissue collide, they repel one another -- this phenomenon was discovered more than 50 years ago. It is only now, however, that researchers have discovered the molecular ... read more

What Is the Cost of Lung Cancer in Germany?

Oct. 1, 2015 — With more than 50,000 newly diagnosed cases each year, lung cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Germany. As yet, however, very few statistics are available on the care situation of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Researchers have reached a breakthrough in understanding how fructose is transported into our cells. This could be a potential benefit for the development of novel treatments against some forms of ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A team of researchers has refined a mathematical model that simulates the impact of genetic mutations on cell division -- a step that could provide insight into errors that produce and sustain ... read more

Scientists Discover How to Trap Cancer Cells Before They Spread

Oct. 1, 2015 — A new way has been found to potentially 'fence in' a tumor and help stop cancer cells spreading, according to a study. The research team behind the results showed that adding experimental ... read more

Treatment-Free Intervals in Ovarian Cancer Not Linked to Initial Response

Sep. 30, 2015 — Three-quarters of women treated for ovarian cancer face relapse of their disease. And while those who respond well to initial therapy do tend to survive longer, they require additional treatment for ... read more

Weight Training Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Regain Functional Strength

Sep. 30, 2015 — A six-month weight training program can improve a breast cancer survivor's basic physical functionality, a new study ... read more

Human Tumor 'Avatars' Reveal New Genetic Sources of Drug Response in Late-Stage Colorectal Cancer Therapy

Sep. 30, 2015 — Using pieces of human tumors grafted into mice, a team of researchers has identified new mutations in six genes related to drug resistance and sensitivity in late-stage colorectal ... read more

Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Therapeutic Promise in Mouse Models of Multiple Sclerosis

Sep. 30, 2015 — An experimental drug originally identified in a National Cancer Institute library of chemical compounds as a potential therapy for brain and basal cell cancers improves the symptoms of mice with a ... read more

DNA-Based Vaccine Clears Nearly Half of Precancerous Cervical Lesions in Clinical Trial

Sep. 30, 2015 — Using a novel synthetic platform for creating vaccines a team of researchers has successfully eradicated precancerous cervical lesions in nearly half of the women who received an investigational ... read more

Doctors Often Overtreat With Radiation in Late-Stage Lung Cancer

Sep. 30, 2015 — Almost half of patients with advanced lung cancer receive more than the recommended number of radiation treatments to reduce their pain, according to a new study. Radiation therapy that is ... read more

Researchers Show That Genetic Background Regulates Tumor Differences

Sep. 30, 2015 — Researchers have identified both similarities and differences between a single tumor type in multiple dogs breeds; a finding they believe parallels the situation in the cancer of human ... read more

One-Third of Hormone Users at Menopause Take Unapproved, Untested Compounded Drugs

Sep. 30, 2015 — One-third of US women who take hormones at menopause are using compounded hormones, shows a new national survey. These women commonly -- and mistakenly -- think these hormones are safer and offer ... read more

Study Lays Groundwork for Blood Test to Aid in the Detection and Monitoring of Myeloma

Sep. 30, 2015 — Only 5 percent of myeloma cases are stage I when diagnosed. One reason may be the lack of good routine screening tests to identify patients who will progress to myeloma. A new study has found that ... read more

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