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Cancer and Genetics: What's the Connection?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 28, 2016 - 13:00
Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.

Cancer and Genetics: What's the Connection?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 28, 2016 - 13:00
Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.

1 in 5 emergency bowel cancer patients had symptoms before diagnosis

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 28, 2016 - 12:00
Around one in five bowel cancer patients diagnosed after an emergency presentation have displayed at least one cancer 'alarm symptom' in the year leading up to their diagnosis, according to a...

Newer radiation technique has fewer side effects than traditional techniques for recurrent head and neck cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 28, 2016 - 07:00
When a patient's cancer comes back, he or she is often left with limited treatment options and higher odds of debilitating side effects.

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 28, 2016 - 07:00
In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people on average have lower awareness of cancer symptoms, according to findings published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Blood pressure drug may boost effectiveness of lung cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 27, 2016 - 12:00
A blood pressure drug may make a type of lung cancer treatment more effective, suggests a new study.

Custom-tailored strategy against glioblastomas

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 27, 2016 - 09:00
Glioblastomas are incurable malignant brain tumors. Usually the patients affected survive for only a few months. In addition, every tumor is quite different, which makes treatment very difficult.

Cancer prevention benefits of colonoscopy may diminish after age 75

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 27, 2016 - 07:00
Colonoscopy screening is modestly effective for preventing colorectal cancer in patients aged 70 to 74, but the cancer prevention benefits may begin to diminish in older patients.

New hope in fight against aggressive and often hard to treat brain tumour

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 26, 2016 - 13:00
Researchers from the University of Southampton have discovered a potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumour from spreading, which could lead the way to better...

Newly discovered immune cell type protects against lung infections during chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 26, 2016 - 07:00
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have identified a new form of an immune cell that protected mice from life-threatening lung infections under conditions that mimic cancer...

Nearly one-third of unnecessary endoscopies could be avoided with faeces blood test

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 26, 2016 - 07:00
The number of patients referred to the hospital for an unnecessary endoscopy could be cut by nearly a third if an additional test that can be carried out by a GP could be incorporated, according to...

Expectations may not match reality among cancer patients in some early phase clinical trials

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 26, 2016 - 07:00
In a study of cancer patients considering whether they should participate in phase I clinical trials, a high percentage were willing to participate after discussions with clinical staff, but nearly...

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 23, 2016 - 12:00
Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 23, 2016 - 12:00
A clinical trial* for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumour...

New insights into potent cancer tumour suppressor gene

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 23, 2016 - 07:00
Researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway have shown that the TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity than previously thoughtNew insight into the function of a gene...

Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 23, 2016 - 07:00
Medical tattooing, also known as dermatography, is routinely used by plastic surgeons for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy.

Cancer growth model simulates cell-killing ability of combos

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 22, 2016 - 18:00
New model could improve personalized treatment for people with one subtype of lung cancer.

Circadian rhythm gene affects malignant breast cancer's spread

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 22, 2016 - 18:00
Sleep cycle interruptions may affect breast cancer formation and metastasis.

Cancer growth model simulates cell-killing ability of combos

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 22, 2016 - 18:00
New model could improve personalized treatment for people with one subtype of lung cancer.

Cancer: Shutting down fat synthesis in cancer cells stunts tumor growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 22, 2016 - 14:00
Using an enzyme-blocking molecule that shuts down fat synthesis in cancer cells, researchers stunt tumor growth in transplanted cells and animal models.