Category Archives: Cancer

Most Cancer Is Beyond Your Control, Breakthrough Study Finds

There’s a lot we can do to protect ourselves from certain cancers — don’t smoke, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, and try not to breathe or ingest too many chemical pollutants in the air or our food. But scientists … Continue reading

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End of life planning does not make cancer patients hopeless or anxious

(Reuters Health) - For a small group of advanced cancer patients, using an online tool for learning about end-of-life medical decisions and developing an advance directive document did not lead to psychological distress, according to a new study. “One thing … Continue reading

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Red Meat Cancer Link: New Research

Newswise — While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for certain cancers, other carnivores are not, prompting researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to investigate the … Continue reading

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Peanut component linked to cancer spread

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that a component of peanuts could encourage the spread and survival of cancer cells in the body. In the first study of its kind, scientists showed that a protein in peanuts, called … Continue reading

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People putting their lives at risk by dismissing cancer symptoms

People could be putting their lives at risk by dismissing potential warning signs of cancer as less serious symptoms, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study* published in PLOS ONE today (Tuesday). More than half (53 per cent) of 1,700** … Continue reading

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Canadian-educated doctors more likely to screen for cancer

Physicians who attended medical schools in certain parts of the world, specifically the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and Western Europe were less likely to screen their patients for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer than … Continue reading

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The cancer-obesity link: new data

Excess body weight causes around 481 000 new cancer cases a year in adults-or 3.6% of cancers worldwide-new estimates published in The Lancet Oncology suggest. The burden is far higher in more developed countries, with almost two-thirds (64%) of these … Continue reading

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New Treatments for Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease; You May Have a Pig to Thank

New Rochelle, NY, November 24, 2014—Genetically engineered pigs, minipigs, and microminipigs are valuable tools for biomedical research, as their lifespan, anatomy, physiology, genetic make-up, and disease mechanisms are more similar to humans than the rodent models typically used in drug … Continue reading

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That new cancer blood test: more information

A new research report published in the October 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal may make the early detection of cancer as easy as a simple blood test. This test, called the “lymphocyte genome sensitivity” (LGS) test, could not only … Continue reading

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For inherited cancer risk, a new online registry

Newswise — NEW YORK, NY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — A newly formed consortium including experts from academic medical centers and commercial genetics laboratories across the country has established the Prospective Registry Of Multi-Plex Testing (PROMPT), an online registry for individuals … Continue reading

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Cancer and the Immune System: A Double-Edged Sword

Newswise — During cancer development, tumor cells decorate their surfaces with sugar compounds called glycans that are different from those found on normal, healthy cells. In the Sept. 15 online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of … Continue reading

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New Cancer Drug for Dogs Benefits Human Research, Drug Development

Newswise — Columbus, OH. Dogs suffering from certain types of blood cancers may have a new treatment alternative thanks to the collaborative work of cancer experts looking for options that can help both humans and their pets. The drug, Verdinexor … Continue reading

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Family Conflicts, Other Non-Physical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complication Risk

How well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Addressing … Continue reading

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