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How "trained immunity" mediates BCG therapy of bladder cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 18:00
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) is a vaccine widely used in low and middle-income countries to protect against childhood tuberculosis.

Proton therapy shown to be less costly than some alternative radiotherapy techniques for early stage breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 30, 2014 - 09:00
In terms of duration of treatment and cost, patients with early stage breast cancer may benefit from accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) with proton therapy versus whole breast...

Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 09:00
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (area where the esophagus meets the stomach).

New technology shows promise for delivery of therapeutics to the brain

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 09:00
A new technology that may assist in the treatment of brain cancer and other neurological diseases is the subject of an article in a recent issue of the journal Technology, published by World...

Lab on a chip detects prostate cancer, kidney disease on the spot

Medical News Today: Prostate News - October 30, 2014 - 08:00
When you flush the toilet, you may be discarding microscopic warning signs about your health.But a cunningly simple new device can stop that vital information from "going to waste.

Solution to 14-year mystery has implications for cancer therapies and drug delivery

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 08:00
Do blood vessels that feed tumors differ from other blood vessels? Fourteen years ago, experiments designed to answer that question led to the discovery of several genes that are more active in...

Improved understanding of glioma may lead to more efficient and specific therapies

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 08:00
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain.

Improved understanding of glioma may lead to more efficient and specific therapies

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 08:00
Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain.

Why targeted drug doesn't benefit patients with early-stage lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - October 30, 2014 - 07:00
The drug erlotinib is highly effective in treating advanced-stage lung cancer patients whose tumors have a particular gene change, but when the same drug is used for patients with early-stage tumors...

New drug combination shows promise as powerful treatment for breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 30, 2014 - 07:00
The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells arises from their ability to hijack the cell's normal growth program and checkpoints.

Breast cancer screening with tomosynthesis and mammography found to be cost-effective

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 30, 2014 - 07:00
Adding tomosynthesis to biennial digital mammography screening for women with dense breasts is likely to improve breast cancer detection at a reasonable cost relative to biennial mammography...

Pediatric radiation exposure following Chernobyl disaster linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 30, 2014 - 07:00
For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people in...

FDA approves expanded use of Lymphoseek® for lymphatic mapping in solid tumors

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, has announced that the U.S.

Delivering a one-two punch: new drug combination shows promise as powerful treatment for breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells arises from their ability to hijack the cell's normal growth program and checkpoints.

FDA approves expanded use of Lymphoseek® for lymphatic mapping in solid tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on precision diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, has announced that the U.S.

UF researchers discover leukemia's hiding places

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
In patients with leukemia, cancer cells can embed within the walls of blood vessels and hide from chemotherapy, according to a University of Florida study published in the journal Leukemia.

Delivering a one-two punch: new drug combination shows promise as powerful treatment for breast cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells arises from their ability to hijack the cell's normal growth program and checkpoints.

Major survey reveals changing trends and inequalities in healthcare provision for gastrointestinal disorders across Europe

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
A major pan-European survey into the burden of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and the delivery of care has revealed changing trends in many important GI and liver diseases and worrying...

Modeling cancer: Virginia Tech researchers prove mathematical models can predict cellular processes

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
How does a normal cellular process derail and become unhealthy?A multi-institutional, international team led by Virginia Tech researchers studied cells found in breast and other types of...

UF researchers discover leukemia's hiding places

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - October 29, 2014 - 09:00
In patients with leukemia, cancer cells can embed within the walls of blood vessels and hide from chemotherapy, according to a University of Florida study published in the journal Leukemia.