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Are dogs better at detecting cancer ‘than advanced technology?’

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Because dogs have an extremely sensitive sense of smell, researchers are increasingly interested in finding out whether they can detect disease. One new study working with beagles has found that they can successfully “sniff out” lung cancer with extremely high accuracy. Recent data indicate that non-small cell lung cancer “is the second most common cancer” …

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Can diabetes influence cancer’s spread?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Some researchers argue that there may be a direct link between having diabetes and exposure to an increased risk of metastasis in cancer. New research validates this idea, explaining how diabetes can elevate this risk. Hundreds of millions of people across the globe live with one form of diabetes, which makes this one of the …

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How destroying a tumor promoter could lead to new cancer treatments

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. The discovery concerns the molecular activity of the tumor suppressor protein p53. This protein sits inside the nucleus of the cell and protects …

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How chronic stress boosts cancer cell growth

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Having conducted a new study in mice, researchers now have a much better understanding of how chronic (long-term, sustained) stress can accelerate the growth of cancer stem cells. They may also have found a way to prevent stress from doing its damage. Chronic stress, which a person has consistently over a long period of time, …

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

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By: Jenna Fletcher From: medicalnewstoday.com Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: estrogen receptor progesterone receptor human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 Doctors diagnose breast cancer …

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What to know about multifocal breast cancer

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From: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Multifocal breast cancer is a form of breast cancer in which multiple tumors arise in the same area of the breast. There are many types of breast cancer. The type and characteristics, including the number of tumors and where they are, can affect a person’s treatment and long-term outlook. This article covers information about multifocal …

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What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

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By: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Metastatic is a term that refers to cancer that has spread outside of the original area to a different place in the body. Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among …

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Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research, published in the journal Cell Reports, finds a drug combination that kills cancer cells by depleting them of energy. Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from the liver and the absorption of sugar from food in the …

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Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Neta Erez, a senior lecturer in the …

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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com In the medical world, there is an ongoing debate about the extent to which regularly screening for breast cancer actually improves a person’s chances of survival if cancer is detected. New research tries to settle that debate.   Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in women, and the National Cancer Institute …