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Hospitals will be moving to digital pathology: Study

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By:Tim Sandle From: digitaljournal.com The adoption of digital pathology technology is expected to increase during the next decade and the main adopters of this technology will be healthcare organizations, such as hospitals and diagnostic laboratories, according to a new report. As well as digital technologies in general, the healthcare sector will be enhancing digital images with artificial intelligence to help …

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Can fasting help fight cancer?

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By: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Fasting may help with cancer treatment. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the role of fasting in both cancer treatment and prevention. Some research suggests that fasting helps fight cancer by lowering insulin resistance and levels of inflammation. Fasting may also reverse the effects of chronic conditions such as obesity and type 2 …

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Having conducted a new study in mice, researchers now have a much better understanding of how chronic (long-term, sustained) stress can accelerate the growth of cancer stem cells. They may also have found a way to prevent stress from doing its damage. Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, …

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Patient-reported symptoms offer insight for clinical trials

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By: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine From: medicalxpress.com University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and collaborators found that allowing patients to write, in their own words, about treatment-related symptoms they experienced while participating in clinical trials can provide valuable information. In a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of the American Medical …

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Immune Checkpoint Molecule Can Stop Cancer All By Itself

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By: News Staff From: science20.com An immune checkpoint molecule, SA-4-1BB developed for cancer immunotherapy also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself, shows a new study. The recombinant protein molecule SA-4-1BBL has been used to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cancer vaccines with success in pre-clinical animal models. It accomplishes this by boosting the …

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Drug price controls will stifle innovation: Pharmaceutical industry R&D is saving lives

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By: Sally Pipes From: nydailynews.com This year, 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer. For over 600,000 of them, that diagnosis will prove fatal. But there’s hope on the horizon. More Americans are surviving cancer each year, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society. The cancer death rate declined precipitously between its peak in 1991 and …

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How Social Media Can Advance Cancer Research

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By: Dr. Miriam A Knoll, M.D. From: forbes.com Cancer kills more people in the United States than accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s and diabetes combined. In 2017, despite spending 147 billion U.S. healthcare dollars on cancer care, 600,000 people died from cancer and 1.7 million new people were diagnosed with cancer. But the news is not all grim: in all, 2.6 million lives were …

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4 Important Steps to Take After a Cancer Diagnosis

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By: Kathy Giusti and Lori Tauber Marcus From: time.com Each year, more than 1.7 million people in the United States hear three dreaded words: You have cancer. As common as cancer is, no one expects cancer to happen to them. We understand, as patients and as caregivers, how frightening a cancer diagnosis can be: how it can upend your life, …