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Increased saturated fat in diet linked to aggressive prostate cancer

Eating a diet higher in saturated fat, a type of fat found commonly in foods such as fatty beef and cheese, was linked to more aggressive prostate cancer, a study by University of North Carolina ...

Mon 25 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Tech billionaire donates $250 mn for cancer 'moonshot'

Tech billionaire Sean Parker announced Wednesday a $250 million grant to fund research aimed at breakthroughs in cancer treatment through immunotherapy.

Wed 13 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists worry as cancer moonshots multiply

Fears rise that US government and private funders are working at cross purposes.

Wed 27 Apr 16 from Nature News

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New gene testing technology finds cancer risks 'hiding in plain sight'

A research team led by an award-winning genomicist at Western University has developed a new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Taking aspirin could increase cancer survival by 20 percent

Patients receiving cancer treatment could increase their chance of survival by up to 20% and help stop their cancer from spreading by taking a low-dose of aspirin, new research suggests.

Wed 20 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Study pinpoints mechanism that allows cells with faulty DNA to reproduce

When it comes to replicating their DNA so they can propagate, normal cells are perfectionists. Cancer cells, on the other hand, have no problem tolerating mistakes while copying their DNA. In ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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TJP1 protein may identify multiple myeloma patients most likely to benefit from proteasome inhibitors

A gene known as TJP1 (tight junction protein 1) could help determine which multiple myeloma patients would best benefit from proteasome inhibitors such as bortezomib, as well as combination ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Study links residential radon exposure to hematologic cancers in women

A new report finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. The ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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Preventing secondary cataract

Scientists may have found a way to prevent complications from surgery to treat cataract, the world's leading cause of blindness. The study was part-funded by eye research charity Fight for Sight ...

Thu 28 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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New insights in how blood vessels increase their size

A new study from the group of Holger Gerhardt (VIB/KU Leuven/Cancer Research UK/ MDC/BIH Berlin) in collaboration with Katie Bentley's Lab (Cancer Research UK/BIDMC-Harvard Medical School) addresses ...

Thu 21 Apr 16 from Medical Xpress

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