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Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 17, 2017 - 14:00
Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of...

Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - February 17, 2017 - 14:00
Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of...

More patients with early-stage breast cancer may be able to avoid chemotherapy in the future

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - February 17, 2017 - 08:00
Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new...

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 17, 2017 - 08:00
New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.

Researchers identify phosphorylation process vital to cancer growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 16, 2017 - 14:00
Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth.

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - February 16, 2017 - 08:00
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

Oesophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 16, 2017 - 08:00
Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no...

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 16, 2017 - 08:00
Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - February 15, 2017 - 15:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - February 15, 2017 - 15:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 15, 2017 - 15:00
Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Smoking cessation counseling successful when paired with lung cancer screening

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - February 15, 2017 - 14:00
In the first successful randomized trial of its kind, researchers have provided preliminary evidence that telephone-based smoking cessation counseling given to smokers shortly after undergoing lung...

Ovarian hormones awaken newly discovered breast stem cells

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - February 15, 2017 - 08:00
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have used advanced cellular, bioinformatics and imaging technology to reveal a long-lived type of stem cell in the breast that is responsible for the...

Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 15, 2017 - 08:00
Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.

Penn vet study shows how solid tumors resist immunotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 15, 2017 - 08:00
Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments.

Neurons support cancer growth throughout the body

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 14, 2017 - 14:00
Cancer cells rely on the healthy cells that surround them for sustenance. Tumors reroute blood vessels to nourish themselves, secrete chemicals that scramble immune responses, and, according to...

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - February 14, 2017 - 08:00
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

New biomarkers for bowel cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - February 14, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists can predict in the lab whether a drug will be effective for individual colorectal tumors.Colorectal carcinomas arise in different forms, so all treatments do not work for all patients.

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 14, 2017 - 08:00
A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

Newfound effect of cancer drug may expand its use

Medical News Today: Oncology News - February 14, 2017 - 08:00
A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify it.