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Pancreatic cancer patient in partial remission after experimental drug treatment

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By: Ronda Wendler From: mdanderson.org Allison Lippman was 30 years old when she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. A new drug that targets her cancer’s genetic mutation has shrunk her tumors in half. Just before she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Allison Lippman was on top of the world. She’d just celebrated her 30th birthday, been promoted at …

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Breast cancer study by UCR medical student could help patients live longer

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By: Iqbal Pittalwala From: ucr.edu A student at the University of California, Riverside, presented research results at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, or AACR, in Atlanta showing that surgery is associated with higher survival rates for patients with HER2-positive stage 4 breast cancer compared with those who did not undergo surgery. The protein HER2, or …

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TAPUR: When Chemo Stops Working

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From: ksat.com MIAMI, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Finding out you have cancer is scary enough. But if the doctor says it’s stage 4 then you know it’s life-threatening. A nationwide study changed the life of one woman who was told she was ready for hospice. Anita Shangvi has battled breast cancer since 2007. Shangvi said, “First recurrence was 2011.” Then three …

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Clinical Trial Saves Life of Stage 4 Kidney Cancer Patient

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By: Bianca Castro From: nbcdfw.com When a well-known journalist in Dallas learned he had stage 4 kidney cancer, he was told he had three, possibly four, years to live. One year, later, the tumor threatening his life is gone and it’s thanks to a clinical trial at UT Southwestern. Robert Wilonsky will tell you there’s nothing special about him. He’ll …

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New therapies offer hope to cancer patients

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By: Hudson Sangree From: sacbee.com Gale Kilgore, a retired medical librarian in Amador County, went to the doctor two years ago for what she suspected was a urinary tract infection. She learned she had bladder cancer. Doctors at Sutter Amador Hospital removed the tumor from her bladder, only to discover the cancer had spread to surrounding muscle. A subsequent round …

Blood Cancer Drug Decitabine May Prevent Breast Cancer Metastasis

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From: By Pam Stephan, About.com Breast tumors can shed cells, but if Decitabine, a drug now used to treat lymphoma and leukemia, is approved for use in breast cancer, it could prevent the metastasis of most forms of this disease. Dr. Peter Storz, of the Mayo Clinic, led a research study that concluded that protein kinase D (PKD) expression in …