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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Risk Management Plan for Functional Imaging in Cancer Clinical Trials

Dec. 1, 2015 — In cancer clinical trials, scientists are always trying to strike the right balance between maximizing data quality and minimizing cost. Here, risk management can be an extremely helpful tool, ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A fundamental finding that cancer cells can induce neighboring normal cells to become cancerous has been released by scientists. The researchers used a three-dimensional co-culture system where they ... read more

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

New Gene Map Reveals Cancer's Achilles Heel

Nov. 25, 2015 — Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, creating a long-awaited foothold for understanding how our genome works and which genes are crucial in disease like ... read more

Antibody-Drug Compounds and Immunotherapy to Treat Breast Cancer

Nov. 25, 2015 — To more efficiently treat breast cancer, scientists have been researching molecules that selectively bind to cancer cells and deliver a substance that can kill the tumor cells, for several years. ... 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

Mathematical Modeling Can Help Predict Impact of Surgery on Cancer Metastasis

Nov. 24, 2015 — Mathematical models can provide useful clues about the impact of surgery on metastasis, and may help to predict the risk of cancer spread, scientists report. The scientists generated a mathematical ... read more

Exploring the Causes of Cancer

Nov. 23, 2015 — Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control, scientists ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Men with prostate cancer run the risk of brittle bones as a side-effect of their treatment. But one hour's football training a few times a week counters many of the negative effects of the ... read more

New Research Suggests Novel Route in Fight Against Cancer

Nov. 23, 2015 — A collection of important proteins that carry out and regulate critical biological processes has been identified by a group of researchers. As the malfunctioning of these proteins and processes are ... 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

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