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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 …

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Warfarin may prevent cancer

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com Warfarin is a medication used to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. A new study, however, suggests that the drug may also help to reduce the risk of cancer, particularly for people aged 50 and older. Study co-author James B. Lorens, Ph.D., of the University of Bergen in Norway, and colleagues recently reported …

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Insurance worries may keep cancer survivors stuck in jobs

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By: Lisa Rapaport From: reuters.com (Reuters Health) – Childhood cancer survivors may be inclined to stay in jobs they don’t like due to insurance worries or concerns about medical bills, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 394 childhood cancer survivors and 128 of their siblings who never had cancer. All were employed full-time, but more of the survivors …

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Scientists discover 27 genes that could halt cancer

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com From an analysis of more than 2,000 tumors spanning 12 types of human cancer, scientists have identified 27 new genes that could stop the disease in its tracks. The discovery of these genes could open the door to much-needed personalized treatments for cancer, say the researchers. First study author Jonas Demeulemeester, of the Francis Crick …

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CAR T-Cell Therapy Is Making Untreatable Cancer Treatable

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By: Neel V. Patel From: dailybeast.com Immunotherapy is one of the buzziest words in medicine. Touted as the future for aggressively fighting—maybe even eliminating—diseases, the idea is to jumpstart the patient’s own immune system into better identifying and attacking diseases that normally escape attack and stealthily conquer the body. Alongside immunotherapy is the emergent ability of scientists to genetically modify …

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As U.S. Cracks Down on Opioid Prescriptions, MD Anderson Study Proves Alpha-Stim Medical Device Effectively Treats Pain in Advanced Cancer Patients

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From: PR Newswire Non-drug treatment offers fast, safe and proven effective relief The MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the largest and most prominent cancer research centers in the world, has released a clinical research study showing significant improvement of pain, anxiety, depression and sleep in advanced cancer patients who were treated with cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) via a handheld, …

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Clinical trials are under fire, but as doctor with a rare cancer, I’m glad they exist

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By: Beth W. Rackow, MD From: qz.com Cancer is rarely far from the front page, and it recently added one more prominent member to the club. Already having returned to work, Arizona senator John McCain has not let his glioblastoma diagnosis slow him down. I respect McCain for his willingness to share his diagnosis so quickly, so publicly, and at …