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Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Bacillus Calmette–Guerin is a form of immunotherapy that doctors can use to treat some forms of bladder cancer. Following surgery to remove the cancer, this treatment can help prevent the cancer from returning. In this article, we will discuss what Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) therapy is, when doctors use it, and what to expect during treatment. […]

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Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Recent research has linked prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a raised risk of developing colorectal cancer before the age of 50 years. According to a new study, watching TV may raise the risk of young-onset colorectal cancer. This effect, which appeared to be strongest for cancer that starts in the rectum, was independent of […]

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Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Canine Bone Cancer Vaccine Hints at a Human Version

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An experimental vaccine for bone cancer in dogs could offer a road map for a human version of the treatment, researchers report. More than 10,000 cases of bone cancer in dogs occur in the United States each year. But the disease is not common in […]

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Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer

A protein that plays a key role in protecting the body against cancer also appears to have the opposite effect in some cancers. The tumor-suppressing protein p53 can sometimes drive the growth of cancer cells. New research from the University of California in San Diego demonstrates instances in which the tumor suppressor protein p53 can […]

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How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

New research finds that some nanomaterials that scientists use to combat cancer may have the opposite effect: to help tumors spread. The results reveal why this might occur and propose a way for us to turn this risk into a therapeutic advantage. Nanoparticles may make cancer cells (depicted here) divide and spread faster. Nanotechnology has […]

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How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

An innovative new approach to cancer therapy suggests that a compound of the metal iridium could, when activated by light, target and destroy cancer cells. A newly developed metal compound could offer an effective strategy against cancer. At the moment, there are many different types of cancer treatment. These range from chemotherapy and radiation therapy […]

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Head, Neck Cancers Up Among 9-11 Responders: Study

Head, Neck Cancers Up Among 9-11 Responders: Study

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Head and neck cancers among a group of first responders to the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attacks are significantly higher than expected, a new study says. Rutgers University researchers found that diagnoses of these cancers increased 40 percent in a group of WTC workers […]

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Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise Among Young Americans

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise Among Young Americans

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — As more young American adults struggle with extra weight, they are paying an even steeper price as the rates of obesity-related cancers rise in this age group. Obesity has already been linked to rising rates of type 2 diabetes, heart disease […]

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How skin cancer becomes invasive

How skin cancer becomes invasive

In a study on mouse models and human tissue, researchers have revealed how aggressive forms of skin cancer are able to co-opt the immune system to become invasive. Knowing this could lead to better, more effective treatments. A study reveals the key factors that allow melanoma to become invasive. New research, the findings of which […]