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atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

atezolizumab (Tecentriq)

What is atezolizumab, and how is it used? Tecentriq is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with: a type of bladder and urinary tract cancer called urothelial carcinoma. Tecentriq may be used when your bladder cancer has spread or cannot be removed by surgery, and if you have any one of the following conditions: […]

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How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

How long will a person with stage 4 colon cancer live?

Stage 4 colon cancer occurs when cancer in the colon spreads, or metastasizes, to other tissues and organs. Colon cancer most often spreads to the liver, but it may also reach the lungs, the lymph nodes, or the lining of the abdominal cavity. The American Cancer Society (ACS) note that the 5-year relative survival rate […]

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Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

Sleep apnea and cancer: Is there a link, and in what cases?

A study looking at the data of thousands of participants suggests that there may be a link between severe sleep apnea and the likelihood of developing cancer. However, this link appears to be stronger in women. There may be a link between sleep apnea and cancer, and research has identified it predominantly in women. According […]

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Computers Detect Lung Cancer on Scans as Well as Docs Do

Computers Detect Lung Cancer on Scans as Well as Docs Do

TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Computers were able to identify small lung cancers on CT scans as well or better than doctors, a new study finds. Latest Cancer News The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, was conducted by researchers from Google and several medical centers, The New York Times reported. […]

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What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the large intestine and rectum. This inflammation damages the cells and causes the symptoms of the condition, but it can also give rise to larger issues, including cancer. There appears to be a link between ulcerative colitis (UC) and certain types of cancer. People with UC seem to be at […]

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A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

A compound in broccoli and kale helps suppress tumor growth

The body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumor growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Research shows that a compound in cruciferous vegetables can boost a natural tumor suppressor […]

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Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer

Artificial intelligence better than humans at spotting lung cancer

Researchers have used a deep-learning algorithm to detect lung cancer accurately from computed tomography scans. The results of the study indicate that artificial intelligence can outperform human evaluation of these scans. New research suggests that a computer algorithm may be better than radiologists at detecting lung cancer. Lung cancer causes almost 160,000 deaths in the […]

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How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

Researchers turn to an ancient species of fish in a bid to find a better way of delivering therapeutic drugs into the brain to treat conditions and events ranging from cancer to stroke. Lampreys (pictured above) may help boost brain therapies.Image credit: T. Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lampreys are one of the oldest surviving […]

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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The rise in colon cases among younger adults that’s been seen in the United States is also occurring in wealthier nations worldwide, new research shows. In the decade leading up to 2014, the number of cases of colon cancer among people under 50 increased by […]