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(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today is reporting from Chicago where the American Society of Clinical Oncology is underway, followed by the American Medical Association's annual meeting, but the woes at the Veterans Administration are likely to continue to dominate health headlines this first week of June.
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The first preclinical tests for a novel anti-cancer technology called 'quadrapeutics' that converts current clinical treatments to instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells have been successful. Quadrapeutics combines clinically available drugs, colloidal gold, pulsed lasers and radiation in a novel and safe micro-treatment that improved standard therapy by 17-fold against aggressive, drug-resistant tumors.
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Around a quarter of smokers who carry a defect in the BRCA2 gene will develop lung cancer at some point in their lifetime, a large-scale, international study reveals. Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population.
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Men with newly diagnosed metastatic, hormone-sensitive prostate cancer lived more than a year longer when they received a chemotherapy drug as initial treatment instead of waiting to for the disease to become resistant to hormone-blockers, report scientists. The dramatic results in a multi-center phase III trial should change the way physicians have routinely treated such patients since the 1950s, they said.
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The combined action of two enzymes, Srs2 and Exo1, prevents and repairs common genetic mutations in growing yeast cells, according to a new study. Because such mechanisms are generally conserved throughout evolution, at least in part, researchers say the findings suggest that a similar DNA repair kit may exist in humans and could serve as a target for controlling some cancers and treating a rare, enzyme-linked genetic disorder called Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome.
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New genetic insights into a rare and deadly form of childhood and young adult brain cancer called brainstem glioma has been identified by an international team of researchers. The researchers identified a genetic mutation in the tumor cells that plays a role in both the growth and the death of a cell. Additionally, the mutation to the newly identified gene may also contribute to the tumor’s resistance to radiation.
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CHICAGO (MedPage Today) -- For premenopausal women, exemestane (Aromasin) cut breast cancer recurrence compared with tamoxifen when given atop ovarian suppression, two trials showed.
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CHICAGO (AP) — A cheap, decades-old chemotherapy drug extended life by more than a year when added to standard hormone therapy for men whose prostate cancer has widely spread, doctors reported Sunday.
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Surgeons and other doctors are experimenting with the devices, recording and streaming procedures and looking up data.






By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
3 months 3 weeks ago
Latest Cancer News/Research
Surgeons and other doctors are experimenting with the devices, recording and streaming procedures and looking up data.
By ANAHAD O'CONNOR
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