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Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications?

Who should be Eligible to Receive Preventive Breast Cancer Medications? A new study revealed that genetic variations could be an important indicator of which women are most likely to benefit from tamoxifen or raloxifene in the prevention of breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Cancer Discovery. Read More

Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early

Testing Cells from Uterus or Cervix May Aid in Detecting Ovarian Cancer Early Nanoscale changes in cervix and uterus cells that could indicate early stage ovarian cancer are now detectable thanks to biophotonics technology developed in the U.S. This is according to a study reported in the International Journal of Cancer. Read More

Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US

Drug Shortages Impacting Cancer Patients in the US Eighty-three percent of oncologists have documented that they have experienced cancer drug shortages. A majority of them also claim that their patients' treatments have been impacted. This is according to a study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology. 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

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats

Prostate Cancer Death Risk Lowered By Vegetable Fats Prostate cancer patients who overhaul their diet by replacing animal fats and some carbohydrates with vegetable fats have a reduced risk of early death. This is according to researchers from the University of California and published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Read More

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans

Elevated Cancer Risk Associated With CT Scans Childhood radiation exposure from CT scans can potentially double one's risk of cancer. This is according to study of seven healthcare systems in the U.S. and is published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. Read More

Cervical Cancer Can Be Detected with Cheap Vinegar Test

Cervical Cancer Can Be Detected with Cheap Vinegar Test A surprisingly simple vinegar test in India has managed to successfully reduce the rate of cervical cancer deaths by one-third. Healthcare professionals have stated that the outcome of this test has been "incredible", stating that it has the potential to save millions of lives. Read More

The Most Aggressive Prostate Tumors Have the Same Genetic Origins

The Most Aggressive Prostate Tumors Have the Same Genetic Origins Utilizing a new form of genomic analysis, researchers at Mayo Clinic have determined that some of more aggressive forms of prostate tumors share the same genetic origins, offering more insight into the development of prostate cancer. Read More

Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test

Cancer Treatment Response Can Be Tracked with Blood Test A blood test capable of tracking pieces of DNA shed by dying tumor cells could eventually be used to monitor how well patients are responding to cancer treatment, according to a small study in women with advanced stage breast cancer. Such a test could provide a non-invasive alternative to biop... Read More

The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing

The American Urological Association No Longer Recommends Routine PSA Testing The American Urological Association recently convened and has made a series of new recommendations concerning prostate cancer screening. They now discourage screening men who are at average-risk under the age of 55. The group claims that men should be especially cautious before making the deci... Read More

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