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New cancer treatment may be more effective than chemotherapy

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By: Samuel Osborne From: independent.co.uk A newly discovered process to trigger the death of cancer cells could be more effective than current methods such as chemotherapy, scientists have said. The new method of killing cancer cells, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), led to the complete eradication of tumours in experimental models. Most current anti-cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation and immunotherapy) …

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American Society for Radiation Oncology updates insurance coverage recommendations for proton therapy

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From: PR Newswire Proton beam therapy model policy recommends expanded access to advanced radiation therapy treatment for cancer patients The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has issued an update to its recommendations for medical insurance coverage regarding the use of proton beam therapy to treat cancer. The updated Proton Beam Therapy Model Policy provides guidance to payers on clinical …

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Could the FLU virus kill cancer? It ‘invades tumours and shatters them’, says doc who’s trialling new treatment

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By Andrea Downey From: thesun.co.uk The hospital are hoping to recruit 500 participants for the study, which they say could be be “potentially game changing” for cancer treatments. THE common flu virus could be used to fight cancer, say scientists who believe it can “shatter” tumours from within. Doctors are set to trial the new treatment, using a lab-grown flu virus …