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Cheap bone drug ‘can slash breast cancer death risk by 60 per cent’

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By: Rae Johnston From: gizmodo.com.au Research suggests they can stop tumours spreading to the bones – and cut the risk of dying from a breast tumour by 60 per cent DRUGS costing 43p each could slash the risk of dying from breast cancer. Women take bisphosphonates to fight bone-thinning osteoporosis. Research suggests they can stop tumours spreading to the bones …

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FDA and NRC pave way for the first domestic supply of the most commonly used medical isotope in diagnostic imaging

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Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration From: CISON PR Newswire The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today took steps to ensure a stable and secure supply of a critical radioactive imaging product used to detect potentially life-threatening diseases. The FDA approved the RadioGenix System, a unique system for producing Technetium-99m (Tc-99m), the most widely …

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Why Resorting To Alternative Medicine To Treat Cancer Is A Bad Idea

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By: Geoffrey Kabat From: forbes.com We can’t say that Steve Jobs shortened his life by delaying, for 9 months, obtaining conventional treatment for his rare cancer, but it is clear that alternative treatments are no match for standard cancer treatment. In 2003 Apple CEO Steve Jobs was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Rather than immediately embarking on …

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DNA that causes cancer could one day be SNIPPED out of people’s bodies – thanks to amazing new breakthrough

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By: Miriam Stoppart From: mirror.co.uk There always has been good news about cancer, but often it’s ignored or not shouted about. Well, I’m going to be shouting. One of the fascinating innovations I’ve been following for some time is CRISPR technology that can act as tiny molecular scissors and cut out damaged and sometimes cancer-promoting bits of DNA . It’s …

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Fact, not fiction: Why the American public needs to better understand genetic sequencing

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By: Amir Trabelsi From: medcitynews.com Genetic screening is now reaching the tipping point of utilization due to rapidly falling costs, better interpretation tools, and clinical utility improvements. But this wasn’t always the case. The distrust in genetic sequencing and medical testing is rampant, and we have a few factors to thank for that. Since we’re in the early stages of …

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UGA researchers may have found a new way to treat cancer

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By: Kelly Mayes From: redandblack.com A research team at the University of Georgia has developed a method that will allow for the introduction of drugs directly into cancerous tissue through the use of magnetic forces. This method of treatment could greatly reduce the severe side effects that usually accompany chemotherapy. “We showed that we can deliver anti-cancer drugs exactly in …

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BCRF Announces the Expansion of the Drug Research Collaborative to Better Understand Potential Treatment Pathways for Breast Cancer Patients

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Source: Breast Cancer Resource Foundation From: PR Newswire Ahead of World Cancer Day, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) announced a new, independent research project funded by grants from Astellas and Pfizer to advance understanding of the role of the androgen receptor in breast cancer. This will be part of BCRF’s previously established Drug Research Collaborative. Astellas and Pfizer are …

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Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research published in the journal Oncogene uncovers a protein that helps breast cancer to spread. The findings may lead to new therapies for invasive breast cancer. Despite many public awareness campaigns and scientific advances, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women, after lung cancer. Breast cancer deaths occur due …