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Tailored health campaigns could help ethnic groups spot cancer symptoms earlier

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 29, 2016 - 12:00
Developing campaigns that are relevant to different cultures is vital to make sure more people from all ethnic groups across England get cancer symptoms checked out early, according to research...

Parsley and dill help to fight cancer, a study finds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 29, 2016 - 12:00
A team of Russian scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), the N. D.

Bacterial colonies in human body linked to presence of cancer in mouth and throat

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 29, 2016 - 07:00
Johns Hopkins researchers find that the bacteria in our mouths could be a tool for finding and fighting cancer.

IU study finds testicular cancer survivors may have hearing loss after cisplatin therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 28, 2016 - 14:00
Many testicular cancer survivors experience hearing loss after cisplatin-based chemotherapy, according to researchers at Indiana University.The researchers, led by Lois B. Travis, M.D., Sc.D.

Relapse of leukemia after bone marrow transplantation: Cytomegalovirus infection has no protective effect

Recent studies on a small number of patients with leukemia treated with bone marrow transplantation have suggested that the presence of the common cytomegalovirus (CMV) in patients or their donors...

Study identifies two-in-one approach that could help prevent spread of deadly brain tumour

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 28, 2016 - 12:00
A new study, published today in the journal eLife, has identified a protein that if targeted could help to prevent the spread of the most common and deadly form of brain tumours - glioblastomas.

New insight into cancer genes could lead to personalised treatments

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 28, 2016 - 12:00
Research, involving scientists and doctors at the University of Southampton and Royal Bournemouth Hospital, has identified a network of genes that are likely to be shared by all patients who have...

Drug that helps addicts may help treat cancer too, say experts

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 28, 2016 - 12:00
Scientists at St George's, University of London, say the drug naltrexone (LDN), which is used to treat addicts, can have a beneficial impact on cancer patients if it is given in low doses.

New insight into cancer genes could lead to personalised treatments

Research, involving scientists and doctors at the University of Southampton and Royal Bournemouth Hospital, has identified a network of genes that are likely to be shared by all patients who have...

Many women with early stage breast cancer experience functional decline after initiating treatment

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - June 28, 2016 - 07:00
In a study of older women with newly diagnosed stage I to III breast cancer, approximately one in five lost the ability to complete some of the basic tasks necessary for independent living within...

Study: Visits with primary care doctor result in more colon cancer screening and better follow-up of abnormal results

People who visit their primary care physicians are more likely to get potentially life-saving colon cancer screenings and follow up on abnormal stool blood test results - even in health systems...

TSRI scientists find new cancer drug target in dual-function protein

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - June 27, 2016 - 16:00
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein that launches cancer growth and appears to contribute to higher mortality in breast cancer patients.

TSRI scientists find new cancer drug target in dual-function protein

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 27, 2016 - 16:00
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein that launches cancer growth and appears to contribute to higher mortality in breast cancer patients.

Study finds bacteria in breast ductal fluid milk ducts differs between healthy women and those with breast cancer history

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - June 27, 2016 - 14:00
Findings show microbes may be linked to breast cancer development.The first study of the microbiome - the community of microorganisms - in human breast ductal fluid has shown differences...

Beneficial bacteria may protect breasts from cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - June 27, 2016 - 14:00
Bacteria that have the potential to abet breast cancer are present in the breasts of cancer patients, while beneficial bacteria are more abundant in healthy breasts, where they may actually be...

Cross talk between hormone receptors has unexpected effects

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - June 27, 2016 - 14:00
Finding suggests novel ways to improve breast cancer care.One of the first clues pathologists look for in tissue from a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient is the estrogen receptor, a nuclear...

Gut bacteria may have role in bile duct cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 27, 2016 - 14:00
Links between gut bacteria and gastrointestinal cancer are well established. Now, scientists reveal bacteria in the bile duct may also be linked to cancer.

Aggressiveness of acute myeloid leukemia elucidated

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 27, 2016 - 14:00
Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and the University of Basel have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their...

Aggressiveness of acute myeloid leukemia elucidated

Scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) and the University of Basel have discovered why acute leukemias with the same genetic abnormality vary in their...

Adherence to cancer prevention guidelines may reduce risk

Medical News Today: Oncology News - June 27, 2016 - 12:00
Following cancer prevention guidelines on diet and physical activity consistently reduced overall cancer incidence and mortality, as well as reducing risk of breast, endometrial, and colorectal...