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New Guidelines Provide Vital Information for Women Diagnosed with the Most Common Type of Gynecologic Cancer

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Uterine Cancer — published during Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month — explains treatment options and raises awareness While the number of deaths from most cancers is on the decline in the United States, it is rising for the most common type of uterine cancer—endometrial cancer. The newest NCCN Guidelines for Patients® focuses on uterine cancers (endometrial cancer …

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ONC201 Trial Begins for Endometrial and Breast Cancer

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Oncoceutics, Inc. announced today that the first patient has been treated in a clinical trial of ONC201 for patients with certain types of advanced endometrial and breast cancer. The Phase II trial is led by Alexandra Zimmer, MD, Assistant Research Physician at the Women’s Malignancies Branch at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research, part of the National …

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Using the pill can protect women from certain cancers ‘for up to 30 years’

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From: theguardian.com Women who have taken the contraceptive pill are protected from some types of cancer for as long as 30 years after they stopped taking it, according to new research. Those who have used the pill “during their reproductive years” are less likely to have bowel cancer, endometrial cancer or ovarian cancer than women who had never taken it, …

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Genetic tests can help with predicting some cancers, treating others

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By: Stacey Federoff From: timesonline.com Rosemary Wargula of Hopewell Township has folders’ worth of papers with information about her last 12 years battling cancer, beginning in 2004. A nurse for more than 40 years before she retired, Wargula, 72, put on red reading glasses held around her neck with a string of beads to read from a small notebook, where …

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Gene ‘Signature’ Could Lead to Early Cancer Test

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By: Maggie Fox From: nbcnews.com Researchers have found a genetic “signature” common to five different types of cancer and hope it might be a step towards an early blood test for cancer in general. It’s not a genetic mutation but a change in the genetic function called methylation, the team at the National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the …

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Birth Control Pills Give Women Dramatic Anti-Cancer Benefits – Forbes

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By: Steven Salzberg From: forbes.com Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the pill” has changed, but it remains one of the most widely used, and most …