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May 4, 2016 — A newly discovered tumor gene may help to predict survival outcomes in patients with cancer of the mouth and tongue. If the gene is expressed (turned on), patients are 4.6 times more likely to die at ... read more

Readability of Online Health Information for Patients With Pancreatic Cancer

May 4, 2016 — Online information on pancreatic cancer overestimates the reading ability of the overall population and lacks accurate information about alternative therapy, according to a ... read more

Scientists Double Number of Known Genetic Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer

May 3, 2016 — Researchers have identified five new gene regions that increase a woman's risk of developing endometrial cancer, one of the most common cancers to affect women, taking the number of known gene ... read more

Combining Pap, hrHPV Tests Could Drastically Reduce Cancer Miss Rates

May 3, 2016 — Cytopathology researchers recently found that combining two diagnostic tests, Pap and high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV), dramatically decreased the chance of missing tumors and high-grade ... read more

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy May Help Reduce Memory Problems in Cancer Survivors Who Have Received Chemotherapy

May 2, 2016 — A new analysis indicates that a type of psychotherapy delivered by videoconference may help prevent some of the long-term memory issues caused by ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Two existing chemotherapy drugs appear to be a powerful pair in targeting errant stem cells that are making breast cancer and enabling its spread and recurrence, scientists ... read more

Current Cancer Drug Discovery Method Flawed, Study Suggests

May 2, 2016 — The primary method used to test compounds for anti-cancer activity in cells is flawed, researchers report. The findings cast doubt on methods used by the entire scientific enterprise and ... read more

Breast Cancer Study: Towards Personalized Treatment

May 2, 2016 — The largest-ever study to sequence the whole genomes of breast cancers has uncovered five new genes associated with the disease and 13 new mutational signatures that influence tumor development. Two ... read more

May 2, 2016 — A research team has designed and synthetized a series of analogues of (-)-Englerin A that are highly selective and effective in the growth-inhibition of renal cancer ... read more

Radiotherapy More Effective Than Chemotherapy for Early Stage II Testicular Cancer

May 2, 2016 — A large study of testicular cancer patients has shown that radiation therapy is a better treatment than chemotherapy for patients with stage IIa disease (where one or more regional lymph nodes ... read more

Radiotherapy for Lung Cancer Patients Is Linked to Increased Risk of Non-Cancer Deaths

May 2, 2016 — Researchers have found that treating patients who have early stage non-small cell lung cancer with a type of radiotherapy called stereotactic body radiation therapy is associated with a small but ... read more

May 1, 2016 — Men with aggressive prostate cancer that has stopped responding to conventional treatment could potentially benefit from a new class of cancer drug designed to overcome drug resistance, a new study ... read more

Radiation and Immunotherapy Combination Can Destroy Both Primary and Secondary Tumors

May 1, 2016 — The addition of an immune system-strengthening compound to radiation therapy can extend the radiation therapy-induced immune response against the tumor sites and that this response even has an effect ... read more

Stress and Depression Is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's ... read more

Is Breast Conserving Therapy or Mastectomy Better for Early Breast Cancer?

Apr. 30, 2016 — Young women with early breast cancer face a difficult choice about whether to opt for a mastectomy or breast conserving therapy (BCT). New research has shown young women, who had early stage breast ... read more

Good Long-Term Quality of Life After 'DIEP Flap' Breast Reconstruction

Apr. 29, 2016 — For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal 'DIEP flap' provides good long-term quality of life (QOL) -- similar to that of women ... read more

HPV Infection Can Be Identified in Self-Collected Vaginal Swabs

Apr. 29, 2016 — High risk, potentially cancer causing human papillomavirus infections are common among women in Papua New Guinea. But self sampling with vaginal swabs may provide materials that screen as accurately ... read more

Exposure to Particulate Air Pollutants Associated With Numerous Cancers

Apr. 29, 2016 — Researchers have found that long-term exposure to environmental pollutants was associated with increased risk of mortality for many types of cancer in an elderly Hong Kong ... read more

Study Shows How Different People Respond to Aspirin

Apr. 28, 2016 — Researchers have learned new information about how different people respond to aspirin, a globally prescribed drug in cardioprotection. The team identified more than 5,600 lipids in blood platelets ... read more

New Gene Testing Technology Finds Cancer Risks 'Hiding in Plain Sight'

Apr. 28, 2016 — A new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will not only reduce the number of possible variants for doctors to investigate, but also ... read more

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