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Wide variation found in quality, content of clinical cancer guidelines

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - November 23, 2014 - 08:00
What's the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the...

Wide variation found in quality, content of clinical cancer guidelines

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 23, 2014 - 08:00
What's the best way to treat rectal cancer? Consult any of five top clinical guidelines for rectal cancer and you will get a different answer, according to a new study by researchers at the...

Power behind 'master' gene for cancer discovered

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 23, 2014 - 08:00
It's hard to believe, but there are similarities between bean sprouts and human cancer.

Hookah smoke increases benzene exposure, risk for leukemia

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 23, 2014 - 08:00
Despite a common misconception that hookah tobacco smoke is 'safer' than conventional tobacco, a new study demonstrates increased uptake of benzene, a leukemia risk factor.

Hookah smoke increases benzene exposure, risk for leukemia

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - November 23, 2014 - 08:00
Despite a common misconception that hookah tobacco smoke is 'safer' than conventional tobacco, a new study demonstrates increased uptake of benzene, a leukemia risk factor.

Snus use in Norway has tripled in five years

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 11:00
The increase in Scandinavian snus consumption in Norway is highest among young people, according to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

Key factor discovered in the progression of liver cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 11:00
One of the most aggressive and common forms of liver cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma.

'Jekyll and Hyde' molecule is key to new personalised medicine for prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Researchers who have uncovered the 'monstrous' hidden nature of a molecule involved in prostate cancer say the findings could herald a new form of personalised medicine for patients, with doctors...

Study finds more breast cancer patients opting for mastectomy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Far more breast cancer patients are choosing to undergo mastectomy, including removal of both breasts, instead of choosing breast conservation surgery even when they have early stage disease that...

Researchers identify biological indicator of response to new ovarian cancer drug

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Researchers have found a way of identifying which ovarian cancer patients are likely to respond well to a new anti-cancer drug called rucaparib.

Early results show response to new drug in patients with lymphomas and advanced solid tumours

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Patients with B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and advanced solid tumours have responded to a new drug that is being tested for the first time in humans in a phase I clinical trial.

How new insight into cells could lead to better drugs

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
A new insight into immune cells by scientists at The University of Manchester could lead to more effective drug treatments.

'Jekyll and Hyde' molecule is key to new personalised medicine for prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Researchers who have uncovered the 'monstrous' hidden nature of a molecule involved in prostate cancer say the findings could herald a new form of personalised medicine for patients, with doctors...

New technology could 'light up' cancer cells during surgery and improve cancer surgery outcomes: First human clinical trials underway

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
On Target Laboratories LLCand Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than...

Early results show response to new drug in patients with lymphomas and advanced solid tumours

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - November 21, 2014 - 10:00
Patients with B-cell Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and advanced solid tumours have responded to a new drug that is being tested for the first time in humans in a phase I clinical trial.

New potential target coating for drug-eluting stents identified by big data study

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - November 21, 2014 - 09:00
A new study has identified an FDA approved cancer drug, crizotinib, as a possible new coating for drug-eluting stents.

The Affordable Care Act in Kentucky, one year later

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - November 21, 2014 - 09:00
One year ago, Michael Stillman, M.D., and his colleague, Monalisa Tailor, M.D.

In a variant form of castration-resistant prostate cancer, galeterone shows activity

Medical News Today: Prostate News - November 21, 2014 - 08:00
Results from a trial of the anti-cancer drug galeterone show that it is successful in lowering prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in men with a form of prostate cancer that is resistant to...

Three drugs may be better than one for certain patients with advanced colorectal cancer

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - November 21, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with a form of advanced colorectal cancer that is driven by a mutated version of the BRAF gene have limited treatment options available.

Designing medications like chemotherapy with fewer side effects, using new computational model

Medical News Today: Oncology News - November 21, 2014 - 08:00
Medications, such as chemotherapy, are often limited by their tendency to be detrimental to healthy cells as an unintended side effect.