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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

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

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

Markers That Cause Toxic Radiotherapy Side-Effects in Prostate Cancer Identified

July 26, 2016 — A new study has looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy ... read more

Cells from Same Cell Bank Lots May Have Vast Genetic Variability

July 26, 2016 — In a surprise finding, researchers working with breast cancer cells purchased at the same time from the same cell bank discovered that the cells responded differently to chemicals, even though the ... read more

Transcriptome Differences in Prostate Cancer Highlight Racial Disparities, Vitamin D

July 25, 2016 — Investigators report clinical research showing that African-American and European-American men with prostate cancer exhibit significantly different expression of genes associated with immune response ... read more

Novel Statistical Method Captures Long-Term Health Burden of Pediatric Cancer Cures

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have developed a metric that showed therapy-related cardiovascular disease takes a heavier toll on pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma survivors than previously ... read more

BRCA1 Mutations in Breast, Ovarian Cancer Can Predict Treatment Resistance

July 25, 2016 — Two new studied have investigated the mechanisms underlying the treatment resistance associated with some BRCA1 mutations, and the findings provide information that may help predict which treatments ... 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

Scientists Test Nanoparticle Drug Delivery in Dogs With Osteosarcoma

July 25, 2016 — An engineer teamed up with a veterinarian to test a bone cancer drug delivery system in animals bigger than the standard animal model, the mouse. They chose dogs -- mammals closer in size and biology ... 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

Patients With Low Risk Prostate Cancer on Active Surveillance Experience Good Quality of Life

July 25, 2016 — Active surveillance (AS) has become an increasingly important alternative to surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation treatment for men diagnosed with low risk prostate cancer. However, what is the impact ... 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

July 25, 2016 — A research team delivers drug, gene, and light-based therapy directly to tumor sites, with promising results, reports a new ... 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

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