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Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Minimally Invasive Robotic Approach May Offer Partial Nephrectomy for More Kidney Cancer Patients

Urologists at Henry Ford Hospital have engineered a new approach that could make minimally invasive robotic partial nephrectomy procedures the standard, rather than the exception for kidney cancer patients. The technique spares the kidney, reduces long hospital stays and provides better patien... Read More


Macrophage "Trojan Horse" Treatment Kills Cancer in Mice

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An experimental treatment involving the use of white blood cells in a "Trojan horse" role to deliver a tumor-destroying virus, completely eradicated prostate cancer spread following chemo or radiotherapy in mice. The researchers hope that clinical trials involving human patients with prostate ... Read More


High Volume Surgeons Get Better Survival Rates for Esophageal Cancer Surgery Patients

High Volume Surgeons Get Better Survival Rates for Esophageal Cancer Surgery Patients

Patients who receive surgery for esophageal cancer see a much higher chance of extended survival if the procedure is conducted by a surgeon who has performed this particular operation on many prior occasions. This discovery is according to a recent, large-scale study conducted by Swedish resea... Read More


Cancer Treatment Potential with Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

Cancer Treatment Potential with Cancer-Killing Stem Cells

Japanese researchers have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to create cancer-specific immune system cells from induced pluripotent stem cells. Their work brings us closer to the day when treatments use cloned versions of patients' own cells to enhance their immune system's na... Read More


Coffee Consumption Tied to Greatly Lowered Mortality Risk from Oral Cancers

Coffee Consumption Tied to Greatly Lowered Mortality Risk from Oral Cancers

A recent study from the American Cancer Society finds a strong inverse relationship between caffeinated coffee consumption and oral cancer death. The study authors claim that people who drank over four cups of caffeinated coffee each day faced about half the risk of death from these often fata... Read More


Reduced Liver Cancer Risk Linked to Aspirin Use

Reduced Liver Cancer Risk Linked to Aspirin Use

A recent study from the US finds that aspirin use is linked to a lowered risk for hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of primary liver cancer. The study also found aspirin to reduce risk of death from chronic liver disease. Read More


Kidney Cancer Mechanisms Smarter than Previously Known

Kidney Cancer Mechanisms Smarter than Previously Known

Emerging research has found there are several different ways tumors can achieve their ultimate goal - growth. Investigators have been trying to determine how different people have kidney tumors with the same histology, or shape, despite the genetic changes that can vary among individual tumors. Read More


Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

Protect Yourself against Cancer with Five Autumn Foods

The fall is the best time of the year to eat lots of vegetables and fruits since a majority of them are at their nutritional peak. Stacy Kennedy, senior nutritionist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, lists five essential fall foods to add to our diets. Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk May be Reduced by Cutting Alcohol Consumption

Esophageal Cancer Risk May be Reduced by Cutting Alcohol Consumption

Small levels of alcohol consumption have been linked to a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer's exact cause is still unclear. However, prior research has confirmed it is more common in individuals with acid-reflux, and those individuals tend to be obese. Read More


Common Food Preservative Aids in Slowing Tumor Growth

Common Food Preservative Aids in Slowing Tumor Growth

Nisin, a food preservative found in many common foods like processed cheese, meats, and beverages, may slow or halt squamous cell head and neck cancers. This is according to a study from the University of Michigan. Read More


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