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New findings show that different brain tumors have the same origin

Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain. ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Improving breast cancer chemo by testing patient's tumors in a dish

One of the tragic realities of cancer is that the drugs used to treat it are highly toxic and their effectiveness varies unpredictably from patient to patient. However, a new "tumor-in-a-dish" ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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New molecular imaging technology could improve bladder cancer detection

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a new strategy that they say could detect bladder cancer with more accuracy and sensitivity than standard endoscopy methods. ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Prostate cancer medications linked with increased risk of heart-related deaths in men with cardiovascular problems

A new study has found that certain prostate cancer medications are linked with an increased risk of dying from heart-related causes in men with congestive heart failure or prior heart attacks. ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Support for fecal testing in familial colorectal cancer screening

Fecal immunochemical tests (FIT) may be as effective as colonoscopies when it comes to detecting colorectal cancer among first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer, according ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers prove mathematical models can predict cellular processes

How does a normal cellular process derail and become unhealthy? A multi-institutional, international team led by Virginia Tech researchers studied cells found in breast and other types of connective ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Clinical practice guidelines address multimodality treatment for esophageal cancer

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction (area where the esophagus meets the stomach).

Thu 30 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Menopausal symptoms may be lessened with young children in the house

A new study by researchers at The Kinsey Institute and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has found that the timeless, multicultural tradition of grandmothering might have an unexpected ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Radiation exposure linked to aggressive thyroid cancers

For the first time, researchers have found that exposure to radioactive iodine is associated with more aggressive forms of thyroid cancer, according to a careful study of nearly 12,000 people ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Blood test may help to diagnose pancreatic cancer

Indiana University cancer researchers have found that a simple blood test might help diagnose pancreatic cancer, one of the most deadly forms of the disease.

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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