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Highly effective new anti-cancer drug shows few side effects in mice

A new drug, known as OTS964, can eradicate aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice, according to a report in Science Translational Medicine. The drug, given as a pill or by injection, ...

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Biomarkers uPA/PAI-1 in breast cancer: Benefit and harm of the test unclear

To make a decision for or against adjuvant chemotherapy, a test to measure the concentrations of the biomarkers uPA and PAI-1 in the tumour tissue is available for breast cancer patients. However, ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Earlier unknown molecular-level mechanism may contribute to the growth rate of breast cancer

Researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the University of Turku and the University of Oslo have discovered a previously unknown molecular-level mechanism that may partly explain ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Loss of Y chromosome associated with higher mortality and cancer in men

Age-related loss of the Y chromosome (LOY) from blood cells, a frequent occurrence among elderly men, is associated with elevated risk of various cancers and earlier death, according to research ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Herceptin boosts survival for breast cancer, study reports

(HealthDay)—Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Diet may influence ovarian cancer survival

Women with healthier diets before an ovarian cancer diagnosis are less likely to die in the years following the cancer than women with poorer diets, according to a new study.

Fri 17 Oct 14 from FOXNews

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With three first-in-human trials, therapeutic stem cell science takes a bold step at UC San Diego

A 26-year-old woman paralyzed after a motor vehicle accident a year ago has successfully undergone a first-in-human experimental procedure to test whether neural stem cells injected at the site ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New study demonstrates advances in creating treatment for common childhood blood cancer

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center conclude new drug in development may offer first alternative to standard chemotherapy for T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Promising blood biomarkers identified for colorectal cancer: Is a screening blood test within reach?

The search for blood-borne biomarkers that could be used to screen for colorectal cancer (CRC) has uncovered two promising candidates that may one day lead to the development of a simple blood ...

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Blood biomarker may detect lung cancer

A new study shows that patients with stage I to stage III non-small cell lung cancer have different metabolite profiles in their blood than those of patients who are at risk but do not have ...

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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