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Tumor tissue-freezing method may help more women with breast cancer in lower income countries

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Source: Johns Hopkins University From: news-medical.net A new reusable device created by the Johns Hopkins University can help women with breast cancer in lower income countries by using carbon dioxide, a widely available and affordable gas, to power a cancer tissue-freezing probe instead of industry-standard argon. A study detailing the tool’s success in animals was published this month in PLOS …

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New computational strategy designed for more personalized cancer treatment

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Source :Johns Hopkins University From: sciencedaily.com Mathematicians and cancer scientists have found a way to simplify complex biomolecular data about tumors, in principle making it easier to prescribe the appropriate treatment for a specific patient. The new computational strategy transforms highly complex information into a simplified format that emphasizes patient-to-patient variation in the molecular signatures of cancer cells, the researchers say. …

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Extreme Early Detection Intrigues Cancer Researchers

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By: Faye Flam From: bloomberg.com Many tumors grow silently for years before they cause any symptoms. Oncologists see an opportunity. There’s only so far you can go toward preventing cancer with a healthy lifestyle. Bone tumors in fossils show that people have been getting cancer since prehistoric times — before smoking, before modern diets, even before the dawn of our …

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90% of cancer deaths happen because it spreads. Researchers found clue to stopping it

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By: Teresa Welsh From: miamiherald.com Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have found a clue to stopping cancer metastasis, the spreading of the disease responsible for 90 percent of cancer deaths. A team led by Hasini Jayatilaka and Denis Wirtz discovered that a biochemical signaling process causes cancer cells to break away from an original tumor and spread to other areas …

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How some breast cancer cells return after chemo

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By: Shawna Williams From: futurity.org Researchers have identified a biochemical chain of events that allows some breast cancer cells to survive chemotherapy and restart tumor growth. The recurrence of cancer stem cells is tied to the drug resistance that develops in many breast tumors. Because of that resistance, the benefits of chemo are short-lived for many patients. Cancer recurrence after …

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Prostate cancer sufferer ‘cured’ by blasting tumours with testosterone

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By: Andrew Griffin From: independent.co.uk A man with advanced prostate cancer that didn’t seem to be treated has been “cured” by a new experimental therapy. The new treatment involved shocking tumours to death using testosterone. Other very ill men involved in the trial saw astonishing results, with tumours being seen to shrink and the progress of the disease stopping in …