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July 7, 2015

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July 7, 2015

Extended-Field Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy for Cervical and Endometrial Cancers Does Not Increase Risk of Duodenal Toxicity

July 7, 2015 — A study of women with cervical or endometrial cancer who require treatment to the para-aortic (PA) lymph nodes can safely receive extended-field intensity modulated radiation therapy (EF-IMRT) ... read more

Improvement in Management of Localized Prostate Cancer

July 7, 2015 — After years of overtreatment for patients with low-risk prostate cancer, rates of active surveillance/watchful waiting increased sharply in 2010 through 2013, and high-risk disease was more often ... read more

Breast Cancer Routinely Overdiagnosed in Norway

July 7, 2015 — For every life saved by Norway's Breast Cancer Screening Programme, five women are over-diagnosed, and have to go through an operation to remove a tumour that otherwise never would have caused ... read more

July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

Scientists Lead Consensus Guidelines for Thyroid Cancer Molecular Tests

July 6, 2015 — National guidelines for thyroid cancer testing have been revised to reflect newly available tests that better incorporate personalized medicine into diagnosing the condition. The clinical explanation ... read more

Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma's Spread Acts as Air Traffic Controller

July 6, 2015 — The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic ... read more

Potential Treatment Option for Children With Ewing's Sarcoma

July 6, 2015 — A new therapeutic alternative for children who suffer from a malignant pediatric tumor bone and soft tissue called Ewing's sarcoma has been discovered by a research consortium. Ewing's ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers unravel mechanisms by which a protein that promotes tumor growth is produced during stress. The specific protein concerned in the team's study is the protease cathepsin L, a certain ... read more

Arthritis Drug Could Be Used to Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

July 5, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers, and is one thousandth of the cost of another drug that works in the ... read more

Colorectal Cancer: Second-Line Cetuximab Active Beyond Progression in Quadruple Wild-Type Patients With Mcrc

July 4, 2015 — Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor ... read more

Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

July 3, 2015 — A new method for culturing stem cells has been developed, which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. Stem cell therapy is showing promising signs for transplant patients, and ... read more

Studies Confirm Regorafenib Benefit in Pre-Treated Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

July 3, 2015 — The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers. The safety profile and progression free ... read more

New Understanding of Retinoblastoma Proteins' Role in Cell Death and Cancer Progression

July 2, 2015 — A new review article focuses on RB role in apoptosis provides a comprehensive overview on the role of RB proteins in the coordinated control of cell ... read more

Melanoma Mutation Rewires Cell Metabolism

July 2, 2015 — A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme. The finding points to possible strategies for countering resistance to ... read more

July 2, 2015 — In fruit flies, the abnormal growth induced by Hippo pathway disruption depends on genes involved in responding to the steroid hormone ecdysone. This has potential implications for human biology, ... read more

Genetic Testing in Kids Is Fraught With Complications

July 2, 2015 — Despite an increasing ease in acquiring genetic information, experts pointsout that doing so has consequences, particularly when it comes to children. It is this population, they say, that is the ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

Body Mass Index Impacts Ovarian Cancer Chemotherapy Dosages

July 2, 2015 — Ovarian cancer patients who are overweight or obese are often given less chemotherapy per pound of body weight in order to reduce the toxic side effects associated with higher doses, and this in turn ... read more

Scientists Advance Cancer Drug Design With Image of One of Key Proteins of Life

July 2, 2015 — Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life -- a cellular recycling unit with a role in many ... read more

New Drug for Neuroblastoma Shows Promise in Phase I Study

July 1, 2015 — Researchers have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma. The clinical trial showed minimal side effects with long-term survival of three ... read more

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