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It’s Time to Get Back to Your Regular Screenings

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Tampa Bay Radiation Oncology Your risk of developing cancer can be reduced by choosing healthy lifestyle habits, including a healthy diet, exercise, not smoking—and maintaining regular screenings. Screenings are designed to look for cancer before you have any signs or symptoms, because, by the time cancer symptoms appear, your cancer may have already progressed and spread. Regular screenings may …

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Major Trial Shows Breast Cancer Drug Can Hit Prostate Cancer Achilles Heel

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

From: .pcf.org Olaparib, licensed for breast and ovarian cancer, is effective for some men with prostate cancer too Drug better than targeted hormone therapy in cancers with weaknesses in repairing their DNA Major clinical trial heralds approval as first gene-targeted drug in prostate cancer A drug already licensed for the treatment of breast and ovarian cancers is more effective than …

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Breast Cancer and Atrial Fibrillation

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By: Kayla Matthews From: news-medical.net Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common heart rhythm problem whereby the heart’s two upper chambers, the atria, squeeze out of sync and often rapidly. This causes the heart’s walls to quiver. Numerous factors, such as age, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, and viral infections can put people at a higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation. …

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The Bone-Building Blueprint For Better Health After Treatment for Cancer

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By: Marilyn Fenichel From: curetoday.com When Lance Ferderer, 72, of Silver Spring, Maryland, received his first biopsy confirming that he had prostate cancer in 2016, he was told low-risk cancer could be monitored through active surveillance. But he didn’t remain in that protocol for long. “I was persuaded by my primary care physician to sign up for a clinical trial …

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Immune discovery ‘may treat all cancer’

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By: James Gallagher From: bbc.com A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, have not been tested in patients, but the researchers say they have “enormous potential”. Experts …

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FDA Approves Enzalutamide for Metastatic Castration-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Gina Columbus From: onclive.com The FDA has approved a supplemental new drug application for enzalutamide (Xtandi) for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. The approval is based on findings from the phase III ARCHES trial, in which the median radiographic progression-free survival (rPFS) in men with metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer was not reached with enzalutamide plus …

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New research shows how use of cholesterol lowering drugs may cut risk of lethal prostate cancer

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

Source: Queen’s University Belfast New research led by Queen’s University Belfast has found that men who are on statins, medicine used to lower blood cholesterol, may have a reduced risk of developing a more lethal form of prostate cancer. The study, published today in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association, was carried out by researchers at Queen’s …

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Okayama University research: The nervous system can contribute to breast cancer progression

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Source: Okayama University From: prnewswire.com In a recent study published in Nature Neuroscience researchers at Okayama University developed a method to stimulate different types of nerves within breast tumors and found that while some nerves abetted tumor growth, some prevented it. Autonomic nerves are messengers that carry signals from the brain to the organs in our body. In recent years …

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Skipping Radiotherapy After Surgery for Prostate Cancer

In Clinical Studies News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Zosia Chustecka From: medscape.com Radiotherapy can be withheld after surgery for prostate cancer and given only if there are signs of biochemical recurrence of disease, instead of being given automatically to all patients. This is the new advice from prostate cancer radiation experts discussing new data presented here at the European Society of Medical Oncology annual meeting. These new …

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Savvy Cooperative: Paid Opportunity to Help Co-create a Mobile App for Prostate Cancer Patients

In Paid Opportunities For The Cancer Community by Barbara Jacoby

Description: A health innovation team is developing a mobile app for patients with prostate cancer to help facilitate treatments and enhance the quality of life. They know how critical it is to hear directly from patients while they are in the ideation and development stage.   The team would like to conduct a 30-minute phone interview with selected applicants between November …