Zombie cancer cells can resurrect, get cured by eating selves – study

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From: rt.com A cancer study has achieved a breakthrough by showing that sick cells may be able to split themselves up to recover, instead of dying, when the body is exposed to chemotherapy – all by disabling a process that communicates the news of death. The University of Colorado Cancer Center study, published in the journal Cell Reports, talks of …

Antioxidants, Alzheimer’s and Cancer Connection

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By: Lindsey Alexander From: guardianlv.com Antioxidants have long been believed to prevent illnesses like cancer. Typically, studies prove or disprove a cure or treatment, or reveals an agent that is unexpectedly harmful to consumers. It is fascinating though, to read reports coming from all over the world regarding alternative options for cancer treatment. Credibility may be hard to distinguish in …

Why are men reluctant to talk about cancer?

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From: theguardian.com As new research suggests almost a quarter of men have never talked about cancer to a friend or relative, a new conversation is needed to save lives. Almost a quarter of men say they have never spoken to a friend or relative about cancer. It’s a subject that strikes fear into the hearts of everyone – the taboo …

Promising new drugs, research “dream teams,” cancer risk findings; news … The Plain Dealer

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By Angela Townsend From: cleveland.com Wednesday marks the official end of the four-day annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego, at which more than 18,400 scientists, physicians, patient advocates and other professionals in the field of oncology convened. Among the research creating some of the biggest buzz: promising results of two drugs shown to slow …

Sidestepping the Biopsy With New Tools to Spot Cancer

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By: Andrew Pollack From: nytimes.com For people with cancer or suspected cancer, the biopsy is a necessary evil — an uncomfortable and somewhat risky procedure to extract tissue for diagnosis or analysis. Lynn Lewis, a breast cancer patient in Brooklyn, has had her cancer analyzed an easier way: simple blood tests that are being called “liquid biopsies.” Telltale traces of …

Doctors Say Second Most Deadly Cancer is Preventable

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The month of March has been proclaimed as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and doctors are taking the time to speak out about preventative measures. Colon cancer is the number two cause of cancer-related deaths in both the country and the state, but doctors say it doesn’t have to be deadly at all. “Colon cancer is actually preventable so screening is …

Girl, 9, barred from school for shaving head to support friend with cancer – Fox News

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Tim Kenny knew the charity he helped establish to fight childhood cancer wasn’t done raising money, but he thought St. Baldrick’s Foundation had pretty much buried the stigma of baldness that young fighters of the disease once bore. Then, he heard about Kamryn Renfro. The 9-year-old Grand Junction, Colo., girl shaved her head to show solidarity for her pal, Delaney …

Ultrasound microscope identifies cancerous tissue by acoustic profile

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From: MTB Europe Professor Naohiro Hozumi of Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an ultrasonic microscope to differentiate living tissue and cell specimens for medical purposes. Ultrasonic microscopes have a wide range of applications including determining the presence of otherwise invisible defects in components used in the automobile, aeronautical, and construction industries. For medical applications it has advantages over an …

U.S. Cancer Deaths Decline Again: Report

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From: Drugs.com The rate of cancer deaths among Americans continues to decline, according to a new report. Over the last 20 years, the overall risk of dying from cancer has dropped 20 percent, researchers found. The fastest decline in cancer death risk has been among middle-aged black men, for whom death rates have dropped by about 50 percent, the study …