Antihypertension drug losartan may improve treatment of ovarian cancer

A new study from a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found that the hypertension drug losartan, which targets the angiotensin signaling pathway, may improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy agents used to treat ovarian cancer. Previous research from the same team identified a similar effect for losartan in animal models of breast and pancreatic cancer, leading to a phase […]

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Muscle stem cells can drive cancer that arises in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) can develop an otherwise-rare muscle cancer, called rhabdomyosarcoma, due to the muscle cells’ continuous work to rebuild the damaged tissue. However, little is known about how the cancer arises, hindering development of a treatment or test that could predict cancer risk. Now, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have demonstrated that […]

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Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 — Persistent opioid use at three and six months remains high among patients undergoing treatment for head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a study recently published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Jessica D. McDermott, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine in Aurora, and colleagues used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology […]

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Algorithm Evaluates Cervical Images to ID Precancer, Cancer

THURSDAY, Jan. 10, 2019 — A deep learning-based visual evaluation algorithm can detect cervical precancer/cancer with higher accuracy than conventional cytology, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Liming Hu, Ph.D., from the Intellectual Ventures Global Good Fund in Bellevue, Washington, and colleagues followed a population-based longitudinal cohort of 9,406 women […]

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What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk?

Many people believe that taking supplements can improve their well-being and decrease their risk of developing numerous health problems. However, some recent research has suggested that supplements may not, in fact, bring any health benefits. Certain studies — including this one that Medical News Today covered — have gone so far as to suggest that particular dietary supplements could even […]

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An errant editing enzyme promotes tumor suppressor loss and leukemia propagation

Writing in the January 3 issue of Cancer Cell, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that detection of “copy editing” by a stem cell enzyme called ADAR1, which is active in more than 20 tumor types, may provide a kind of molecular radar for early detection of malignancies and represent a new therapeutic target for […]

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Women with persistent hot flushes are more at risk of breast cancer

Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause are more likely to develop breast cancer Study of 25,000 post-menopausal women who did not have HRT Fluctuating oestrogen levels are thought to be behind hot flushes High oestrogen exposure has been linked to a greater risk of breast cancer   e-mail View comments Women who suffer persistent hot flushes during the menopause […]

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Each cigarette is poisoning our body E-cigarettes can facilitate Smoking cessation

English health authorities recommend E-cigarettes to stop Smoking Through a large-scale campaign, the English health authorities want to motivate the population to give up Smoking, by demonstrating the drastic Health effects that arise from each cigarette. To Stop the experts recommend a change to the E-cigarette. Public Health England (PHE) has published a number of short films that show the […]

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