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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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Cancer organization partners with NFL on prostate treatment

A U.S. cancer organization has partnered with the NFL alumni association ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX to raise awareness about screening, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer, a ...

10 hours ago from FOXNews

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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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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 ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers find potential anti-cancer use for anti-epilepsy drug

Scientists at the University of York have discovered that a drug used widely to combat epilepsy has the potential to reduce the growth and spread of breast cancer.

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Cooperation between cancer cells makes therapies ineffective, suggests new treatment

Cooperation between cancer cells makes current therapies ineffective but also suggests new treatment

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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California breast density law slow to have an impact

Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers pinpoint two genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

In the battle against ovarian cancer, UNC School of Medicine researchers have created the first mouse model of the worst form of the disease and found a potential route to better treatments ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Medical Xpress

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Promising use of nanodiamonds to kill chemoresistant cancer stem cells more effectively

A study led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that attaching chemotherapy drug Epirubicin to nanodiamonds effectively eliminates chemoresistant cancer stem cells. The findings ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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