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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 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

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

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

Annual Low-Dose CT Screening Safe, Reliable for Identifying Pre-Cancers

June 23, 2015 — An annual exam using a key imaging technology could spare patients with lung nodules from unnecessary tests and surgery. The study authors found the imaging technology, called low-dose computed ... read more

Promising New Drug Combo Offers Hope for People Battling Melanoma

June 23, 2015 — Summer inspires many people to think about their vacation plans, however, it makes one medical oncologist think about melanoma. He hopes to be able to offer a new treatment for melanoma patients in ... read more

Big Data Analysis Platform to Unveil Gene Interactions in Cancer

June 23, 2015 — A breakthrough in cancer genomics has been achieved by developing a novel big data analysis platform for analyzing the interactions among genes. The analysis platform unveils the unregulated patterns ... read more

Trial Could Impact Older Myelodysplastic Syndrome Population's Access to Bone Marrow Transplants

June 23, 2015 — An America-wide clinical trial analyzes outcomes after two common treatments: bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. The results could lead to wider access to transplants, researchers ... read more

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