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Patent awarded for ULM professor’s research into olive oil treatment for breast cancer

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By: Mark Henderson From: thenewsstar.com The University of Louisiana Monroe has announced a U.S. Patent has been awarded based on research led by a ULM College of Pharmacy professor. Khalid El Sayed, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal and natural products chemistry in the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, piloted the research into a process to …

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New research shows breast cancer treatment in patients over age 70 can be safely reduced

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Source: University of Pittsburgh From: eurekalert.org Oncologists faced with treating older women with breast cancer often must decide if the treatment may be more detrimental than the cancer. A study published today in JAMA Network Open by researchers at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine sheds new light on this choice and suggests the …

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Significant Interfacility Variation Found in Implementation of Low-Value Breast Cancer Procedures

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By: Matthew Fowler From: cancernetwork.com Data examining 4 low-value breast cancer procedures found an association between facility-level characteristics and the use of these procedures, suggesting a need for de-implementation targeting efforts in various facilities. A number of facility-level characteristics were associated with the use of low-value breast cancer procedures, and interfacility variation presented an opportunity for formal de-implementation efforts targeting …

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Existing antidepressant helps to inhibit growth of cancer cells in lab animals

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Source: KU Leuven From: sciencedaily.com New research has shown that the antidepressant sertraline helps to inhibit the growth of cancer cells. The substance acts on a metabolic addiction that allows different types of cancer to grow. This is shown by a study on cell cultures and lab animals performed by various research labs of KU Leuven. Their findings were published …

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Thermal Imaging Enhances Engineers’ Understanding of Breast Tumors

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By: Kim Horner From: utdallas.edu Thermal imaging has been available for decades to detect temperature differences on the skin that could signal breast cancer without exposing patients to radiation, although the method is not as reliable as mammography. New research performed at The University of Texas at Dallas and published June 22 in Nature Research’s Scientific Reports takes a critical …

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Diabetes and hypertension drug combo kills cancer cells

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By: Ana Sandoiu From: medicalnewstoday.com New research, published in the journal Cell Reports, finds a drug combination that kills cancer cells by depleting them of energy. Metformin is a common drug in the fight against type 2 diabetes. It lowers blood sugar by slowing the release of glucose from the liver and the absorption of sugar from food in the …

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Often-overlooked Natural Killer cells may be key to cancer immunotherapy

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Source: The Ottawa Hospital From: sciencenewsdaily.com Immune checkpoint inhibitors are revolutionizing the treatment of cancer, but new research challenges the central dogma of how these drugs work. This research, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, shows for the first time that often-overlooked immune cells called Natural Killer (NK) cells play a crucial role in responding to checkpoint inhibitors. “Checkpoint inhibitors …

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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 …