Stage 4 pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and survival rates

According to research from 2015, about 53 percent of people with pancreatic cancer receive a diagnosis when the cancer is in stage 4. Treatment aims to prolong life and manage pain and other symptoms. In this article, we describe the symptoms of pancreatic cancer and outline the treatment options when the cancer is in stage 4. What is stage 4 […]

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A molecule for fighting muscular paralysis

Myotubular myopathy is a severe genetic disease that leads to muscle paralysis from birth and results in death before two years of age. Although no treatment currently exists, researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, — working in collaboration with the University of Strasbourg, France, — have identified a molecule that not only greatly reduces the progression of the […]

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Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma

Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma—one of the most common childhood cancers—have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in these animals. Professor Murray Norris, deputy director of the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia for Medical Research, Sydney, Australia, told the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets […]

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Obesity helps the body fight cancer

Obesity has repeatedly declared science major circumstance provoking the development of cancer. However, scientists from the University of California in Davis have discovered a paradoxical benefit of obesity: found out that it helps the body fight cancer. Scientists said: the fat may reduce the effect of factors that suppress the immune system, and accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors. According […]

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Scientists shine new light on link between obesity and cancer

Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems—led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells—stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat. Additionally, it outlines possible paths to new treatment strategies that would see “fat-clogged” Natural Killer cells molecularly re-programmed and […]

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Why Baby Boomers Should Get Tested for Hepatitis C

Getting tested is important because when left untreated hepatitis C can become chronic in adults who contract it.(Getty Images) If you’re one of the 74 million baby boomers in the United States – people born between 1946 and 1964 – you probably think about a host of health issues. The ABCs (D's and E's) of Hepatitis Chances are you pay […]

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Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs

The selection of a first-line chemotherapy drug to treat many types of cancer is often a clear-cut decision governed by standard-of-care protocols, but what drug should be used next if the first one fails? That’s where Georgia Institute of Technology researchers believe their new open source decision support tool could come in. Using machine learning to analyze RNA expression tied […]

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Too much screen time puts children at risk of sight damage and cancer

Children spending hours a day in front of screens are at risk of ‘short-sightedness, obesity and CANCER’ World Cancer Research Fund analysed 80 studies of more than 200,000 people Experts say screen time is on par with sugary drinks as a cause of obesity And the number of children becoming short-sighted has doubled in 50 years  Spending too much time […]

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Men with prostate cancer willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid side effects

Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of the disease in men but in many cases it is a […]

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Cancer drug insight tactic could spell double trouble for tumors

A new way of identifying potential cancer drugs could streamline the development of therapies, following a discovery by scientists. Researchers have devised a way to screen potential drug compounds to select those that interfere with tumour cells in two ways. Their study seeks to build on an existing approach of identifying drugs that target an essential protein in cancer cells, […]

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