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Vitamin C could be a powerful weapon to fighting cancer, research says

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By: Staff Contributor From: chandercaller.com Could vitamin C be the key to the ridding of cancer and other infections? Overseas research suggests it could – and it‘s prompting discussion in New Zealand to fast-track clinical use of the supplement with the hope it will help save lives. Use of high-dose vitamin C infusions in intensive care units abroad has led …

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Okayama University research: 3D tissue model offers insights into treating pancreatic cancer

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Source: Okayama University From: prnewswire.com Okayama University research: 3D tissue model offers insights into treating pancreatic cancer Researchers at Okayama University show how specific cells of the pancreas can facilitate cancer progression. Pancreatic cancer can be fatal. It is extremely difficult to treat partly because its precise growth mechanism is not clear. One of the characteristics of pancreatic cancer is …

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

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By: Jenna Fletcher From: medicalnewstoday.com Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: estrogen receptor progesterone receptor human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 Doctors diagnose breast cancer …

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Simply shining light on dinosaur metal compound kills cancer cells

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Iridium – a rare metal on earth from the meteorite that wiped out dinosaurs – attached to albumin, a protein in our blood, can penetrate into the nucleus of cancer cells and destroy them when blasted with light, researchers at the University of Warwick have found It can be applied locally and in smaller doses, the next step is pre-clinical …

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Cutting-edge MRI-guided radiation therapy provides real-time view of tumors

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By: Ronda Wendler From: mdanderson.org An innovative new technology is now providing radiation oncologists at MD Anderson Cancer Center a real-time view of tumors while they use cancer-killing radiation beams. These live images help keep the radiation beam directly on target throughout every treatment, allowing for a degree of precision and monitoring capabilities that were not previously possible. Marriage of …

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In surprising reversal, scientists find a cellular process that stops cancer before it starts

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Source: Salk Institute for Biological Studies From: prnewswire.com Salk research shows that cellular recycling process, thought to fuel cancer’s growth, can actually prevent it Just as plastic tips protect the ends of shoelaces and keep them from fraying when we tie them, molecular tips called telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes and keep them from fusing when cells continually divide …

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Highly mutated cancers respond better to immune therapy

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By: Heidi Ledford From: nature.com A survey of thousands of advanced cancers suggests a way to identify those most likely to respond to revolutionary therapies that unleash an immune response against tumours. But the results highlight how difficult it will be to translate such an approach into a reliable clinical test. The findings1, published on 14 January in Nature Genetics, …

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A genetic testing company you’ve never heard of could become a household name as it takes on 23andMe

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By: Erin Brodwin From: businessinsider.com Genetic testing will be a cornerstone of healthcare in 2019, but there’s a war brewing over how to harness your DNA data without harm. There are currently two ways to do the testing: a costly but complete genetic workup through a doctor or a cheaper at-home test like those sold by 23andMe. Clinicians and advocates …