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Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Inflammation Driven Pancreatic Cancer's Origins Discovered

Investigators from Mayo Clinic in Florida have recently decoded the process that transforms chronic inflammation of the pancreas, or pancreatitis, into pancreatic cancer. They claim their findings reveal new means of identifying pancreatitis patients who face pancreatic cancer risk and new pot... Read More


Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Vaccination of Boys Critical in HPV Prevention

Improving rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys aged 11 to 21 is critical to protecting both men and women. This is according to new research from the University of Toronto. HPV has been found to be associated with anal, penile, and certain variants of throat canc... Read More


Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

Understanding and Halting the Process of Metastasis

In preparation of a full-scale invasion of other organs within the body, malignant tumors secrete a chemical that selectively accumulates in distant target tissues, according to research published in the journal Cancer Cell. The chemical then attracts certain bone-marrow-derived cells that att... Read More


New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

New Hope for Bone Cancer Patients

Bone cancer is a very rare condition, but until the last several years, if it was diagnosed in a limb, it meant certain amputation. But with the introduction of internal prosthetics that can replace diseased bone, everything has changed. Surgeons now have the capacity to reconstruct diseased b... Read More


Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Radiation Raises Risks for Some Breast Cancer Patients

Research performed on breast cancer patients has discovered that individuals below age 45 who receive radiation therapy have a much greater chance of encountering cancer in the other, or contralateral, breast. The risk was found to especially higher among women with breast cancer in their fami... Read More


Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Potential Ovarian Cancer Treatment Seeks Out Tumor Cells

Women suffering from metastatic ovarian cancer could eventually be treated with a radioactive compound capable of seeking out and destroying tumor cells, according to an initial study by the Sahlgrenska Academy. The purpose of this patient study, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, w... Read More


Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Two Markers Found for Prostate-Cancer Deadliness

Investigators have found that men who are or have been overweight or who have high insulin levels are more likely to die from prostate cancer. The discovery of these two predictors is important, because doctors now have two crucial clues as to which patients will develop the most life-threate... Read More


Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin Can Kill Tumor Cells

Curcumin, a compound found in the Indian spice tumeric that gives curry powder its yellow color, killed esophageal cancer cells in a lab via an unexpected cell-death mechanism that did not include aptosis or cell suicide. Researchers found that the compound started killing cancer cells within ... Read More


New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

New Boon for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

A new drug therapy that annihilates the blood vessels that grow to feed malignant tumors is showing considerable promise in increasing the longevity of patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Recent research, led by Matthias Löhr of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, show... Read More


Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

Technique Finds Hard-to-Spot Breast Tumors

A new system nimbly finds tumors masked by dense breast tissue that mammograms ordinarily can't spot - and at half the cost and with a vastly lower rate of false positives. The technique, known as Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), is especially targeted at the nearly one-fourth of women above 40... Read More


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