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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

July 28, 2015 — Pharmaceutical firms 'underinvest' in long-term research to develop new cancer-fighting drugs due to the greater time and cost required to conduct such research, according to a newly ... read more

Clinical Validation for LOXO-101 Against TRK Fusion Cancer

July 27, 2015 — The first imaging studies of TRK fusion cancer conducted post-treatment have confirmed that stage IV patient's tumors had substantially regressed. With four months of treatment, additional CT ... read more

Understanding Why Some Latina Women Discontinue Participation in Cancer Prevention Outreach

July 24, 2015 — It has long been known that rates of breast and cervical cancer screening among Latinas are low compared to rates for U.S. women overall. A new study found that age and fear of cancer diagnosis are ... read more

Prostate Cancer Not Caused by Shift Work, Experts Say

July 24, 2015 — Shift work is widespread: between approximately one in five and one in six of the working population work shifts. Now new research shows, that in fact, shift workers do not develop prostate cancer ... read more

For Prostate Cancer Patients, Risk-Specific Therapies Now More the Norm

July 24, 2015 — After decades of overtreatment for low-risk prostate cancer and inadequate management of its more aggressive forms, patients are now more likely to receive medical care matched to level of risk, ... read more

Scientists Discover First 'DNA Ambulance'

July 24, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how severely damaged DNA is transported within a cell and how it is repaired. It's a discovery that could unlock secrets into how cancer ... read more

Breakthrough Experimental Therapy to Treat Colon Cancer, Chronic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 23, 2015 — A groundbreaking experimental therapy has been discovered that has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis (UC), a disease which causes inflammation in the digestive tract and ... read more

New Method to Halt the Advance of Liver Cancer

July 23, 2015 — Drugs targeting the lymphotoxin-beta receptor may improve liver cancer treatment, a new study suggests. The findings could provide new treatment strategies for the disease, which is the third leading ... read more

Two Classes of Inexpensive Generic Drugs Can Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths, New Research Shows

July 23, 2015 — Two different classes of drugs, aromatase inhibitors and bisphosphonates, can each improve survival prospects for postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, two recent studies indicate. Moreover, ... read more

Researchers Discover New Role for Protein in Cell Division

July 23, 2015 — Pharmaceutical sciences researchers have discovered a protein's previously unknown role in cell division. The well known protein ATF5 controls how often specific genes are copied from DNA. But ... read more

Improved Outcomes Associated With Stem Cell Transplantation for Children With Serious Chronic Leukemia

July 23, 2015 — Researchers have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia ... read more

Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support

July 23, 2015 — A protein's critical -- and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia, a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer, has been ... read more

Chemotherapy and Quality of Life at the End of Life

July 23, 2015 — Chemotherapy for patients with end-stage cancer was associated with worse quality of life near death for patients with a good ability to still perform many life functions, according to an ... read more

Researchers Decode Molecular Action of Combination Therapy for a Deadly Thyroid Cancer

July 23, 2015 — In their bid to find the best combination of therapies to treat anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC), researchers have demonstrated that all histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors are not created ... read more

Novel Algorithm Identifies DNA Copy-Number Landscapes in African American Colon Cancers

July 23, 2015 — The algorithm ENVE could be the Google for genetic aberrations. The findings about the algorithm distinguishes “noise” from real evidence, as well as some genetic characteristics of colon cancer ... read more

First Genetic Test Developed to Predict Tumor Sensitivity to Radiation Therapy

July 23, 2015 — Advances have been made in cancer care with the development of the first test that analyzes the sensitivity of tumors to radiation therapy. Researchers discovered that colon cancer metastases have ... read more

Leading Experts Prescribe How to Make Cancer Drugs More Affordable

July 23, 2015 — A group of 118 of the nation's leading cancer experts have drafted a prescription for reducing the high cost of cancer drugs and voiced support for a patient-based grassroots movement demanding ... read more

Additional Radiation Reduces Breast-Cancer Recurrence for Some Patients

July 22, 2015 — A reduction in breast cancer recurrence has been observed by researchers when additional radiation is given to the lymph nodes as well as the standard treatment of whole-breast irradiation after ... read more

Experimental Drug Could Treat Hot Flashes, Other Symptoms of Menopause Without Harmful Side Effects

July 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening risks of hormone replacement therapy, according to a ... read more

Programming Adult Stem Cells to Treat Muscular Dystrophy and More by Mimicking Nature

July 22, 2015 — Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists now report a new way to mimic the ... read more

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