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Blacks, Elderly Missing From U.S. Cancer Clinical Trials

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From: drugs.com Four out of five participants in cancer clinical trials are white, a discrepancy that calls into question whether other races and ethnicities are receiving good cancer treatment, researchers say. Women and the elderly also are underrepresented in clinical trials, according to the new findings. Prior studies have shown that the effectiveness of cancer treatment can vary based on …

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How to Find a Clinical Trial: Questions and Tips for Cancer Patients

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By: Stav Ziv From: newsweek.com Clinical trials aren’t for every cancer patient. But for some, experimental new treatments can provide hope for a better outcome than standard methods provide. Newsweek spoke with Dr. Sheila Prindiville—a medical oncologist and director of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Coordinating Center for Clinical Trials—about some of the basics, like when cancer patients might want …

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National Cancer Institute uses API to connect patients with clinical trials

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By: Meredith Somers From: federalnewsradio.com Do you have lung cancer? Is it a carcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma or leukemia? Is your lung cancer small or non-small cell? What stage is your cancer, and is it recurrent? Perhaps you should try treating your lung cancer with Cyclodextrin-based polymer-camptothecin CRLX101 and Olaparib. Or ATR Kinase Inhibitor VX-970 and Topotecan Hydrochloride. A cancer diagnosis itself can …

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Cancer-Fighting Drugs Under Testing in North Texas

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By: Bianca Castro From: nbcdfw.com Clinical trials that could change the future of cancer medicine are happening here in North Texas, offering patients hope at a cure and giving doctors new tools in the cancer fight. Several of those trials are happening at Texas Oncology of Fort Worth, where Sulphur Springs resident Emily Herschler was treated for ovarian cancer. “My …

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NASA data scientists are helping fight cancer

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By: Brooks Hays From: upi.com Researchers with the National Cancer Institute continue to make cancer-fighting discoveries using data analysis techniques developed by data scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. NASA scientists are constantly trying to figure out ways to manage and mine the data being pulled in by the many instruments and sensors attached to their exhaustive catalogue of probes, …

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National Cancer Institute QUIETLY Confirms That Cannabis Treats Cancer

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Source: dailyhealthpost.com From: healthandhomeremedies.com It’s official: the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has posted information on its website that confirms what anyone who reads articles on natural health has long known: cannabis cures cancer. It is true that cannabis is on Schedule 1 of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list in accordance with the Controlled Substances Act—the same Schedule on which …

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Uncovering a new principle in chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer

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From: nih.gov Reported by: Redington Life Sciences News A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The findings, reported by Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D., and Shyam Sharan, Ph.D., at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the …

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Uncovering a new principle in chemotherapy resistance in breast cancer

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Source: National Institutes of Health From: nih.gov A laboratory study has revealed an entirely unexpected process for acquiring drug resistance that bypasses the need to re-establish DNA damage repair in breast cancers that have mutant BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. The findings, reported by Andre Nussenzweig, Ph.D., and Shyam Sharan, Ph.D., at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National …

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VA plans massive expansion of cancer treatment options

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By: Leo Shane, III From: militarytimes.com The Department of Veterans Affairs could turn its entire medical system into a nationwide center for excellence for cancer treatment in the next few months. That’s the upshot of VA’s role within the White House’s “moonshot” to eliminate cancer, a $1 billion attempt to bring about a decade’s worth of medical advances in half that …