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First and only therapeutic drug for ALK-positive lung cancer approved
FDA approves the drug crizotinib for use with a subset of lung cancer patients known as ALK-positive -- a (2011-08-31)

St. Gallen 2015: Latest multidisciplinary research in early breast cancer
The latest challenges of early breast cancer research include refining classification and predicting treatment responses, according to a report on the 14th St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Consensus Conference, published in ecancermedicalscience. (2015-03-31)

Before a cure, a crusade to stop lung cancer from spreading
Researchers from the University of Notre Dame are focused on better understanding lung cancer at a cellular level and investigating drugs that could inhibit lung cancer growth and prevent it from spreading. (2016-11-11)

U of Minnesota study finds thalidomide shows promise for treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer
Thalidomide, a drug blamed in the 1950s for causing birth defects, is now showing promise as a safe and effective treatment for women with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to a study led by a University of Minnesota Cancer Center researcher. (2008-02-27)

High dose radiotherapy benefits patients with prostate cancer
A higher dose of radiotherapy to treat patients with prostate cancer improves cancer control and reduces the need for salvage treatment compared with the results usually obtained with a standard dose of radiotherapy, say researchers in a trial reporting online today in the Lancet Oncology (2007-05-03)

Cancer: Exercise reduces tiredness
Aerobic exercise can help relieve the fatigue often associated with cancer and cancer treatment, according to Cochrane researchers. Their updated systematic review strengthens findings from an earlier version on cancer-related fatigue published in the Cochrane Library (2012-11-13)

University of Cincinnati research unveils possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have tested a new combination therapy in animal models to see if they could find a way to make an already effective treatment even better. Since they're using a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to do it, this could help people sooner than later. (2021-01-22)

Guardian of genome predicts treatment outcomes for childhood cancer
Researchers have identified a new role for a cancer-prevention gene in the response to drug treatment for childhood cancer. (2007-11-04)

University Of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center Researchers Link Gene To Endometrial Cancer
Researchers at the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center have identified a link between the gene PTEN, and endometrial cancer. Their findings suggest that up to 50 percent of all endometrial cancers may contain a mutation in this gene. Their study is published in the October issue of Nature Genetics. (1997-10-22)

Women need not wait to conceive after breast cancer
Young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer need not wait the recommended two years after treatment before attempting to conceive, says a study published in the British Medical Journal today. (2006-12-07)

New long term survival figures give hope to breast cancer patients
Adjuvant treatment can prevent late relapse in breast cancer patients, say results from a new worldwide overview of 300 trials and 200 000 patients. The best evidence is from the UK, where deaths from breast cancer in middle aged women have fallen by 30% over the past decade. (2000-09-26)

Recurrence of prostate cancer could be reduced thanks to exciting new discovery
Groundbreaking research could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer in males, a new study in the journal Nature Communications reports. (2017-09-04)

Leading breast cancer researchers will present latest findings
A group of internationally renowned scientists and clinicians will discuss recent advances in the science and treatment of breast cancer at the second annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium on Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17 at the Hotel Intercontinental, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The symposium is sponsored by The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. (2000-09-10)

Gene signatures predict doxorubicin response in K9 osteosarcoma
University of Colorado Cancer Center members at CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center present at AACR 2015, a gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use with their patients. (2015-04-19)

After breast cancer diagnosis, risk of thyroid cancer goes up
Breast cancer survivors are at increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, especially within five years of their breast cancer diagnosis, according to a new analysis of a large national database. The study results will be presented Thursday at the Endocrine Society's 97th annual meeting in San Diego. (2015-03-07)

MR imaging helps predict recurrence in prostate cancer patients
MR images taken of prostate cancer patients prior to treatment that show that the cancer has spread outside the prostate gland capsule help predict whether the cancer will return, according to a recent study conducted by radiologists at the University of California-San Francisco. (2007-05-04)

As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors
Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young. The decline followed a sharp drop in the use of radiation therapy for treatment of childhood cancers. (2017-02-28)

Study shows sexual dysfunction after gynecologic cancer treatment
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015 shows decreased sexual activity in women following treatment for gynecologic cancers, down from 6.1-6.8 times per month before treatment to 2.6-4.9 times per month after treatment. (2015-05-29)

The silencer: Study reveals how a cancer gene promotes tumor growth
A Yale-led study describes how a known cancer gene, EGFR, silences genes that typically suppress tumors. The finding, published in Cell Reports, may lead to the development of more effective, individualized treatment for patients with lung cancer and other cancer types. (2016-06-23)

Treat the woman, not her age
Women age 65 years or older constitute half of new breast cancer patients each year, and the number of older women with breast cancer is forecast to double. (2006-10-03)

Researchers from the University of Navarra analyze new kinds of cancer-fighting antibodies
Two researchers from the University Hospital and the Center for Applied Medical Research from the University of Navarra have published an article in Nature Cancer Reviews. (2007-03-06)

New gene silencing therapy for cervical cancer
Researchers at The University of Queensland's (UQ) Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research (CICR), based at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, have pioneered a new approach for the treatment of cervical cancer. (2005-11-17)

The clinical and biological significance of HER2 over-expression in breast ductal carcinoma in situ: A large study from a single institution
Upcoming publication from the British Journal of Cancer, investigating HER2 expression as a predictor of recurrence and development in patients with DCIS. (2019-05-07)

Perception of fertility affects quality of life in young, female cancer survivors
A recently published CU Cancer Center study shows that beyond the fact of fertility, a young woman's perception of fertility based on regular menstrual cycles after cancer treatment affects her quality of life long after treatment ends. (2013-08-12)

Breastfeeding -- added protection for cancer survivors?
Women who have survived childhood cancer should be advised to breastfeed if they can, in order to offset some of the negative health effects of their earlier cancer treatment. According to Susan Ogg and colleagues from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., making women aware of the benefits of breastfeeding should be part of routine post-cancer diet and healthy lifestyle recommendations. Their work is published online in Springer's Journal of Cancer Survivorship. (2011-01-20)

Personalized breast cancer program launches in Cambridge
A new personalized breast cancer program which will map patients' DNA and RNA to tailor treatment for individuals launches at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute. (2016-11-13)

Small molecules can starve cancer cells
Researchers from BRIC at University of Copenhagen have found that a small molecule in our cells can block autophagy in cancer cells making them more sensitive for treatment. (2011-10-09)

Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer
Extra pounds -- even within the overweight but not obese range -- are linked to a higher risk of recurrence of the most common type of breast cancer despite optimal cancer treatment, according to a new study published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The study's results suggest that extra body fat causes hormonal changes and inflammation that may drive some cases of breast cancer to spread and recur despite treatment. (2012-08-27)

Pancreatic cancer stem cells could be 'suffocated' by an anti-diabetic drug
A new study shows that pancreatic cancer stem cells are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be 'suffocated' with a drug already used to treat diabetes. (2015-09-10)

A new pharmaceutical drug that halts progress of metastatic kidney cancer
Research has shown the efficacy of a pharmaceutical drug known as sunitinib which halts progress of metastatic kidney cancer. The work was published recently in the prestigious international medical journal, the New England Journal of Medicine. (2007-03-01)

Physician treatment guidelines for colon and rectal cancer translated for patients
Medical guidelines used by oncologists in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer now have been translated into easy- to-understand text. This will allow patients and their families better access to reliable and specific information to make timely and well-informed decisions about treatment. The guidelines are written by the nation's top cancer specialists. (2000-04-16)

Study examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts quality of life in patients with cancer
Quality of life of cancer patients during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. (2020-06-18)

Ovarian cancer study offers vital clues for new therapies
Scientists have taken a major step forward in the understanding of ovarian cancer, which could improve treatment for patients with the condition. (2010-04-21)

Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer
Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. The study in more than 35,000 heart attack patients found they were less likely to receive recommended drugs and interventions, and more likely to die in hospital if they had cancer than if they did not. (2017-09-20)

Hope for a new treatment for bone cancer
Children and young people who are diagnosed with bone cancer could benefit from better treatment in the future thanks to new research at the University of Nottingham. (2010-10-12)

CYFRA21-1 might be predictive marker in advanced NSCLC
Researchers found that CYFRA and change in levels of CYFRA were found to be reliable markers for response to chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer in a study of 88 patients. Research presented in the April 2012 issue of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer's Journal of Thoracic Oncology shows that this marker can be used to determine whether or not a patient should continue a particular chemotherapy regimen. (2012-03-15)

Recommendations on the prevention of breast cancer with tamoxifen and raloxifene
In the latest of Canadian Medical Association Journal series of clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health care and the Steering Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Care and Treatment of Breast Cancer examine the evidence surrounding the use of these agents for the prevention of breast cancer in women at normal, low and high risk. (2001-06-11)

Results of the 1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit
A special issue of the European Journal of Cancer presents detailed reports on the wide range of research presented during the 1st EORTC Cancer Survivorship Summit held this past January in Brussels, Belgium. (2014-09-23)

'Cancerphobia' lawsuits predominate despite disproportion to actual risk of breast cancer
Lawsuits against radiologists and other physicians based on delays in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment have become prevalent due to misconceptions of how aggressive breast cancer can be and how effective screening mammography really is, according to a new article by Leonard Berlin, MD, of the Rush North Shore Medical Center and Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL. The article appears in the August 2004 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (2004-08-01)

Chinese women join global breast cancer trial
Breast cancer patients have for the first time been recruited from China to take part in an international trial of breast radiotherapy. (2009-07-30)

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