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Researchers uncover powerful new class of weapons in the war on cancer

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have identified small molecules that can represent a new ...

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Cancer patients should not hesitate to speak with their doctors about dietary supplements

Many cancer patients use dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals and herbs or other botanicals but often don't tell their doctor.

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Research reveals how lymph nodes expand during disease

Cancer Research UK and UCL scientists have discovered that the same specialised immune cells that patrol the body and spot infections also trigger the expansion of immune organs called lymph ...

11 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Quality of biopsy directly linked to survival in bladder cancer patients

UCLA researchers have shown for the first time that the quality of diagnostic staging using biopsy in patients with bladder cancer is directly linked with survival, meaning those that don't ...

12 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Patients who have left breast tumors have comparable OS to those with right breast tumors

Tumor laterality (left-side vs. right-side) does not impact overall survival in breast cancer patients treated with breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant external beam radiation therapy, according ...

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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As US economy worsened, vasectomy rates rose, study finds

(HealthDay)—During the recent "Great Recession," worries about the cost of raising children in an uncertain job market may have spurred an uptick in vasectomies, a new study suggests.

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Lung cancer can lie hidden for 20 years

HIDDEN RISK: Lung cancer can lie dormant for more than 20 years before turning deadly, helping explain why the disease is so persistent and difficult to treat.

Thu 9 Oct 14 from ABC Science

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Hospice doesn't offset intensive end-of-life ovarian cancer care

(HealthDay)—Increasing use of hospice in the final days of ovarian cancer does not offset intensive end-of-life care in older women, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal ...

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Aphthous ulcers: Causes of mucosal inflammation unclear

A painful inflamed lesion on the oral mucosa, which often seems to be burning at the periphery: every third individual has at one point had such a lesion -- an aphthous ulcer. Often they resolve ...

11 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Nearly 1 in 20 cancer patients die within month of surgery

(HealthDay)—In a study of more than 1.1 million cancer patients who had surgery, Harvard researchers found that almost 5 percent died within one month of their operation. These findings are ...

Thu 16 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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