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Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body develop and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy neighboring healthy tissue, including organs. There are over 200 various types of cancer, each with its method of diagnosis and treatment. In many cases, your symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions.
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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:00
To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.
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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:00
Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.
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Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:00
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.
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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:00
Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.
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Breast cancer: Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:00
Some people develop early metastases following breast cancer surgery. New research sheds light on why that happens, and how it might be prevented.
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Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 19:00
A groundbreaking new pilot study designs personalized tumor vaccines for people with late-stage ovarian cancer. The results are promising.
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Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 17:00
A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.
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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 18:00
A study shows that blood flow plays a key role in helping migrating cancer cells to exit the bloodstream and seed secondary tumors elsewhere in the body.
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How can we stop fat cells from fueling cancer?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 18:00
Understanding just how cancer uses our body's metabolism against us is challenging. A new study describes how tumors use fat cells to power their growth.
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Why do my gums look white?

Tue, 04/10/2018 - 16:00
White spots on the gums have many causes. These include mild conditions such as mouth ulcers but could also be a sign of more severe conditions, which could potentially include cancer. White spots on the gums may cause pain or other symptoms Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about white spots on the gums here.
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Could berries help to fight cancer?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:00
According to new research, there's more to the berry than its delicious taste. Its pigments may offer new ways to stop cancer and slow the aging process.
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Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:00
A huge study published in a slew of papers has analyzed over 11,000 tumors from 33 cancers and reclassified them by their genomic and molecular makeup.
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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:00
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study finds a two-pronged approach that could significantly improve survival rates.
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'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:00
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.
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Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:00
The results of a study that took years to conduct are finally in: scientists have devised a compound that can boost our immunity against cancer.
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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:00
Researchers have uncovered new mechanisms by which a protein called APC can prevent colon cancer, a discovery that could lead to new drug treatments.
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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.
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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.
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Newly found organ may lead to 'dramatic medical advances'

Wed, 03/28/2018 - 10:00
The discovery has a variety of implications, ranging from a better understanding of cancer metastasis to that of wrinkles and the skin aging process.
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