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Israeli genetic research may lead to new treatments for breast cancer

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Source: Xinhua From: xinhuanet.com Israeli researchers have found that the malfunction of two key genes often causes cancer, which may lead to new treatments for breast cancer, the Weizmann Institute of Science reported Thursday. The two genes, LATS1 and LATS2, are on a chain of biochemical reactions called the “hippo pathway.” Defects in this pathway in humans often lead to …

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New Companion Diagnostic Test Launched for Patients With Breast, Gastric Cancers

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By: Gina Columbus From: targetedonc.com A new VENTANA HER2 dual in situ hybridization (ISH) companion diagnostic assay has been launched by Roche to help identify HER2 amplification for patients with breast cancer and gastric cancer who could be eligible to receive trastuzumab (Herceptin). The VENTANA HER2 Dual ISH DNA Probe Cocktail assay is designed to identify patients who have HER2-positive breast or gastric …

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CancerCare Celebrates 75 Years of Help and Hope on May 4, 2019

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CancerCare®, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free support services to anyone affected by cancer, celebrated 75 years of providing help and hope on May 4. Since 1944, CancerCare’s commitment to offering help and hope to anyone affected by cancer has remained constant. Every program developed strives to better serve clients with services such as free counseling, support groups, educational …

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Radioisotope couple for tumor diagnosis and therapy

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Source: Kanazawa University From: prnewswire.com Researchers at Kanazawa University report in ACS Omega a promising combination of radioisotope-carrying molecules for use in radiotheranostics — a diagnosis-and-treatment approach based on the combination of medical imaging and internal radiation therapy with radioactive elements. Radioisotopes — atoms displaying radioactivity — can be used for both diagnosing and treating cancer.  For diagnosis, radioisotopes that …

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Cancer treatments: Patients need to know heart risks

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Recent research on the health risks that people undergoing cancer treatment face warns that there is a lack of awareness about the risks that some of these therapies can pose to heart health. Investigators from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia have found that many people who receive chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer risk their heart …

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the …

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Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Call Them

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Source: Mesothelioma Victims Center From: prnewswire.com Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a US Navy Veteran with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer to Call Them for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst to Discuss the Value of Their Compensation Claim—Especially If the Veteran Was Stationed at Norfolk-Pearl Harbor or San Diego The Mesothelioma Victims Center’s number one goal is making …

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Email Synthetic biology used to target cancer cells while sparing healthy tissue

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By: Krista Conger From: stanford.edu Stanford researchers have developed synthetic proteins that can rewire cancer cells in a lab dish by co-opting critical disease-associated pathways. Synthetic proteins engineered to recognize overly active biological pathways can kill cancer cells while sparing their healthy peers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The customizable approach, which …

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Rare form of breast cancer getting increased attention

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By: Paul Sisson From: medicalxpress.com She first noticed the odd rash in February and figured it probably had something to do with her clothing. But buying a new bra had no effect. A mammogram showed no internal warning signs, so Elaine Deboe of Jamul just lived with it, carrying on with her busy life working for Caltrans and enjoying time …

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SHARE Announces Launch of Mobile App ‘My MBC & Me’

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National Non-Profit’s New App Facilitates Communication Between Women Affected by Metastatic Breast Cancer and Their Doctors SHARE, a national nonprofit that supports, educates and empowers women affected by breast or ovarian cancer, today announced the availability of My MBC & Me, a mobile app designed to facilitate shared, whole-person decision-making between women with metastatic breast cancer and their doctors. The app will …