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New UT research predicts effectiveness of breast cancer treatments — here’s how

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By: Kelsey Thompson From: ketk.com Dr. Thomas Yankeelov of the University of Texas at Austin might specialize in cancer research, but it was a deep dive into a meteorology book a decade ago that helped inspire new research into detecting the effectiveness of breast cancer treatments in patients. Before math and physics factored into meteorology research, the field was reliant …

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BYU study could lead to better treatment of prostate cancer

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By: Alex Stuckey From: sltrib.com A recent study involving Brigham Young University researchers could be a first step toward predicting better treatment methods for prostate cancer patients. Doctors currently base their treatment of this cancer on experience or statistics, said Michael Scott, a BYU civil and environmental engineering professor, but that method can lead to over- or undertreating the disease. …

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Gut bacteria ‘may help drugs fight cancer’

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By: James Gallagher From: bbc.com Bacteria living deep inside the digestive system seem to alter how cancer drugs work, a study suggests. Immunotherapies – which harness the body’s own defences to fight tumours – can clear even terminal cancer in a small proportion of patients. However, a small study by the University of Texas found those harbouring a more diverse …

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Pharmacylic’s ‘miracle cure’: A cancer drug

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By: Jeremy Owens and Lisa M. Krieger From: mercurynews.com The small biotech company Pharmacyclics was on the ropes, teetering toward bankruptcy. Its one big product had flopped. Its top chemist, co-founders and entire board of directors resigned, frustrated and disappointed. Its new CEO knew almost nothing about biotech. And then the recession hit. All it had left was a single …