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Is there a link between breast-feeding and breast cancer?

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By: Nicole Galan From: medicalnewstoday.com Women who are breast-feeding are often acutely aware of how their breasts feel so they will usually notice any physical changes. It is common to find breast lumps during lactation, which can lead women to worry about breast cancer. Women who know they have breast cancer are likely to have concerns about the safety of breast-feeding and …

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Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called “quantum dots,” are 400 times thinner than a human hair, and producing them from tea leaves is safe and non-toxic. More and more research has been focusing on the potential uses of nanoparticles for …

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Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

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By; Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously difficult to treat, can be halted by an experimental compound. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, with a median survival rate of 10–12 months. Part of the reason why glioblastomas are so deadly is that …

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Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com New research from Sweden has taken strides toward finding a cure for lung cancer. It focused on noncoding molecules that have been puzzling scientists for a long time. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), lung cancer caused around 25.9 percent of all cancer-related deaths last year and accounted for 13.2 percent of all new …

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This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday Researchers are now developing a new tool in cancer therapy: a specialized gel that is capable of delivering combination drugs straight to the tumor. One key problem facing cancer research is how to deliver therapies in the most efficient way, as well as how to target tumors directly, minimize invasiveness, and maximize success. Chemotherapy uses …

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How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have identified a new enzyme mechanism that induces cancer cells that are about to migrate to destroy themselves by degrading their tiny powerhouses, or mitochondria. They hope that this discovery will lead to new treatments that can stop tumors from spreading. The process through which cancer cells break free of their primary sites …

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Huntington’s ‘super assassin’ molecule could kill cancer

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists probing the reason why cancer is far less common in individuals with Huntington’s disease have revealed that the gene responsible for the fatal brain condition produces a molecule that is deadly to cancer cells. In a recent paper published in the journal EMBO Reports, scientists from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, note exactly …

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Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research published in the journal Oncogene uncovers a protein that helps breast cancer to spread. The findings may lead to new therapies for invasive breast cancer. Despite many public awareness campaigns and scientific advances, breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality in women, after lung cancer. Breast cancer deaths occur due …

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Hormone-fueled breast cancer cells halted with new approach

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Researchers have found a way to deplete breast cancer cells of energy and thus halt their growth. The findings may one day help to alleviate treatment-resistant breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), around 2 in 3 cancers are hormone-driven. This means that the breast cancer cells possess proteins that act as hormone …