Drug combo may knock down lung cancer

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By Bradley J. Fikes Some drug-resistant cancers of the lung, pancreas and breast might be made vulnerable again by treating them with a medication already approved for another type of cancer, according to a new study led by scientists at UC San Diego. Researchers at UCSD Moores Cancer Center said they plan to start a clinical trial to test the …

Proteins conspire to make breast cancer cells resistant to drug treatment

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Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham) provide compelling and conclusive evidence that antiestrogen resistance in breast cancer cells requires the interaction between proteins called BCAR1 and BCAR3. In the study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the researchers also identified a signaling pathway that is crucial for drug resistance mediated by this protein complex. “Drug resistance is one …

Trial to see how personalised treatment can fight cancer set to begin this year

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From: Press Association – theguardian.com A drugs trial designed to discover how personalised treatment can help in the fight against cancer begins later this year. Cancer Research UK has joined forces with pharmaceutical companies AstraZeneca and Pfizer to create a pioneering clinical trial for patients who have advanced lung cancer, the UK’s biggest cancer killer. Scientists from Cancer Research UK …

Wash U doctors create cancer-seeing goggles

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By: Elizabeth Matthews From: ksdk.com Doctors at Washington University in St. Louis have created cancer-seeing glasses for use during surgery. The glasses are a lot like Google Glass, but instead of seeing the internet, surgeons can see lit up cancer cells. They have only been used on ten patients, and those patients have breast cancer or melanoma. Doctors hope someday …

Teen Makes Genetic Discovery of Her Own Rare Cancer

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By: Stacey Naggiar From: nbcnew.com As a child, Elana Simon suffered for years from crippling stomach pain. Yet despite trips to multiple specialists, her pain remained a mystery. “Nothing seemed to be explaining why I was having these problems,” Elana told NBC News’ Ann Curry.  Then, at age 12, Elana’s bright future hit a terrifying hurdle when she was diagnosed …

Michigan woman’s car accident leads to cancer diagnosis

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By: Carol Kuruvilla From: nydailynews.com It was a blessing in disguise. A Michigan woman has another chance at life after a car accident sent her to the hospital—and allowed doctors to spot several tumors in her body. Doctors were able to start treating 20-year-old Alexie Schneider before her cancer progressed to a serious stage. The young woman’s family is calling …

Work after cancer: what are the options and how can employers help?

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By: Barbara Wilson From: theguardian.com There are currently about 750,000 people of working age with cancer. This represents over a third of the 2 million people living with cancer – and with survival rates improving and people retiring later, the numbers are likely to increase. Many cancer patients struggle to return to work, however. A recent Macmillan survey showed that …

Woman’s Own Immune System Helps Fight Cancer

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By: By LIZ NEPORENT via Good Morning America From: abcnews.go.com At first, Candace Brown didn’t think too much of the large, lumpy bruise that spontaneously appeared on her leg about a year ago. But when it didn’t heal after a couple of weeks, she decided to get it checked out. Even though her primary care physician told her not to …

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 …