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Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

A study led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists has identified the population of white blood cells that tumors use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Tailor-made cancer treatments? New cell culture technique paves the way

In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Radiologist recommendations for chest CT have high clinical yield

A substantial percentage of patients who receive radiologist recommendations for chest computed tomography (CT) to evaluate abnormal findings on outpatient chest X-rays have clinically relevant ...

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'Financial toxicity' can lower cancer patients' quality of life

Doctors who treat cancer are vigilant when it comes to the physical side effects of the therapies they prescribe, but financial stress from accumulating medical bills can also weigh on patients' ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Poor semen quality linked to hypertension, other health problems, study finds

A study of more than 9,000 men with fertility problems has revealed a correlation between the number of different defects in a man's semen and the likelihood that the man has other health problems.

Wed 10 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Orphan receptor proteins deliver 2 knock-out punches to glioblastoma cells

Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Zinc blood test could lead to early diagnosis of breast cancer

Early diagnosis of breast cancer could one day be possible via a simple blood test that detects changes in zinc in the body. Scientists have taken techniques normally used for studying climate ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Gizmag

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Lowering dietary fat intake reduces death rates in some women with breast cancer

Among early-stage breast cancer patients who reduced their dietary fat intake for five years following a diagnosis, after over 15 years follow-up, death rates from all causes were significantly ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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Potential new tool for cervical cancer detection and diagnosis

Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer deaths decreased dramatically, ...

Mon 15 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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