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New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

New prostate cancer blood test could reduce biopsies

A new blood test that looks for circulating tumor cells could significantly improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer and avoid unnecessary biopsies and treatments. A new blood test could help many people at risk of prostate cancer avoid unnecessary biopsies. Combining the new test with prostate specific antigen (PSA) results can yield a diagnosis of […]

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Where Women’s Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worsen

Where Women’s Health Clinics Close, Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worsen

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As government funding dried up and many women’s health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths from the disease rose, a new report shows. Nearly 100 women’s health clinics in the United States closed between 2010 and 2013, researchers said — […]

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What is a colostomy bag? What to know

What is a colostomy bag? What to know

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Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight

Way to prevent chemotherapy hair loss in sight

Alopecia — or hair loss — when it results from cancer treatment can cause great distress. In the case of treatment with taxanes, hair loss can be permanent. Now, laboratory research has proposed a way that could prevent alopecia due to this type of chemotherapy. New research may have found a way to prevent chemo-related […]

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Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule

Scientists discover the structure of cancer molecule

Alternative splicing is a complex but insufficiently understood process. It is crucial to the production of proteins necessary to cell health. Researchers now believe that cancer cells also use this process to their own advantage. Research uncovers new information about a mechanism that cancer may ‘hijack.’ Proteins are large molecules that are absolutely crucial to […]

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Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in wealthy countries

Heart disease has long been the leading cause of death. However, a new global study has shown — in higher income countries, at least — that cancer is now twice as likely to cause death as heart disease. A recent study offers important insights into the leading causes of death worldwide. In the United States, […]

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Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Stricter Arsenic Standard Made Public Drinking Water Safer: Study

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stricter U.S. government standards for drinking water have reduced arsenic violations by public water systems, proving such safety regulations work, researchers say. Public water systems provide more than 80% of the nation’s drinking water. The new standard was introduced in 2001. Since then, the percentage […]

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Erleada (apalutamide)

Erleada (apalutamide)

What is Erleada? Erleada is a brand-name prescription medication that’s used to treat nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (NM-CRPC) in adult men. This type of prostate cancer: is not metastatic, which means it has not spread to other parts of your body is castration-resistant, which means that therapy to reduce levels of testosterone (a hormone) in […]

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Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

Eating mushrooms might reduce prostate cancer risk

In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer. […]

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Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Cancer Drugs Sometimes Work in Unexpected Ways: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ten cancer drugs being tested in human clinical trials appear to work — but not in the ways their developers thought they would, researchers say. “The idea for many of these drugs is that they block the function of a certain protein in cancer cells. […]