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Cause of rare childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) discovered

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 09:00
Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of a rare childhood muscle cancer, called Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS).

New report shows cancer one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths in Australia

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 09:00
A new report showing that cancer was one of the leading causes of alcohol-related deaths in Australia should help raise public awareness of alcohol as a significant cancer risk factor, Cancer...

New strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor.

In patients using drugs to prevent breast cancer recurrence, acupuncture helps cut fatigue, anxiety and depression

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
Use of electroacupuncture (EA) - a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles - produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and...

Growth-driving cells within tumors should be targeted, not fastest-proliferating cells

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
Of the many sub-groups of cells jockeying for supremacy within a cancerous tumor, the most dangerous may not be those that can proliferate the fastest, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

New strategy to help surgeons see the entire tumor

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor.

RNA identified that regulates cell death has implications for cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
Scientists were able to effect a 10-fold reduction in the volume of subcutaneous malignant tumors by administering local injections of a plasmid containing an RNA that modulates the action of an...

Growth-driving cells within tumors should be targeted, not fastest-proliferating cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 08:00
Of the many sub-groups of cells jockeying for supremacy within a cancerous tumor, the most dangerous may not be those that can proliferate the fastest, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute...

The best course of action after prostate cancer surgery indicated by genomic analysis

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 1, 2014 - 07:00
There is controversy over how best to treat patients after they've undergone surgery for prostate cancer.

Breast cancer risk increased by recent use of some oral contraceptives

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 1, 2014 - 07:00
Use of birth control pills is widely associated with increased breast cancer risk. But a new study finds this increased risk is dependent on pill formulation and past-year usage.

How foremost anticancer 'guardian' protein learned to switch sides

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered a new function of the body's most important tumor-suppressing protein.

Internal cell fine-tuning discovery may have implications for cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 1, 2014 - 07:00
New research from scientists at the University of Kent has shown for the first time how the structures inside cells are regulated - a breakthrough that could have a major impact on cancer therapy...

'New drug target for leukemia identified'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2014 - 16:00
The largest ever genetic analysis of childhood blood cancer has unveiled a strand of RNA that could be targeted by drugs to slow progression of leukemia.

Karolinska study validates strong agreement for VolparaDensity across mammography systems from multiple manufacturers

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 31, 2014 - 09:00
A prospective study conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden has validated the performance of VolparaDensity breast imaging software across multiple vendor platforms and has associated...

Breakthrough in measuring how cancer support programs empower survivors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2014 - 09:00
Cancer support services world-wide are, for the first time, able to measure the benefits of their programs in empowering patients to manage their illness, thanks to the work of Deakin University...

Irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation identified by cancer researchers

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - July 31, 2014 - 07:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.

Irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation identified by cancer researchers

UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.

The efficiency of tissue regeneration may be increased by stem cell advance

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2014 - 07:00
A new stem-cell discovery might one day lead to a more streamlined process for obtaining stem cells, which in turn could be used in the development of replacement tissue for failing body parts...

Blood and saliva test for HPV-related cancers 'in development'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 31, 2014 - 07:00
Johns Hopkins researchers have achieved 70% accuracy with a new blood and saliva test for predicting recurrence of HPV-related cancers. However, further refinements are needed.

Moffitt Cancer Center seeks prostate cancer patients and caregivers for unique study

Medical News Today: Prostate News - July 30, 2014 - 09:00
Moffitt Cancer Center is recruiting patients and their caregivers for a research study that takes a closer look at the uptake of prostate cancer specific information and health services of men who...