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A subset of stage III colon cancer patients benefit from new treatment

A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology1 , the official journal of the...

Cancer Research UK survey reveals lack of understandng of 'overdiagnosis' risk in breast screening

A third of women who are given information about the chance of 'overdiagnosis' through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks involved, according to research published...

New imaging technique shows how cocaine shuts down blood flow in mouse brains

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 21 hours 35 min ago
A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving...

How repressing the repressors may drive tissue-specific cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 21 hours 35 min ago
In a cell's nucleus, chromosomal DNA is tightly bound to structural proteins known as histones, an amalgam biologists call chromatin.

Metastasis more likely to occur with clusters of circulating tumor cells rather than single cells

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters - clumps of from 2 to 50 tumor cells that break off a primary tumor and are carried through the bloodstream - appear to be much more likely to cause metastasis...

Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Solid-head power toothbrushes retain less bacteria compared to hollow-head toothbrushes, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of...

Metastasis more likely to occur with clusters of circulating tumor cells rather than single cells

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters - clumps of from 2 to 50 tumor cells that break off a primary tumor and are carried through the bloodstream - appear to be much more likely to cause metastasis...

Metastasis more likely to occur with clusters of circulating tumor cells rather than single cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
Circulating tumor cell (CTC) clusters - clumps of from 2 to 50 tumor cells that break off a primary tumor and are carried through the bloodstream - appear to be much more likely to cause metastasis...

New type of cell movement discovered

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
For decades, researchers have used petri dishes to study cell movement. These classic tissue culture tools, however, only permit two-dimensional movement, very different from the three-dimensional...

Research reveals mechanism behind cell protein remodeling within a family of cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 1, 2014 - 08:00
The remodeling of a kitchen or bathroom changes the appearance of the room and improves its functionality.

How high-fat diets promote intestinal cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 1, 2014 - 07:00
High-fat diets may promote the growth of tumours in the intestine by causing changes to the microbial community in the gut, demonstrates a mouse study in Nature this week.

How premalignant cells can sense oncogenesis and halt growth

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 1, 2014 - 07:00
What happens inside cells when they detect the activation of a cancer-inducing gene? Sometimes, cells are able to signal internally to stop the cell cycle.

Exploiting a common cancer defense shows promise as a new cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 31, 2014 - 07:00
While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center are leveraging it in a new...

Exploiting a common cancer defense shows promise as a new cancer therapy

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - August 31, 2014 - 07:00
While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center are leveraging it in a new...

Targeted therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma using nanotechnology and the thunder god vine

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 30, 2014 - 07:00
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide.

New ESC registries launched on cardiac oncology and ACS

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 30, 2014 - 07:00
New ESC registries are being launched on cardiac oncology and acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Research demonstrates potential method to better control lung cancer using radiotherapy

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 29, 2014 - 09:00
Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients - potentially offering improved local control and survival.

An unequal burden: prostate cancer in black men is a global concern

Medical News Today: Prostate News - August 29, 2014 - 08:00
How much cancer risk is unacceptable within a community? One in four black men in the UK will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.

Long-term colorectal-cancer mortality after adenoma removal lower than previously thought

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 29, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with intestinal polyps have a lower risk of dying from cancer than previously thought, according to Norwegian researchers. The Norwegian study is the world's largest of its kind.

Leading scientists call for a stop to non-essential use of fluorochemicals

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 29, 2014 - 08:00
A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely...