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Similarities Between Embryos and Breast Tumors Identified

It may seem incredulous, but breast tumors may have something in common with embryos... at least in mice, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Ad of the Day: Memorial Sloan Kettering Tells Three Powerful, Inspiring Cancer Stories

Giving people a new way to think and talk about cancer." That's the mission of three Internet films from New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, according to chief communications officer Avice Meehan. "We started to frameShow More Summary

Moffitt Cancer Center Receives $3.6 Million Grant to Study E-Cigarettes

Moffitt Cancer Center received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, over the next five years.

Cyrus Ghajar Receives $4.1M Grant to Study Ways to Prevent Metastatic Breast Cancer

Cyrus Ghajar, Ph.D., a metastatic breast cancer researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a $4.1 million Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) "Era of Hope" Scholar Award. He is investigating two different paths for dealing with these dormant disseminated tumor cells: keeping them asleep and inactive, or destroying them altogether.

UNC Lineberger Discovery Could Lead to Personalized Colon Cancer Treatment Approach

In a study published in Nature Medicine, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report their findings of just how a certain tumor-suppressing protein helps prevent colon cancer. With this discovery, researchers believe they've found a possible drug target for colon cancer patients who lack the tumor suppressor.

IBM is training supercomputer( Watson) to be a cancer specialist

Candida Vitale and the other fellows at MD Anderson’s leukemia treatment center had known one another for only a few months, but they already were very tight. The nine of them shared a small office and were always hanging out on weekends. But she wasn’t quite sure what to make of the new guy. Rumor […]

Fatalistic Beliefs May Prevent Appalachian Women from Completing HPV Vaccination Series

Could a fatalistic attitude toward cervical cancer serve as a barrier to prevention of the disease? A recent study conducted by University of Kentucky researchers in the Rural Cancer Prevention Center suggests a link between fatalistic beliefs and completion of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine series among a sample of young Appalachian Kentucky women.

E2F4 Signature Can Predicts Progression of Bladder Cancer

Investigators from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center harnessed genomic data to discover that the previously identified E2F4 signature in breast cancer can be utilized to predict prognosis and response to therapy in bladder can...

A blood test for pancreatic cancer may re-stack the odds in patients' favor

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Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston have identified a large and readily detectable molecule that circulates in the blood and has detected, with perfect accuracy and no false positives, the presence of pancreatic cancer in a small group of subjects.

Weight Loss, Combined with Vitamin D, Reduces Inflammation Linked to Cancer, Chronic Disease

For the first time, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found that weight loss, in combination with vitamin D supplementation, has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone. Chronic inflammation is known to contribute to the development and progression of several diseases, including some cancers.

Detroit Patients' Contributions to National Study Help Re-Define Low-Grade Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Sixty-seven patients from the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital and their families made important contributions to a national cancer study that proposes a change in how some brain tumors are classified - and ultimately treated. Show More Summary

Nationwide Clinical Trial Could Impact Older MDS Population's Access to Bone Marrow Transplants

The University of Kansas Cancer Center's Bone Marrow Transplant program is participating in a nationwide clinical trial that analyzes outcomes after two common treatments: bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy. The results could lead to wider access to transplants.

Current Blood Cancer Drug Prices Not Justified

The costs associated with cancer drug prices have risen dramatically over the past fifteen years, which is of concern to many top oncologists. In a new analysis, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded...Show More Summary

Statins Show Promise to Reduce Major Complications Following Lung Surgery

Statins have been shown to reduce complications from cardiovascular surgery. To determine whether statins might also help those undergoing major lung surgeries, a team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center conducted a well-designed study that randomized patients to receive either a statin or placebo before and after surgery. Show More Summary

‘RHOC’ Star Vicki Gunvalson Thinks The Beadors Will Divorce, Brooks Ayers’ Cancer Diagnosis In Question

The newest drama to hit Real Housewives of Orange County centers on Vicki Gunvalson and her boyfriend, Brooks Ayers. In particular, there are a number of the Season 10 cast members who are having a difficult time believing that Gunvalson’s boyfriend has cancer. Show More Summary

France says “no more” to selling Roundup over the counter

Citing a probably link to cancer, France announced that Roundup weedkiller -- glyphosate -- will no longer be available for sale over the counter at garden centers throughout the country. France has chosen to go on the offensive, according to the French

Latina Women Undergoing Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer Need More Culturally Relevant, Language-Specific Stress Management Tools

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers, along with collaborators at the University of South Florida, recently published a study about the attitudes and cultural perspectives of Latinas undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer. The article also discusses their cancer experiences and the ways they manage stress associated with cancer.

Genomic Discovery of Skin Cancer Subtypes Provides Potential 'Signpost' for Drug Targets

Cutaneous melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, is now believed to be divided into four distinct genomic subtypes, say researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a finding that could prove valuable in the ever-increasing pursuit of personalized medicine.

New prostate cancer diagnoses drop

A new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found new diagnoses of prostate cancer in the U.S. declined 28 percent in the year following the draft recommendation from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) against routine PSA screening for men. Show More Summary

Probably a Little Cause and Effect Going on There

Girl #1: I didn't know your grandmother had cancer.Girl #2: Of course she had cancer! Why else would she have only one boob?Girl #1: Is this the mean one or the fat one?Girl #2: The mean one.–Kimmel Center Elevator, NYU

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