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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


Is Splenda Safe to Use?

Is Splenda Safe to Use?

Splenda (sucralose) has been downgraded from "safe" to "caution" following an Italian animal study that linked the artificial sweetener to an elevated risk of developing leukemia. The Center for Science in the Public Interest is awaiting the study's review before determining what long-term saf... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Esophageal Cancer Survival Boosted With Surgery

Surgery following chemoradiotherapy - the standard treatment care for advanced esophageal cancer - increased overall survival compared with chemoradiotherapy alone. This is according to a study presented at the Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium in San Francisco. Read More


New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

New Legislation Aims to Reverse Sequester Cuts Impacting Chemotherapy

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) has introduced legislation that would reverse the sequester cut that has pushed some cancer clinics to stop accepting Medicare patients. Several reports already indicate that the reduced reimbursements from these cuts have serious impacts on services and chemotherapy ... Read More


Alcohol is a Major Player in U.S. Cancer Mortality

Alcohol is a Major Player in U.S. Cancer Mortality

It has been widely known that sun exposure can cause skin cancer and smoking can lead to lung cancer. Now a new report reveals that alcohol consumption is responsible for 3.5 percent of cancer deaths in the U.S. Published in the American Journal of Public Health, the findings outline cancer r... Read More


The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

The Ethical Implications of Gene Patenting

Do genes qualify as a property that a single individual or corporation is allowed exclusive rights to? This spring, the Supreme Court will hear a case that could dictate the future of biomedicine. Currently, Myriad Genetics Corporation, a biotechnology outfit in Utah, has patented two human ge... Read More


Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports Claim That Patients Should Avoid Eight Cancer Screenings

Consumer Reports examined eleven cancer screening tests and has discovered that most of us should avoid eight of them. The non-profit consumer advocacy group claims that most preventive cancer screenings are oversold and may confuse instead of clarify. Read More


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


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