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Trial Touts 81% Response Rate in Locally Advance Breast Cancer

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By: Mark Terry From: biospace.com Researchers at Houston Methodist Hospital have published a study describing how chemotherapy and a drug commonly used to treat cardiac failure is able to regress tumor growth of patients with triple negative breast cancer and prevent it from further spreading. Researchers led by Jenny Chang, director of the Cancer Center at Houston Methodist and Emily …

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Compound Found in Olives May Help Prevent Deadly Type of Breast Cancer

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By: Rosa Gonzalez-Lamas From: oliveoiltimes.com A chemical found in both olives and extra virgin olive oil may be useful as an alternative therapy for the prevention of triple-negative breast cancer, according to research conducted by Spain’s University of Jaén. The researchers have confirmed the chemopreventive properties that hydroxytyrosol might have in the treatment of this disease. Hydroxytyrosol is a type …

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‘Suicide’ gene therapy kills prostate cancer cells

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From: bbc.com A new gene therapy technique is able to modify prostate cancer cells so that a patient’s body attacks and kills them, US scientists have discovered. The technique causes the tumour cells in the body to self-destruct, giving it the name ‘suicide gene therapy’. Their research found a 20% improvement in survival in patients with prostate cancer five years …