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Research: Most Men With Low-risk Prostate Cancer Receive Aggressive Treatment

image A report in the July 26 issue of IArchives of Internal Medicine, /Ione of the JAMA/Archives journals says that most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer appear to under undergo aggressive therapy, even if they have a low prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and low-risk disease. More than 90 percent of all prostate cancers are diagnosed before the disease has spread to other parts of the body, and the five-year survival rate for these patients diagnosed with localized dise...
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Pills That Can Shrink Skin Tumors Developed

image Even in its most advanced stages, skin cancer can be stopped in its tracks by 2 daily pills developed by scientists that help shrink the tumours. The drugs target the harmful protein, which causes the tumours to grow in the first place. By effectively disabling this protein, they stop the spread of cancer-and even reverse its growth - although they will not eradicate tumours altogether. Researchers at the drugs firm GlaxoSmithKline have found that each of t...
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High Radiation Dose Can Increase Survival Time For Brain Cancer Patients

image High doses of radiation targeting the stem cell niche in the brain can double the progression-free survival time for glioblastomas patients. In the study by the Radiation Oncology Department at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center patients who underwent such targeted high dose radiation experienced 15 months of progression-free survival. But patients receiving lower or no doses to the region known as stem cell niche experienced 7.2 months of progression-free survival, said Dr. Fran...
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Cancer Risk in Dogs and Humans Reduced by Cutting Fat, Calories

image As many as 1 out of 3 cancer deaths in both humans and dogs could be prevented by reducing Omega-6 fatty acids and cutting calories, new research has revealed. Demian Dressler, DVM, known as the "dog cancer vet" because of his work in the study of canine cancer, recommends severely limiting snack foods for humans and dogs that contain ingredients rich in Omega-6, such as corn oil, vegetable oil and grain-fed red meat. Too much Omega-6 fatty acid can lead ...
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Blood Vessel Growth in Tumours can be Seen by Nanosized Non-invasive Probe

image Researchers have created a nanosized probe capable of noninvasively visualizing and quantifying the blood vessel growth in tumours in a preclinical model. They did this by using nanotechnology, material science, and the clinical imaging modality MRI. The study was led by Chase Kessinger, working together with Jinming Gao and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. "Imaging tumor angiogenesis is important in early detection, tumor strat...
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Nanoparticles as Destructive Beacons to Eliminate Tumours Developed

image Researchers at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center (WFUBMC) are developing a new way to treat cancer. They hope to successfully use lasers to light up tiny nanoparticles and destroy tumours with the ensuing heat. At the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) in Philadelphia, they described the latest development for this technology: iron-containing Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) - threads of hollow carbon that are 10 th...
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New Drugs can Increase the Success Rate of Cancer Operations

image A novel clinical approach can up the success rate of cancer operations. Cancer surgery weakens a body's immune system and stress hormones exacerbate the problem - leading to recurrence of cancer in patients. Prof. Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, head of Tel Aviv University's Department of Psychology is testing a cocktail of drugs to prevent the negative effects of stress responses to colon cancer surgery. If successful, it will help the immune system maintain its vigour ...
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28-year-old Man Dies of Breast Cancer

image 28-year-old Nicky Avery, who bravely battled breast cancer for four years, has died. He thus becomes the youngest man in Britain to succumb to the deadly disease. Avery was diagnosed in 2006 after his girlfriend convinced him to go to doctors after a lump in his chest continued to grow, "I was quite ignorant of the fact a man could get breast cancer. Doctors at the hospital said, "Mr Avery, you have got cancer". It was as quick as that. I thought at first they had misdiagnosed me. ," Ni...
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Woman With Terminal Cancer Gets Ready for ‘Fairytale’ Wedding

image Kirsty Ferris, a 22-year-old from Plymouth, is set for a fairytale wedding this weekend despite being told by doctors that she has just weeks to live. Kristy is suffering from renal cell cancer, which is not at a terminal stage. City hotel owner Joseph Louei has offered to conduct the wedding free of charge. Kristy was diagnosed in December after acupuncture and other treatment for back pain failed to provide relief. A MRI scan revealed that she had renal cancer. Doctors feel s...
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Woman With Terminal Cancer Gets Ready for ‘Fairytale’ Wedding

image Kirsty Ferris, a 22-year-old from Plymouth, is set for a fairytale wedding this weekend despite being told by doctors that she has just weeks to live. Kristy is suffering from renal cell cancer, which is not at a terminal stage. City hotel owner Joseph Louei has offered to conduct the wedding free of charge. Kristy was diagnosed in December after acupuncture and other treatment for back pain failed to provide relief. A MRI scan revealed that she had renal cancer. Doctors feel s...
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