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Research sheds fresh light on the causes of CLL

Scientists have linked the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to the inheritance of nine regions of DNA, five of which help white blood cells fight disease. The research sheds fresh light on the…

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Alcohol consumption and its ties to cancer

Jennifer Chaussee of WIRED notes that a couple years ago, a researcher named Curtis Ellison took the podium in a crowded lecture hall at Boston University’s School of Public Health to tackle a question that…

CancerLocator identifies disease from blood sample

Researchers at the University of California-Los Angeles have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify from a patient’s blood sample where in the body the cancer is located. The scientists call…

Propranolol repurposed to treat soft tissue sarcomas

Propranolol, a drug used to treat high blood pressure, is being repurposed for soft tissue sarcoma treatment in Europe. The European Commission recently granted propranolol Orphan Drug Designation, a status assigned to a medicine intended for…

Aspirin may reduce risk of death from cancer

Move over, apple, and make room for another health trooper. An aspirin a day may keep cancer away. Researchers followed 86,206 women from 1980 to 2012 and 43,977 men from 1986 to 2012. Baseline aspirin use…

CDC report spotlights HPV, high risk of cancers

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some types can cause health problems including cancers. The results of a study released by the CDC on April 6 show…

Molecule may prevent spread of ovarian cancer

New diagnosis of ovarian cancer are expected to surpass 22,000 in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. The fifth-most deadly cancer among women, ovarian cancer is No. 1 among cancers of the female reproductive…

Cervical cancer deadlier than revealed

Cervical cancer is deadlier than previously thought, concluded research published in the journal Cancer. Previous estimates of cervical cancer death rates did not account for women who had their cervixes removed in hysterectomy procedures, which…

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