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Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

Chinese fir tree compound may help to combat cancer

New research finds that a structural analog of a compound found in an endangered Chinese fir tree has cancer-fighting properties when combined with an existing cancer drug. Scientists devised a chemical analog of a compound from a rare Chinese tree that, combined with another drug, has cancer-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimate that […]

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Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for […]

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How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

How aspirin may benefit some people with head and neck cancer

Recent research has tied regular use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin, to longer survival in some people with head and neck cancer. Aspirin may improve the outlook for some people living with head and neck cancer. The researchers propose that there should now be a clinical trial to test the effectiveness and safety […]

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Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

Acupressure Is Good Medicine for Breast Cancer Survivors

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast cancer survivors struggling with common, lasting symptoms stemming from their treatments may find relief in self-applied acupressure, new research suggests. For survivors with fatigue, self-acupressure improved related issues such as chronic pain, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties more than usual […]

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: Doctors diagnose breast cancer by identifying which receptor is present. They run a series […]

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Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

People with melanoma who live in states with the highest number of melanoma diagnoses tend to have better survival rates, according to recent research that examined data on a state-by-state basis. Why would melanoma survival rates vary between states? Researchers from the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City set out to determine if […]

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Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Prostate Drug Finasteride Can Safely Lower Cancer Risk, Study Says

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Jan. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Finasteride, best known as the enlarged-prostate medicine Proscar, is a safe, effective way to reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to long-term findings from the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT). The trial was funded by the U.S. National Cancer Institute and enrolled nearly 19,000 […]

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Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Everything you need to know about R-CHOP

Chemotherapy uses a wide variety of drugs. Some are effective on their own, while others work best in combination with other types of medication. R-CHOP chemotherapy is an example of a combination treatment. R-CHOP consists of five separate drugs. These are: (R) rituximab (Rituxan) (C) cyclophosphamide (H) doxorubicin hydrochloride (O) vincristine (Oncovin, Vincasar PFS) (P) […]

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Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

Oolong tea extract may stave off breast cancer

New research finds that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and that people who consume large amounts of this tea have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. Oolong tea may have secret cancer-fighting properties, a new study suggests. Despite recent advances in screening procedures and treatment, breast cancer remains both the most common […]

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‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

‘Poop Transplants’ May Help Ease Painful Colitis

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Jan. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease triggering pain and bloody stools, and it can raise the odds for colon cancer. But now, research suggests that fecal transplants — basically, delivering a healthy person’s stool into the colitis patient’s digestive tract — may be […]