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New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder cancer detection

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new strategy that they say could detect bladder cancer with more accuracy and sensitivity than standard endoscopy methods. ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems

A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New optimal screening threshold for gestational diabetes in twin pregnancies

A common complication, gestational diabetes affects approximately 6-7% of pregnant women. Currently, screening is done in two steps to help identify patients most at risk; however, the suggested ...

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Support for fecal testing in familial colorectal cancer screening

Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers prove mathematical models can predict cellular processes

How does a normal cellular process derail and become unhealthy? A multi-institutional, international team led by Virginia Tech researchers studied cells found in breast and other types of connective ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (area where the esophagus meets the stomach).

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Generic medications boost adherence to breast cancer therapy

Although oral hormonal therapy is known to substantially reduce breast cancer recurrence in women with hormone receptor–positive tumors, about one-half of patients fail to take their medications ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Delivering a one-two punch: New drug combination shows promise in treating breast cancer

The uncontrolled growth of cancer cells arises from their ability to hijack the cell's normal growth program and checkpoints. Usually after therapy, a second cancer-signaling pathway will open ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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