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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of […]

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New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline

New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline

Overall mortality rates continue to decline, according to the most recent Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. Cancer mortality has declined, but certain demographic groups are more at risk than others. This report, which appears in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, was a joint effort among the National Cancer […]

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Guard Your Skin Against the Summer Sun

Guard Your Skin Against the Summer Sun

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, June 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whether you’re at the beach, the park or a pool this summer, be sure to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and most skin cancers are caused by too much […]

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Uterine Cancer

Uterine Cancer

There are different types of treatment for patients with endometrial cancer. Different types of treatment are available for patients with endometrial cancer. Some treatments are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in clinical trials. A treatment clinical trial is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information […]

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Few Prostate Cancer Patients Are Getting Checkups They Need

Few Prostate Cancer Patients Are Getting Checkups They Need

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — While men with early-stage prostate cancer can delay treatment, few follow guidelines for monitoring their condition, researchers report. In fact, their study of nearly 350 men from North Carolina found that only 15% who chose what’s known as active surveillance followed the recommended guidelines. “Active […]

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Is MRI Screening Worth It for Breast Cancer Survivors?

Is MRI Screening Worth It for Breast Cancer Survivors?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Breast MRI screening is a good way to detect small tumors, but it’s unclear how much it benefits women with a history of breast cancer, a new study finds. Right now, experts recommend that breast cancer survivors have yearly mammograms to […]

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California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

California Ends Warning Over Coffee and Cancer

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has ruled that coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk, so customers don’t have to be warned that their favorite drink is dangerous. Latest Cancer News The decision overturns a judge’s order that companies like Starbucks have to add […]