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New drug could help in battle against cervical cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 24, 2014 - 09:00
In Europe patients with recurrent or secondary cancer have a low chance of survival, with only 20-30% experiencing tumour shrinkage after conventional chemotherapy and life expectancy being...

Cancer drug discovery system is broken, global summit hears

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 24, 2014 - 09:00
The global system for discovering new cancer drugs is 'broken', and failing to turn dramatic scientific advances into enough innovative, game-changing medicines, a world-leading UK expert has...

Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer, study presented at CHEST 2014

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - October 24, 2014 - 07:00
A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have lung...

Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 24, 2014 - 07:00
The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood test.

New analysis methodology may revolutionize breast cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 24, 2014 - 07:00
Stroma cells are derived from connective tissue and may critically influence tumour growth. This knowledge is not new.

Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel 'prehabilitation' programme.

The quality of biopsy is directly linked to survival in patients with bladder cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2014 - 09:00
UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't get...

Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Cancer Research UK and UCL scientists have discovered that the same specialised immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph nodes...

'Designer' nanodevice could improve treatment options for cancer sufferers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Cancer diagnostics and treatment options could be drastically improved with the creation of a 'designer' nanodevice being developed by researchers from the UK, Italy, the US and Argentina.

Doctors boost fitness of cancer patients using novel 'prehab' programme

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Doctors in Southampton can return cancer patients to pre-treatment fitness levels within six weeks using a novel 'prehabilitation' programme.

Genomic sequencing: could it aid breast cancer prevention?

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 23, 2014 - 07:00
A new study by researchers from the Stanford Cancer Institute finds genomic sequencing may be more helpful in identifying a woman's risk for breast cancer than previously estimated

Genetic variant protects some Latina women from breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - October 23, 2014 - 07:00
An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that protects against breast cancer.

Genomic sequencing: could it aid breast cancer prevention?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 23, 2014 - 07:00
A new study by researchers from the Stanford Cancer Institute finds genomic sequencing may be more helpful in identifying a woman's risk for breast cancer than previously estimated

New study may offer first alternative to standard chemotherapy for T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - October 23, 2014 - 07:00
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude new drug in development may offer first alternative to standard chemotherapy for T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Study examines readmission after colorectal cancer surgery as quality measure

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 22, 2014 - 20:00
No significant variation was found in hospital readmission rates after colorectal cancer surgery when the data was adjusted to account for patient characteristics, coexisting illnesses and...

When heart cancer hides in the brain: how a lucky coincidence led to rare diagnosis

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 22, 2014 - 17:00
It was fortunate for the middle-aged woman that she presented her symptoms at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO), where doctors had seen another strange case just two years before.

Potential lung cancer blood biomarker found

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - October 22, 2014 - 14:00
Scientists have discovered the blood of people diagnosed with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer has different metabolites to people with the same risk but no disease.

Knowing individual risk does not increase cancer screening rates

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - October 22, 2014 - 09:00
Knowing their individual risk for disease is not enough to pursuade previously nonadherent patients to undergo recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, according to a randomized, controlled...

Knowing individual risk does not increase cancer screening rates

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 22, 2014 - 09:00
Knowing their individual risk for disease is not enough to pursuade previously nonadherent patients to undergo recommended colorectal cancer (CRC) screenings, according to a randomized, controlled...

Clinical trial demonstrates prolonged survival for advanced multiple myeloma patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - October 22, 2014 - 09:00
John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center has announced publication of breakthrough data in the treatment of advanced multiple myeloma in the journal Biology of Blood and...