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Scientists unveil prostate cancer's 'Rosetta Stone'

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 22, 2015 - 16:00
Almost 90 per cent of men with advanced prostate cancer carry genetic mutations in their tumours that could be targeted by either existing or new cancer drugs, a landmark new study reveals.

Americans under 50 with family history of colorectal cancer less likely to have colonoscopy

Americans younger than 50 with a family history of colorectal were less likely than adults aged 50 or older to have had a colonoscopy, according to a recent University of South Carolina and Mayo...

Brain tumors: Millimeter by millimeter towards a better prognosis

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 22, 2015 - 11:00
Mapping of motor areas in the brain by magnetic stimulationA method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now.

International study of advanced prostate cancer genome finds potential targets for drug therapy

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 22, 2015 - 10:00
The first major effort to canvas the genomic landscape of advanced prostate cancer has revealed that many patients may carry some type of genetic abnormality that can be targeted with existing or...

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy

In work that heralds a new, more potent form of targeted therapy for cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have devised a chemical technology that doesn't just disable malevolent proteins...

New chemical technology boosts potency of targeted cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 22, 2015 - 10:00
In work that heralds a new, more potent form of targeted therapy for cancer, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have devised a chemical technology that doesn't just disable malevolent proteins...

Researchers discover molecular approach to promote cancer cell death

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - May 22, 2015 - 09:00
Lung cancer researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered a novel strategy to exploit apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, for the treatment of lung cancer.

Similarities between cancerous and normal skin cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 22, 2015 - 09:00
Normal human skin cells harbor a surprisingly large number of un-inherited mutations that crop up over time, including many known cancer-promoters that help to drive tumor growth, researchers say.

Nanotherapy effective in mice with multiple myeloma

Researchers have designed a nanoparticle-based therapy that is effective in treating mice with multiple myeloma, a cancer of immune cells in the bone marrow.

Can a viral co-infection impair immunity against Plasmodium and turn malaria lethal?

It is known that infections with certain viruses can weaken the immune response to another pathogen.

A quarter of healthy skin cells possess cancer-related mutations, study finds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 22, 2015 - 07:00
Using genetic sequencing on skin biopsies from cancer-free patients, researchers find that around 25% of normal skin cells contain mutations linked to a common form of skin cancer.

Chinese herbal mixture significantly reduces fatigue in cancer patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 16:00
Cancer patients suffering from moderate to severe fatigue reported significantly less fatigue within 2-3 weeks of treatment with the traditional Chinese medicine herbal mixture Ren Shen Yangrong Tang...

Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - May 21, 2015 - 14:00
Researchers with the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly...

New study challenges claims on aldehyde content of third generation e-cigarettes

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - May 21, 2015 - 14:00
In January 2015 a report published as a research letter to the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1 found that a 3rd generation e-cigarette (an e-cigarette with variable power settings) set to...

Next generation sequencing-based tumor genomic profiling aids in detecting hereditary variants in cancer risk genes

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 14:00
Cancer patients are increasingly having their tumors tested using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to identify genetic mutations that can be targeted by precision therapies.

Researchers focus on potential tool for predicting survival, staging prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 14:00
Researchers with the Indiana University School of Medicine have identified a molecule that promotes metastasis of advanced prostate cancer to the bone, an incurable condition that significantly...

Resolving a lymphatic riddle

For over one hundred years, scientists have debated the question of the origins of the lymphatic system - a parallel system to the blood vessels that serves as a conduit for everything from immune...

New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 11:00
Squishiness has recently been tied to a tumor's aggressivenessTumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them.

Scripps reports results at first all pencil-beam proton center in US

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 11:00
Technology enables unusually broad range of tumor sites to be treatedCarl Rossi, M.D.

African Americans prone to display negative perceptions of cancer-related clinical trials

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 21, 2015 - 11:00
African American patients have a disproportionately high rate of cancer, and yet are less likely than Caucasian patients to participate in oncologic clinical trials that can significantly improve...