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Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Kidney Function Preserved in Kidney Cancer Patients with Robotic Partial Nephrectomy

Patients who have chronic kidney disease and who have received robot-assisted partial nephrectomy in the treatment of kidney cancer have only minimal loss of kidney function - a smaller amount than even patients with normal kidney function. This is according to researchers from Henry Ford Hosp... Read More


What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

What are Myelodysplastic Syndromes?

Our bone marrow is responsible for the creation of all of the blood cells that exist in the blood stream. Red blood cells carry oxygen, white blood cells help fight infection, and platelets help stop bleeding. Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are conditions that can disrupt these systems due to... Read More


More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

More Esophageal Cancer Patients Gain Benefits from Pre-surgery Chemo

A recent study indicates that receiving chemotherapy treatment prior to tumor-removal surgery may benefit more patients with esophageal cancer than previously believed. The study was conducted by Tim Underwood and fellow researchers from the University of Southampton and the findings are publi... Read More


Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Blood Test Could Identify Gene Defects Linked with Cancer

Researchers believe it will soon be possible to develop a simple blood test to determine whether gene mutations linked with pancreatic cancer exist without necessarily locating and testing tumor tissue. This potential application appeared before researchers following the discovery of tiny part... Read More


Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

Biosimilar Drugs Can Lower Price of Cancer Treatment, but Concerns Still Loom

It has become standard practice for American households to substitute generic drugs for their name brand equivalents. These generics can save families a tremendous amount of money over time. However, a new class of drugs is emerging that attempts to emulate the efficacy of more complex drugs k... Read More


Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

Source of Childhood Leukemia Could Lie in Infection-Fighting Cellular Process

The American Cancer Society claims that leukemia is the most common cancer in adolescents and teens in the US, accounting for 1 in 3 cancers. Now, scientists have discovered that a cellular process that wards off infection may contribute to the development of the disease in children, paving th... Read More


Latest Statistics Indicate Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop

Latest Statistics Indicate Cancer Death Rates Continue to Drop

The American Cancer Society's annual cancer statistics report reveals a steady drop in cancer mortality rates for the prior two decades, adding up to a 20 percent decline in the overall risk of dying from cancer during that time span. The report, Cancer Statistics 2014, claims that progress ha... Read More


Cancer Incidence Rates Most Strongly Linked to Smoking, Meat Intake

Cancer Incidence Rates Most Strongly Linked to Smoking, Meat Intake

A recent international study has discovered that certain lifestyle factors, specifically smoking and consuming diets with elevated levels of animal products - have the strongest link to cancer incidence rates. This is according to research that used 2008 global cancer rates from the World Heal... Read More


How Diet and Exercise Can Benefit Female Cancer Patients

How Diet and Exercise Can Benefit Female Cancer Patients

Postmenopausal women who led a healthy lifestyle saw a third of a reduced risk of death, including a 20% lower chance of dying from cancer, according to a large study on women's health. These women were compared with women who did not follow recommendations on diet, weight, physical activity, ... Read More


Inflammation Found in Prostate Biopsies "Suggest Reduced Cancer Risk"

Inflammation Found in Prostate Biopsies

Investigators claim that men who demonstrate signs of inflammation in their initial prostate biopsies may have a lowered risk of receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis from future biopsies. This is according to a new study published in the journal Cancer. Read More


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