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How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

How plants from Mauritius could help fight cancer

A recent study concludes that medicinal herbs found in Mauritius contain chemical compounds that inhibit the propagation of cancer cells. Mauritius is a hotbed of unique flora and fauna. Although science has made a great deal of headway in the treatment of cancer, there is still a long way to go. Some researchers, investigating new […]

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Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

Could Common Heart Meds Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news for men: That blood pressure medication you’re taking might be doing double duty, helping reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that a beta blocker called atenolol cut men’s risk of intermediate-grade prostate […]

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Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Breast Surgeons’ Group Issues New Mammogram Guidelines

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The largest organization representing U.S. breast surgeons is issuing new screening guidelines, advising women at average risk to begin annual mammograms at age 40. Those guidelines differ from advisories from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which moved first mammogram screening from 40 […]

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Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

A clinical trial shows promise for a new colorectal cancer vaccine, as it caused no serious side effects while bloodwork demonstrated immune cell activation. New research offers hope of an effective vaccine for colorectal cancer. These results appear in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer and outline a phase 1 clinical trial. The trial set […]

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Red Tape Means Many Cancer Patients Get Radiation Treatments Late

Red Tape Means Many Cancer Patients Get Radiation Treatments Late

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you are fighting cancer, time is of the essence, but new research shows that insurance approvals for lifesaving radiation treatment are often delayed. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed nearly 700 radiation oncologists and found that 93% said prior authorization-related delays by […]

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Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often […]

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Gene Therapy May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

Gene Therapy May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A gene therapy that tweaks the immune system might offer hope to people with blood cancer that has resisted standard treatments, a new preliminary trial suggests. The cancer, called multiple myeloma, arises in certain white blood cells. It is currently incurable, […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Breast Biopsy

Health Tip: Understanding Breast Biopsy

(HealthDay News) — A doctor may call for a breast biopsy when he or she is suspicious about an area of the breast. Latest Cancer News A breast biopsy is a test that includes removal of tissue or fluid. The removed cells are then examined to check for breast cancer. Typically, the procedure is performed […]