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What to expect from Lupron treatment

What to expect from Lupron treatment

Lupron is the brand name for leuprolide acetate. This drug is a type of hormone therapy that doctors typically use in combination with other treatments to treat people with prostate cancer. Lupron belongs to a class of drugs called luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists. These medications block the production of LHRH in the body, which […]

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New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread

A leading-edge genetic technique that can track cell lineage has revealed much about how breast cancer spreads. It could also help explain why some breast cancers relapse after initially successful chemotherapy. Researchers gain a better understanding of how breast cancer spreads thanks to ‘cellular barcoding.’ The name of the technique is cellular barcoding, and it […]

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Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health

Both bacterial diversity in the gut and regular exercise are important when it comes to health. But how are the two related? A new study uncovers the effect that exercise has on our health by adjusting the balance of the gut microbiome. New research finds out how exercise could support bacterial diversity in the gut. […]

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Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won’t drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Latest Cancer News Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it infects and has led to an 80 percent decrease in the […]

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Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter

Breast Cancer and DDT: Timing of Exposure May Matter

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to high levels of the pesticide DDT increases breast cancer risk — but when the cancer surfaces depends on when women first came in contact with the chemical, researchers say. “What we have learned is that timing really matters,” said lead author Barbara Cohn, […]

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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

A new phase I/II open-label, dose-escalation trial has recently tested the effectiveness of a “Trojan horse” drug in treating multiple types of otherwise treatment-resistant cancer in its late stages. A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of an innovative drug against multiple cancers at an advanced stage. Recently, a team of experts from […]

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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

What are the treatments for esophageal cancer? The approach to cancer treatment is individualized to each patient’s situation. Recommended treatments depend on the stage and health of the patient. A team of physicians will help decide with the patient and family what might be the best approach to their specific situation. These providers may include […]

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HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report. “Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been almost exclusively a disease associated with smoking and almost entirely […]

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More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

More U.S. Men Holding Off on Prostate Cancer Surgery

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many more American men are now saying no to surgery for low-risk prostate cancer, and choosing to monitor the disease instead, a new study finds. Over just five years, researchers found, the number of men who opted for monitoring tripled — […]