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Study suggests using excess stress to kill therapy resistant breast cancer

Maxing out the inherently stressed nature of treatment-resistant breast cancer cells thwarts their adaptive ability to evolve genetic workarounds to treatment, a new study suggests.

Tue 26 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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FBI investigating hysterectomy device linked with uterine cancer

The FBI is investigating a surgical device that was found to spread cancer in women, including looking into what the largest manufacturer of it, Johnson & Johnson, knew about the tool's ...

15 hours ago from FOXNews

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Estimating the global burden of cancer in 2013; 14.9 million new cases worldwide

Researchers from around the world have worked together to try to measure the global burden of cancer and they estimate there were 14.9 million new cases of cancer, 8.2 million deaths and 196.3 ...

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers oppose unvalidated gene panel tests for cancer links

A group of international researchers is making the case that genetic tests that look for multiple hereditary genes suspected of being linked to breast cancer should not be offered until they ...

Wed 27 May 15 from FOXNews

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Most Americans still not using sunscreen

(HealthDay)ŚMost Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals.

Tue 19 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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ASCO: Nivolumab treatment in melanoma patients has manageable safety profile

The monoclonal antibody nivolumab has shown promise as a therapeutic agent, particularly by improving the survival rates of melanoma patients. Jeffrey S. Weber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

Mammograms at 40 or 50? Every year or every other year? What's the best colon check?

Mon 18 May 15 from Medical Xpress

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Study shows treatment for genetically caused emphysema is effective

A landmark clinical study in the Lancet provides convincing evidence that a frequently overlooked therapy for genetically-caused emphysema is effective and slows the progression of lung disease.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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A sight for sore eyes: Visually training medical students to better identify melanomas

Each year, thousands of Canadians are given the news: they have skin cancer. It is the most common form of cancer in Canada and around the world, but if detected early, survival rates are extremely ...

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Doctors' lapse may explain some minority lag in colon cancer screens

(Reuters Health) - - Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don't recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a ...

Tue 26 May 15 from Reuters

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