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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

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

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

Combining New and Old Drugs Improves Survival for Soft-Tissue Cancer Patients

July 20, 2016 — Adding a novel monoclonal antibody therapy called olaratumab to traditional chemotherapy increased median survival by nearly a year in patients with advanced sarcoma, according to a multicenter ... read more

Uncovering a New Principle in Chemotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer

July 20, 2016 — A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 ... read more

Anti-Tumor Antibodies Could Counter Atherosclerosis, Study Finds

July 20, 2016 — Investigators have learned the signal that tumor cells display on their surfaces to protect themselves from being devoured by the immune system also plays a role in enabling atherosclerosis, the ... read more

Liquid Biopsies Offer Hope for Earlier Treatment, Better Tracking of Ovarian Cancer

July 20, 2016 — A promising new way to monitor and treat recurrence of ovarian cancer has been identified by researchers -- a hard-to-detect disease that claims many lives. New research finds liquid biopsies from ... read more

July 20, 2016 — A new study offers a compelling hypothesis explaining poor prognosis for obese cancer patients: researchers found that leukemia stem cells "hide" in fatty tissue, even transforming this ... read more

How Do Cells Recover Their Shape After Being Subjected to External Forces?

July 20, 2016 — Human cells show deformation under the influence of external forces. But how do they recover their original shape afterwards? This mechanism, which is important in medicine and biology, has been ... read more

New Sun Cream Compound Offers Unprecedented Protection Against UVA Radiation

July 20, 2016 — A new wonder compound offers unprecedented protection against the harmful effects of UVA radiation in sunlight, which include photo-ageing, cell damage and ... read more

Disturbances in Blood Cell Gene Transcription May Lead to Leukemia

July 20, 2016 — Researchers have succeeded in shedding light on the pathogenesis of DNA breakpoints that are associated with leukemia. A mechanism discovered in a recent study can explain up to 90% of DNA damages ... read more

New Treatment Developed to Prevent Nausea, Vomiting Caused by Chemo

July 20, 2016 — A drug that blocks neurotransmitters could reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, new research has ... read more

Lower Risk of Bowel Cancer Death Linked to High Omega 3 Intake After Diagnosis

July 19, 2016 — A high dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids, derived from oily fish, may help to lower the risk of death from bowel cancer in patients diagnosed with the disease, suggests ... read more

Rare Mutations in Bowel Cancer May Identify Patients With a Better Prognosis

July 19, 2016 — A study focused on colorectal cancers and examined the presence of mutations in a gene that is essential for the accurate copying of DNA when cells divide, known as DNA polymerase epsilon (POLE). As ... read more

Many Skin Cancer Patients Still Too Likely to Sunburn

July 19, 2016 — A recent study concludes that a substantial number of people with a history of the most frequent kind of nonmelanoma skin cancers still get sunburned at the same rate as those without previous ... read more

IVF Treatment Not Associated With Increased Risk of Breast Cancer

July 19, 2016 — Among women undergoing fertility treatment in the Netherlands between 1980 and 1995, the use of in vitro fertilization compared with non-IVF treatment was not associated with increased risk of breast ... read more

Radiologists Do Not Face Elevated Risk of Radiation-Related Mortality

July 19, 2016 — Radiologists who graduated from medical school after 1940 do not face an increased risk of dying from radiation-related causes like cancer, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings ... read more

Simple Measures Reduce Risk of Death in Cancer Patients in ICU

July 18, 2016 — Daily meetings between physicians, implementation of care protocols and the presence of pharmacists are associated with increase in survival rates in ... read more

Genetic Drivers of Immune Response to Cancer Discovered Through 'Big Data' Analysis

July 18, 2016 — Scientists have identified over 100 new genetic regions that affect the immune response to cancer. The findings could inform the development of future immunotherapies -- treatments that enhance the ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Fresh insight into how ocean bacteria search for food could aid the development of a new generation of bacterial therapies programmed to treat disease, report ... read more

Size Matters: Advance Could Increase Sensitivity of Liquid Biopsies

July 18, 2016 — A new study reports an advance that could increase the accuracy of liquid biopsies. The blood test monitors cancer progression by detecting pieces of circulating tumor DNA, but results can be ... read more

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