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Nanotechnology platform shows promise for treating pancreatic cancer

| March 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Scientists at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic cancer.

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Detecting cancer cells in blood can give an early warning of treatment failure

| March 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Institute of Cancer Research ) A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumors into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows.Researchers showed that measuring the numbers of circulating tumor cells in the blood predicted which men were benefiting least from a prostate cancer drug after as little as 12 weeks …

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Cancer Institute dismisses news on ketum leaves

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

News on WhatsApp application not posted by the National Cancer Institute.

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New genome-editing technology to help treat blood cancers

| March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Walter and Eliza Hall Institute ) Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy.Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were able to kill human lymphoma cells by locating and deleting an essential gene for cancer cell survival.

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Cancer risk linked to DNA 'wormholes'

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Institute of Cancer Research ) Single-letter genetic variations within parts of the genome once dismissed as 'junk DNA' can increase cancer risk through wormhole-like effects on far-off genes, new research shows. Researchers found that DNA sequences within 'gene deserts' — so called because they are completely devoid of genes — can regulate gene activity elsewhere by forming DNA loops across …

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OHSU Knight Cancer Institute awards more than $460,000 to community projects

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

( Oregon Health & Science University ) The Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University awarded $462,656 to 17 projects statewide as part of the first round of funding offered through its Community Partnership Program.

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EARTH Magazine: Asbestos found in Nevada and Arizona

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

( American Geosciences Institute ) The discoveries, in Clark County in southern Nevada and across the border in northwestern Arizona, suggest that asbestos may be more widespread than previously thought; they also raise questions about the potential health hazards of naturally occurring asbestos.

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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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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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New test can determine effectiveness of cancer treatment within 16 hours

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Researchers at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston have developed a new technique that can predict which specific drug will be most effective in treating various types of cancer tumors.

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