Toward glow-in-the-dark tumors: New fluorescent probe could light up cancer

Mar 30 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
What if you could plaster cancer cells with glowing Here We Are signs, so surgeons could be confident that they'd removed every last speck of a tumor?...
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Scientists create artificial mini tumours to study cancer genes

Mar 29 8:37pm Institute of Cancer Research
A new technique to screen clumps of cancer cells in the lab which act like miniature tumours could help scientists discover potential new cancer drugs.
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More women opting to remove a healthy breast after cancer diagnosis

Mar 29 12:00pm Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
New study shows that in five states, half of women with cancer in one breast opt to surgically remove their unaffected breast as a preventive measure.
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QUIZ: How Should You Pass the Time During Chemotherapy?

Mar 29 10:16am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Knitting? Reading? Making a video journal? The possibilities are endless!...
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Its Not All Rainbows and Glitter

Mar 29 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
If you have never heard the words “you have cancer”, then what I am about to explain may defy logic, but bear with me. Let’s imagine you are heading to the cancer center for your last day of treatment – chemotherapy, radiation, whatever it may be. What are you feeling? What thoughts are running through […] The post It’s Not All Rainbows and Glitter appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Female menstrual cycle in a dish

Mar 29 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women's...
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Mammography vs. thermography: Comparing the benefits

Mar 29 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Mammography and thermography are two methods of detecting abnormalities that may indicate breast cancer. Learn more in this article.
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A Day in the Life: Dana-Farber Social Workers

Mar 29 6:00am Insight
For clinical social workers Annette Quinn, MSW, LICSW, and Sara Nemitz, MSW, LICSW, each day is unique. Part of Dana-Farber’s department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care, Quinn and Nemitz work closely with patients and their families to provide support during treatment, addressing the new anxieties and concerns many patients […]...
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March Spotlight: Merilee Koss Survivor Story

Mar 29 3:01am Live Your Best Life
Doctors gave Merilee Koss only two to four months to live after they diagnosed her with a rare form of colorectal cancer. Now, five years ... read more The post March Spotlight: Merilee Koss’ Survivor Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Cheddar and Cream Cheese Are the Latest Culprits in Increased Breast Cancer Risk

Mar 28 11:13am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Your favorite cheese doesn't like you back.
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Clinical trial finds that vitamin D, calcium have no effect on cancer risk

Mar 28 11:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A double-blind, randomized clinical trial tests the effect of vitamin D and calcium supplementation on cancer risk in postmenopausal women.
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Mary Ann Ratajczak talks rocking and running for colon cancer

Mar 28 9:00am Live Your Best Life
For the first time, the Colon Cancer Alliance is partnering with the Rock n Roll Marathon Series in our ongoing effort to help raise funds and ... read more The post Mary Ann Ratajczak talks rocking and running for colon cancer appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Cmo la sangre del cordn umbilical puede salvar una vida

Mar 28 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language Spanish March 28, 2017amy.thompsonDonar sangre del cordón umbilical solo toma unos pocos minutos, pero puede marcar una diferencia para toda la vida. Encuentre aquí la información.
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FDA approves maintenance treatment for recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers

Mar 28 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Zejula (niraparib) for the maintenance treatment (intended to delay cancer growth) of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian...
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New Immunotherapy Therapy Approved for Lymphoma Patients

Mar 28 6:00am Insight
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new kind of immunotherapy drug for adults and children with classical Hodgkin lymphoma who have relapsed after three or more prior lines of therapy. The approved drug, pembrolizumab (Keytruda), is part of a class of immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors that block […]...
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Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer

Mar 28 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer.
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New research shows how metabolism and epigenetics play a role in cancer development

Mar 28 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program - it can emphasize or silence genes.
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Scientists report genetic test to help predict men at most risk from aggressive prostate cancer

Mar 28 3:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer, and whether they suffer an increased chance of treatment failure.
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Discovery Club learns how maths can model cancer evolution

Mar 27 7:38pm Institute of Cancer Research
Members of our Discovery Club gathered at The Royal Society in London earlier this month to learn about the role mathematics plays in modern cancer research and treatment.
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Diagnosed at 17

Mar 27 2:59pm Live Your Best Life
At 17, most teenagers are a hub of energy, busily taking on the challenges of college prep, managing friends and a budding social life. For ... read more The post Diagnosed at 17 appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Scientists Have Turned Spinach Leaves Into Working, Beating, Heart Tissue

Mar 27 2:42pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
And it could save lives!...
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New Technology Brings Clarity to Inconclusive Mammograms

Mar 27 1:31pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
The best part is that it takes only 10 minutes!...
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Cancer on Board: One Patients Simple Invention Is Changing Lives

Mar 27 12:01pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
He had no idea his cancer diagnosis would lead him to help so many people!...
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Largest-ever brain cancer study reveals new secrets to inherited risk

Mar 27 11:38am Institute of Cancer Research
Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest-ever study of the disease.
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The Skinny on Soy and Flaxseed for Breast Cancer

Mar 27 9:15am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
This webinar, presented by Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN, discusses healthy nutrition habits regarding soy and flaxseed for patients with breast cancer. Doris Piccinin, MS, RD, CDE, LDN is a Licensed Registered Dietitian at Penn Medicine’s Department of Patient and Family Services where she works with oncology patients receiving treatment for breast, prostate, bladder, […] The post The Skinny on Soy and Flaxseed for Breast Cancer appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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MRI use may "change the equation" for prostate cancer screening

Mar 27 9:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
Screening for prostate cancer is controversial. It can save lives, but it can also lead to unnecessary diagnoses, followed by surgical or radiation procedures, which themselves may lead to severe...
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ICR scientists awarded 1.5m precision medicine funding for targeted, less toxic childhood cancer treatments

Mar 27 7:39am Institute of Cancer Research
Scientists from The Institute of Cancer Research, London, have been awarded £1.5 million by the charity Children with Cancer UK to advance precision medicine in the UK and improve cancer treatment for children and young adults.
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Cancer Mythbusters Episode #3: Smoking and Lung Cancer

Mar 27 6:00am Insight
Every time tobacco is inhaled, it creates conditions in the body almost ideally suited to the formation of cancer. So how do experts explain lung cancer in non-smokers – and what are the significant risk factors for lung cancer other than smoking?...
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Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

Mar 27 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer - for at least 30 years.
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Bumps on the skin: Pictures, causes, and treatments

Mar 27 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a doctor.
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Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook

Mar 25 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here.
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These Sisters Have Some Serious Pipes!

Mar 24 5:21pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Their rendition of this haunting love song gave me chills.
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They Started Singing Happy Birthday One Change to the Lyrics Made His Jaw Drop

Mar 24 4:16pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
His reaction to the surprise is absolutely heartwarming!...
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10 Myths About Breastfeeding That Need to Be Busted

Mar 24 9:59am The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Too many women still believe these old wives' tales.
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How Advocates Help Create Guidelines

Mar 24 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English March 24, 2017Patty.SpearsIn this Voices on Cancer blog post, survivor Patty Spears discusses the role she has played on ASCO guideline panels and why having a patient’s voice there is so important.
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Finding Strength and Beauty During Annual Girls Weekend

Mar 24 6:00am Insight
For seventeen girls and patients at Dana-Farber Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders, Dana-Farber’s annual Girls Weekend – a three-day arts, shopping, and food extravaganza – is a much-need opportunity to relax and connect with new friends who also know what it’s like to have cancer. “Being a teenager – […]...
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Most cancer mutations result from DNA copying errors

Mar 24 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.
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Doing more for deadly cancers: new push to improve pancreatic cancer treatment

Mar 23 8:39pm Institute of Cancer Research
While survival from breast and prostate cancer is increasing, there has been barely any improvement for patients with a lesser-known type of the disease – pancreatic cancer. But a new precision medicine initiative is looking to change that.
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How Campaign for Stanford Medicine dollars are helping transform cancer care

Mar 23 4:34pm cancer – Scope Blog
The Transforming Cancer Care initiative at Stanford Medicine was created to re-imagine the delivery of cancer care and shape the future of cancer science. In this first installment of a three-part series on the impacts of funds raised via the Campaign for Stanford Medicine, Beverly Mitchell, MD, director of the Stanford Cancer Institute, shares some of the recent discoveries and progress ...Read More...
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Little Ones Get Their First Taste of Spa Day!

Mar 23 4:09pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Be sure to watch to the hilarious end, where one tot gets maybe a little too relaxed.
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Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications

Mar 23 11:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections.
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The State of Lung Cancer Congressional Briefing: What YOU Need to Know

Mar 23 9:28am Lung Cancer Alliance
Last week, we brought government leaders, cancer experts and lung cancer advocates together on Capitol Hill for the “State of Lung Cancer” Congressional Briefing, the first in a series hosted by the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus and Lung Cancer Alliance. … Continue reading →...
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Integrative Medicine: Its Just Good Practice

Mar 23 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
Integrating conventional, allopathic medicine with evidence-based eastern medicines supports whole person health. We invite you to listen as Dr Georgia Tetlow, Integrative Physician, shares how she uses therapies such as physical exercise, acupuncture and meditation to support her patients and their particular symptoms during every phase of treatment and beyond on a physical, emotional and […] The post Integrative Medicine: It’s Just Good Practice appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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AML study correlates gene mutations with 34 disease subgroups

Mar 23 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A large, new study of adults with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) correlates 80 cancer-related gene mutations with five subtypes of AML, which are defined by the presence of specific chromosomal...
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Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?

Mar 23 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available.
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Whats New in Immunotherapy for Kidney Cancer?

Mar 23 6:00am Insight
Kidney cancer is one of several cancers that has responded well to immunotherapy drugs, which can free the immune system from restraints that cancer cells can impose on it. The drug nivolumab (Opdivo), for example, which was recently approved, can extend survival in patients with metastatic kidney cancer after other […]...
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Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor

Mar 23 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a histone writer called Ezh2, plays a role in suppressing as well as...
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Really Know About Chemo?

Mar 22 12:35pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
What are the side effects of treatment? What do antimetabolites do? What do you call weight loss due to chemo?...
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Want to prevent cancer? Get a dog.

Mar 22 11:33am Live Your Best Life
This blog was written by our Patient & Family Support Navigator Crawford Clay and originally appeared on Allsup’s All Things Disability Blog as part of ... read more The post Want to prevent cancer? Get a dog. appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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14m investment marks first step towards new London Cancer Hub

Mar 22 8:39am Institute of Cancer Research
Ambitions to create the world’s leading hub for cancer research and treatment have taken an important first step forward as the London Borough of Sutton invests £14 million in NHS land needed to develop the site.
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State of Cancer Care in America: Poised for Transformation, but Challenges Loom Large

Mar 22 8:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English March 21, 2017Daniel.HayesProgress continues in how cancer care is delivered, but there are still obstacles, including issues in patients’ access to care, costs of care, and administrative burden. The fourth annual ASCO State of Cancer Care in America report highlights where cancer care stands in 2017.
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Cancer Patients, Make Your Wishes Clear

Mar 22 7:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
In the cancer world, patients often differ on what they want to hear from their doctors. Here are some examples: Some patients want to know — in detail — the various pros and cons of every treatment option, while other patients just want to know what the doctor thinks is best. Some patients want to […] The post Cancer Patients, Make Your Wishes Clear appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Lymphoma Patient Gets Back on the Court Post-Treatment

Mar 22 6:00am Insight
For much of his 17 years, Spencer Riley has lived to play basketball. This winter, his favorite sport helped the teenager get back to life. Riley was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2016 and treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancers and Blood Disorders Center that summer. He underwent an intensive three-month […]...
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Lung cancer complications: Signs, treatment, and outlook

Mar 22 6:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, we discuss the most common complications that can develop from lung cancer, including neuropathy, blocked airways, and pleural effusion.
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QUIZ: Which of These Are REAL Chemo Drug Names?

Mar 21 3:26pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Dioxiborin? Doxorubicin? Doxiborecin? Doxorubelen?...
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After cancer, mourning the loss of ones hair

Mar 21 12:30pm cancer – Scope Blog
My hair used to be a safety blanket for me. Sometimes I’d gain five pounds or break out or wear a regrettable outfit, but my fabulous hair usually saved me. And so the second question I asked upon being diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia — after my percent chance of living — was “How soon will I ...Read More...
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Cancer Patients Deserve Better Coverage

Mar 21 12:10pm Live Your Best Life
Today the Colon Cancer Alliance joins with hundreds of other patient advocacy groups and medical professional associations in opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) ... read more The post Cancer Patients Deserve Better Coverage appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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