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New Subsets of Lung Cancer with KRAS Gene Mutations Identified

Mutations of the KRAS gene are commonly known to lead to cancer. However, deeper understanding of exactly how they do this continues to be explored by cancer researchers.

New Combination of Immunotherapy Drugs is Safe, Shrinks Tumors in Metastatic Melanoma Patients

Once again, researchers at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center have extended the reach of the immune system in the fight against metastatic melanoma, this time by combining the checkpoint inhibitor tremelimumab with an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody drug.

It’s a wet day at Bristol Motor Speedway, so if you’re waiting for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 5

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It’s a wet day at Bristol Motor Speedway, so if you’re waiting for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer (phew!) to start, NASCAR has a live update page set up for any possible rain delays. They’re drying the track now, but more rain is on the way. Read more...

Thai girl becomes youngest person to be cryogenically frozen

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A 2-year-old girl from Thailand who died of cancer has become the youngest person in the world to be cryogenically frozen.

Blood Test Shows Promise as Alternative to Cancer Biopsy

4 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The hope is to give oncologists a tool to let them figure out quickly whether a treatment is working and, if it is, to keep monitoring for resistance.

Shared Risk Factors Lead to Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer, Says Major AACR Symposium

In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, examines research demonstrating the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Gene Signatures Predict Doxorubicin Response in K9 Osteosarcoma

New work by the University of Colorado Cancer Center presented at AACR 2015 demonstrates a gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use with their patients.

Investigational Personalized Cellular Therapy Tolerated Well by Patients with Advanced Mesothelioma, Ovarian and Pancreatic Cancers

Genetically modified versions of patients' own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Show More Summary

Immunotherapy Drug Pembrolizumab Shows Early Promise for Mesothelioma Patients

The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in the outer lining of the lungs and internal...Show More Summary

Jeremy Clarkson thought he had cancer before altercation with 'Top Gear' producer

Blame it on stress. Jeremy Clarkson revealed in a column Sunday that he'd been told he might have a cancerous lump on his tongue, just two days before getting into a physical altercation with a Top Gear producer. The incident ultimately...Show More Summary

The next Rhythm Heaven has a story mode, woodcutting cat

When word got out that Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku music director Tsunko was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, fans were sent into a state of fear for both the man and the series he co-created. Thankfully, he has reportedly responded well to treatment. Show More Summary

Merck Cancer Drug Shines Against Skin, Lung Cancer

Merck’s immune-boosting cancer drug, Keytruda, bested the standard of care in advanced melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, and showed promising results in non-small cell lung cancer. Based on these data, Merck says it will file an application with the Food and Drug Administration for Keytruda to be used in non-small cell [...]

Israel's Haifa Mayor Closes Factories Amid Report on Hiking Cancer Rates

Earlier this week, the Israeli Ministry of Health published a report revealing that cancer rates among children in Haifa were higher than in other Israeli regions, likely due to the industrial emissions.

6 Natural Ingredients for Cleaning Your House Without Making It Toxic

Non-toxic, inexpensive and eco-friendly: This is the sensible, healthy and easy way to clean your home. Most store-bought cleaners contain chemicals that can cause not just eye and skin irritations but even cancer, asthma and birth defects. Show More Summary

Cancer and chemobrain: Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive function

Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the disease.

Study reveals cause of poorer outcomes for African-American patients with breast cancer

Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.

ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed thatShow More Summary

What Dense Breasts Mean for Cancer Risk

A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.

Medical News Today: Review provides further insight into link between hormone therapy and breast cancer

A review of two clinical trials that are a part of the Women's Health Initiative delves further into the association between hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer.

Kesha & Peyton List Dress Up for Delete Blood Cancer Gala 2015

Kesha looks white hot while stepping out for the 2015 Delete Blood Cancer Gala on Thursday evening (April 16) in New York City. The 28-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by Peyton List, Georgia May Jagger, Randy Jackson, and Olivia Palermo. 100% of the proceeds will be used for bone marrow donor registration. Blood [...]

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