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August 24, 2016

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August 24, 2016

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

'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

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

Uncovering a New Pathway to Halting Metastasis

Aug. 18, 2016 — New research could lead to new therapies to treat patients who suffer from metastatic disease, report scientists. Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells leave the primary tumor and spread to ... read more

How Genomic Sequencing May Be Widening Racial Disparities in Cancer Care

Aug. 18, 2016 — As scientists learn more about which genetic mutations are driving different types of cancer, they're targeting treatments to small numbers of patients with the potential for big payoffs in ... read more

New Report Presents Bundled Payment Model for Breast Cancer Screening

Aug. 18, 2016 — Mammography may present an opportunity for the expanded use of bundled payments in radiology, suggests new research. The study reports that breast cancer screening provides a framework for ... read more

Rates of Early Prostate Cancer Continue Decline After USPSTF Recommendation

Aug. 18, 2016 — Rates of early prostate cancer have continued to drop since the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing in all men, according to an ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Scientists have used CRISPR gene editing technology and live cell, single molecule microscopy to watch in real-time, for the first time, the essential interaction between telomerase and ... read more

Study Highlights Importance of Regular Lung Cancer Screenings for Those at High Risk

Aug. 18, 2016 — A new study has found patients who tested negative for lung cancer by a detailed X-ray screening called low-dose helical computed tomography but later went on to develop lung cancer within the ... read more

Face Changing Tech Showing Sun Damage Is Most Effective at Promoting Sun Safe Behavior

Aug. 18, 2016 — Researchers examined the way sun safe messages are conveyed to young women, and found that visual communication using technology to age participant's faces to emphasis sun damage and premature ... read more

Not All Tumor Cells Are Equal

Aug. 18, 2016 — Scientists have found that colorectal tumors present epigenetic heterogeneity relates to the clinical course of the disease. This heterogeneity can be used as a predictive ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — A deep-water marine sponge collected off of Fort Lauderdale’s coast contains leiodermatolide, a natural product that has the ability to inhibit the growth of cancer cells as well as block cancer ... read more

Study Links Two Genes to Breast Cancer Survival

Aug. 17, 2016 — Testing for the activity of two genes could pick out women who are at increased risk of dying from their breast cancers, suggests a new study of almost 2,000 ... read more

Aug. 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed 'edible ginger-derived nanoparticles' that they believe may be good medicine for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory ... read more

Normalizing Tumor Oxygen Supply Could Be Key Factor in the Fight Against Cancer

Aug. 17, 2016 — The lack of oxygen in tumor cells changes the cells' gene expression, thereby contributing to the growth of cancer, suggest researchers. The findings are far-reaching, as the study also proved ... read more

Novel Tracer Safely and Effectively Maps Sentinel Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer Patients

Aug. 17, 2016 — A recent study demonstrates the effectiveness and safety of Tc-99m-rituximab, a new SLN radiotracer, that targets the antigen CD20, which is expressed extensively in lymph ... read more

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