Trials let more patients get ‘breakthrough’ cancer therapies closer to home

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By: Liv Osby From: greenvilleonline.com Rhonda McNeely will never forget that November day she had to tell her children she had advanced cancer. “When you have to come home and tell your daughters that you have cancer,” she said, “the looks in their eyes … it was a very sobering thing for all of us.” If there was any ray …

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 …

Scientists propose a breast cancer drug for bladder cancer patients

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From: MedicalXpress.com Researchers at Mayo Clinic have found amplification of HER2, a known driver of some breast cancers, in a type of bladder cancer called micropapillary urothelial carcinoma (MPUC) and have shown that the presence of HER2 amplification is associated with particularly aggressive tumors. These findings suggest that administering trastuzumab to MPUC patients with HER2 amplification could improve outcomes, just …

MRIs May Spur Unneeded Mastectomies in Older Women With Breast Cancer

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From Drugs.com The growing use of MRI in breast cancer patients may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women, according to a large new study. Researchers examined the use of breast MRI and surgery in more than 72,000 American women aged 67 to 94 who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 2000 and 2009. During that time, the …

Immunotherapy: The next frontier in cancer treatment?

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From MedCity News by Veciana-Suarez, Ana Though radiation sent Coris Shepard to the hospital with a burned esophagus for 21 days, it did little to the tumors in his left lung. The chemotherapy that followed didn’t work either. In fact, the stubborn cancer actually grew in size. At wit’s end and almost out of hope, he agreed to participate in …

No cure for what ails you? Try CureLauncher to locate clinical trials with cutting edge treatments

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In Orlando, more than 550 clinical trials are looking for participants to help find better treatments and cures for such chronic diseases as cancer, AIDS and diabetes. Across Florida, nearly 2,500 studies are looking for subjects. “We have a lot of clinical trials going on here, and they are a struggle to fill,” said Dr. Jason Lang, a pediatric pulmonologist …