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Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a new study, the extract from rosehips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women as well as those who are African-American or Hispanic.

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New role uncovered for 'oldest' tumor suppressor gene

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Institute of Cancer Research ) Scientists have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered — the retinoblastoma gene — in a finding that could open up exciting new approaches to treatment.

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New test could warn smokers if they are likely to develop lung cancer

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Scientists from University College London said the test – which involves looking at cells from the mouth and nose under infrared light – can identify smokers at greatest risk of lung cancer.

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New way to treat cancer being studied, thanks to Cape Breton research

| October 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

SYDNEY — Research that is taking place is Cape Breton is targeting what triggers cancer stem cells in the hopes of preventing the cells from sustaining and regrowing cancers.

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A Laboratory for Rare Cells Sheds Light on Cancer

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

A way of capturing cancer cells from the bloodstream opens a new front in personal cancer treatment. In 1869, the Australian physician Thomas Ashworth put the blood of woman who had died of breast cancer under a microscope. Peering through it, he spotted “cells identical with those of the cancer itself.”

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Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to 'move' brain tumors

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.

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Researchers hijack cancer migration mechanism to 'move' brain tumors

| February 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

One factor that makes glioblastoma cancers so difficult to treat is that malignant cells from the tumors spread throughout the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels to invade new locations. Now, researchers have learned to hijack this migratory mechanism, turning it against the cancer by using a film of nanofibers thinner than human hair to lure tumor cells away.

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Breast cancer drug breakthrough will see thousands of women live longer and suffer fewer side effects

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

A drug launches today which can help thousands of women suffering from aggressive breast cancer live longer. The “smart” drug Kadcyla combines antibody-drug Herceptin with a powerful chemotherapy agent – killing cancer cells from within and reducing side effects.

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Findings expand treatment options for hormone-dependent breast cancer

| February 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. For patients whose breast cancers are hormone-dependent, current treatment focuses on using drugs that block estrogen (a type of hormone) from attaching to estrogen receptors on tumor cells to prevent the cells from growing and spreading.

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Finding Cancer Cells in the Blood

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Technologies that can pull tumor cells from patients’ blood are giving researchers an unprecedented look at cancer. In the near future, oncologists may be using a finger-size plastic chip with tiny channels to extract a dozen or so cancer cells from a sample of a patient’s blood.

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