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Can Salmonella cure cancer? City of Hope thinks so

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By: City News Service From: dailynews.com Researchers at the City of Hope said in a study published today that they have created a therapy that uses the Salmonella bacterium to combat pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer. Patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma currently have few good therapeutic options, with most medications able to increase survival by only …

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Looking for answers in cancer’s “exceptional responders”

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By: Brady Dennis From: washingtonpost.com Grace Silva and Karen Coakley are both 59, mothers living in the Boston suburbs and patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where they have spent years wrestling with daunting diagnoses. While they have never met, the two women are connected in a way that goes beyond their similar stories and their struggles with cancer. They share …

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Link Found Between Cancer Diagnosis, Stroke Risk

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By: Robert Preidt From: HealthDay As published on: usnews.com Newly diagnosed cancer patients are at increased risk for stroke in the months after they find out they have the disease. And the risk of stroke is higher among those with more aggressive cancer, a new study says. The findings come from an analysis of Medicare claims submitted between 2001 and …

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Stage four cancer now undetectable in man after trial treatment

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by CNN Wire From: myfox8.com A Phoenix man with pancreatic cancer, who was told he only had months to live, says he has been given a second chance at life. Phil Zeblisky, a 57-year-old, says doctors at two cancer centers considered his stage four pancreatic cancer a death sentence. “When you’re given that kind of diagnosis, you need to put …

Berries in cancer therapy experiment

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From: bbc.com Scientists suggest chokeberries could work in combination with conventional drugs to kill more cancer cells. But the UK research is at an early stage, with experiments carried out only on cancer cells in laboratories. Cancer Research UK says much more work is needed to test the effectiveness of berries, particularly in human trials. Researchers from the University of …

Scientists question antioxidant supplements’ effect on cancer

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By: DELTHIA RICKS From: newsday.com Dietary supplements rich in antioxidants may do more harm than good when it comes to cancer prevention, a Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory scientist and a Chicago colleague suggest in a newly published report. Dr. David Tuveson and Navdeep Chandel of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, in a contrarian hypothesis certain to stoke controversy, wrote …

Key Pancreatic Cancer Defect Is Identified by UCSF Researchers

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Pancreatic cancer, compared to other types of leading cancer killers, is detected later and does not respond well to either new or established drugs. Now a new UC San Francisco study has shed light on the origins of one type of deadly pancreatic cancer. In a study published online February 23, 2014 in the journal Nature Cell Biology, researchers led …