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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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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Lung cancer symptoms: Do your nails feel like this? Warning sign

Lung cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the lungs – the two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen. Survival rates for lung cancer vary widely, depending on how far the cancer has spread at the time of diagnosis. Unfortunately, the prognosis is poorer than other forms of cancer because it is not usually picked […]

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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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Researchers find promising new treatment approach for multiple sclerosis

In an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), decreasing the amount of a protein made in the liver significantly protected against development of the disease’s characteristic symptoms and promoted recovery in symptomatic animals, UTSW scientists report. The findings, published online today by Science Translational Medicine, could lead to a new treatment strategy for this neurological disease and other conditions marked […]

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World-first technology breathes new life into cystic fibrosis detection and treatment

World-first research led by Monash University could hold the key to better monitoring and treatment of lung disease associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) – a condition thousands of people are diagnosed with each year. Using X-ray velocimetry (XV), the multi-disciplinary collaboration of physicists, engineers, biomedical engineers and clinicians was able to measure the dynamics of airflow through the lungs during […]

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Lung cancer symptoms: Have you developed an ache or pain in these two areas? Major sign

Lung cancer is a condition whereby cells in the lungs begin to divide uncontrollably to form a tumour – a mass of diseased or abnormal cells. Lung cancer doesn’t usually produce any symptoms in the early stages, but as the cancer begins too spread into neighbouring areas, warning signs tend to appear. One common warning sign is having an ache […]

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Bed bugs treatment: How to get rid of bed bugs – key tips

Bed bug infestations are notoriously difficult to kill off because they often dwell in nooks and crannies such as bed frames, mattresses and behind pictures. Bed bugs do not pose a threat to your health but their bites can be itchy. If you have an allergic reaction to the bites, they can be very itchy and may cause painful swelling. […]

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Research into obsessive-compulsive disorder shows antibodies could provide new treatment

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Roehampton, London, have discovered that patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) have increased levels of a protein called Immuno-moodulin (Imood) in their lymphocytes, a type of immune cell. Mice with high levels of this protein were also found to exhibit behaviours that are characteristic of anxiety and stress, […]

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