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Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low...

Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat 'more likely to get colorectal cancer'

Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.

Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Isolating immune cells to study how they ward off oral diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Case Western Reserve University dental researchers have found a less invasive way to extract single rare immune cells from the mouth to study how the mouth's natural defenses ward off infection and...

Refined categorization may improve prediction of patient survival in RECIST 1.1

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
In a recent analysis by the RECIST Working Group published in the European Journal of Cancer, EORTC researchers had explored whether a more refined categorization of tumor response or various aspects...

Blocking protein partnership has implications for cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists have identified two unlikely partners in a type of immune cell called a macrophage that work together in response to cancer drugs to increase inflammation in a way that may alter tumor...

Ovarian cancer patients may benefit from nanoparticles designed to deliver three cancer drugs at a time

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors.

Gene variant makes eaters of processed meat 'more likely to get colorectal cancer'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 18, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers have found that a common gene variant - carried by 1 in 3 people - may increase risk of colorectal cancer in individuals who eat processed meat.

First genetic link discovered to difficult-to-diagnose breast cancer sub-type

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 17, 2014 - 21:00
Scientists have identified the first genetic variant specifically associated with the risk of a difficult-to-diagnose cancer sub-type accounting for around 10-15 per cent of all breast cancer cases.

Teens who conform to gender norms 'more likely to engage in cancer-risk behaviors'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 17, 2014 - 15:00
A new study finds that the most 'masculine' boys and 'feminine' girls are more likely to engage in behaviors linked to cancer risks than other teenagers.

Severe sleep apnea linked to increased risk of stroke, cancer and death

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 17, 2014 - 07:00
A new study shows that moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death.

Processing can affect size of nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 17, 2014 - 07:00
Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge.

UK NICE guidance recommends FIRMAGON only in people with spinal metastases who present with signs or symptoms of impending spinal cord compression

Medical News Today: Prostate News - April 16, 2014 - 09:00
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued its Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommending FIRMAGON® (degarelix) as an option for treating advanced...

Research shows processing can affect size of nano carriers for targeted drug delivery

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 16, 2014 - 09:00
Significant advances have been made in chemotherapy over the past decade, but targeting drugs to cancer cells while avoiding healthy tissues continues to be a major challenge.

Improvements needed in website information on colon cancer: it is too complex, fails to address key concerns

Popular web information on colorectal cancer is too difficult for most lay people to read and doesn't address the appropriate risks to and concerns of patients, a study by UT Southwestern Medical...

Study suggests gene panels as a useful, cheaper alternative to whole-genome sequencing

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 16, 2014 - 07:00
As many as 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer have at least one genetic mutation that, if known, would prompt their doctors to recommend changes in...

Study suggests gene panels as a useful, cheaper alternative to whole-genome sequencing

Medical News Today: Oncology News - April 16, 2014 - 07:00
As many as 10 percent of women with a personal or family history of breast or ovarian cancer have at least one genetic mutation that, if known, would prompt their doctors to recommend changes in...

New blood test 'accurately predicts breast cancer recurrence'

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - April 15, 2014 - 15:00
Researchers have developed a blood test that they say predicts breast cancer recurrence with up to 95% accuracy and effectively monitors patients' response to chemotherapy.