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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Researchers Question Process for Reviewing Coverage of 'Off Label' Cancer Drug Use

Aug. 25, 2016 — Physician-researchers have raised concerns that there are inconsistencies between the five reference guides, or compendia, that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services uses to determine which ... read more

Fateful Evolution: New Study Improves Accuracy of Cancer Diagnosis

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers use evolutionary theory to make predictions about which Barrett's esophagus (BE) patients will go on to develop cancer. The results point the way toward more accurate medical ... read more

Smokers With Newly Discovered Genetic Markers Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more

Scientists Track Metabolic Pathways to Find Drug Combination for Pancreatic Cancer

Aug. 24, 2016 — Cancer researchers have long observed the value of treating patients with combinations of anti-cancer drugs that work better than single drug treatments. Now, in a new study using laboratory-grown ... read more

Lymph Node Stage May Have Clinical Significance Among NSCLC Patients With Stage IV M1a

Aug. 24, 2016 — Analysis of a large non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient cohort with stage IV M1a disease identified lymph node staging as having clinical significance and an impact on ... read more

How Often Should You Have a Mammogram? Breast Density and Risk Can Inform Decision

Aug. 22, 2016 — Women between the ages of 50 and 74 may benefit from more or less frequent mammography screening than is generally recommended, depending on breast density and risk, say ... read more

How Cell Nuclei Squeeze Into Tight Spaces

Aug. 22, 2016 — As cells move throughout our bodies, they often have to squeeze through tight nooks and crannies in their environment, reliably springing back to their original shape. The structures involved in this ... read more

Esophageal Cancers Driven by 'Marginal Gain' Rather Than Speed

Aug. 22, 2016 — Scientists have shown that unexpectedly, esophageal cancer cells do not divide faster than their normal neighbors. But unlike normal cells, the tumor cells produce slightly more dividing daughter ... read more

Transcription Factor Foxn1 and Preserving Immune Function in Later Life

Aug. 22, 2016 — Researchers use new experimental models and analytical tools to investigate genes regulated by Foxn1, becoming the first to identify the DNA sequence bound by the transcription factor. Among the ... read more

Two Key Proteins Preserve Vital Genetic Information

Aug. 22, 2016 — New research demonstrates how two key proteins mediate the organization of chromosomes and our genome, shedding light on one of the key genetic processes for every person. With this key basic ... read more

Answering the Call for Quality Colorectal Cancer Patient Info

Aug. 22, 2016 — Patients depend on the Internet for health information, but when it comes to colorectal cancer, currently available resources are not meeting their ... read more

Socioeconomic Factors -- Not Race or Ethnicity -- Influence Survival of Younger Patients With Multiple Myeloma

Aug. 22, 2016 — Advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell, have led to improved survival predominantly among young and white patients, with less of an increase ... read more

New Study Challenges Assumption of Asbestos' Ability to Move in Soil

Aug. 19, 2016 — A new study challenges the long-held belief that asbestos fibers cannot move through soil. The findings have important implications for current remediation strategies aimed at capping asbestos-laden ... read more

Increased Eye Cancer Risk Linked to Pigmentation Genes That Dictate Eye Color

Aug. 19, 2016 — New research links specific inherited genetic differences to an increased risk for eye (uveal) melanoma, a rare form of melanoma that arises from pigment cells that determine eye color. scientists ... read more

'Born to Be Bad' or 'Born to Be Benign:' Testing Cells for Esophageal Cancer Risk

Aug. 19, 2016 — Genetically analyzing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for esophageal cancer, according to research. Barrett's Esophagus is a common condition that affects ... read more

Majority of Parents Support HPV Vaccination Requirements for School, but With Opt-Outs

Aug. 19, 2016 — Parents were more likely to agree that laws requiring students to be vaccinated against HPV for school entry are a 'good idea' when there is an opt-out clause, new research indicates. ... read more

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have revealed, for the first time, the three-dimensional molecular 'map' of a protein that has been pinpointed as a driver of many types of ... read more

Study Confirms Long-Term Effects of 'Chemobrain' in Mice

Aug. 18, 2016 — Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer have long complained of lingering cognitive impairments after treatment. These effects are referred to as 'chemobrain,' a feeling of mental ... read more

Fruit Flies Could Be Key to Fighting Cervical Cancer Caused by Human Papillomavirus

Aug. 18, 2016 — HPV is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in the US and has been identified as a cause of cancer in women. A team of researchers has completed studies on fruit flies with a ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers have identified the protein that norovirus uses to invade cells. Norovirus is the most common viral cause of diarrhea worldwide, but scientists still know little about how it infects ... read more

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