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The 'cardiovascular revolution' has increased life expectancy in Spain

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 11:00
Over the last century, life expectancy for Spaniards has increased by 40 years.

Flower-like magnetic nanoparticles target difficult tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 11:00
Thanks to the work of an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Dartmouth Center of Nanotechnology Excellence, funded by the National Institutes of Health, the next-generation magnetic...

Healthy-looking prostate cells mask cancer-causing mutations

Medical News Today: Prostate News - March 4, 2015 - 10:00
Prostate cells that look normal under the microscope may be hiding genetic mutations that could develop into cancer, prompting new ways to improve treatment for the disease, according to research...

Olive oil: the key to curing cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 10:00
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), long-known for its heart health benefits, has now been identified for its rapid destruction of cancer cells.

TSRI scientists find clues to cancer drug failure

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 10:00
Cancer patients fear the possibility that one day their cells might start rendering many different chemotherapy regimens ineffective.

Interventional radiology offers new treatment for enlarged prostates

Medical News Today: Prostate News - March 4, 2015 - 09:00
Research demonstrates prostate artery embolization effectiveness for benign prostatic hyperplasia, with low side effectsMen with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the...

New data on the regulation of the genetic activity that protects against lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - March 4, 2015 - 09:00
This research clears the path for the development of new antitumoral therapeutic strategies based on microRNAs activityScientists at the University of Granada, incollaboration with the...

For patients with brain tumors, insurance status linked to differences in patient safety and quality of care

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 09:00
Findings explained by differences in patient and hospital characteristics, says study in neurosurgeryPatients that are on Medicaid or uninsured have higher rates of reportable patient safety and...

Mount Sinai researchers find chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery improved survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 09:00
Patients who received chemotherapy after bladder cancer surgery demonstrated an approximately 30% lower risk of death than those that underwent surgery alone, according to an analysis presented by...

3-D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 09:00
Interventional radiologists use 3-D printers to develop personalized medical devices that can deliver antibiotics and chemotherapy in targeted manner3-D printing could become a powerful tool in...

Online education tool helps bridge gaps in therapeutic decision-making for advanced NSCLC

A new interactive online tool helps educate practicing oncologists worldwide with therapeutic decision-making for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) based on a patient's molecular and...

Online education tool helps bridge gaps in therapeutic decision-making for advanced NSCLC

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - March 4, 2015 - 08:00
A new interactive online tool helps educate practicing oncologists worldwide with therapeutic decision-making for advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) based on a patient's molecular and...

When screening tests turn healthy people into patients

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - March 4, 2015 - 08:00
The BMJ's campaign against 'too much medicine' sees three papers calling screening to account, questioning if looking out for breast cancer or aneurysm does more harm than good.

Untangling DNA with a droplet of water, a pipet and a polymer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 08:00
With the 'rolling droplet technique,' a DNA-injected water droplet rolls like a ball over a platelet, sticking the DNA to the plate surfaceResearchers have long sought an efficient way to...

A new tool provides maps of protein interactions for 2,800 diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 08:00
dSysMap, Disease-mutations Systemic Mapping, is a computational tool to interpret the effect of genetic mutations on the development of complex diseasesThis is an example of a disease map...

When screening tests turn healthy people into patients

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 4, 2015 - 08:00
The BMJ's campaign against 'too much medicine' sees three papers calling screening to account, questioning if looking out for breast cancer or aneurysm does more harm than good.

Copper molecule shows promise in halting cancer spread

Medical News Today: Oncology News - March 3, 2015 - 11:00
Researchers have made a copper molecule that binds to the DNA of cancer cells and stops them replicating. It also kills them more quickly than the widely used chemo drug cisplatin.

Lung cancer survival rates in England must 'match the best in Europe' say experts

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - March 3, 2015 - 10:00
Lung cancer survival rates in England should 'match the best in Europe' in order to save lives, insists a group of senior clinicians from the UK Lung Cancer Coalition (UKLCC).

Lives at risk as women are too scared to find out if they carry the 'faulty' BRCA cancer gene mutation

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - March 3, 2015 - 10:00
According to new research by leading research charity, Ovarian Cancer Action, a quarter of women say they would choose NOT to be tested for the BRCA gene mutation (which can lead to both breast and...

New approach to assessing effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs

Manchester scientists have a developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on very rare leukaemia stem cells.