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Study illuminates role of cancer drug decitabine in repairing damaged cells

A Purdue University study sheds light on how cell damage is reversed by the cancer drug decitabine and identifies a potential biomarker that could indicate a patient's stage of cancer and response to...

New therapeutic target for a type of colorectal cancer with poor prognosis has been identified

Researchers at the Institut Hospital del Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) have identified a new way of treating colorectal cancer.

Global Hepatitis B epidemic can be treated for $36 (£24) per person per year

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 26, 2015 - 07:00
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have demonstrated that a drug for treating hepatitis B virus (HBV) could be mass-produced for only £24 ($36) per person per year, versus the current UK NHS...

Ovary removal linked with 62% reduction in BRCA1-related breast cancer deaths

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 25, 2015 - 07:00
The benefits of oophorectomy, the procedure to remove the ovaries, are confirmed in a new study published in JAMA Oncology that examines survival among breast cancer patients.

Ovary removal linked with 62% reduction in BRCA1-related breast cancer deaths

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 25, 2015 - 07:00
The benefits of oophorectomy, the procedure to remove the ovaries, are confirmed in a new study published in JAMA Oncology that examines survival among breast cancer patients.

Majority of lung cancer treatment decisions are not guided by patient's genetic makeup, according to new international survey

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Despite the majority of newly diagnosed advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients being tested for genetic mutations, a gap still exists for providing a personalized treatment plan for...

New initiative accelerates research on, and improves clinical laboratory tests for, hereditary breast and ovarian cancers caused by BRCA1/BRCA2 genes

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research institution, have launched BRCA...

A frequent genomic alteration is identified in a rare subset of breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows genomic profiling identifies genomic mutations in a gene associated with a rare subset of breast cancer - mutations that cannot otherwise...

Research finds target to prevent breast cancer relapse

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Researchers have for the first time shown how a specific protein receptor on the surface of breast cells promotes the progression of breast cancer.

TLR5 genetic variants may predict antitumor responses to entolimod

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers examined the characteristics of genetic variants in human toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5), and have found that these genetic variants may predict...

Genomic analyses point to the potential of personalised care for liver cancer patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
A new study presented at The International Liver Congress 2015 shows that by using genomic analyses to understand how and when carcinogenic mutations occur in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma...

Transgene announces new pre-clinical data for two of its programs - TG4010 and TG3003

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 09:00
Transgene SA has announced that new pre-clinical data for two of its programs - TG4010 and TG3003 - were presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in...

Triple negative breast cancer in African-American women has distinct difference

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African American women than White women or women of European descent?

Breast arterial calcification strong predictor of coronary artery calcification

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
Mammography could play a significant role in preventing heart disease in womenIn a study to ascertain whether breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected with digital mammography correlates to...

Personalized cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
How to identify drugs that work best for each patientMore than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best.

FACC-29 gathers authenticated canine cancer cell lines for research and drug development

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
New resource helps animal cancer researchers catch contaminated cellsMuch of what we know about cancer and many modern medicines that treat it grow from experiments on cancer cells.

Personalized cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
How to identify drugs that work best for each patientMore than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best.

Microinjection platform tests multiple cancer drugs in tumors, predicts systemic response

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 24, 2015 - 08:00
Data published in Science Translational Medicine show positive findings using patented new technology with multiple cancer drugs tested in xenografted mouse models, canine patients, first-in-human...

Cancer scan could remove need for radiotherapy for cured patients

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from The University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late...

Microinjection platform tests multiple cancer drugs in tumors, predicts systemic response

Data published in Science Translational Medicine show positive findings using patented new technology with multiple cancer drugs tested in xenografted mouse models, canine patients, first-in-human...