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Scientists discover 27 genes that could halt cancer

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com From an analysis of more than 2,000 tumors spanning 12 types of human cancer, scientists have identified 27 new genes that could stop the disease in its tracks. The discovery of these genes could open the door to much-needed personalized treatments for cancer, say the researchers. First study author Jonas Demeulemeester, of the Francis Crick …

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How purple potatoes could prevent colon cancer

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By: Honor Whiteman From: medicalnewstoday.com Increasing the intake of purple potatoes and other colorful fruits and vegetables could lower the risk of colon cancer and many other diseases, according to the results of a new study. In a study of pigs, researchers found that supplementing a high-calorie diet (HCD) with purple potatoes led to a reduction in levels of interleukin-6 …

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New compound boosts treatment for aggressive breast cancer

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com Although breast cancer survival rates are overall very high, some forms of cancer are more difficult to treat than others. However, a new compound proves highly effective against these types by targeting a protein that makes cancer cells resistant to treatment. Triple-negative breast cancer is often resistant to treatment. Its name refers to the hormone …