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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

A new study suggests that combining chemotherapy with a drug that boosts the immune system may help individuals who have a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer to live longer without the disease progressing. Chemotherapy combined with pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug, boosted survival among certain lung cancer patients. The new phase III clinical trial demonstrated […]

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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

A new study finds that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts. Certain iron supplements may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, a study shows. The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]

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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Breaking research concludes that the use of two existing drugs could successfully treat certain lung cancers. The study delves deep into the molecular survival kit of lung tumors. Understanding how lung tumors survive and grow leads to an innovative new treatment. Lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, […]

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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

Better treatments for colon cancer may be in sight, thanks to a new study, which reveals new ways in which a single protein could stop the disease in its tracks. Researchers have found new mechanisms by which a protein prevents colon cancer. Researchers found that a protein known as APC can “put the brakes” on […]

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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. […]

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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: by adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies. Cancer cells (shown here with lymphocytes) may have the ability to change their appearance and behavior to escape treatment. […]

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colonoscopy, they will […]

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What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

The lungs do not have a significant amount of pain receptors, which means that any pain felt in the lungs probably originates somewhere else in the body. However, some lung-related conditions can result in pain in the left lung. The chest contains several vital organs, including the heart and lungs. Because of this, it is […]