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Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

Colorectal cancer vaccine has promising results in early trials

A clinical trial shows promise for a new colorectal cancer vaccine, as it caused no serious side effects while bloodwork demonstrated immune cell activation. New research offers hope of an effective vaccine for colorectal cancer. These results appear in the Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer and outline a phase 1 clinical trial. The trial set […]

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Red Tape Means Many Cancer Patients Get Radiation Treatments Late

Red Tape Means Many Cancer Patients Get Radiation Treatments Late

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When you are fighting cancer, time is of the essence, but new research shows that insurance approvals for lifesaving radiation treatment are often delayed. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) surveyed nearly 700 radiation oncologists and found that 93% said prior authorization-related delays by […]

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Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often […]

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Gene Therapy May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

Gene Therapy May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A gene therapy that tweaks the immune system might offer hope to people with blood cancer that has resisted standard treatments, a new preliminary trial suggests. The cancer, called multiple myeloma, arises in certain white blood cells. It is currently incurable, […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Breast Biopsy

Health Tip: Understanding Breast Biopsy

(HealthDay News) — A doctor may call for a breast biopsy when he or she is suspicious about an area of the breast. Latest Cancer News A breast biopsy is a test that includes removal of tissue or fluid. The removed cells are then examined to check for breast cancer. Typically, the procedure is performed […]

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Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

Health Tip: Managing Nausea for Cancer Patients

(HealthDay News) — Nausea among people with cancer may have causes from bacteria in food to chemotherapy, says the American Cancer Society. Latest Cancer News To help manage nausea, people with cancer can: Slowly drink clear, cold liquids. Suck on hard candy with pleasant smells. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy or very sweet foods. Raise calories […]

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One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

One High Dose of Radiation May Be Enough for Early Prostate Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treating men with low-risk prostate cancer with just one high dose of radiation may be safe and effective, British researchers report. Therapy for prostate cancer typically involves low-dose radiation given over several days or weeks. Conversely, high-dose radiation is given once […]

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Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

Is it better to ‘contain’ rather than destroy cancer?

A new approach to cancer therapy suggests that doctors may be able to keep cancer in check by placing metastatic cells in a state of dormancy, thus blocking them from giving rise to new tumors. A recent study in mice has found that an existing drug could effectively contain metastatic breast cancer cells. A minimally […]