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Study finds potential new drug target for lung cancer

A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a key enzyme and its associated metabolic programming may lead to novel drug development to treat ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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How cancer turns good cells to the dark side

Cancer uses a little-understood element of cell signaling to hijack the communication process and spread, according to Rice University researchers.

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Parkinson's gene linked to lung cancer

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in collaboration with other colleagues of the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC), have identified a gene that is associated ...

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Cancer fear can impact screening uptake

People who worry about cancer are more likely to want to get screened for colon cancer, but feeling uncomfortable at the thought of cancer makes them less likely to actually go for the test, ...

Thu 29 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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The future of precision immunology

In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new precision medicine initiative to work on finding a cure for cancer and other diseases. Howard L. Kaufman, a leading immunotherapy ...

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Some older cancer patients can avoid radiotherapy, study finds

Some older women with breast cancer could safely avoid radiotherapy, without harming their chances of survival, a study has shown.

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Swedish model for PSA testing has little effect on mortality

The spontaneous PSA testing that has been applied in Sweden in recent decades has only had a marginal effect on mortality. An organized screening focused on those who have the most to gain would, ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry

About 10 percent of young leukemia patients of East Asian ancestry inherit a gene variation that is associated with reduced tolerance of a drug that is indispensable for curing acute lymphoblastic ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Targeted MRI / ultrasound beats standard biopsy to detect high-risk prostate cancer

Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with ultrasound is more effective than standard biopsy in detecting high-risk prostate cancer, according ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists home in on reasons behind cancer drug trial disappointment

Scientists based at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have discovered a 'hidden' mechanism which could explain why some cancer therapies which aim to block tumour blood vessel growth are ...

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