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Exercise can enhance tumor-shrinking effects of chemotherapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 19, 2014 - 10:00
A study finds that chemotherapy shrank melanoma tumors more in mice that exercised during their treatment compared to mice that did not exercise.

Surgery may yield better long-term results for some lung cancer patients

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 08:00
Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their...

Colorectal cancer relapses may be predicted by expression of five genes

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 08:00
Researchers at the Catalan Institute of Oncology-Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (ICO-IDIBELL), led by David Garcia-Molleví have identified 5 genes differentially expressed in normal...

Shorter treatment times and improved quality of life for prostate cancer patients who undergo hypofractionated RT

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
Prostate cancer patients who received hypofractionated (HPFX) radiation therapy (RT) reported that their quality of life, as well as bladder and bowel function were at similar levels before and after...

Sexual function preserved following vessel-sparing radiation therapy for prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
A comparison of five-year sexual function outcomes, as reported by patients treated with external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) versus combination EBRT plus brachytherapy, indicates that the utilization...

Creating predictive tool that lets prostate cancer patients decide which treatment is right for them

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that researchers at Fox...

Some stage IV lung cancer patients achieve long-term survival after aggressive treatments

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
A large, international analysis of patients with stage IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) indicates that a patient's overall survival (OS) rate can be related to factors including the timing of...

Angelina effect: health news of celebrities 'has long-term effects for public health care'

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
After Angelina Jolie's announcement of a double mastectomy after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation last year, researchers say genetic testing referrals more than doubled.

Elderly women with low risk hormone receptor positive breast cancer benefit from endocrine therapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
Treatment with endocrine therapy and radiation therapy as part of breast conservation is the current standard of care for women with hormone-receptor positive (HR+) invasive breast cancer.

International experts issue plea for better research and education for advanced breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
Breast cancer experts around the world have issued a plea to researchers, academics, drug companies, funders and advocates to carry out high quality research and clinical trials for advanced breast...

More accurate treatment, greater patient comfort provided by new radiosurgery technology

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors - but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at...

Preserved mobility in malignant spinal cord compression

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
Mobility is equally preserved in cancer patients suffering from malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) who receive a single dose of 10 Gy of radiation therapy (RT), compared to patients who receive...

Cancer resistance may one day be treated with epigenetic drugs

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
High school biology taught us that we inherit certain traits from our parents that are pre-determined.

Cancer resistance may one day be treated with epigenetic drugs

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - September 19, 2014 - 07:00
High school biology taught us that we inherit certain traits from our parents that are pre-determined.

New molecule 'allows umbilical cord stem cells to multiply'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 18, 2014 - 17:00
A new molecule, UM171 - dubbed 'the first of its kind' by the scientists who have discovered it - may allow umbilical cord stem cells to multiply, enabling more transplants.

Global team finds new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 18, 2014 - 10:00
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.

Global team finds new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - September 18, 2014 - 10:00
A large international meta-analysis that pooled data on over 87,000 men reveals 23 new genetic variants that raise risk of prostate cancer by 3-6 times the average.

Blood test could identify when cancer treatment has become detrimental

Medical News Today: Prostate News - September 18, 2014 - 09:00
Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumour growth, a major new study shows.

PET-CT predicts lymphoma survival better than conventional imaging

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - September 18, 2014 - 09:00
Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) is more accurate than conventional CT scanning in measuring response to treatment and predicting survival in patients with follicular...

Elderly women with early breast cancer receiving less-aggressive radiation procedures

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - September 18, 2014 - 08:00
In a healthcare climate where the costs of treatment are increasingly weighed against potential benefit, a Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation...