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Massive failure to publish trial results exposes patients to risks without providing benefits for others

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 22:00
Although the publication of results of clinical trials carried out in the US within 12 months of their completion has been mandatory since 2007, an astoundingly high number of Phase III radiotherapy...

Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 12:00
Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve along the edge of the tumor may play a large role in activating these tumor-seeding...

Study links residential radon exposure to hematologic cancers in women

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 12:00
A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women.

Study links residential radon exposure to hematologic cancers in women

A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women.

Study explains how low testosterone raises diabetes risk

Medical News Today: Prostate News - April 29, 2016 - 11:00
Doctors have long known that men with low testosterone are at greater risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

Scripps Florida scientists predict cell changes that affect breast cancer growth, opening door to more effective therapies

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 29, 2016 - 11:00
Designing effective new drugs, especially drugs to fight cancer, demands that you know as much as you can about the molecular workings of cancer growth.

Scripps Florida scientists predict cell changes that affect breast cancer growth, opening door to more effective therapies

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 11:00
Designing effective new drugs, especially drugs to fight cancer, demands that you know as much as you can about the molecular workings of cancer growth.

Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
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 population.

New treatment for refractory metastatic colorectal cancer: Servier receives marketing authorisation for Lonsurf

Servier announced that the European Commission has granted a Marketing Authorisation for LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil), formerly known as TAS?102, in the European Union (EU) for the...

New gene testing technology finds cancer risks 'hiding in plain sight'

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
A research team led by an award-winning genomicist at Western University has developed a new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will...

A long-noncoding RNA regulates repair of DNA breaks in triple-negative breast cancer cells

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
Findings give 'new insight' into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically changed the understanding of the biology of diseases such...

Exposure to particulate air pollutants associated with numerous cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
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 population.

A long-noncoding RNA regulates repair of DNA breaks in triple-negative breast cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
Findings give 'new insight' into biology of tough-to-treat breast cancer.The discovery of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) has dramatically changed the understanding of the biology of diseases such...

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 09:00
Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients.A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the...

Gut bacteria may predict risk of life-threatening infections following chemotherapy

Study could help physicians choose care path for some cancer patients.A new study led by researchers at the University of Minnesota and Nantes University Hospital in France shows that the...

A new discovery in the fight against cancer: tumor cells switch to a different mode

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 07:00
When medication is used to shut off the oxygen supply to tumor cells, the cells adapt their metabolism in the medium term - by switching over to producing energy without oxygen.

Breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited genetic disease: Pompe disease

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 29, 2016 - 07:00
Scientists at the Universities of York and Leiden have made a significant breakthrough in the treatment of an inherited genetic disorder which damages muscle and nerve cells in the body.

Recent cancer diagnosis associated with increased risk of mental health disorders

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 28, 2016 - 15:00
A recent cancer diagnosis was associated with increased risk for some mental health disorders and increased use of psychiatric medications, according to a new study published online by JAMA...

Diagnostics for everyone: A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 28, 2016 - 13:00
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be...

Multiple myeloma: Phase 3 trial results for the oral proteasome inhibitor ixazomib published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Results from the TOURMALINE-MM1 Phase 3 clinical study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have shown that oral ixazomib capsules in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone...