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December, 2017

  • 15 December

    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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  • 15 December

    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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  • 15 December

    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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  • 11 December

    People living in cold regions at higher risk of cancer: study

    People who live in cold regions may be at an increased risk of developing cancer, a study has found. According to the study, populations living in very low temperatures, like in Denmark and Norway, had among the highest incidences of cancer in the world. In the study published in the …

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  • 8 December

    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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  • 8 December

    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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  • 8 December

    An old drug for alcoholism finds new life as cancer treatment

    By age 38, the patient’s breast cancer had spread to her bones, a typically fatal turn of events. She became an alcoholic, and her doctors stopped all cancer treatment, instead giving her a drug to discourage her drinking. She died 10 years later, after an inebriated fall from a window. …

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  • 6 December

    How a simple urine test can now help doctors spot signs of prostate cancer with 98 per cent accuracy

      Scientists claim that the test could prevent 41 per cent of unnecessary biopsies Symptoms of prostate cancer only tend to arise when tumour has grown large Men become eligible for the test if they have been identified as being at risk It is the most common form of cancer …

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  • 6 December

    Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

    Can sugar cause cancer? It seems that evidence pointing this way was discovered in a study funded by the sugar industry nearly 50 years ago — but the work was never published. Most of us — me included — are partial to the occasional sweet treat. But we all know …

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