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Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

( McGill University ) A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC. The finding focuses attention on a biological mechanism that until now was largely overlooked. The discovery of the protein's …

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Clinical trials may underreport side effects of cancer drugs

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers may not realize how badly new cancer drugs make patients feel because physicians don’t always accurately report side effects, suggests a new study.

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Manipulating cells' shapes could treat breast cancer

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Institute of Cancer Research ) Changing the shape of breast cancer cells could make the disease more sensitive to treatments — even driving the body's own inflammatory response against a tumor — a new study shows. Scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, showed that the shape of a tumor cell is an important factor in determining its response to inflammatory molecules, which …

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Cancer study pinpoints 8 signs death is nigh

| March 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

It's possible to know when a cancer patient's death is imminent, according to a new study the has identified eight “tell-tale” signs that indicate that the end is nigh.

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Scent-trained dog detects thyroid cancer in human urine samples

| March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

A trained scent dog accurately identified whether patients' urine samples had thyroid cancer or were benign (noncancerous) 88.2 percent of the time, according to a new study.

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Unregulated Web Marketing of Genetic Tests for Personalized Cancer Care Raises Concerns in New Study

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically useful, according to a new study from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Therapy dogs help cancer patients heal

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

“It takes your mind off the pain,” one patient says, and a new study proves that the animals make a difference

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Younger men more bothered after prostate cancer treatment

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

By Shereen Lehman After treatment for localized prostate cancer, changes in quality of life will vary by age, as will men’s reactions to those changes, according to a new study. “While older and younger men start with different baseline quality of life function, older men may be less bothered by certain declines that may affect younger patients more,” Dr. Lindsay Hampson told Reuters Health in …

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Chemo before breast cancer operation increases likelihood of breast-preserving procedure

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

( American College of Surgeons ) Patients with larger malignant tumors of the breast who undergo chemotherapy before a breast cancer operation are more likely to opt for a breast-preserving procedure and forgo a mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast), according to a new study published online as an 'article in press' in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study will appear …

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Testicular cancer may affect the testes — Study

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Men who’ve had testicular cancer may be at increased risk for prostate cancer, although that risk is low, a new study finds. “Men with a history of testicular cancer should talk with their doctor about assessing their risk for prostate cancer, given there may be an increased risk,” said senior study author Dr. Mohummad Minhaj…  [Read More…]

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