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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

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

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

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

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