New research identifies cancer types with little survival improvements in adolescents and young adults

Survival rates for adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer have varied considerably depending on cancer type. A new study indicates that survival for multiple cancer types in such patients has improved in recent years, but some patients diagnosed with common cancer types still show limited survival improvements. The results are published by Wiley early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed […]

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Multiple geriatric conditions increase treatment burden in older patients with bladder cancer

Having multiple chronic health conditions and living in a rural area were the top two factors affecting increased healthcare system contact among older patients with bladder cancer, a research team has found. The Geisinger-led team evaluated 73,395 Medicare beneficiaries age 66 and older who had been diagnosed with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer to assess their treatment burden, defined as the number […]

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Inadequate exposure to UVB light may be linked with increased risk of colorectal cancer

Inadequate exposure to UVB light from the sun may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, particularly in older age groups, according to a study using data on 186 countries, published in the open access journal BMC Public Health. Researchers at the University of California San Diego, USA investigated possible associations between global levels of UVB light in […]

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How ‘Unicorn Hunters’ Is Helping Fund Health Programs for Underserved Communities

The “Unicorn Hunters” television show helps with funding for startup companies owned by women, Black people, Latinx people, and others from underserved communities. So far, the show has featured three health-related companies, including one developing a drug delivery technology to reduce the side effects of cancer treatment. The funding comes from the show’s panel of investors, the global investment community, […]

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New resource could make targeted cancer therapies more accessible for Australian patients

A new resource developed at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and The Kinghorn Cancer Centre for oncologists could help make targeted cancer therapies more accessible for Australian patients. The TOPOGRAPH (Therapy-Oriented Precision Oncology Guidelines for Recommending Anti-cancer Pharmaceuticals) database is an online tool that catalogues oncology research to streamline the process of recommending therapeutic treatments in precision cancer medicine. […]

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Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. Researchers from King's College London, in partnership with King's Fertility, analyzed studies involving 1.8 million women undergoing fertility treatments. These women were followed up in studies for an average period of 27 years and had no increase in […]

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Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Around 10,600 fewer breast cancer patients have started treatment in the last year in England. Breast cancer deaths reached an all-time low before the pandemic, but experts fear these new stats show that this hard-won progress could slow. The charity estimates around 38,000 fewer people started treatment for all cancer types in England. And breast cancer represents more than a […]

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When cancer cells ‘put all their eggs in one basket’

Normal cells usually have multiple solutions for fixing problems. For example, when DNA becomes damaged, healthy white blood cells can use several different strategies to make repairs. But cancer cells may “put all their eggs in one basket,” getting rid of all backup plans and depending on just one pathway to mend their DNA. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Professor […]

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Cancer symptoms: The ‘most common’ physical mark of a growing melanoma – a deadly tumour

Skin cancer: Dr Chris outlines the signs of a melanoma When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time. Exposure to ultraviolet […]

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