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Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Lung Cancer Research Could Get Boost From New Stem Cell Findings

New research conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute suggests that lung cancer stem cells can be successfully isolated and grown in a preclinical model. Such a process could provide a new method for investigating immunotherapy treatment options …

Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome
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A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together …

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, …

Cancer Treatment Kevetrin Begins Clinical Trials
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Today the Cellceutix Corporation announced that its new anti-cancer drug candidate Kevetrin will soon be entering clinical trials at the Harvard Cancer Center’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Cellceutix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on small …

Cancer Treatment Gets A Boost From Genomic Supercomputing

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman of NantHealth and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, as well as the most wealthy American in Los Angeles according to Forbes, this week announced the launch of the fastest genomic supercomputing platform in the …

Lung Cancer Drug Trial Cancelled Lung Cancer Drug Trial Cancelled
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This week, ArQule, a biotechnology company focused on developing “next-generation” small-molecule cancer drugs, announced that a drug trial for a lung cancer treatment it developed has been stopped early. The independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) overseeing the Phase 3 trial …

Liam Neeson Strips, Gets Drenched For Cancer [VIDEO]
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Call it a kind-hearted act for cancer research, or call it a clever promotion for his new film – either way, Liam Neeson stripped down to a pair of hot pink underwear on The Ellen Show and got soaked in …

Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on …

Cancer Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Approved
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it has approved a new drug for the treatment of colorectal cancer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most …

Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins

A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tumors, one of the most deadly types of breast cancers, were found to be more genetically similar …

Ovarian Cancer Screening Not Recommended by USPSTF
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued its final recommendation for women considering being screened for ovarian cancer. The task force does not recommend that women undergo ovarian cancer screening as a prevantive measure. The recommendation applies to …

Herceptin Breast Cancer Drug Shown to Greatly Increase Heart Risks
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A study by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle has determined that trastuzumab, the drug behind the brand name Herceptin, raises the risks for heart problems in breast cancer patients much more than previously thought. Trastuzumab is widely prescribed …

Prostate Cancer Treatments Are Better For White Men
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Researchers from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) at Vanderbilt University have found that black men with prostate cancer receive lower-quality surgical care than white men. Their study found a difference in care due to race even when factors such as …

They Can Run, But Cancer Cells Can No Longer Hide
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I’ve had friends and family taken by cancer, and the cause was always the same – it was caught too late. Granted, a lot of that has to do with people not getting annual screenings, but cancer is also just …

51-Pound Tumor Removed from New Jersey Woman’s Belly
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If the idea of having a 51-pound tumor removed from your gut sounds like something straight out of your worst nightmare, perhaps you should consider skimming over this particular story. Otherwise, you may find yourself gagging and/or running from the …

The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Names It Steve, And Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the …

Samsonite Scare: Tokyo Chic Handles Linked to Cancer
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Samonsite scare: A local consumer group in Hong Kong has claimed that the handles used in the company’s Tokyo Chic line of luggage contains high levels of a chemical that may cause cancer. As a result, Samsonite International has pulled …

Clinical Trials: Low Income Keeps Cancer Patients Away

Clinical trails are often avoided by individuals who make little money, according to a recent study. Reports indicate that cancer patients who make less than $50,000 a year were 30 percent less likely to participate in trials, while those who …

Sleep Apnea: Disorder Linked to Higher Cancer Death
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Sleep apnea, a disorder which occurs when breathing is interrupted during slumber, has been linked to increased chances of cancer death in human beings. According to a recent study, those suffering from severe apnea — 30 or more instances in …