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July 29, 2016

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July 29, 2016

T-Cells Can Be Directed to Treat a Variety of Ovarian Cancers

July 28, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a receptor-protein that is expressed on the surface of different types of ovarian tumor cells, including clear cell and mucinous ovarian tumors, two of the most aggressive ... read more

Researchers Discover Gene Variant Associated With Esophageal Cancer

July 28, 2016 — A rare genetic mutation is associated with susceptibility to familial Barrett esophagus and esophageal cancer, according to a new study that set out to identify novel disease susceptibility variants ... read more

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

July 28, 2016 — Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study ... read more

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to New Diagnostic Tests and Treatments

July 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted to slow tumor ... read more

Early Detection of Leukemia Patients' Resistance to Therapy

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients' resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid ... read more

Introduction of Screening Could Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

July 28, 2016 — The introduction of lung cancer screening in the UK could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups, without causing participants the undue stress sometimes associated with medical tests, say ... read more

A Sage Discovery: Plant-Derived Compounds Have Potent Anti-Inflammatory Effects

July 27, 2016 — New research reveals that two specific plant-derived compounds may be effective for fighting inflammation and ... read more

When Targeting Cancer Genes, Home in on the One Percent

July 27, 2016 — Drugs that stop the overproduction of proteins by cancer cells may shut them down, but it also shuts down production of essential proteins in healthy cells. Researchers have found a protein with an ... read more

Updated Testing Guidelines Make More Women Eligible for Herceptin, Yet Benefit Uncertain

July 27, 2016 — Changes to HER2 testing guidelines for breast cancer in 2013 significantly increased the number of patients who test HER2-positive, according to a new study. Cancers that have an excess of HER2 ... read more

July 27, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered the mechanisms that suppress the propagation of the hepatitis C virus with the potential of improving pathological liver conditions. Using model mice, they confirmed that ... read more

New Type of Cancer Therapy Described

July 27, 2016 — A new study has found that a new chemotherapy is effective against both pediatric and adult cancers, and that it allows other chemotherapies to more readily reach their ... read more

'Screen-and-Treat' Scheme for Hepatitis B May Prevent Deadly Complications

July 27, 2016 — Research into Africa’s first ‘screen-and-treat’ program for hepatitis B suggests the initiative may reduce deadly complications of the virus. The hepatitis B virus infects around 250 million ... read more

Combining Ipilimumab With Local Treatments Improved Survival for Patients With Melanoma

July 27, 2016 — Among patients with melanoma, those who received both ipilimumab (Yervoy) and local peripheral treatments such as radiotherapy or electrochemotherapy had significantly prolonged overall survival ... read more

Gene Therapy Developed for Muscle Wasting

July 27, 2016 — A discovery could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting ... read more

Genetic Profiling Increases Cancer Treatment Options, Study Finds

July 27, 2016 — Genetic profiling of cancer tumors provides new avenues for treatment of the disease, according to a study. In this research, the investigators used next-generation gene sequencing technology to ... read more

Genome-Editing 'Toolbox' Targets Multiple Genes at Once

July 26, 2016 — Scientists have designed a system to modify, or edit, multiple genes in the genome simultaneously, while also minimizing unintended effects. The gene-editing 'toolbox' provides a ... read more

To Divide or Not: A Cellular Feedback Loop Enables New Cells to Make a Fateful Decision

July 26, 2016 — New research sheds light on a critical decision every newly born cell makes: whether to continue to proliferate or exit the cell-division cycle. In cancer, the equivalent of an 'on' switch ... read more

Childhood Illness Not Linked to Higher Adult Mortality

July 26, 2016 — Exposure to infections in early life does not have long-lasting consequences for later-life survival and reproduction, a new biological study has ... read more

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

Evidence Insufficient to Make Recommendation Regarding Visual Skin Examination by a Clinician

July 26, 2016 — The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of visual skin examination by a clinician to screen ... read more

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