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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Task Force Maybe Too Stringent in Not Yet Recommending Melanoma Screening

July 26, 2016 — Two clinical experts question a USPSTF determination that there isn't enough evidence to recommend that clinicians visual screen for skin cancer, such as ... read more

Rat Fathers' Diets May Affect Offspring's Breast Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — The dietary habits of rat fathers may affect their daughters' breast cancer risk, a study in 60 male rats and their offspring has found. The female offspring of male rats that had been fed a ... read more

July 25, 2016 — A radiologist reports that he uses magnetic resonance technology to diagnose prostate cancer with more than 90 percent success ... read more

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

Salmonella Protein Reduces Drug Resistance in Tumors

July 25, 2016 — A surprising result in an experiment on Salmonella bacteria has led to a discovery that may make drug resistant cancer cells more treatable by conventional chemotherapies. Scientists have found that ... read more

Parenchymal Enhancement in Breast Tissue Is Not an Indicator for Increased Cancer Risk

July 25, 2016 — Women with a certain gene mutation are among the high-risk patients for breast cancer. With a magnetic resonance tomography (MRT) it is possible to detect tissue with measurable active blood supply ... read more

Scientists Exploit Malaria's Achilles' Heel

July 25, 2016 — Malaria researchers have found one of the malaria parasite's best weapons against drug treatments turns out to be an Achilles' heel, which could be exploited to cure the deadly ... read more

Drug Targeting BRAF Mutation Slows Thyroid Cancer, Too

July 22, 2016 — Researchers found that treating metastatic thyroid cancer patients harboring a BRAF mutation with the targeted therapy vemurafenib -- originally approved for melanoma patients with the mutation -- ... read more

Mice Survive Brain Cancer Tumors Lacking Key Surface Proteins

July 22, 2016 — A new scientific study has characterized a checkpoint protein that allows certain brain tumor cells to avoid the immune ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a ... read more

July 22, 2016 — A preliminary cell study finds combining curcumin, the active ingredient in spicy curry dishes, and silymarin, a component of milk thistle, inhibited the spread of colon cancer cells and increased ... read more

Parasite Proteins Prompt Immune System to Fight Off Ovarian Tumors in Mice

July 22, 2016 — Scientists identified the specific proteins secreted by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii that cause the immune system in mice to attack established ovarian ... read more

Blood Disorders Cost €23 Billion to European Economy

July 22, 2016 — Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis, a new report ... read more

New Review Concludes That Evidence for Alcohol Causing Cancer Is Strong

July 21, 2016 — A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum and ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A team of researchers have unveiled an engineered protein that they designed to repress a specific cancer-promoting message within ... read more

New Therapeutic Targets for Small Cell Lung Cancer Identified

July 21, 2016 — Researchers have identified a protein termed ASCL1 that is essential to the development of small cell lung cancer and that, when deleted in the lungs of mice, prevents the cancer from ... read more

A More Powerful Way to Develop Therapeutics?

July 21, 2016 — Scientists have developed a new method for identifying the raw ingredients necessary to build 'biologics,' a powerful class of medications that has revolutionized treatment of diseases like ... read more

July 21, 2016 — In an effort to expand the number of cancer gene mutations that can be specifically targeted with personalized therapies, researchers looked for combinations of mutated genes and drugs that together ... read more

Are Provider-Related Factors Affecting the Likelihood of Breast Preservation?

July 21, 2016 — Do regional practice patterns for radiotherapy for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) breast cancer increase the likelihood of mastectomy when there is a second breast cancer in women who did not ... read more

Algorithm Characterizes How Cancer Genomes Get Scrambled

July 21, 2016 — A new method for analyzing the scrambled genomes of cancer cells gives researchers for the first time the ability to simultaneously identify two different types of genetic changes associated with ... read more

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