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Lehi biotech company developing cancer treatment drug

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By: Jason Lee From: deseretnews.com David Bearss doesn’t remember his grandfather. The family patriarch was in his 40s when he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1969 — the year Bearss was born. He died before Bearss was old enough to know him. “I have pictures of him holding me as a baby,” Bearss said. “But with cancer in those …

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New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors

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A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Carcinomas that affect the breast, lung, prostate and colon are among these solid-tumor cancers, as are malignancies in the lymphatic system, known as lymphomas, and the much less common sarcomas that arise in …

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Colon cancer cases rising among millennials, study says

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By: Denise Dador From: 6abc.com Cases of colon cancer are on the rise among young adults, a new study shows. Doctors hope this new research will be a call to action. The study, released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society, serves as a reminder that while this type of cancer is rare in the young, no one should ignore symptoms …

Research outlines how low-dose aspirin can help prevent cancer

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Researchers have outlined for the first time a key mechanism by which low-dose aspirin may inhibit cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. Aspirin reduces the ability of blood platelets to raise the levels of a particular protein that can support malignant cells and allow them to survive and spread, scientists say. It has long been known that low-dose, or “baby” aspirin …

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Philadelphia researcher pushes toward a vaccine to treat colon cancer

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By: Marie McCullough From: philly.com Vaccines prevent disease by priming the immune system to recognize and attack invading germs. In theory, a similar approach could be used to fight another threat: cancer. But as appealing as the concept sounds, therapeutic cancer vaccines have essentially defied developers, even as some other immunotherapy technologies have taken off. Thomas Jefferson University researcher Scott …

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NUS scientists find new mechanism to inhibit breast cancer metastasis

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Source: National University of Singapore From: news-medical.net A team of researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has found that controlling the levels of the TIP60 protein, which is a tumour suppressor, could potentially prevent the spread of breast cancer cells. Specifically, the research team that is led by Assistant …

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A Noninvasive Colon Cancer Test That’s FIT To Be Tried

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By: Nancy Shute From: npr.org Not so very long ago, colonoscopy was the gold standard for colon cancer screening. But times are a-changing. Last month when I went in for a checkup, my primary care doctor handed me a FIT test, a colon cancer test you can do at home without the unpleasantness and risk that turn people off to …

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Adjuvant chemotherapy may improve colon cancer survival

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By: Stephen Feller From: upi.com Although patients given chemotherapy after surgery for colon cancer are known to benefit from the additional treatment, doctors have lacked proof the therapy has an effect on patients with stage 2, high-risk cancer — until now. Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago found in a large study of stage 2 colon cancer patients that …

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Stunning cancer discovery could change treatments

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By: Dan Taylor From: morningticker.com A stunning new report on colon cancer could result in breakthroughs in new treatments. A study found that the survival odds against colon cancer depend a lot on which side of your colon the tumor develops, which could provide new insights into how the cancer grows and therefore what could potentially stop it, according to …