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New Drug Gains Approval for Treatment of Rare Leukemia

New Drug Gains Approval for Treatment of Rare Leukemia

A new drug used to treat patients with chronic myeloid leukemia has just received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The drug was expected to be approved at the end of March, but since there is currently no alternative therapy that can treat this rare disease, the FDA gave th... Read More


Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Lung Cancer Screening Recommendation Issued for Heavy Smokers

Individuals who have smoked at least a pack-a-day for thirty years should undergo lung cancer screening, according to a recent recommendation from the American Cancer Society. The group says that doctors with access to high-tech lung cancer screening technology, as well as treatment centers, s... Read More


Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Treatable with Grape Seed Extract

Aggressive Colorectal Cancer Treatable with Grape Seed Extract

Grape seed extract may be the answer for aggressive colorectal cancer. A University of Colorado Cancer Center study recently published in the journal Cancer demonstrates that even advanced stage colorectal cancer cells are susceptible to growth-stunting grape seed extract. In addition, grape s... Read More


Offspring Face Significant Risk if Parents Receive Late Life Cancer Diagnosis

Offspring Face Significant Risk if Parents Receive Late Life Cancer Diagnosis

Relatives of family members who receive a cancer diagnosis still face risk of the disease even if the diagnosis came later in life, according to a paper published on bmj.com. It is known amongst researchers that early onset cancer cases carry more hereditary risk when compared to late onset ca... Read More


Bladder Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Radical Robotic Bladder Surgery

Bladder Cancer Patients Can Benefit from Radical Robotic Bladder Surgery

Nearly 30 percent of the over 70,000 bladder cancer cases expected in this year will be muscle invasive. In these cases, radical cystectomy is the preferable treatment option. In a pilot trial, a team of researchers evaluated the efficacy of open radical cystectomy vs. robotic-assisted laparos... Read More


Cellular Factors Drive Colon Cancer Growth

Cellular Factors Drive Colon Cancer Growth

A new study suggests that genes are not the only driving force behind colon cancer. It has been discovered that cellular factors play an equally critical role, and these not only propel tumor growth, but also impact how the disease responds to chemotherapy. The study was published in the jour... Read More


Metabolic Factors Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

Metabolic Factors Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

The chances of a man dying from prostate cancer rises if he has a high BMI, raised blood sugar and/or blood lipids, and hypertension, a collection of symptoms better known as metabolic syndrome. This is according to research from Umea University in Sweden, published in the journal Cancer. Read More


The Events Leading to Pancreatic Cancer Onset

The Events Leading to Pancreatic Cancer Onset

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is especially devastating for patients since the prognosis for recovery is typically poor; this is because the cancer is most often not detected until late stages. Researchers have now uncovered new data concerning the tumor-initiating events that leads to pancrea... 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


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