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Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

Vitamin D may help fight colorectal cancer

A new study concludes that high doses of vitamin D may help hinder the growth of advanced colorectal cancer in combination with chemotherapy. A new study concludes that vitamin D might help slow bowel cancer progression. A clinical trial called SUNSHINE has found that large doses of vitamin D could significantly slow down the progression […]

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Balversa Approved for Advanced Bladder Cancer

Balversa Approved for Advanced Bladder Cancer

MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Balversa (rdafitinib) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with advanced or spreading bladder cancer caused by a genetic defect called FGFR3 or FGFR2, the agency said in a news release. Latest Cancer News “We’re in an era of more personalized or […]

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With Weeks to Live, Many Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

With Weeks to Live, Many Cancer Patients Try Useless Treatments

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Learning you have a cancer that looks imminently terminal is tough news to swallow. And new research indicates that when given just one month to live, a significant number of patients still opt for aggressive and often costly interventions, despite little […]

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Chemo Drug Shortages Have Little Effect on Cancer Care: Study

Chemo Drug Shortages Have Little Effect on Cancer Care: Study

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer drug shortages don’t appear to have a significant impact on chemotherapy treatment in the United States, according to a new study. “These findings are surprising in light of the substantial media and policy attention that the cancer drug shortage problem has garnered,” said study […]

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What to know about lip cancer

What to know about lip cancer

Lip cancer is a form of head and neck cancer that starts in the squamous cells of the lips and mouth. Early signs can include a sore or lump that does not heal on the lips or in the mouth. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), lip cancer accounts for about 0.6 percent of […]

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Cancer: Scientists find 129 ‘jumping genes’ that drive tumor growth

Cancer: Scientists find 129 ‘jumping genes’ that drive tumor growth

In cancer research, scientists usually look for cancer genes by scouring the genome for altered sequences — or mutations — in DNA. But a new study has now revealed that jumping genes, which customary sequencing overlooks, are also important drivers of tumor growth. Researchers have uncovered 129 jumping genes that may drive cancer. Scientists at […]

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New ‘Cancer Vaccine’ Attacks Tumors From Within

New ‘Cancer Vaccine’ Attacks Tumors From Within

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new method of brewing a cancer vaccine inside a patient’s tumor could harness the power of the immune system to destroy the disease, researchers report. Immune stimulants are injected directly into a tumor, which teaches the immune system to recognize […]

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Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

Cancer: ‘Off-the-shelf’ stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

In a first-of-its-kind trial in the United States, researchers are testing a stem cell-derived natural killer cell immunotherapy in people with incurable cancer. Natural killer cells can detect and destroy cancer cells. Cancer follows heart disease as the second biggest killer worldwide. In the United States, an estimated 606,880 people will die due to cancer […]