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Blacks more likely than whites to die from live cancer: Study


December 21st, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that black people with early stage liver cancer are more likely than white patients to die from ... Read more...

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Expert casts doubts on results of ovarian cancer study


October 16th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 16 (ANI): The finding that women who received early chemotherapy for a recurrence of ovarian cancer did not live longer than those whose treatment is delayed needs to be reviewed, ... Read more...

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Preoperative chemo response could predict survival in pancreatic cancer patients


May 30th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Patients with pancreatic cancer whose tumours respond most to preoperative chemotherapy and radiation survive four times as long, on average, as those whose tumours respond least, researchers from ... Read more...

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Single gene mutation can cause endometrial cancer


February 10th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In an animal study, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that a mutation in a single gene can cause endometrial cancer that is responsive to a ... Read more...

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New therapeutic target for leukaemia identified


January 28th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): Scientists from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Centre and The University of Texas Medical School at Houston have identified a potential new therapeutic target for ... Read more...

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Cetuximab drug with chemo may cut death risk in lung cancer patients


September 22nd, 2009 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 22 (ANI): Giving drug cetuximab (Erbitux) along with chemotherapy can significantly reduce death risk in lung cancer patients, researchers have found.The study showed that patients with advanced non-small cell ... Read more...

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Inhibiting nicotine receptors may double survival time for lung cancer patients


June 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Conducting experiments on mice, a team of Italian researchers have suggested that in a lung cancer treatment that inhibits nicotine receptors may help double survival time.Writing about ... Read more...

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Neural stem cells may give rise to brain cancer


June 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A deficiency in a key tumour suppressor gene in the brain could cause the most common type of adult brain cancer, called Glioblastoma, revealed researchers at University of ... Read more...

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Women more vulnerable to tobacco carcinogens


May 4th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Women may be more vulnerable than men to the carcinogenic effects of smoking tobacco, according to the latest findings. Swiss researchers studied 683 lung cancer patients who were referred ... Read more...

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Genetic variations could predict ovarian cancer risk, survival prospects


April 20th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Genetic variations in the micro-RNA (miRNA) processing pathway genes and miRNA binding sites could predict a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer and her prospects for survival, according ... Read more...

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Radiation therapy ‘highly effective’ against early lung cancer


April 6th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): A high-tech type of radiation treatment called stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has been found to be "highly effective" in treating early-stage lung cancer for patients who are ... Read more...

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New approach to treat lung cancer offers high cure rates


March 5th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new technique to treat lung cancer at Temple University might double a persons chances of surviving the deadly disease, and that too without the need of ... Read more...

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Scientists link two gene mutations to most common brain cancers


February 19th, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins and Duke universities have linked mutations in two genes, IDH1 and IDH2, with the most common types of brain cancer and longer survival ... Read more...

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Measles virus may offer prostate cancer treatment


January 22nd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has found that certain measles vaccine strain derivatives may offer effective treatment for prostate cancer patients.Certain strains including the one known as MV-CEA ... Read more...

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Measles virus derivatives boon for prostate cancer


January 22nd, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 22 (IANS) Certain measles virus vaccine strain derivatives can effectively infect and kill prostate cancer cells.Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths among American men with ... Read more...

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Fruit fly study reveals possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer


December 15th, 2008 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 15 (ANI): New studies on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster have suggested that pancreatic cancer, the most lethal form of human cancer, may be treated by targeting proteins whose ... Read more...

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How protein forces ovarian cancer cells to kill themselves


November 16th, 2008 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have found that a protein, known to inhibit the growth of ovarian cancer, works in part ... Read more...

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New drug extends survival in patients with fatal pancreatic cancer


September 17th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 17(ANI): Researchers from Karolinska Institute have come up with a new drug that can potentially extend survival in patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer.The research team led by Prof. Matthias ... Read more...

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Treating common brain cancer as two diseases could help improve cure


September 15th, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 15 (ANI): Genetic studies conducted on patients with glioblastoma, the most common type of brain cancer, in America suggest that this disease should be treated as two disease not ... Read more...

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Researchers closer to demystifying ‘unknown’ cancer


June 17th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 17 (IANS) Promising new research into one of the deadliest but largely hidden cancers is likely to spur more intensive scientific efforts to improve treatment and save lives. A study ... Read more...

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New drug cocktail helps advanced breast cancer patients live longer


June 4th, 2008 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Researchers at Loyola University Medical Center have reported the best survival rate to date in patients with an aggressive type of advanced breast cancer after using a ... Read more...

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Indian American finds way to shrivel ovarian cancer


February 27th, 2008 - 12:12 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) A bit of RNA wrapped in a fatty nano-particle can shut down production of a protein that worsens ovarian cancer, a new study led by an Indian American ... Read more...

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Small tumours linked to higher likelihood of surviving pancreatic cancer


January 29th, 2008 - 1:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A recent study, led by an Indian researcher, has revealed that the chances of surviving pancreatic cancer significantly increases if the tumours are smallest.Dr Banke Aggarwal, Associate ... Read more...

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Radiation seed, chemotherapy wafer implants combo may treat cancerous brain tumours


January 20th, 2008 - 11:22 am ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): Dual implantation of radiation seeds and chemotherapy wafers following surgery may help treat cancerous brain tumours, according to a new study.The finding, based on a study, led by ... Read more...

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Treatment for non-cancer ailments improves survival rates of afflicted patients


December 28th, 2007 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 28 (ANI): A new study has revealed that treatment for non-cancer health issues, even after the diagnosis of the disease, may improve survival rates of cancer patients.The study cited ... Read more...

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New vaccine may help treat aggressive brain cancer


November 14th, 2007 - 2:42 am ICT by admin
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