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Hormone Receptor Identified for Aggressive Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which comprises 15% of diagnosed breast cancers, is an aggressive oncology type defined by the absence of specific receptor proteins that bind the estrogen and progesterone hormones present on normal breast cells. While advances have been made in TNBC therapies, because this particular type of cancer…...

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Forty Percent of American Cancer Cases Linked to Weight

In a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity and even being overweight are associated with at least 13 different types of cancer, comprising 40% of all cancer diagnoses. More than 630,000 people in the U.S. are annually diagnosed with a cancer associated with obesity…...

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Causal Links Between Alcohol & Cancer

Enjoying a glass of fine wine by the fireside is as normal a part of a Holiday party as passed hors-d’oeuvres. But at this time of year, it’s wise to be well aware of the scientific community’s numerous studies on the association between alcohol consumption and cancer. Pros The National…...

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Parasite Killer Too Found to be Effective Cancer Treatment Candidate

Researchers have ascertained that the anti-tapeworm drug, nitazoxanide (NTZ), may also hold out hope as a precision therapy for various cancers. Prostate and colon cancer cells contain high amounts of activated beta-catenin, which correlate to treatment-resistant cancer cells and other oncological parameters. In a study of the cancer-abetting potential of…...

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“System Mistrust” Interferes With Post-Surgery Breast Cancer Treatments

BALTIMORE — A study led by a Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researcher indicates nearly one-third of breast cancer surgery patients went against their doctor’s advice, choosing to not begin or complete adjuvant anti-cancer therapy. The primary factor: a general mistrust of the American healthcare system. Adjuvant therapy…...

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Novel Cancer Genes Discovered Via New Statistical Model

LONDON — A new statistical model developed by scientists at the Francis Crick Institute revealed 27 novel genes thought to prevent cancer from forming, in an analysis of over 2000 tumors across 12 human cancer types. The findings could help create new cancer treatments that target these genes, and open…...

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Genetic Marker Can Help Focus Prostate Cancer Therapies

CLEVELAND, OH — Two studies conducted by the Cleveland Clinic revealed how a testosterone-related genetic abnormality can help predict individual patient responses to specific prostate cancer therapies. The studies, published in the October 12 issue of JAMA Oncology, suggest that men who inherit this variant would benefit from a personalized…...

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Infectious Disease Agents as a Cause of Cancer

Cancer is a group of diseases defined by abnormal cell growth and caused by genetic defects. Most of us know that these genetic defects can be inherited, caused by environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, obesity and a lack of physical activity, as well as exposure to radiation and pollution.…...

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New Compound Targets Metastatic Cancer Cells

​Scientists​ ​at​ ​Bar-Ilan​ ​University​ ​in​ ​Israel​ ​successfully​ ​targeted​ ​and​ ​rendered​ ​inert​ ​the​ ​enzyme that metastatic​ ​cancer​ ​cells​ ​need​ ​to​ ​survive​ ​in​ ​the​ ​body​ ​once​ ​they​ ​have​ ​left​ ​their​ ​host​ ​tumor.​ ​...

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Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement

Cancer May Metastasize Without Lymph Node Involvement NFCR-funded research finds two distinct patterns of metastatic spread in human colorectal cancer (Bethesda, MD, July 13, 2017) Research by several leading scientists including Rakesh Jain, PhD, Director of the Edwin L. Steele Laboratory for Tumor Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and…...

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