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CERN to Create Miniature Accelerator for Cancer Treatment

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has completed the first module of a unique miniature accelerator, which potentially could be used in hospitals for cancer treatment.

'Chasing Life' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Is April in Remission?

In the season 2 premiere of Chasing Life, "A View from the Ledge," April suffers a health setback, Leo's parents throw April and Leo an engagement party, a fellow cancer patient offers April some unsolicited advice and Sara tries to adjust to April's new outlook.Things pick up pretty much where they left off in the holiday special. Show More Summary

Screening mammograms don't prevent breast cancer deaths, study finds

The increased use of mammograms to screen for breast cancer has subjected more women to invasive medical treatments but has not saved lives, a new study says.

New Clinical Trial Harnesses the Power of the Immune System to Fight Brain Cancers

Already pioneers in the use of immunotherapy, City of Hope researchers are now testing the bold approach to cancer treatment against one of medicine's biggest challenges: brain cancer. This month, they will launch a clinical trial using patients' own modified T cells to fight advanced brain tumors.

Breast cancer and mammograms: Study suggests ‘widespread overdiagnosis’

12 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The importance of regular mammograms to ending breast cancer has been widely endorsed by everyone from a government-backed panel to patient advocacy groups and Angelina Jolie. Is it possible they've all been wrong?Read full article ...

Cash-Crazed Doctor Gave Hundreds of Healthy Patients Fake Cancer Diagnoses

More than 500 healthy Americans became the unwitting victims of Dr. Farid Fata, a Detroit-area oncologist who intentionally misdiagnosed them with cancer to fatten his own wallet.

Russ Tutterow memorial service on July 13

A memorial will be held for Russ Tutterow at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Goodman Theatre, with doors opening at 6 p.m. in the Albert space. Tutterow, the former artistic director of Chicago Dramatists, died of cancer on May 4. According to an announcement Monday, the service will be "in tribute to...

Simply Observing Men with Very Low- and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Very Effective and Underused

Monitoring men with very low- and low-risk prostate cancers using watchful waiting or active surveillance, called expectant management, is a useful approach for a large number of men with localized tumors and could spare them the debilitating...Show More Summary

Obama's Mother Lacked Health Insurance

President Barack Obama's Supreme Court victory in June saved his health care plan for the needy but also had a deep and rarely noted personal meaning: Obama's own mother, Ann Dunham Sutoro, suffered and died from cancer while unableShow More Summary

Cancerism and the harms of our negative cancer bias

As a practicing gynecologic oncologist, I have spoken the words, “I’m sorry, you have cancer,” or some version of that sentence thousands of times. And although my delivery is fairly consistent, modified only slightly to improve understanding, my patients’ responses vary from stunned silence to uncontrollable, overwhelming cataplexy. Show More Summary

Cancer Mortality News, Between the Lines

A CDC report just released indicates that the age-adjusted risk of cancer death is declining for Americans overall, and the trajectory is largely in line with the aspirational objectives of Healthy People 2020. There are several, salient messages in this report- and at least one more between its lines. Show More Summary

New genomic aberrations of gastric cancer could pave the way for precision medicine

Scientists have discovered a relationship between Asian gastric cancers and the fusion of two genes.

To the Media Who Promoted Faux “Wellness Guru” Belle Gibson?: No, You? Don’t Get to Criticize Her Lack of Apology

Kylie Willey was suffering the agony of cancer and the sickness of chemotherapy when a friend told her of a true miracle. Sweet, young, and lovely fellow Australian Belle Gibson (below) had recently enchanted national media with herShow More Summary

Potential treatment option for children with Ewing's sarcoma

A new therapeutic alternative for children who suffer from a malignant pediatric tumor bone and soft tissue called Ewing's sarcoma has been discovered by a research consortium. Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common bone cancer and affects children and youth. Show More Summary

Protein Implicated in Osteosarcoma's Spread Acts As Air Traffic Controller

The investigation of a simple protein has uncovered its uniquely complicated role in the spread of the childhood cancer, osteosarcoma. It turns out the protein, called ezrin, acts like an air traffic controller, coordinating multiple functions within a cancer cell and allowing it to endure stress conditions encountered during metastasis.

How cancer cells avoid shutdown

Researchers unravel mechanisms by which a protein that promotes tumor growth is produced during stress. The specific protein concerned in the team's study is the protease cathepsin L, a certain enzyme. It is long known that high levels of this protease in breast cancers are associated with high metastasis rates and poor survival of the patients.

Conducting Cancer Clinical Trials Using Immunotherapies: The Seventh Annual AACI CRI Meeting

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) Clinical Research Initiative (CRI) will convene its seventh annual meeting July 8-9 in Chicago. The meeting will focus on immunotherapies for cancer and their impact on cancer clinical trials.

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

The Pharmaceutical Industry, Health Insurance and Recurrent Questions of Extortion, Murder and Evil Asking patients to delay treatment for hepatitis C is like asking patients to delay treatment for diabetes or cancer. Harvard Art Museum "Waiting...Show More Summary

Will Even A Cholesterol Test Help Identify Cancer?

19 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Early detection is one of the most effective ways to beat cancer. That’s why some recent studies, in which scientists detected it in people long before symptoms began, have cancer researchers so excited. The coolest part? These scientists weren’t even looking for signs of cancer. Show More Summary

"You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer": Read Bernie Sanders' 1970s-Era Essays

Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent socialist seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, repudiated a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper, which included depictions of a rape fantasy from male and female perspectives. Show More Summary

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