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May 29, 2016

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May 29, 2016

Surrogate Endpoints Poor Proxy for Survival in Cancer Drug Approval Process

May 26, 2016 — Surrogate endpoints used to support the majority of new cancer drugs approved in the US often lack formal study, according to the authors of a new report. This analysis questions whether the US Food ... read more

Researchers Link Gene Expression Patterns of Normal Tissue to Breast Cancer Prognosis

May 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified a particular gene expression pattern in normal-appearing breast tissue around tumors that was linked to lower 10-year survival rates for women with estrogen ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease. The method directly activates Bak to trigger cell death, ... read more

Differences in Metabolism Between Androgen-Dependent, Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer May Lead to New Therapies

May 26, 2016 — Integration of gene expression and metabolomics data identified key metabolic pathways that are altered in prostate cancer, report scientists at conclusion of their ... read more

Researchers Identify Immune Genes Tied to Common, Deadly Brain Cancer

May 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of ... read more

May 25, 2016 — New research has identified a new regulator of immune responses. The study sheds new light on why T cells fail to clear chronic infections and eliminate ... read more

May 25, 2016 — A molecular key that breast cancer cells use to invade bone marrow in mice, where they may be protected from chemotherapy or hormonal therapies that could otherwise eradicate them, has been ... read more

First Large-Scale Proteogenomic Study of Breast Cancer Provides Insight Into Potential Therapeutic Targets

May 25, 2016 — A new study integrates genomic and proteomic data to yield a more complete picture of cancer biology than either analysis could do alone, report ... read more

Dose of Transplanted Blood-Forming Stem Cells Affects Their Behavior

May 25, 2016 — Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn't come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect ... read more

Dialing Up Chemotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer With Ultrasound

May 25, 2016 — By enhancing the ability of cells to absorb chemotherapeutics, researchers have nearly doubled the median patient survival time from diagnosis in a phase I clinical trial. Researchers have combined a ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that one of the most widely prescribed pain and anti-inflammation drugs slows the growth rate of a specific kind of cancer in animal models and suggests the medication could ... read more

Investigating How 'Chemo Brain' Develops in Cancer Patients

May 25, 2016 — During and after chemotherapy, many cancer patients describe feeling a mental fog, a condition that has been dubbed 'chemo brain.' Why this happens is unclear, but researchers have found a ... read more

Study Finds Elevated Cancer Risk Among Women With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation

May 25, 2016 — Among nearly 35,000 initially healthy women who were followed-up for about 20 years, those with new-onset atrial fibrillation had an increased risk of cancer, according to a new ... read more

Lung Cancer Survival Rate Increases by 73 Percent If Caught Early

May 25, 2016 — The UK Lung cancer screening trial has been successfully completed and has demonstrated that patients with a high risk of developing lung cancer can be identified with early stage disease and have up ... read more

Living Near a Landfill Could Damage Your Health

May 24, 2016 — Health is at risk for those who live within five kilometers of a landfill ... read more

Chemo, Radiation, Surgery Combo Boosts Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

May 24, 2016 — In roughly one-third of pancreatic cancer patients, tumors have grown around the pancreas to encompass critical blood vessels. Conventional wisdom has long held that surgery to remove the tumors is ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Rate Rising Among Younger People

May 24, 2016 — A new study shows the rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) continues to increase in individuals under 50 years old, despite the fact that the overall rate of the disease has been declining in recent ... read more

Targeted Treatment for Liver Cancer Under Way

May 24, 2016 — A new molecular mechanism has been discovered that can be used to inhibit the growth of hepatocellular carcinoma, which is the most common liver cancer, report ... read more

Vitamin A May Help Improve Pancreatic Cancer Chemotherapy

May 24, 2016 — The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study. The promising initial results have led to ... read more

Effective Protection for Non-Smokers Could Prevent 30% of All Cancer Deaths

May 24, 2016 — Every year, lung cancer causes around 1.6 million deaths worldwide. 70% of all lung cancer patients throughout the world are smokers or ex-smokers and, in Central Europe, this figure is higher than ... read more

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