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Vitamin D link?

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Vitamin D is important for good overall immune system health -- and it also may hold the key to longer breast cancer survival.
Walking lung cancer study

Walk for better sleep

Exercise

Study: Walking could improve the sleep of lung cancer patients. Researchers say similar link seen in breast, colorectal patients.

Success rates?

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Despite considerable investment and innovation, chemo drugs have had little effect on survival in adults with metastatic cancer.
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PSA testing

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A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is not a good indication of cancer, but it is a good measure of how well treatment has worked.
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'Cancer Revolution'

Books

In a new book, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy shares her groundbreaking integrative approach to treating, preventing cancer.
Women cancer rate

'Sober summary'

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5.5 million women will die from cancer by 2030 -- more than the combined population of the world's smallest 50 countries.
Microsoft cancer research

An answer for cancer?

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Microsoft vows to crack the code of diseased cells so they can be reprogrammed back to a healthy state.
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Path to treatment?

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Researchers found a pathway by which cancer cells spread and grow in the brain; new possibilities for treatment?
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#KnowYourLemons

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Breast cancer campaign seeks to use images to "overcome the barriers of low literacy, taboo, and fear around the world."
NASA cancer research

Truly outside the box

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Medical professionals to use NASA algorithms to analyze various samples for common cancer biomarkers.
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Propranolol redeux

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Low-cost beta blocker has been shown to successfully treat angiosarcoma -- a lethal form of soft tissue sarcoma.
joe biden

'As long as I'm alive'

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Joe Biden says he plans to dedicate his career after politics to exploring ways to accelerate cancer research.

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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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How important is it to reproduce cancer findings?

During NPR’s Morning Edition on Jan. 19, science correspondent Richard Harris posed the question, “What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can’t Be Reproduced?” The premise is simple: An experiment in one lab should be…

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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…

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Breast cancer awareness campaign focuses on lemons

If you surf social media, chances are you have scrolled across #KnowYourLemons promoted by Worldwide Breast Cancer. … And you probably have asked yourself, “Lemons? Breast cancer? What’s the connection?” Corrine Ellsworth Beaumont started Worldwide…

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How important is PSA in identifying prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, worldwide, with 1 in 6 men, on average, diagnosed in their lifetime. The risk factor for men developing prostate cancer rises with age. Risk rises…

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SPNS2 identified as possible key to metastasis

Sphingolipid Transporter 2 (SPNS2) is a protein-coding gene. A team of researchers at Sanger Institute in Cambridge report that it also led to a three-quarters reduction in tumors spreading to the lungs. [1] “We’ve learned…

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Cause célèbre: Rush to judgment for mastectomy?

Celebrity can bring attention to a cause — and it can bring unnecessary angst. Many women rushed to get genetic testing for the cancer-causing BRCA mutations after actress Angelina Jolie said in May 2013 that…

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Cancer researchers: Cells respond to drug combination

A team of cancer researchers at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland has published in Science Advances that specific cancer cells respond to a combination of a diabetes medication and an antihypertensive drug. At…

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Potential treatment for metaplastic breast cancer?

Metaplastic breast cancer is a rare type of breast cancer accounting for less than 1 percent of breast cancers. It’s invasive cancer, which means it has the potential to spread to surrounding breast tissue and…

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