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Antioxidant suppression eradicates pancreatic cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 29, 2016 - 16:00
Researchers from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory demonstrate a drug therapy that suppresses antioxidants, resulting in the death of pancreatic cancer cells.

Okra: Health Benefits and Nutritional Information

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 29, 2016 - 13:00
Learn all about the health benefits and nutritional content of okra. As well as the benefits, this article offers some okra recipe suggestions.

Scientists discover new therapeutic target for lung cancer driven by KRAS

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - July 29, 2016 - 12:00
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a new way to target lung cancer through the KRAS gene, one of the most commonly mutated genes in human cancer and one researchers have so...

Quality of life is affected by choice of treatment for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 29, 2016 - 07:00
The quality of life for patients following a diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck can be greatly affected by the choice of treatment modality.

Scientist develops gene therapy for muscle wasting

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 28, 2016 - 09:00
A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease.

Genetic profiling increases cancer treatment options, Sanford Health study finds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 28, 2016 - 09:00
GEMMA clinical trial identified treatment options through personalized medicine.

Cord blood outperforms matched, unrelated donor in bone marrow transplant

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study compared outcomes of leukemia patients receiving bone marrow transplants from 2009-2014, finding that three years post transplant, the incidence of...

First trial of robotic vs. non-robotic surgery for prostate cancer finds both achieve similar outcome at 3 months

Medical News Today: Prostate News - July 27, 2016 - 12:00
Early results suggest similar quality of life outcomes at 3 months, but further follow-up is now needed from longer 2 year trial.

Markers that cause toxic radiotherapy side-effects in prostate cancer identified

Medical News Today: Prostate News - July 27, 2016 - 07:00
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased...

Colorectal cancer: Minimally invasive, triple-therapy patch destroys tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 26, 2016 - 16:00
A patch that could be administered directly to the site of a colorectal tumor is shown to treat tumors with three lines of therapy - drug, gene, and photo.

BRCA1 mutations in breast and ovarian cancer can predict treatment resistance

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 26, 2016 - 14:00
Mutations in the BRCA1 gene are one of the most common risk factors for breast and ovarian cancers.

Dysplasia: What You Need to Know

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 26, 2016 - 13:00
Learn all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of dysplasia, whereby abnormal cells can lead to the growth of enlarged tissue or precancerous cells.

Breast cancer risk may be influenced by type of fat dad eats

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 26, 2016 - 07:00
In a rat study, researchers find male rats that consumed a diet rich in animal fats increased the risk of breast cancer for female offspring.

Vitamin D receptor protein may reduce odds of being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 25, 2016 - 16:00
New research out of Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that expression of the vitamin D receptor protein may help protect against aggressive forms of breast cancer but has not yet been linked to...

8 Common Causes of Breast Pain

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 22, 2016 - 07:00
Learn about some of the common causes of breast pain. These causes include skin changes, certain types of medication, and infections.

Uncovering a new principle in chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 22, 2016 - 07:00
A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or...

New review concludes that evidence for alcohol causing cancer is strong

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2016 - 07:00
A new review of epidemiological evidence supports a causal association between alcohol consumption and cancers at seven sites in the body: oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum and...

Blood disorders cost €23 billion to European economy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2016 - 07:00
Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis.

Blood disorders cost €23 billion to European economy

Healthcare costs per patient with blood cancers are two times higher than average cancer costs, due to long hospital stays and complex treatment and diagnosis.

Study raises concerns over unnecessary imaging after thyroid cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 21, 2016 - 12:00
Increased imaging after initial treatment does not necessarily equal better care.