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Tamoxifen gel stops breast cancer growth without causing dangerous side effects

Tamoxifen gel stops breast cancer growth without causing dangerous side effects

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women from taking it, according to new Northwestern Medicine- research. [More]
New potential avenues to predict and prevent ovarian cancer metastasis

New potential avenues to predict and prevent ovarian cancer metastasis

Circulating tumor cells spread ovarian cancer through the bloodstream, homing in on a sheath of abdominal fatty tissue where it can grow and metastasize to other organs, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Cell. [More]
New research explores why active surveillance underused in patients with prostate cancer

New research explores why active surveillance underused in patients with prostate cancer

New research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is shedding light on the important role a diagnosing urologist plays in whether older men with low-risk prostate cancer receive treatment for their disease, and if so, the type of treatment they receive as a result. [More]
New findings paint optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving breast cancer

New findings paint optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving breast cancer

New findings from Fox Chase Cancer Center paint a relatively optimistic picture of women's chances of surviving a subset of breast cancers that have spread to the chest wall or skin, but not beyond. [More]
New gene therapy may be effective for fighting fungal infections in cancer patients

New gene therapy may be effective for fighting fungal infections in cancer patients

Sleeping Beauty and fungal infections - not two items one would normally associate together, but for immunocompromised cancer patients they may prove to be a helpful combination. [More]
Aspirin, smoking influence aging processes of female genome connected to colorectal cancer

Aspirin, smoking influence aging processes of female genome connected to colorectal cancer

The risk of developing cancer increases with age. Factors like smoking and regular aspirin use also affect the risk of cancer - although in the opposite sense. Researchers from the University of Basel were now able to show that aspirin use and smoking both influence aging processes of the female genome that are connected to colorectal cancer. [More]
Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

Molecule that blocks bone destruction could provide potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis

UT-Southwestern cancer researchers have identified a promising molecule that blocks bone destruction and, therefore, could provide a potential therapeutic target for osteoporosis and bone metastases of cancer. [More]
Researchers find no evidence of protective link between soy food and endometrial cancer risk

Researchers find no evidence of protective link between soy food and endometrial cancer risk

Researchers have found no evidence of a protective association between soy food and endometrial cancer risk, says a new study published (18 June) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. [More]
Gardening can help cancer survivors eat more nutritious diet and improve physical activity

Gardening can help cancer survivors eat more nutritious diet and improve physical activity

A diagnosis of breast cancer in 2010 hit Susan Rossman pretty hard. A year later, a pioneering study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham helped her reclaim her life from cancer's grasp. [More]
Submicroscopic particles could make MRI far more powerful tool to detect disease

Submicroscopic particles could make MRI far more powerful tool to detect disease

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. [More]
U.S. cancer survivors face economic burdens due to growing medical costs, productivity losses

U.S. cancer survivors face economic burdens due to growing medical costs, productivity losses

U.S. cancer survivors face significant economic burdens due to growing medical costs, missed work, and reduced productivity, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. [More]
Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna enrolls first patient in hematological malignancy cohort of MRX34 Phase 1 clinical trial

Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering microRNA-based Replacement Therapy to treat cancer, today announced the enrollment of the first patient in the hematological malignancy cohort of its ongoing Phase 1 clinical trial of MRX34, the company's lead product candidate and first microRNA mimic in human clinical trials in oncology. [More]
MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

MD Anderson study shows that needle biopsy underused in breast cancer patients

Needle biopsy, the standard of care radiological procedure for diagnosing breast cancer, is underused with too many patients undergoing the more invasive, excisional biopsy to detect their disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. [More]
Palliative support services help caregivers of patients with advanced cancer

Palliative support services help caregivers of patients with advanced cancer

Dartmouth researchers have found that those caring for patients with advanced cancer experienced reduced depression and felt less burdened by caregiving tasks when palliative support services were offered soon after the patient's diagnosis. [More]
Phone-based palliative care support program helps alleviate caregiver depression, burden

Phone-based palliative care support program helps alleviate caregiver depression, burden

The earlier a specific phone-based, palliative care support program can be introduced to caregivers, the better they will be able to cope with the caregiving experience, according to research conducted by University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing investigators. [More]
Amgen presents extended analysis of PEAK study data at ASCO

Amgen presents extended analysis of PEAK study data at ASCO

Amgen today announced results from the Phase 2 PEAK study that reinforce the improved overall survival (OS) benefit of panitumumab (Vectibix®) when used in combination with FOLFOX, an oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy regimen, compared to bevacizumab (Avastin) plus FOLFOX as first-line treatment in patients with wild-type RAS metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). [More]
HCV reactivation may not worsen survival outcomes for lymphoma patients with HIV

HCV reactivation may not worsen survival outcomes for lymphoma patients with HIV

More than a quarter of HIV+ patients are also infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which may complicate treatment and care decisions after a cancer diagnosis. The specifics of those complications haven't been well-researched in the past. Results from a new Fox Chase Cancer Center study on this patient population may start filling in that gap. [More]
ASCO honors St. Jude researcher with 2014 Pediatric Oncology Award

ASCO honors St. Jude researcher with 2014 Pediatric Oncology Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has named Leslie L. Robison, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital the recipient of the 2014 Pediatric Oncology Award for his contributions to the field of childhood cancer survivorship research. [More]
Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas may face increased risk of CNSi

Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas may face increased risk of CNSi

Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL) may face an increased risk of central nervous system involvement (CNSi) compared to other lymphomas. The effect of CNSi on survival outcomes, however, hasn't been thoroughly examined until now. [More]
Researchers analysis adjuvant chemotherapy's impact on overall survival in patients with stage III STS

Researchers analysis adjuvant chemotherapy's impact on overall survival in patients with stage III STS

Fox Chase Cancer Center researchers have carried out the first retrospective analysis of adjuvant chemotherapy's impact on overall survival in patients with stage III soft tissue sarcomas (STS), adjusted for socioeconomic status and other variables. [More]