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New Breast Cancer Guidelines Not Welcomed by Women

image A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has found that the new guidelines for breast cancer screening have not been welcomed among women with more than 80 percent of them admitting that they are concerned over the guidelines. According to the recommendation by the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), women under the age of 50 years should not be routinely screened for breast cancer while those in the age group of 50 to 74 years shoul...
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Tragic Story as Grandma, Mum and Daughter are Diagnosed With Cancer

image Even though three generations of a family were diagnosed with terminal cancer within a space of five months, the women have refused to give up their positive attitude and are busy preparing for an early Christmas lunch later this week. Tyneside resident Doreen Pringle, 86, was diagnosed with leukemia back in December. Her daughter, Brenda Williams, 61, found in April that she had bladder cancer and just a few weeks later, Brenda's daughter, 41-year old Paula was told that she had cervic...
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Survey of Cancer Patients and Others in Korea Highlights Attitudes Toward End-of-Life Care

image A Korean study in ICMAJ/I (ICanadian Medical Association Journal/I) has found that attitudes toward end-of-life care for cancer patients vary, but most patients, family members, oncologists and members of the public are receptive to withdrawing futile life-sustaining treatments in people who are dying. The study, by researchers in Korea, aimed to determine attitudes towards end-of-life care, as most previous studies looked only at euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. Th...
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Study Offers Insight into Treatment of Hereditary Breast, Ovarian Cancer

image A recent study has shed light into the pathogenesis and treatment of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer and the newly discovered risk genes. Alfons Meindl of the Klinikum rechts der Isar (Munich) and co-authors evaluated data including those derived from the work of the German Consortium for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. It was shown that if BRCA1 or BRCA2 is mutated, there is a breast cancer risk of up to 85 percent and an ovarian cancer risk of up to 50 pe...
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PAX8 Gene Possible Target For New Cancer Therapies

image The PAX8 gene could be a possible target for new cancer therapies, the University of Otago researchers say. They have uncovered further evidence that PAX genes (and) #8722; members of a small family of genes that play important roles in embryonic development - also allow cancer cells to grow and divide in adult tissue. In 2003, research led by Otago's Professor Michael Eccles was the first in the world to show that proteins from one or more of the nine PAX genes were present in a wide...
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HPV Vaccine Gardasil Does Not Increase Disease Activity in SLE Patients, Says Study

image HPV vaccine did not have significant effects on the number of disease flares or antibody measures in patients with inactive SLE receiving stable doses of medications after administration, and therefore was determined safe to use to prevent HPV in this group of patients, results of a Chinese study showed. SLE, an autoimmune disorder, affects nine times as many women as men1 and studies have shown that the rate of HPV in this group is significantly higher than in the healthy populatio...
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Aging, Inflammation Hastened by Cancer Cells to ‘Feed’ Tumour Growth

image Cancer cells accelerate aging of nearby connective tissue cells to cause inflammation, which provides "fuel" for the tumour to grow and even metastasise, a new study has found. Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, who carried out the study to determine what makes a tumour grow, and how to make it stop, found our bodies provide nourishment for the cancer cells, via chronic inflammation. "People think that inflammation drives cancer, but they never underst...
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Research Finds Folic Acid Given to Mother Rats Protects Offspring from Colon Cancer

image A new study has found that folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding rats reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 per cent. The research, led by Dr. Young-in Kim, a gastroenterologist at St. Michael's Hospital, adds to the growing but sometimes contradictory evidence that folic acid supplementation during pregnancy and lactation can increase or decrease the development or progression of some pediatric malignancies and common cancers in their offspr...
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New Therapy for Bladder Cancer Proves Effective

image According to a recent research, a novel therapy for bladder cancer shows promising results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. "I am optimistic about the results of the trial," says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen's University and director of the Queen's University Centre for Applied Urological Research. "Positive r...
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Prostate Tumor Battle Gets New Boost With ‘Turkey Tail’ Mushroom

image Washington. May 24 (ANI): A new research from New Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has shown that a mushroom used in Asia turned out to be completely successful in suppressing prostate tumour development in mice during its early trials. A compound, (PSP), which is extracted from the 'turkey tail' mushroom, was found to suppress tumour formation in mice, according to an article by Dr Patrick Ling, from the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre-Queensland and Institute fo...
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