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Immunotherapy breakthrough for advanced bladder cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 5 hours 34 min ago
An antibody drug that stops cancer cells evading the immune system helps achieve a breakthrough in developing a new therapy for advanced bladder cancer.

Scientists discover way to target rare breast cancer mutation

UK scientists have identified a drug to target a rare breast cancer mutation that helps drive the disease in around 900 of the 50,000 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the UK each year.

Saatchi Bill threatens to undermine Hippocratic Oath

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 6 hours 34 min ago
The Medical Innovation Bill tabled by Lord Saatchi and currently making its way through the UK's House of Lords "strikes at the heart of evidence-based medicine" and risks "opening the door to the...

More public health interventions required to tackle grim reaper of 'lifestyle' diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 6 hours 34 min ago
More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain's devastating toll of 'lifestyle' diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to...

Long-term testosterone therapy does not increase the risk of prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - 7 hours 34 min ago
Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs.

Gene mutation linked to breast cancer therapy resistance

A group of Vanderbilt-led investigators has identified a new gene mutation that may explain why some breast cancer patients do not respond to anti-hormone therapy.

Survival differences seen for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 7 hours 34 min ago
The five-year survival rate for advanced-stage laryngeal cancer was higher than national levels in a small study at a single academic center performing a high rate of surgical therapy, including a...

Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - 8 hours 34 min ago
Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system.

Drug repurposing signal found in e-health records

Medical News Today: Prostate News - 8 hours 34 min ago
With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden...

Drug repurposing signal found in e-health records

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden...

Drug repurposing signal found in e-health records

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden...

Drug repurposing signal found in e-health records

With research and development costs for many drugs reaching well into the billions, pharmaceutical companies want more than ever to determine whether their drugs already at market have any hidden...

Good news for women having a mammography: new device may ease discomfort

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women.

Gene linked to tamoxifen-resistant breast cancers

After mining the genetic records of thousands of breast cancer patients, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have identified a gene whose presence may explain why some breast...

How environment contributes to several human diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 8 hours 34 min ago
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biological machinery that builds DNA can insert molecules into the DNA strand that are damaged as a result...

UCLA researchers unlock protein key to harnessing regenerative power of blood stem cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 8 hours 34 min ago
In a study led by Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research member, Dr.

Most comprehensive global study to date shows wide gulf in cancer survival between countries

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 8 hours 34 min ago
The most comprehensive international comparison of cancer survival to date, covering countries that are home to two-thirds of the world's population, shows extremely wide differences in survival...

Selenium compounds boost immune system to fight against cancer

Cancer types such as melanoma, prostate cancer and certain types of leukaemia weaken the body by over-activating the natural immune system.

AG-120 in IDH1 mutated acute myeloid leukemia shows "dramatic" early phase 1 results

Results presented by University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Daniel Pollyea, MD, MS, at the 26th European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer Symposium in Barcelona show...

Experts call for greater awareness of alcohol related liver disease and liver cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 27, 2014 - 10:00
United European Gastroenterology (UEG) is supporting the second annual Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) and calls for greater awareness of the relationship between alcohol and liver...