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Fewer lymph node operations for breast cancer patients with new prediction models
In recently published studies, researchers at Lund University and Skåne University Hospital in Sweden have produced new prediction models for improved personalised treatment of lymph nodes in breast cancer patients. (2019-09-20)
Survival in women, men diagnosed with breast cancer
An analysis of nearly 1.9 million patients diagnosed with breast cancer suggests overall survival is lower among men than women and that undertreatments and clinical characteristics account for much of the difference. (2019-09-19)
LSU Health research targets metformin as breast cancer prescription
Research conducted by Suresh Alahari, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, has found that metformin, a commonly prescribed drug for Type 2 Diabetes, may be effective in treating cancers that lack a protein called Nischarin. (2019-09-19)
Here's proof that bowel cancer screening reduces deaths
New research led by the University of South Australia shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to 45%. (2019-09-19)
Study shows Texas leads in worksite lactation support initiatives
Texas is ranked in the top quarter of the US for its worksite lactation support initiatives, according to research led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-18)
The path of breast-to-brain cancer metastasis
Scientists at EPFL's Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have discovered a signaling pathway that breast tumors exploit to metastasize to the brain. (2019-09-18)
Cancer cells turn to cannibalism to survive chemotherapy, study suggests
Researchers from the Tulane University School of Medicine have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their neighboring tumor cells. (2019-09-17)
Screening mammography could benefit men at high risk of breast cancer
Selective mammography screening can provide potentially lifesaving early detection of breast cancer in men who are at high risk for the disease, according to a new landmark study. (2019-09-17)
Breast cancer screening found effective in men at high risk for the disease
Men at high risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from mammography, or breast X-ray, screening for the disease, a new study shows. (2019-09-17)
Subgroup of colorectal cancer patients ID'd: Do poorly, could benefit from immunotherapy
While the medical community agrees immune cells inside a tumor leads to improved health outcome, for a subset of colorectal cancer patients, having too much of a good thing is a strong predictor of disease recurrence and reduced chances of survival. (2019-09-16)
Pre-salvage RT PSA predictive of hormone therapy benefit with salvage RT for recurrent prostate cancer
Initial results of NRG Oncology Clinical Trial RTOG 9601 in men with biochemically recurrent prostate cancer receiving salvage radiotherapy (SRT) demonstrated improvement in OS from the addition of long-term hormone therapy to SRT. (2019-09-16)
No difference in pain response between SBRT and conventional RT for patients with spinal metastases
A Phase III, NRG Oncology clinical trial that compared radiosurgery (SRS) or stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) to the conventional radiotherapy (cEBRT) for patients with spinal metastases indicated that there was no statistically significant difference between the treatments for pain response, adverse events, FACT-G, BPI, and EQ-5D scores. (2019-09-16)
Only a third of women take up all offered cancer screenings, new research finds
In a paper published today in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers from King's College London and Queen Mary University of London have found that despite free cancer screening programs, only 35% take part in all offered programs. (2019-09-16)
Increased risk of prostate cancer in men with BRCA2 gene fault
Men with the BRCA2 gene fault have an increased risk of prostate cancer and could benefit from PSA (prostate specific antigen) testing to help detect the disease earlier, according to researchers funded by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-16)
Reduced-dose IMRT w/ cisplatin meets predetermined benchmarks for PFS and swallowing-related QOL
Results of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-HN002 indicated that the combination of intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and cisplatin was able to meet acceptability criteria for progression-free survival (PFS) and swallowing-related quality of life for patients who have p16-positive, non-smoking-associated oropharyngeal cancer. (2019-09-16)
Cosmetic changes are equivalent after WBI vs PBI for women with early stage breast cancer
Results from the Quality of Life substudy of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NSABP B-39/RTOG 0413 indicate that women rated post-lumpectomy partial breast irradiation (PBI) as equivalent to whole breast irradiation (WBI) in terms of cosmetic outcomes and satisfaction from baseline to three years following radiotherapy treatment. (2019-09-16)
Just bad luck? Cancer patients nominate 'fate' as third most likely cause
What role does fate play when it comes to the 145,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia and 125,000 people in Vietnam? (2019-09-15)
Same but different: unique cancer traits key to targeted therapies
Melbourne researchers have discovered that the key to personalised therapies for some types of lung cancers may be to focus on their differences, not their similarities. (2019-09-13)
Tiny bubbles in our body could fight cancer better than chemo
Healthy cells in our body release nano-sized bubbles that transfer genetic material such as DNA and RNA to other cells. (2019-09-13)
Study finds certain drugs used to treat eye diseases excreted into human breast milk
Ranibizumab and aflibercept are medications used to treat several retinal diseases. (2019-09-13)
Patients diagnosed with cancer after skipping appointment more likely to die within a year
Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found. (2019-09-12)
Scientists discover new breakthrough in cancer hair loss treatment
Researchers based at The University of Manchester have discovered a new strategy for how to protect hair follicles from chemotherapy, which could lead to new treatments that prevent chemotherapy-induced hair loss -- arguably one of the most psychologically distressing side effects of modern cancer therapy. (2019-09-12)
How breast cancer uses exosomes to metastasize to the brain
In breast cancer, metastases to the brain often spell a death sentence; many women survive for less than a year after diagnosis. (2019-09-12)
Some cancer drugs in clinical trials don't work by hitting their targets
Multiple cancer drug candidates in clinical trials kill tumor cells through off-target effects instead of by interacting with their intended molecular targets, according to a new study. (2019-09-11)
UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries
Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-11)
Breast cancer cells 'stick together' to spread through the body during metastasis
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through the body and form new tumors, a process termed metastasis. (2019-09-10)
NUS invention makes biopsies less invasive and more informative
A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel technology that could sensitively and accurately detect and classify cancer cells, as well as determine the disease aggressiveness from the least invasive biopsies. (2019-09-10)
How babies absorb calcium could be key to treating osteoporosis in seniors
New research reveals the mechanism that allows breastfeeding babies to absorb large amounts of calcium and build healthy bones -- a discovery that could lead to treatment for osteoporosis and other bone diseases later in life. (2019-09-10)
Factors associated with longer wait times in colorectal cancer specialty care referrals
Delay in referral to specialty care for patients who have symptoms of colorectal cancer may lead to poor health outcomes. (2019-09-09)
Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients
Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-09-09)
More targeted, less toxic: The golden future of cancer treatment
New synthetic molecules are up to 24 times more effective at killing cancer cells than a widely-used cancer drug and they're built with resistance-fighting features to keep them effective over time, unlike current chemotherapies. (2019-09-06)
Mammography unlikely to benefit older women with chronic illnesses
Regular screening mammograms are unlikely to benefit women 75 and older who have chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. (2019-09-06)
Preclinical study reveals the impact of age on immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer
In order to understand the influence of aging on the effectiveness of immune checkpoint blockade therapy, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Harvard Medical School conducted preclinical studies using younger and older mice with triple negative breast cancer, finding that age affects the efficacy of ICB therapy. (2019-09-06)
Eating mushrooms may help lower prostate cancer risk
A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might help to prevent prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer
In a study published in Psycho-Oncology, excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
New study confirms the long-term benefits of a low-fat diet
A team led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has identified several women's health benefits from a low-fat diet. (2019-09-04)
Breast cancer gene a potential target for childhood liver cancer treatment
Hepatoblastoma is a rare liver cancer that mainly affects infants and young children and is associated with mutations in the β-catenin gene. (2019-09-03)
USPSTF recommendation on medications to reduce breast cancer risk
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) added aromatase inhibitors to its recommendation that clinicians offer medications to reduce the risk of breast cancer (tamoxifen, raloxifene or aromatase inhibitors) to asymptomatic women 35 and older, including those with previous benign breast lesions, who are at increased risk of developing the disease but at low risk for adverse effects from the medications. (2019-09-03)
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. (2019-09-03)
FAK protein linked to chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer
A new University of California San Diego School of Medicine study links changes in the gene for the protein focal adhesion kinase, or FAK, to ovarian cancer's ability to survive chemotherapy. (2019-09-03)
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