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Cancer cell growth halted with cold and flu drug

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com “Feed a cold, starve a fever,” so the saying goes. The results of a new study, however, suggest that “treat a cold, starve cancer cells” might be a more appropriate motto. Researchers found that a medication used to ease symptoms of the common cold — called N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) — could also help to prevent the …

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IntraOp Announces New Meta-Analysis Affirming Single Treatment Electron-Beam IORT for Breast Cancer Patients

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From: prweb.com A new comprehensive study published in the highly regarded Annals of Surgical Oncology demonstrates a “low risk of recurrence” at 5 years for patients given partial breast irradiation (PBI) when treated with a single dose of electron-beam Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). The study “Meta-Analysis of Local Invasive Breast Cancer Recurrence After Electron Intraoperative Radiotherapy” was the first ever …

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Laws To Control Cancer Drug Costs Don’t Help Patients With Highest Expenses

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By: Arlene Weintraub From: forbes.com When state legislators started enacting laws in 2011 to prevent insurance companies from charging patients more for oral cancer drugs than they do for cheaper, infused medicines, the idea was to shield the public from sky-high, out-of-pocket drug costs. But a new study is raising disturbing questions about the effectiveness of these “parity” laws, which have been …

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What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Chemotherapy Pills

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Usually, chemotherapy is associated with cancer drugs given intravenously in a hospital or doctor’s office. This has been the traditional nonsurgical method of treating cancer. Some versions of oral chemotherapy have been around for more than 60 years. But it’s due to recent advances in cancer treatments that oral chemotherapy pills have become more widely used. In 2007, researchers estimated …

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Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to treat. However, an exciting new study may have identified cancer’s weak spot; the discovery has already led to the near-eradication of the disease in cell cultures. The study — which was recently published in the …

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California’s Gaslamp Popcorn Supports Breast Cancer Research Through 100,000 Bag Donation to Area Susan G. Komen® Chapters

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California-Made Gaslamp Popcorn Announces Support of Breast Cancer Research Via Komen Events Gaslamp Popcorn, a leader in small batch, handcrafted gourmet popcorn, has announced its partnership with Susan G. Komen®. This year, throughout California, areas of Nevada and Texas, consumers, too, can demonstrate their support by attending Susan G. Komen-hosted events, where Gaslamp Popcorn will be sampling its clean label …

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Nanoshells could deliver more chemo with fewer side effects

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From: Rice News In vitro study verifies method for remotely triggering release of cancer drugs Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to remotely trigger the release of approved cancer drugs inside cancer cells in laboratory cultures. The study by researchers at Rice University …

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Chemists discover a new formation mechanism of anti-cancer substances

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Provided by: RUDN University From: phys.org RUDN University chemists revised the formation mechanism of organophosphorus complexes with metal. The results of the study may help in the production of organophosphorus compounds, polymers with specified properties as well as in the synthesis of anti-cancer drugs, as reported by Journal of Organometallic Chemistry. The scientists are working on methods to create substances …