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Physical & emotional impairments common, often untreated in people with cancer
A new review finds cancer survivors suffer a diverse and complex set of impairments, affecting virtually every organ system. (2013-05-17)
Cancer survivors battle with the blues
Depressed cancer survivors are twice as likely to die prematurely than those who do not suffer from depression, irrespective of the cancer site. (2013-05-16)
Popular diabetes drug does not improve survival rates after cancer: Study
Despite previous scientific studies that suggest diabetes drug metformin has anti-cancer properties, a new, first-of-its-kind study from Women's College Hospital has found the drug may not actually improve survival rates after breast cancer in certain patients. (2013-05-09)
Cosmetic breast implants may adversely affect survival in women who develop breast cancer
Cosmetic breast implants seem to adversely affect the survival of women who are subsequently diagnosed with breast cancer, finds a small study published on today. (2013-04-30)
Endoscopic treatment for Zenker's diverticulum is safe long-term
A new study reports that flexible endoscopic treatment of Zenker's diverticulum by using a diverticuloscope offers a treatment modality with a very low complication rate. (2013-04-30)
Coffee may help prevent breast cancer returning, study finds
Drinking coffee could decrease the risk of breast cancer recurring in patients taking the widely used drug Tamoxifen, a study at Lund University in Sweden has found. (2013-04-24)
Researchers observe an increased risk of cancer in people with history of non-melanoma skin cancer
Researchers found that people with a history of non-melanoma skin cancer had a modestly increased risk of getting cancer in the future, specifically breast and lung cancer in women and melanoma in both men and women. (2013-04-23)
Diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer: A review for physicians
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of death from cancer, and while family physicians in Canada only see 1 cases a year, the number of cases is expected to increase as the population ages. (2013-04-22)
Particular DNA changes linked with prostate cancer development and lethality
A new analysis has found that the loss or amplification of particular DNA regions contributes to the development of prostate cancer, and that patients with two of these DNA changes have a high likelihood of dying from the disease. (2013-04-22)
Latest research shows 2 items are key to decrease symptoms and prolong survival for LMC patients
Lung cancer is one of the most common primary cancers that cause leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LMC), when cancer spreads to the membranes surrounding the spinal cord and brain. (2013-04-22)
Study: Low-dose aspirin stymies proliferation of 2 breast cancer lines
Regular use of low-dose aspirin may prevent the progression of breast cancer, according to results of a study by researchers at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., and the University of Kansas Medical Center. (2013-04-21)
Tomosynthesis increases breast cancer detection rate
Two-dimensional plus 3-D breast imaging increases cancer detection rates by 11 percent, and could be particularly useful in detecting cancer in women with dense breasts, a new study suggests. (2013-04-19)
Some minorities believe they are less likely to get cancer compared to whites, Moffitt study shows
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues analyzed national data to investigate the differences in cancer prevention beliefs by race and ethnicity. (2013-04-17)
Resistance is futile: Researchers identify gene that mediates cisplatin resistance in ovarian cancer
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Anil Sood and colleagues at M.D. (2013-04-15)
AACR news: Little molecule makes big difference in bladder cancer metastasis
In order to kill, bladder cancer must metastasize, most commonly in the lung -- what are the differences between bladder cancers that do and do not make this deadly transition? (2013-04-09)
AACR news: Six2 homeoprotein allows breast cancer cells to detach and metastasize
In results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013, researchers from the University of Colorado Cancer Center show that the Six2 homeoprotein, while not involved in primary tumor growth, allows cells to detach from substrates and to survive their transition through the bloodstream to faraway sites of metastasis. (2013-04-09)
American Cancer Society awards new research and training grants
The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the United States, has awarded 175 national research and training grants totaling $79,073,250 for fiscal year 2013. (2013-04-08)
AACR news: Autophagy-addicted breast cancers killed by anti-malaria drug, chloroquine
Research presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2013 shows that some breast cancer subtypes depend on autophagy more than others -- and that inhibiting autophagy in breast cancers that depend on it may be enough alone to kill the disease. (2013-04-08)
Arrhythmia drug may increase cancer risk
One of the most widely used medications to treat arrhythmias may increase the risk of developing cancer, especially in men and people exposed to high amounts of the drug. (2013-04-08)
Prostate cancer risk rises in men with inherited genetic condition
Men with an inherited genetic condition called Lynch syndrome face a higher lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer and appear to develop the disease at an earlier age, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. (2013-04-01)
Princess Margaret breast cancer research finds new drug target companion prognostic test for hormone therapy resistance
A team of international cancer researchers led by Dr. Mathieu Lupien at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, has identified the signalling pathway that is over-activated in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells that are resistant to hormone therapies such as tamoxifen, aromatase inhibitors or fulvestrant. (2013-04-01)
Estrogen plus progestin use linked with increased breast cancer incidence and mortality
Estrogen plus progestin use is linked with increased breast cancer incidence. (2013-03-29)
York scientists discover driving force behind prostate cancer
Scientists at the University of York have discovered the driving force behind the development of prostate cancer. (2013-03-27)
Cervical cancer: DNA-based test more accurate than repeat smear ('Pap')
In women who have a potentially or mildly abnormal cervical smear, using a DNA-based test can identify those at higher risk of having precursors of cervical cancer, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. (2013-03-27)
Certain breast cancers have a trait that could be attacked by new therapies
The odds of developing breast cancer increase for women taking hormone replacement therapy to avoid the effects of menopause. (2013-03-27)
Early-onset baldness in African-American men may be linked to prostate cancer
African-American men are at high risk for developing prostate cancer. (2013-03-26)
Ludwig cancer researchers honored among first class of fellows in AACR Academy
Three Ludwig scientists were named as Fellows in the inaugural class of the AACR Academy, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the American Association for Cancer Research. (2013-03-26)
Other stomach microbiota modulate resistance to H. pylori-driven ulcers
Mice with different naturally occurring stomach bacteria have distinct susceptibilities to disease caused by Helicobacter pylori, the well-known cause of ulcers in humans, according to a study published online ahead of print in the journal Infection and Immunity. (2013-03-25)
Genetic alterations linked with bladder cancer risk, recurrence, progression, and patient survival
A new analysis has found that genetic alterations in a particular cellular pathway are linked with bladder cancer risk, recurrence, disease progression, and patient survival. (2013-03-25)
Genes identify breast cancer risk and may aid prevention
A newly identified set of genes may predict which women are at high risk for getting breast cancer that is sensitive to estrogen and, thus, would be helped by taking drugs to prevent it, reports a new study. (2013-03-19)
Night shifts may be linked to increased ovarian cancer risk
Working night shifts might increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer, indicates research published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. (2013-03-14)
Medicare spending for advanced cancer not linked to survival differences
Substantial regional variation in Medicare spending for patients with advanced cancer is not linked to differences in survival, according to a study published March 12 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2013-03-12)
Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models
A University of Colorado Cancer study published today in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them. (2013-03-12)
Some bacteria may protect against disease caused by stomach infection
Half of the world's human population is infected with the stomach bacteria called Helicobacter pylori, yet it causes disease in only about 10 percent of those infected. (2013-03-12)
Biomarkers may help predict progression of Barrett's esophagus to esophageal adenocarcinoma
Expression of most microRNAs was similar between the two conditions. (2013-03-06)
Surgery and radiation improve survival for metastatic gastric cancer patients, Moffitt study shows
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center studied patients with metastatic gastric cancer and found that those who have both surgery and radiation have better survival than those who receive one or no form of treatment. (2013-02-27)
Researchers at the UH Cancer Center discover protein that may control the spread of cancer
Background: RSK2 alters cell migration and metastasis, but the mechanism is incompletely understood. (2013-02-25)
Keck Medical Center of USC offers new treatment for chronic reflux disease
Clinical trial results published in the New England Journal of Medicine offer additional evidence that a new device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms that standard treatment cannot. (2013-02-22)
Study shows long-term efficacy of minimally invasive therapy for patients with Barrett's esophagus
According to a new study, patients with Barrett's esophagus and early or pre-cancerous cells have been shown to significantly benefit from minimally invasive therapy delivered through an endoscope. (2013-02-20)
Bracelet-like device controls chronic acid reflux, study finds
A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (2013-02-20)
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