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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 …

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New virus could help destroy cancer

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By: Chiara Townley From: medicalnewstoday.com A new study examines the behavior of a cancer-killing virus that fits tumor cells perfectly and leaves healthy cells intact. Cancer is a chronic disease that kills millions of people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death globally and is likely to be responsible for more …

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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

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By: Tim Newman From: medicalnewstoday.com One of cancer researchers’ top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a hot topic among researchers. These cells are resistant to current …

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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in a phase II clinical trial. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer wherein tumors lack expression of three proteins. The three are estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and human …

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewwstoday.com New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its cells. In HER2’s role as a growth factor, normal levels …

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Cancer: Scientists reveal how to boost radiotherapy

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By: Catharine Paddock PhD From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have recently identified a molecular pathway that links the movement of energy-producing centers, or mitochondria, in cancer cells to resistance to radiotherapy. This, they say, could lead to improved cancer treatments. Although previous studies had already revealed that the pathway — called Arf6-AMP1-PRKD2 — plays a key role in cancer invasiveness, its relation to treatment resistance …

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New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its recurrence. Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently worked with experts from other institutions to develop a vaccine that would be effective against melanoma (a type of skin cancer) when administered …

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Primary breast cancer can ‘shut down its own spread’

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Breakthrough research shows that primary breast cancer has the ability to “essentially shut down its own spread.” These findings may help “freeze” cancer cells before they get chance to form secondary tumors. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in the United States, a total of 266,120 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in …

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New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Scientists have discovered a chemical compound that cuts off the “energy supply” to glioblastoma cells, making them self-destruct. Glioblastoma is a highly aggressive brain tumor. Glioblastoma is a deadly form of brain cancer. Glioblastoma tumors emerge from the sticky, supportive tissue of the brain, which gets an ample supply of blood. This makes the cancer …