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Promising new cancer therapy uses molecular 'Trash Man' to exploit a common cancer defense

While many scientists are trying to prevent the onset of a cancer defense mechanism known as autophagy, other researchers are leveraging it in a new therapy that causes the process to culminate in cell death rather than survival.

The Fault In Our Stars’ Ansel Elgort Breaks Up With High School Sweetheart

The Inquisitr just reported on the Digital HD release of the massive film hit The Fault In Our Stars about two teenagers with cancer who fall in love. The Fault In Our Stars stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, both of which have recently been in the news for their respective relationships. Woodley is rumored

Americans Clearly Don't Understand How Deadly HPV Is

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

HPV is the most common sexually transmitted disease in America. With the exception of HIV, it is also the most fatal. But for almost a decade, we've had a vaccine that prevents HPV infection and, by extension, the deadly cancers it causes. So why aren't American adolescents getting access to this vaccine? Read more...

Dear NSYNC: What 8-Year-Old Me Had to Say in 1999

By November, 2013, I had lost both of my parents to cancer (that's another story) and was left to clean out the two-story house we rented with nothing but a few friends, some pizzas and a prayer. Not even an hour in and we realized that mom was a full-scale memory hoarder. Show More Summary

Chasing Life's Italia Ricci Spills Exclusive Details About Engagement Ring From Robbie Amell

Italia Ricci steps out for the SU2C Press Conference for Stand up To Cancer Day held at The Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday morning (August 27). The 27-year-old Chasing Life star is the day’s ambassador this year! Woohoo! After the press conference, Italia spilled exclusive details about her engagement ring from new fiance, Robbie [...]

The Medical Minute: Screening and Awareness Contribute to Fewer Prostate Cancer Deaths

Fewer men are being diagnosed with and dying from prostate cancer these days. While that is due in part to widespread awareness and better treatment, it is also the result of more judicious screening.

Dartmouth isolates environmental influences in genome-wide association studies

(Lebanon, NH 8/27/14)—Dartmouth cancer researchers developed and tested an advanced statistical model to evaluate the genetic and environmental interactions that contribute to disease as published yesterday in Human Genetics. read m...

Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center Awarded $18M Grant

Outstanding basic research, a growing focus on translating discoveries into treatments, and a dedication to patient care have earned the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) of Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital an $18 million, five-year Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Fighting prostate cancer with a tomato-rich diet

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. With 35,000 new cases every year in the UK, and around 10,000 deaths, prostate cancer is the secondShow More Summary

The thunder god vine, assisted by nanotechnology, could shake up future cancer treatment

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second leading cause of cancer-associated death worldwide. These regrettably poor prognoses are due to the difficulty in treating this cancer using conventional chemotherapeutic drugs such as doxorubicin, epirubicin, cisplatin, 5-fluorouracil, etoposide or combinations therein. Show More Summary

Album Review: Paul Thorn — Too Blessed to Be Stressed

9 hours agoMusic / Country : The 9513

The phrase “feel-good album” conjures up memories of subpar songs about people bravely fighting cancer or disability while dispensing wisdom. Good thing you can always rely on Paul Thorn to keep things from getting too mawkish. The soulful...Show More Summary

Men who are uneducated about their prostate cancer have difficulty making good treatment choices

They say knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case when it comes to men making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer. UCLA researchers found that men who aren't well educated...Show More Summary

Christian Teen With Terminal Cancer: 'I Want to Beat This Disease, But I'm Not Going to Be That Sad If I Don't'

The parents of a 13-year-old Midlothian, Texas, teen who has captured the hearts of his entire community, plan to share their son's battle over the last four years with stage 4 neuroblastoma, a rare type of childhood cancer, in a documentary made by the Christian film ministry I am Second.

One Man ‘Breaking Bad’ Kills on Stage

13 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Yo, theater kids! Nothing was quite made for the stage like the hilarious story of a teacher with cancer who turns into a meth-dealing drug lord. Told in 60 minutes, of course.

Multi-tasking nanoparticle both seeks and destroys cancerous cells

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Nanoparticles hold great potential as a way of both detecting cancer cells and delivering the drugs to treat them. One hurdle that has proven difficult to overcome is incorporating these properties into one multi-purpose device, as nanoparticles are generally engineered with either goal in mind. Show More Summary

Knowledge is Power: UCLA Study Finds Men who are Uneducated About their Prostate Cancer Have Difficulty Making Good Treatment Choices

They say knowledge is power, and a new UCLA study has shown this is definitely the case when it comes to men making the best decisions about how to treat their prostate cancer.

How the Irish Save the World

There are few things that remind me that I had cancer like my yearly balltrasound, and it's exactly what it sounds like: one part testicle, one part warm jelly, and add a dash of ultrasound. Wand. Repeat. I'm heading for mine a half hour after I finish writing this blog. It's a mixed emotion for me. Show More Summary

My new practice saves lives

Oh yeah.  Hot dang.  All right.  Groovy. Boom goes the dynamite. I had a very great day yesterday. I saw three patients who had recent diagnoses of cancer.  Yeah, those two statements seem to contradict.  They don’t.  Each person I saw gave me a clear view of how the practice I’ve been building over the […]

Abbott Visited Cancer Clinic To Diddle Travel Allowance, Fairfax Reports

The age of entitlement is over. But the age of travel entitlement could be with us for some time.

Introducing the multi-tasking nanoparticle

Dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) have been developed that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors. In addition, the particles are biocompatible and have shown no toxicity.

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