Attacking A Weak Point in Pancreatic Cancers Defense

Apr 26 6:00am Insight
In the fall of 2015, at the age of 44 – young for a person to be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer – Doron Broman was stunned to learn he had a large tumor on his pancreas that had metastasized to the liver. Facing only months to live, Broman would find […]...
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Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors

Apr 26 6:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast cancer.
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Implanted scaffold with T cells rapidly shrinks tumors

Apr 26 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Cellular therapy hasn't had much success in fighting solid tumors, partly because it's been difficult to deliver anti-cancer T cells to the tumors.
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Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Disease: Causes and Symptoms

Apr 25 1:54pm ACCO Blog
What Causes Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma Disease? Generally speaking, childhood cancer, like adult cancer, is caused by the uncontrolled replication of our body’s own cells. In a healthy body, cells grow and divide only when needed to replace old or damaged… Read more ›...
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Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Apr 25 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.
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Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer

Apr 25 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows.
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Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Apr 25 9:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.
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Supporting and Empowering Young Adults With Cancer

Apr 25 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English April 25, 2017Monika.JoshiIn this Voices on Cancer podcast, Stupid Cancer founder Matthew Zachary talks about the particular challenges that young adults with cancer face and how he advocates for them.
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How our 26 dedicated London Marathon 2017 runners are set to raise over 90,000 for cancer research

Apr 25 6:39am Institute of Cancer Research
With donations to our dedicated #teamICR London Marathon runners set to top £90,000, Laura Mulkerne looks back on a day of gruelling effort, raucous support and hard-won medals.
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7 Ways Integrative Therapies Help Cancer Patients

Apr 25 6:00am Insight
Research has shown that integrative therapies can help ease cancer-related symptoms and improve overall quality of life. These therapies range from individual treatments, such as acupuncture, massage, and Reiki, to group programs for movement, meditation, and creative arts. View the slideshow below to learn more about how integrative therapies can […]...
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A third of emergency cancer patients in England haven't seen their GP

Apr 25 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Around one third (34 per cent) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the...
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Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

Apr 25 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.
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Moving toward multi-pronged treatment for the worst childhood brain tumor

Apr 24 6:30pm cancer – Scope Blog
New Stanford research published in Cancer Cell suggests two potential drug targets for a terrible pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. The findings add to a growing body of work from around the world that illuminates how DIPG cells function and suggests many ways their proliferation could be stopped. This tumor, which affects a ...Read More...
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Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

Apr 24 12:00pm Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Spermidine - a compound found in aged cheese, mushrooms, and other foods - helped to prevent liver cancer and increase lifespan in mice, new study reveals.
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The Little Care Plan That Could

Apr 24 7:30am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
When OncoLink launched in 1994, it was the first cancer information website on the internet. Twenty-three years later, it remains one of the largest. Housed at Penn Medicine, with a focus on patient and provider education, OncoLink has continued to evolve as cancer treatment has changed over the years. In April of 2007, the group […] The post The Little Care Plan That Could appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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He Lost His Sight to Cancer, But Not His Vision of a Full Life

Apr 24 6:00am Insight
When Tim Conners collected his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2012 at the age of 18, he was blind from childhood leukemia that had spread to his optic nerve. A football player and wrestler who’d never been an outdoorsman, he asked to meet Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person […]...
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Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Apr 24 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...
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Age 38 with Stage IV: Nimas Story

Apr 21 4:14pm Live Your Best Life
Nima Harris started his 38 With Cancer Facebook page after being diagnosed with stage IV cancer. He sat down with us to share his experience, from ... read more The post Age 38 with Stage IV: Nima’s Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Breast Cancer Treatment Types?

Apr 21 2:03pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Making good choices starts with understanding the options.
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ICR and Sutton Council call for improved transport infrastructure as Minister for London visits The London Cancer Hub

Apr 21 7:38am Institute of Cancer Research
The Minister for London, Gavin Barwell MP, heard calls for improved public transport in Sutton on a visit to The London Cancer Hub.
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The Latest Advances Against Hematologic Cancers

Apr 21 6:00am Insight
Treatment of blood-related, or hematologic, cancers is seizing on insights into the basic genetic wiring of cancer cells and the body’s system for finding and attacking those cells. Research presentations at the annual American Society of Hematology (ASH) meeting in December gave evidence of how broad, and rapid, the progress […]...
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Research team discovers how immunotherapy can fight some cancers

Apr 21 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging cancer treatment - immunotherapy.
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Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Apr 21 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Using a new statistical approach, researchers have uncovered thousands of genetic mutations that might be involved in cancer development.
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Cancer Diagnosis: 15 Excellent Answers to What next?

Apr 20 1:08pm OncoLink Cancer Blogs
Back when Hubby and I first heard those unbalancing epic words: “You have cancer,” I remember thinking, Where do we go from here? Keep in mind that every cancer patient and diagnosis is distinctive, and therefore some of the items listed here won’t apply, or at minimum, need a disclaimer. Better nutrition and increased physical activity, for […] The post Cancer Diagnosis: 15 Excellent Answers to “What next?” appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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Cancer & Clinical Trials at 34: Laurels Story

Apr 20 12:58pm Live Your Best Life
Laurel Hillerson-Spear has gone through 50+ rounds of chemo after showing symptoms at age 31. She is currently enrolled in a clinical trial several hours ... read more The post Cancer & Clinical Trials at 34: Laurel’s Story appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Do You Know the Differences Between These Types of Mastectomies?

Apr 20 12:46pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
There are more versions of this surgery than you think.
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Anti-Estrogen Treatment Reduces Risk of Recurring Breast Cancer

Apr 20 12:24pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
This study has a direct application to clinical practice.
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Clinical Trials & Paying it Forward

Apr 20 11:41am Live Your Best Life
Without clinical trials, it would be a safe bet to say I may not have survived stage III rectal cancer 13 years ago. I certainly would be ... read more The post Clinical Trials & Paying it Forward appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Top research projects from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Apr 20 11:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.
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Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

Apr 20 10:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Mouse study finds that treating cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer with a recombinant protein from the malaria parasite has significant anti-tumor effect.
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Spotlight On: Art Therapists in Cancer Care

Apr 20 9:00am Cancer.Net Blog
Language English April 20, 2017Emily.GoodmanArt therapists use the visual arts to help people with cancer achieve wellness goals.
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Whats New in Immunotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer?

Apr 20 6:00am Insight
For patients with advanced head and neck cancers, immune-based therapies have started to show results against these hard-to-treat tumors. Two immunotherapy drugs were approved in 2016 for use when standard treatments failed, and many other agents are being tested in clinical trials. Immunotherapies work by enhancing the body’s natural defenses […]...
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Experimental drug could lead to potent combination in breast and other cancers

Apr 20 4:38am Institute of Cancer Research
An experimental drug could be used in combination with chemotherapy as a treatment for breast and other cancers, new research shows.
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Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens - study

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.
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UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer.
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What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

Apr 20 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late.
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Clinical trials for promising treatment to kick off

Apr 19 4:25pm Personal Stories
Being an oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency has been a very fulfilling job, one I feel honoured to have. My days are varied and interesting and there have never been two days that were the same yet. Often, the schedule that is entered into my calendar means nothing, as surprises are the norm. A seemingly quiet day can turn exciting fairly quickly when someone needs to be assessed and treated urgently.
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Support the Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017

Apr 19 3:59pm Live Your Best Life
Last month, after repeated encouragement from my wife, I went in for my annual physical.  Beforehand my doctor had me stop at the lab for ... read more The post Support the Donald Payne Sr. Colorectal Cancer Detection Act of 2017 appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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10 Rare Types of Breast Cancer You May Not Have Known About

Apr 19 12:23pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Learn more about these uncommon cancers and how they're treated.
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Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

Apr 19 6:00am Insight
Esophageal cancer forms in tissues that line the esophagus – the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat down into the stomach. While relatively uncommon in the United States, esophageal cancer is often challenging to diagnose and treat, as it usually doesn’t cause symptoms until the […]...
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Brighten Gold Ribbon Hero Lexys Day

Apr 18 7:21pm ACCO Blog
Brighten Lexy’s Day with a Personalized Audio Greeting! Join together with us to show childhood cancer warrior Lexy that she has the love and support of the childhood cancer community across the country! Alexa—Lexy for short—has been fighting a persistent… Read more ›...
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Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

Apr 18 1:00pm Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.
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Ayude a las personas con cncer: Done sangre y plaquetas

Apr 18 9:28am Cancer.Net Blog
Language Spanish April 18, 2017nicole.van.hoeyDe acuerdo con la Cruz Roja Estadounidense (American Red Cross), se necesitan más de 44,000 donaciones de sangre cada día. La donación de sangre o de plaquetas es segura y sencilla y puede salvar vidas.
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Overactive bladder in men: What causes it and how is it treated?

Apr 18 7:00am Prostate / Prostate Cancer News From Medical News Today
Overactive bladder is a urinary disorder that can affect men and women. What are the causes in men and can lifestyle changes or medical treatments help?...
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Doctor and Nurse Team Up for Blood Cancers Support Group

Apr 18 6:00am Insight
By Ronni Gordon When my year of isolation ended after a stem cell transplant at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center in 2003, I looked for a blood cancer support group near my home in western Massachusetts. I found support groups for just about everyone except patients like me with acute […]...
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Scientists identify new way of attacking breast cancer

Apr 18 5:38am Institute of Cancer Research
Scientists have discovered a brand new way of attacking breast cancer that could lead to a new generation of drugs.
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Specialized blood vessels enhance tumor-fighting immunotherapy

Apr 18 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven, together with colleagues from the University of California and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have demonstrated that , anti-angiogenic...
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Sexual Health and Pleasure With Cancer in Your Life

Apr 17 3:19pm Triage Cancer Blog
By Barbara Musser of SexyAfterCancer.com We all understand the need for physical health and how precious that can be when we are on the cancer journey. Serious or chronic health issues like cancer change our lives and we have the … Continue reading → The post Sexual Health and Pleasure With Cancer in Your Life appeared first on Triage Cancer Blog.
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This Brave Mother Inspires with Her Poignant Breast Cancer Story

Apr 17 12:42pm The Breast Cancer Site Blog
Your body is tired. Your mind is tired. But you have to ask yourself to fight back. ...
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Online Tool Offers Guidance for Men with Non-Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Apr 17 6:00am Insight
Men diagnosed with non-metastatic prostate cancer now have access to a new tool on the TrueNTH USA website to help them prepare for their first meeting with a cancer physician. The tool, called Personal Patient Profile-Prostate (P3P), was created by Dana-Farber researchers and is now available to all men with […]...
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Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

Apr 17 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.
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New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

Apr 17 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...
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Potential new treatment found for 'chemo brain'

Apr 17 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
New research explains the brain chemistry behind chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction and finds a potential new therapy for preventing it.
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The Task Force Shift on PSA: It Really IS A Big Deal

Apr 14 1:51pm Dr. Len's Blog
Sometimes it all depends on your point of view when it comes to areas of divergent opinion about the value of certain medical tests and procedures. So it should be no surprise that the release earlier this week of the United States Preventive Services Task Force draft statement of their new updated recommendations on the use of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has generated some controversy of its own. However, this time around it’s not just the advocates or the detractors aiming their fire at the Task Force—it’s journalists and bloggers battling over how media reports and headlines portrayed the impact and ultimate meaning of that draft report (I emphasize “draft” with more on that later). The report basically took the PSA test out of Task Force purgatory by changing the prior recommendation from “don’t do it at all” to a more permissive “have a discussion and make a decision if it’s right for you.” Here is the nutshell version: In 2012, the Task Force came out with a recommendation that no man at average risk of prostate cancer should have a PSA test in the hope of finding prostate cancer early. They basically said that … Continue reading →...
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How Does Radiation Raise the Risk of Other Cancers?

Apr 14 6:00am Insight
Along with chemotherapy, radiation therapy is a common method for treating cancer; about half of patients receive the therapy, which uses high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells, during the course of their treatment. While radiation therapy is effective against cancer cells, it also leaves its mark on […]...
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PID1 gene enhances effectiveness of chemotherapy on brain cancer cells

Apr 14 3:00am Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today
Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells.
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Weekly radiotherapy suitable for bladder cancer patients too frail for aggressive treatment, study finds

Apr 13 8:38pm Institute of Cancer Research
Older patients with bladder cancer who are too frail for aggressive treatment could benefit from weekly image-guided radiotherapy, new research reports.
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Undy Run/Walk Stars: Valarie & the Sensational Survivors

Apr 13 12:00pm Live Your Best Life
What do you get when you cross Destiny’s Child, camouflage leggings and tutus with the Undy Run/Walk plus a passionate six year colon cancer survivor? Valarie ... read more The post Undy Run/Walk Stars: Valarie & the Sensational Survivors appeared first on Live Your Best Life.
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Why do engineers study cancer?

Apr 13 9:00am OncoLink Cancer Blogs
You probably know that cancer research is routinely done by biologists, but you might be surprised to learn that engineers increasingly contribute to our understanding and treatment of this disease. Here are some examples: Cancer cells migrate through the body to take root in distant organs. These cells have to survive the “flowing river” of […] The post Why do engineers study cancer? appeared first on OncoLink Cancer Blogs.
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