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Cancer Issues
Need for Early Support Among People with Uveal Melanoma

( - UCLA researchers found that nearly all people diagnosed with uveal melanoma had a number of unmet psychological and health information needs

Feb 23, 2018 - 10:36:13 AM

Cancer Issues
Kansas Mom of Three Among the First in the World to Undergo Latest FDA-Approved Cancer Treatment Therapy (VIDEO)

( - KANSAS CITY, Kan., Feb. 22, 2018 -- As a mother of three, a blood cancer diagnosis four years ago for 36-year-old Emily Dumler was devastating news.

Feb 22, 2018 - 8:56:13 PM

Cancer Issues
Cancer Diagnosis Helps Mayo Physician Better Understand Patient Fears

( - As a physician and health researcher, Rozalina McCoy, M.D., believes in reducing the amount of unnecessary testing and treatment associated with her patients' care.

Feb 22, 2018 - 4:22:54 PM

Cancer Issues
Cancer Risk Associated With Key Epigenetic Changes Occurring Through Normal Aging Process

( - Some scientists have hypothesized that tumor-promoting changes in cells during cancer development—particularly an epigenetic change involving DNA methylation

Feb 22, 2018 - 12:20:50 PM

Cancer Issues
5 Novel Genetic Changes Linked to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

( - In what is believed to be the largest pancreatic cancer genome-wide association study to date, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute....

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:35:17 AM

Cancer Issues
Precision Cancer Therapy Effective in Both Children and Adults

( - Three quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib

Feb 22, 2018 - 11:03:57 AM

Cancer Issues
New Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors

( - CHAPEL HILL, NC – Scientists have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver them locally to tumors in a sequential manner.

Feb 22, 2018 - 10:55:47 AM

Cancer Issues
Drug Targeting Mutant Cancer Gene is Highly Effective, Durable

( - DALLAS – Feb. 21, 2018 – A drug targeting a gene fusion that occurs in lung, colon, and other cancers was effective in 75 percent of patients of all ages in clinical trials

Feb 21, 2018 - 5:12:06 PM

Cancer Issues
Similarities Found in Cancer Initiation in Kidney, Liver, Stomach, Pancreas

( - Recent research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrated that mature cells in the stomach sometimes revert back to behaving like rapidly dividing stem cells.

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:39:19 PM

Cancer Issues
‘Local Environment’ Plays Key Role in Breast Cancer Progression

( - WASHINGTON, D.C., February 21, 2018 -- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women -- one in eight (12.4 percent) in the U.S. will be diagnosed with it.

Feb 21, 2018 - 3:22:10 PM

Cancer Issues
New Prostate Cancer Risk Model Could Better Guide Treatment

( - One of the biggest challenges in treating prostate cancer is distinguishing men who have aggressive and potentially lethal disease from men whose cancer is slow-growing and unlikely to metastasize.

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:25:54 AM

Cancer Issues
Highly Mutated Protein in Skin Cancer Plays Central Role in Skin Cell Renewal

( - PHILADELPHIA – Approximately once a month, our skin completely renews itself. If this highly coordinated process goes awry, it can lead to a variety of skin diseases

Feb 20, 2018 - 11:00:30 AM

Cancer Issues
Discover Novel Mechanism Linking Changes in Mitochondria to Cancer Cell Death

( - To stop the spread of cancer, cancer cells must die. Unfortunately, many types of cancer cells seem to use innate mechanisms that block cancer cell death....

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:53:42 AM

Cancer Issues
Hospital Charges For Outpatient Cancer Care Highly Variable

( - An analysis of recent Medicare billing records for more than 3,000 hospitals across the United States shows that charges for outpatient oncology services

Feb 20, 2018 - 10:35:15 AM

Cancer Issues
'Click Chemistry' Reactions May Boost Cancer-Fighting Drug Potency

( - LA JOLLA, CA — Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a quick and easy way to simultaneously modify dozens of drugs or molecules to improve their disease-fighting properties.

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:51:31 AM

Cancer Issues
Increasing Incidence of Rare Skin Cancer

( - SAN DIEGO  — Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare type of skin cancer, affecting only a few thousand people each year, compared to tens of thousands with melanoma.

Feb 19, 2018 - 11:08:21 AM

Cancer Issues
8-Year-Old Survivor's Message: 'Cancer Is No Match for You'

( - Mikayla Wilson was rocking her 15-month-old daughter, Lily, when she noticed an unusual lump on the little girl's nose.

Feb 15, 2018 - 4:42:43 PM

Cancer Issues
Catching Up to Brain Cancer

( - A brief chat at a Faculty Senate meeting put two University of Delaware researchers onto an idea that could be of great value to cancer researchers.

Feb 15, 2018 - 2:34:48 PM

Cancer Issues
Cutting Off Cervical Cancer’s Fuel Supply Stymies Tumors

( - Cancer therapies have improved — in some cases dramatically — over the past two decades, but treatment for cervical cancer has remained largely unchanged.

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:10:11 PM

Cancer Issues
Race, Insurance Status Linked to Job Loss After Breast Cancer

( - Job loss following early-stage breast cancer diagnosis is associated with race and insurance status, but not with any clinical or treatment-related factors

Feb 15, 2018 - 1:02:42 PM

Cancer Issues
Preventing Cancer with Lifestyle Changes (VIDEO)

( - More than 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses and approximately 600,000 deaths from cancer are projected for 2018

Feb 15, 2018 - 10:49:06 AM

Cancer Issues
Cancer Researcher's Life Saved by CAR-T Treatment

( - DALLAS – Feb. 14, 2018 – About a dozen years ago, Dr. Woodring Wright, a UT Southwestern Professor of Cell Biology, sneezed.

Feb 14, 2018 - 12:35:00 PM

Cancer Issues
CT Scans for Lung Cancer: Lesser-Known Screening, Large Impact

( - CT screening for lung cancer is much less familiar, but when it comes to detecting a health issue, it is far more efficient

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:51:42 AM

Cancer Issues
Researchers Inhibit Cancer Metastases via Novel Steps

( - In one of the first successes of its kind, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and six other institutions have inhibited the spreading of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:50:00 PM

Cancer Issues
Huntington's Disease Provides New Cancer Weapon

( - CHICAGO - Patients with Huntington’s disease, a fatal genetic illness that causes the breakdown of nerve cells in the brain, have up to 80 percent less cancer than the general population.

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:45:10 PM

Cancer Issues
Light-Activated Cancer Drugs Without Toxic Side Effects

( - Future cancer drugs that are activated by light and don’t cause the toxic side-effects of current chemotherapy treatments are closer to becoming a reality

Feb 13, 2018 - 1:36:59 PM

Cancer Issues
Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options

( - WASHINGTON — Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women — those ages 65­ and older

Feb 13, 2018 - 10:51:19 AM

Cancer Issues
Study Shows Liver Cells with Whole Genome Duplications Protect Against Cancer
( - DALLAS  – Researchers at the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute (CRI) at UT Southwestern have discovered that cells in the liver with whole genome duplications, known as polyploid cells, can protect the liver against cancer.
Feb 12, 2018 - 12:40:12 PM

Cancer Issues
Blood Test Plus Ultrasound Boosts Liver Cancer Detection by 40 Percent

( - Combining ultrasound imaging with a blood test for high alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels improves detection of early-stage liver cancer by as much as 40 percent

Feb 12, 2018 - 12:33:13 PM

Cancer Issues
Placebo Pills Prescribed Honestly Help Cancer Survivors Manage Symptoms

( - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Long after cancer treatment ends, many continue to deal with one particular symptom that refuses to go away: fatigue.

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:44:00 AM

Cancer Issues
NIR Light May Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Will Benefit Most from Chemotherapy

( - New York, N.Y.—February 12, 2018—A new optical imaging system developed at Columbia University uses red and near-infrared light to identify breast cancer patients who will respond to chemotherapy.

Feb 12, 2018 - 10:55:02 AM

Cancer Issues
How Cancer Stem Cells Drive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

( - Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer - triple-negative breast cancer - to thrive.

Feb 9, 2018 - 12:07:36 PM

Cancer Issues
Scientists Take Big Step Toward Stopping Cancer Metastasis

( - LA JOLLA, CA  – New research from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) may give scientists a chance to target tumors before they metastasize.

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:41:10 AM

Cancer Issues
New Tool Helps Physicians Estimate Survival for Patients with Cancers That Have Spread to Bone

( - A simple three-factor tool can help doctors estimate survival time in patients with long bone metastases (LBMs)—advanced cancer that has spread to the bones of the limbs

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:29:46 AM

Cancer Issues
Physical Inactivity Linked to Higher Risk of Lung, Head/Neck Cancers

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — An increasing body of evidence suggests that a lack of exercise can cause a wide variety of diseases

Feb 9, 2018 - 11:23:24 AM

Cancer Issues
UPMC Researchers Solving Treatment Resistance in Most Common Breast Cancer

( - PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2018 – A large team of clinical and laboratory researchers dedicated to understanding treatment resistance in the most common form of breast cancer...

Feb 8, 2018 - 11:30:59 AM

Cancer Issues
A Boost for Older Hodgkin Lymphoma Patients

( - New Brunswick, N.J. - Results of a phase 2 study presented at the recent American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting shows the best outcomes....

Feb 8, 2018 - 11:16:27 AM

Cancer Issues
Diet May Influence the Spread of a Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

( - LOS ANGELES  — A single protein building block commonly found in food may hold a key to preventing the spread of an often-deadly type of breast cancer

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:56:48 AM

Cancer Issues
Helping Children Thrive After Cancer

( - As if it wasn’t hard enough to fight cancer as a kid, childhood cancer survivors are at a higher risk of developing physical and emotional difficulties once their treatment is complete.

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:37:07 AM

Cancer Issues
Turning Up the Heat on Chemotherapy

( - New Brunswick, N.J. – February 8, 2018 - While cancer treatment advances are being made in the areas of precision medicine and immunotherapy, a unique combination of traditional therapies can also provide some cancer patients a treatment option that may provide significant benefit.

Feb 8, 2018 - 10:21:25 AM

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