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How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

How a red wine compound may prevent cancer

Previous studies have suggested that resveratrol — the chemical compound found in grapes and red wine — may have anticancer properties. But now, a new study shows how the compound can stop a mutated protein, which is present in more than half of all breast cancer cases, from aggregating. Resveratrol, which can be found in […]

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Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

Drug May Help Keep Aggressive Prostate Cancer in Check

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Men with localized high-risk prostate cancer can slow its spread by using a cancer drug that’s already on the market, a new clinical trial shows. The targeted drug enzalutamide (Xtandi) reduced by 71 percent these men’s risk of either dying from […]

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Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Could More Vitamin D Help Prevent Breast Cancer?

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — High levels of vitamin D may reduce a woman’s risk of breast cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at more than 5,000 women, 55 and older, and found that those with vitamin D blood levels of 60 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) or more had […]

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Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Flight attendants may face higher-than-average risks of breast and skin cancers, a new study finds — though the reasons why aren’t yet clear. Harvard researchers found that compared with women in the general U.S. population, female flight attendants had a 51 […]

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Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

Study Confirms Denser Breasts Are More Prone to Cancer

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Using automated breast density measurements, Norwegian researchers were able to more precisely confirm that women with dense breasts have a higher risk of breast cancer. The study included more than 100,000 women and more than 300,000 screening exams. “We found that […]

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‘Heat Zapping’ Kidney Tumors May Help Some Patients Avoid Surgery

‘Heat Zapping’ Kidney Tumors May Help Some Patients Avoid Surgery

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When kidney cancer strikes, surgical removal of the organ is often the standard course of action. But new research supports a nonsurgical approach for some patients: using a needle to “zap” kidney tumors away with either heat or cold. The procedure […]

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Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus

Brain Tumor Patients May Have Unlikely Ally: the Polio Virus

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An ancient scourge — the polio virus — may be an unexpected friend to people battling one of the deadliest brain cancers, new research shows. The new therapy uses a tweaked, harmless form of the polio virus to significantly boost the chances patients with recurrent […]

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Is this the ‘perfect drug’ to stop cancer cells’ movement?

Is this the ‘perfect drug’ to stop cancer cells’ movement?

Cancer research tends to focus on finding more efficient ways to destroy tumors, but the more the cancer cells spread, the harder it becomes to eliminate them. So, in order to “contain” cancer as well as destroy it more easily, it would be useful to inhibit these cells’ capacity of movement. Scientists are refining a […]

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What causes an abdominal lump?

What causes an abdominal lump?

A person with an abdominal lump may notice an area of swelling or a bulge that protrudes from the abdominal area. Possible causes include hernias, lipomas, hematomas, undescended testicles, and tumors. Not all abdominal lumps require treatment, but some may need surgery. Abdominal lumps can be hard or soft and may feel sore. However, they […]

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Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

Many Childhood Cancer Survivors in Denial About Future Health Risks

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, June 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Many adult survivors of childhood cancer don’t worry about their future health and may skip crucial screenings and lifestyle changes, a new study shows. “Some of the increased health risks faced by survivors of childhood cancer can be minimized through early detection and intervention, as […]