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2 Trials, Now Enrolling, Aimed at Improving Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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By: Patricia Inacio, PhD From: breastcancer-news.com The University of Hawaiʻi Cancer Center is enrolling participants in two clinical trials to test new ways of preventing and diagnosing breast cancer, as well as improving current treatments. “These trials are very important because breast cancer is a significant issue in Hawaiʻi,” Randall Holcombe, director of the UH Cancer Center said in a press release. “Racial and ethnic minority …

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Patients of African descent are being denied the benefits of cancer breakthroughs. We’re changing that

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By: Jennifer Dent From: statnews.com Death rates from cancer are falling and access to potentially lifesaving treatments is increasing — except among Africans and Americans of African descent. This gap must be closed. Overall, the picture for cancer looks better than it did 30 years ago. In the last two decades, death rates for cancer in the U.S. have declined …

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Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute celebrates 15 years of transformative cancer care

In Clinical Trials by Barbara Jacoby

Nationally recognized for multidisciplinary cancer treatment and top enrollment in research clinical trials Celebrating 15 years of caring for patients, the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute has grown to become one of the most advanced cancer centers in the country, recognized for its patient-centered care as well as a robust program of research and clinical trials. “Over …

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New insight into why malaria drugs work against some cancers could boost drug development

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By: Arlene Weintraub From: fiercebiotech.com There are currently about 20 clinical trials underway evaluating a class of malaria drugs known as chloroquines in several tumor types, including breast cancer, lung cancer and multiple solid tumors, according to ClinicalTrials.gov. Anti-malarial drugs, in fact, have long been of interest in the oncology community because of their ability to shrink some cancers. But …

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FREE Immunotherapy Patient Summit – Houston, Sat, December 8, 2018

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From: CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE Date and Time:  Sat, December 8, 2018 – 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM PDT Hosted at MD Anderson Cancer Center Dan L. Duncan Cancer Prevention Building, (CPB) – 8th Floor Conference Center 1155 Pressler Street Houston, TX 77030 Learn about the basics of cancer immunotherapy, a highly promising new approach to cancer treatment. Medical experts along with …

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Experts report new guidelines for clinical trial design in patients with brain metastases

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Source: ucdenver.edu From: news-medical.net Clinical trials of new anti-cancer therapies have often excluded patients whose disease has spread to the brain or central nervous system (CNS) or, if such patients were allowed on trial, trials have often failed to clearly capture information on the drug’s effect in the brain. Today new guidelines from an international, multidisciplinary group published in the …

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New Study: Blood Test Offers Improved Breast Cancer Detection, New Tool to Reduce Use of Breast Biopsy

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Source: Provista Diagnostics From: PR Newswire Study of Videssa® Breast shows “liquid biopsy” after abnormal mammogram and other imaging can help rule out breast cancer, reduce breast biopsy by up to 67 percent in women under age 50 A new study published in Clinical Breast Cancer demonstrates that Videssa® Breast, a multi-protein biomarker blood test to detect breast cancer, can …

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Weight loss condition provides clues to why cancer immunotherapy may fail in many patients

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Source: University of Cambridge From: news-medical.net A weight loss condition that affects patients with cancer has provided clues as to why cancer immunotherapy – a new approach to treating cancer by boosting a patient’s immune system — may fail in a substantial number of patients. Cancer immunotherapies involve activating a patient’s immune cells to recognise and destroy cancer cells. They …

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New drug trial shows promise in fighting cancer for CO woman

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By: Christine Noel, KUSA From: 9news.com This month, Joyce Brown is celebrating her 76th birthday, a milestone she worried two years ago she may not reach. In February 2014, Brown, a mother of five and grandmother of eight, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. “I was shocked when I learned I had cancer, I was scared” Brown said. “There …

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National Cancer Institute QUIETLY Confirms That Cannabis Treats Cancer

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Source: dailyhealthpost.com From: healthandhomeremedies.com It’s official: the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has posted information on its website that confirms what anyone who reads articles on natural health has long known: cannabis cures cancer. It is true that cannabis is on Schedule 1 of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list in accordance with the Controlled Substances Act—the same Schedule on which …