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Sun Exposure Can Help Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Sun Exposure Can Help Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk

The risk of pancreatic cancer is decreased in individuals with a history of skin cancer, as well as for people who are born in a location with elevated levels of ultraviolet radiation and in those with skin sensitive to sunlight. This is according to a study presented by Rachel Neale, Ph.D., a... Read More


Esophageal Cancer Risk Doubled For Barrett's Patients Who Smoke

Esophageal Cancer Risk Doubled For Barrett's Patients Who Smoke

Barrett's esophagus patients who routinely smoke tobacco face a doubled risk of developing esophageal cancer, according to a new study in the journal Gastroenterology. These patients who smoke also double their risk for developing advanced precancerous cells or dysplasia. Read More


Breast Cancer Survivors Face Gene Mutation Risk

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Gene Mutation Risk

A presentation at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium illustrated that breast cancer survivors who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation are at high risk for developing contralateral breast cancer, or another tumor in the other breast. According to the data, certain women within this g... Read More


Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

Tumor Cells More Effectively Killed With New Platinum Drug

A new experimental drug based on platinum, called phenanthriplatin, is being tested by researchers at Massachusettes Institute of Technology. The researchers claim this drug kills cancer cells more effectively than cisplatin, the most commonly approved platinum chemotherapy drug. Read More


Aspirin Aids in Colon Cancer Survival

Aspirin Aids in Colon Cancer Survival

Colon cancer patients who regularly take aspirin after diagnosis are more likely to live longer, according to research reported in the British Journal of Cancer. The authors claim that NSAIDS (non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs) have been known to have a preventive role with regards to colore... Read More


Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Resistant Ovarian Cancer Cells Destroyed by Chemo Drug Combination

Two drugs never previously used in conjunction for treating ovarian cancer destroyed 70% of cells already resistant to a commonly used chemotherapy agent, according to a new study published in Gynecologic Oncology. Lead author, Dr. Prakash Vishnu from the Mayo Clinic in Florida hopes that this... Read More


Cancer Radiotherapy Enhanced by Soybean Compounds

Cancer Radiotherapy Enhanced by Soybean Compounds

Compounds found in soybeans can enhance radiation treatment of lung cancer tumors while aiding in the preservation of healthy tissue, according to a Wayne State University researcher. Read More


Long Term Study Indicates Colonoscopy May Halve Colon Cancer Deaths

Long Term Study Indicates Colonoscopy May Halve Colon Cancer Deaths

Research led by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the US has for the first time discovered that removal of precancerous polyps during colonoscopy may halve the risk of dying from the disease. The large team of endoscopists, radiologists, pathologists, and epidemiologists reported t... Read More


Personalized Cancer Treatment Possible with Tumor-Targeting Compound

Personalized Cancer Treatment Possible with Tumor-Targeting Compound

A serious obstacle in the ongoing cancer fight is that anticancer drugs often adversely impact normal cells in addition to tumor cells, resulting in serious side effects. Yet research into development of less harmful treatments geared toward the targeting of specific cancer-causing mechanisms ... Read More


Aspirin Proves Beneficial in Deterring Cancer

Aspirin Proves Beneficial in Deterring Cancer

Three new studies published in The Lancet contribute to the mounting evidence that for middle aged individuals, taking a low dose of aspirin every day can help prevent cancer, especially if they face an increased risk for the disease. The researchers also indicate this benefit appears after tw... Read More


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