Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment

A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice. Final results from the trial showed that olaparib—a pioneering type of drug called a PARP inhibitor and the first ever […]

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Almost 90,000 young American adults will get cancer this year: report

(HealthDay)—Nearly 90,000 Americans between 15 and 39 years of age will be diagnosed with cancer this year and more than 9,200 will die, a new report projects. One hematologist who deals with younger cancer patients said the shock of a diagnosis at this point in their lives can be overwhelming. “This population is unique, they’re in the prime of their […]

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Researchers now better understand ovarian cancer tumors and treatment outcomes

After nearly four years of work, a group of researchers and clinicians from the University of Colorado (CU) published a paper this week in the Clinical Cancer Research that shares findings from research looking at how the composition of ovarian cancer tumors changes during chemotherapy and contributes to therapeutic response. While the standard of care consisting of surgery and chemotherapy […]

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Cancer patient backlog as high as 100,000 as crisis hits ‘point of no return’

It estimates that at least 86,000 patients remain in the backlog but the total is likely to be much higher. The charity says cancer services would need to be working at around 135 percent to clear the thousands of patients waiting for treatment over the next six months. But with services still not operating at full capacity it means that […]

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Fighting breast cancer with nanotech, immunotherapy

A team of scientists led by a researcher at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is making strides to fight deadly metastatic breast cancer by combining nanotechnology with immunotherapy. Efstathios “Stathis” Karathanasis, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, is directing the novel technique—sending nanoparticles into the body to wake up “cold” tumors so they can be located and […]

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Bowel cancer symptoms: What colour is your poo? Subtle sign of a tumour in the toilet

Bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers to be diagnosed in the UK. You should consider speaking to a doctor if you find that your stools have changed colour, it’s been revealed. Bowel cancer is a general term for any cancer that develops in the large bowel, and it may sometimes be known as colon or rectal cancer. […]

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Researchers pinpoint hierarchy of breast cancer cells as potential cause for treatment resistance

You might have heard the old proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” University of Cincinnati instructor Syn Yeo, Ph.D., thinks the same analogy applies when it comes to cells and the growth of cancer, particularly breast cancer. In his recent study, published in the journal eLife, Yeo, research instructor in the department of cancer biology at the […]

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Study finds cancer mapping may solve puzzle of regional disease links

QUT researchers have used nationwide cancer mapping statistics to develop a new mathematical model so health professionals can further question patterns relating to the disease. Epidemiologists use disease atlases to identify disease prevalence and mortality rates and QUT researchers say data could be expanded by including factors such as remoteness to investigate health inequalities. QUT Ph.D. student Farzana Jahan is […]

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HEALTH NOTES: Covid-proof clip makes cancer check-ups safe

HEALTH NOTES: Covid-proof clip makes cancer check-ups safe Surgeons are using a specialised clip to trap coughs and sneezes – to make vital check-ups on patients with suspected cancer in the nose and throat ‘Covid-proof’. Every year, thousands of patients undergo a procedure that involves having a thin tube containing a microscopic camera inserted into the nose and down into […]

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Study gauges specific site stomach cancer risks among ethnic groups

Non-white Americans, especially Asian Americans, are at disproportionately higher risk for gastric cancer compared to non-Hispanic white Americans. A new study breaks down this risk according to specific ethnicities and locations within the stomach. The study published Aug. 6 in Gastroenterology analyzed California Cancer Registry data for the seven largest Asian American populations (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, South Asian […]

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