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Many older people have mutations linked to leukemia, lymphoma in their blood cells

At least 2 percent of people over age 40 and 5 percent of people over 70 have mutations linked to leukemia and lymphoma in their blood cells, according to new research at Washington University...

Optimal centralised cancer care can narrow rural vs urban gap

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Quality centralised care appears to narrow the survival gap between rural and urban patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in South Australia, according to research published in the Medical...

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy: expansion significantly faster with AeroForm expanders than traditional saline expanders

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
The latest interim data from XPAND, AirXpanders Inc.'s U.S.-based, head-to-head pivotal study of its new, needle-free, patient-controlled tissue expansion system for mastectomy patients undergoing...

New report highlights potential links between weight, physical activity and breast cancer survival

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
AICR has released the Continuous Update Project (CUP) Report on Breast Cancer Survivors in the US.

Optimal centralised cancer care can narrow rural vs urban gap

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Quality centralised care appears to narrow the survival gap between rural and urban patients with metastatic colorectal cancer in South Australia, according to research published in the Medical...

Australian government commitment needed to reduce cancer care inequalities

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Cancer health inequalities between regional and urban Australia remain despite recent progress, and ongoing commitment from state and federal governments is vital for continued narrowing of the...

Adaptimmune announces interim results from pilot trial of its engineered NY-ESO T cells targeting synovial sarcoma

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 09:00
Adaptimmune Limited, a leading biotechnology company focused on the use of T-cell therapy to treat cancer and infectious disease, have announced the release of interim results from a pilot clinical...

Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 07:00
A new study published in Cancer Research shows SIRT6 - a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers - can promote the development of skin cancers by turning on an enzyme that...

Simple test may predict surgical wound healing complications after removal of soft tissue sarcomas

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 07:00
As many as 35 percent of patients who undergo surgery to remove soft tissue sarcomas experience wound-healing complications, due to radiation they receive before surgery.

Modeling tumor dormancy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 20, 2014 - 07:00
Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes end in a stalemate.

Personalized cellular therapy achieves complete remission in 90 percent of acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients studied

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - October 20, 2014 - 07:00
Ninety percent of children and adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who had relapsed multiple times or failed to respond to standard therapies went into remission after receiving an...

MD Anderson study first to compare treatments, survival benefits for early-stage lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - October 18, 2014 - 07:00
Removal of the entire lobe of lung may offer patients with early-stage lung cancer better overall survival when compared with a partial resection, and stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) may...

Cancer medicine: New, improved, expensive and exploited?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 18, 2014 - 07:00
Two studies published in the October 2014 issue of Health Affairs by a University of Chicago health economist examine spending on oral anti-cancer drugs as well as a federal program designed to...

Drug-resistant candida glabrata infection in cancer patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 17, 2014 - 09:00
Patients with cancer are at risk for fungal infection because of the indwelling medical devices, surgery, immune-suppressing drugs, or antibacterial drugs needed to treat the cancer-associated...

Prostate cancer's penchant for copper may be a fatal flaw

Medical News Today: Prostate News - October 17, 2014 - 08:00
Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness.

Side effects of cancer prevention surgery can be helped with education program

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 17, 2014 - 07:00
More women are having ovary-removing surgery as a cancer prevention measure, but many are often unaware of sexual or psychological side effects of the procedure.

Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 17, 2014 - 07:00
An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to...

New treatment target identified for aggressive breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 16, 2014 - 09:00
One of the first-known oncogenes has a protein partner that helps breast cancer proliferate and when it's blocked, so is the cancer, scientists report.

Immune cells in the liver drive fatty liver disease and liver cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 16, 2014 - 09:00
Immune cells that migrate to the liver and interact there with liver tissue cells get activated by metabolic stress (e.g.

University of Calgary research leads to brain cancer clinical trial

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 16, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (SACRI) have made a discovery that could prolong the life of people living...