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Published Phase III data shows significant OS benefit of afatinib compared to erlotinib in patients with SCC of the lung

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - July 6, 2015 - 16:00
Boehringer Ingelheim has announced The Lancet Oncology has published results from the LUX-Lung 8 trial (NCT01523587).

How cancer cells avoid shutdown

A mechanism beyond the level of gene regulation, which is often the underlying reason for changes in protein levels, does enable the strong accumulation of a tumour promoting protease in stressed...

Detecting more small cancers in screening mammography suggests overdiagnosis

Screening mammography was associated with increased diagnosis of small cancers in a study across U.S.

How cancer cells avoid shutdown

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 6, 2015 - 16:00
A mechanism beyond the level of gene regulation, which is often the underlying reason for changes in protein levels, does enable the strong accumulation of a tumour promoting protease in stressed...

Public expectations about screening still don't match what screening programmes can deliver

Misconceptions about how screening works, its limitations and possible harms are still being perpetuated by media stories and high profile cases, such as Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy and...

Arthritis drug could be used to treat blood cancer sufferers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 6, 2015 - 13:00
Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered that a common drug given to arthritis sufferers could also help to treat patients with blood cancers.

Singapore team's discovery of new genomic aberrations of gastric cancer could pave the way for precision medicine

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 6, 2015 - 13:00
Singapore scientists from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), together with colleagues from the National University Health System (NUHS)...

Molecule found that helps BRCA gene resist cancer treatment

Researchers have identified a small molecule without which the BRCA2 gene cannot carry out the DNA repair that enables cancer-driving mutations to resist treatment.

Molecule found that helps BRCA gene resist cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 6, 2015 - 10:00
Researchers have identified a small molecule without which the BRCA2 gene cannot carry out the DNA repair that enables cancer-driving mutations to resist treatment.

Second-line cetuximab active beyond progression in quadruple wild-type patients with metastatic colorectal cancer

Patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) that are mutation-free in the KRAS, NRAS, BRAF and PIK3CA genes showed significant benefit from continuing anti-epidermal growth factor receptor...

Bosutinib is well-suited for older patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 4, 2015 - 06:00
In our final report from the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association, we look at the results of a clinical trial for the tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib.

Bosutinib is well-suited for older patients with chronic myeloid leukemia

In our final report from the 20th Congress of the European Hematology Association, we look at the results of a clinical trial for the tyrosine kinase inhibitor bosutinib.

Scientists advance cancer drug design with image of 1 of key proteins of life

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 3, 2015 - 10:00
Scientists have pioneered the use of a high-powered imaging technique to picture in exquisite detail one of the central proteins of life - a cellular recycling unit with a role in many diseases.

Cancer survivors who smoke perceive less risk from tobacco

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 3, 2015 - 10:00
Exposure to other smokers may contribute to continued smokingCancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers...

Hippo dances with hormones

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 3, 2015 - 09:00
Hints from fly research for study of cancer, stem cellsAlthough fruit flies don't develop cancer, cancer and stem cell researchers have been learning a great deal from fruit flies - in...

Studies confirm regorafenib benefit in pre-treated metastatic colorectal cancer

The phase IIIb CONSIGN study has confirmed the benefit of regorafenib in patients with previously treated metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), researchers announced at the ESMO 17th World Congress...

Evaluation of NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in oxaliplatin chemo: SENRI trial

ESMO 17th World Congress on Gastrointestinal CancerThe SENRI trial has opened the window to evaluate NK1 antagonists for emesis prevention in patients taking oxaliplatin chemotherapy, antiemetics...

New drug for neuroblastoma shows promise in phase I study

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 2, 2015 - 09:00
Researchers at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital have completed the first clinical trial of a new treatment for children suffering from neuroblastoma.

Experts call for 'all hands on deck' to tackle global burden of non-communicable disease

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 2, 2015 - 09:00
A group of the world's top doctors and scientists working in cardiology and preventive medicine have issued a call to action to tackle the global problem of deaths from non-communicable diseases...

Experimental drug combined with standard chemo may shrink ovarian cancers

Working in cell cultures and mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that an experimental drug called fostamatinib combined with the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel may overcome ovarian cancer...