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Chemotherapy-Free Cancer Treatments Move Closer To Reality

CAR T-cells first hit the headlines in 2012 after saving the life of a young girl in Philadelphia, Emily Whitehead, who was running out of options to treat her aggressive, relapsed leukemia. Doctors removed some of her T-cells, genetically modified them to attack a protein called CD19 on her leukemia cells and injected …

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Birth Control Pills Protect Against Cancer, Too

among women who use hormone-based birth control methods, many women were left wondering: How significant is the risk, and what are the alternatives? The answer will be different for each woman and will depend on such factors as her age and general healthand her other risks for breast cancer. But …

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Soya milk, broccoli may cut side effects of breast cancer treatment

How an antioxidant-rich diet can help you stay away from breast cancerNEW YORK: Consuming soya foods such as soya milk and tofu and cruciferous vegetables such as cabbages, kale and broccoli may help reduce common side effects of treatment in breast cancer survivors, researchers say.  Treatments designed to prevent breast cancer recurrence often inhibit the body’s production or …

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This New Drug Combination Doubles the Chance of Keeping Lung Cancer at Bay

Adding Roche’s (RHHVF, -1.93%) immunotherapy Tecentriq to older drugs doubled the percentage of lung cancer patients who survived a year without their disease advancing, an outcome some experts labeled unprecedented. Thirty-seven percent of patients in a closely watched clinical trial who received Tecentriq, Avastin and chemotherapy reached the one-year mark without their …

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Common blood pressure drug raises skin cancer risk

A new study, led by Danish-based researchers, shows that one of the most popular drugs used worldwide in the treatment of hypertension raises the risk of skin cancer by seven times.       Hydrochlorothiazide users may be at a much higher risk of developing skin cancer, according to new …

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Jelly made of alcohol could help kill off cancer

A new study says that a jelly-like implant, filled with pure alcohol could be a powerful treatment for cancer. The implant is injected into the middle of a tumour, where it slowly releases tiny amounts of ethanol — the pure alcohol that makes up, for example, 12 to 14 per …

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Existing parasite drug may fight prostate, colon cancer

New research has found evidence to suggest that nitazoxanide, a substance contained in antiparasitic drugs, could be effective in deterring the growth of prostate and colon cancer cells. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer type among men in the United States. Prostate cancer makes up 9.6 percent of …

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Protein key to cancer cells ability to spread identified

Date:November 17, 2017 Source:University of Guelph Summary:Scientists have made a discovery that could reduce the spread of cancer by hindering a protein that binds cancer cells together and allows them to invade tissues. The groundbreaking study identified a protein, known as cadherin-22, as a potential factor in cancer metastasis, or …

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