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Preventing cancer from forming 'tentacles' stops dangerous spread

A new study from the research group of Dr. John Lewis at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB) and the Lawson Health Research Institute (London, ON) has confirmed that "invadopodia" play ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Some women still don't underststand 'overdiagnosis' risk in breast screening

A third of women who are given information about the chance of 'overdiagnosis' through the NHS breast screening programme may not fully understand the risks involved, according to research published ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Drug shows promise for subset of stage III colon cancer patients

A subset of patients with stage III colon cancer had improved survival rates when treated with irinotecan-based therapy, according to a new study in Gastroenterology, the official journal of ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Photodynamic therapy vs. cryotherapy for actinic keratoses

Photodynamic therapy (PDT, which uses topical agents and light to kill tissue) appears to better clear actinic keratoses (AKs, a common skin lesion caused by sun damage) at three months after ...

Wed 27 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with Alopecia Areata

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease ...

Sun 17 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists uncover navigation system used by cancer, nerve cells

Duke University researchers have found a "roving detection system" on the surface of cells that may point to new ways of treating diseases like cancer, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Finding keys to glioblastoma therapeutic resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas the primary form of a deadly brain cancer are resistant ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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AstraZeneca boosted by start of new cancer drug trial

Hopes for AstraZeneca's promising cancer drug pipeline were boosted on Friday by news the company had moved its immuno-oncology medicine MEDI-4736 into a mid-stage study in colorectal cancer.

Fri 29 Aug 14 from FOXNews

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Research shows how premalignant cells can sense oncogenesis and halt growth

What happens inside cells when they detect the activation of a cancer-inducing gene? Sometimes, cells are able to signal internally to stop the cell cycle. Such cells are able to enter, at least ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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Medicaid reimbursements may affect cancer screening rates among beneficiaries

A recent study has found that in states with higher Medicaid payments for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries were more likely to be screened for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer. Published ...

Mon 25 Aug 14 from Medical Xpress

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