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Scientists may have found a way to treat cancer without chemotherapy by replicating our body’s own self-destruct system

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By: Lisa Schönhaar From: businessinsider.com Every day, millions of cells in our bodies “kill themselves” and are quickly removed. While the mechanism may sound melodramatic, in reality it’s for our own good. This is because the process ensures potentially harmful cells destroy themselves and, as a consequence, we’re protected from disease. Cancer cells, however, can protect themselves from self-destruction by …

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Israeli Company Set To Begin Testing New Radiation Cancer Therapy

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By: Robin Seaton Jefferson sFrom: forbes.com An Israeli medical technology company is set to begin testing its new radiation cancer therapy in leading medical centers in Italy. The Alpha DaRT (Dіffusіng Alpha-emіtters Radіatіon Therapy) device delivers high-precision alpha radiation that is released when radioactive substances decay inside the tumor and kills cancer cells while sparing the surrounding healthy tissue, the …

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Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com New insights into how tumor cells move could greatly assist in developing treatments to prevent the spread of cancer Using an experimental model, scientists from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had altered their mode of movement. The chances of eliminating cancer are much higher …

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SWOG shares trio of studies at San Antonio breast cancer symposium

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From: eurekalert.org SWOG Cancer Research Network members will share the results of three studies at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, an international gathering of breast cancer physicians and researchers that starts today, with an estimated 7,500 attendees expected from more than 90 countries. SWOG is an international cancer clinical trials network funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part …

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Student borrowers with cancer can now pause their payments

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By: Annie Nova From: cnbc.com Borrowers are now exempt from their federal student loan payments throughout their treatments for cancer and then for six months afterward. Interest will not accrue during the postponement. More than 70,000 adults between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer in the United States each year, and student debt is increasingly an …

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Cancer: Brain-derived compounds show surprising benefits

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Source: Veterans Affairs Research Communications From: sciencedaily.com A lab team led by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Andrew Schally at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and the University of Miami showed that a synthetic compound based on a brain hormone spurred the growth of cancer cells in Petri dishes but enigmatically had the opposite effect in mice. The surprising discovery, …

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Could this giant 2,500-year-old fungus hold the cure to cancer?

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By: Bryan Nelson From: mnn.com Researchers have just discovered that a giant fungus first found 25 years ago in a forest on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has gotten much, much larger, and the secret to its phenomenal growth might hold the cure to cancer, reports Phys.org. When it was first discovered, the mammoth mushroom, an Armillaria gallica specimen (also known as …

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Long Haul for Breast Cancer Survivors: Disease Can Return After 20 Years

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From: healthline.com New research shows that long-term endocrine therapy can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in the long term. But side effects keep some women from taking it. Like many breast cancer survivors, Julie Barthels wonders if the disease will return. “My breast cancer came silently, without my knowledge. How do I know what is silently growing inside …

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Grants aim to provide better cancer clinical trial access for military veterans

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Source: swog.org Reviewed by: James Ives, MPsych From: news-medical.net For the fourth year, SWOG Cancer Research Network and its charity, The Hope Foundation for Cancer Research, are giving military veterans better access to cancer clinical trials by providing grant support to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. Under the VA Integration Support Program, medical centers receive a one-time $50,000 …