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Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

Two Drugs Offer Hope Against a Tough-to-Treat Prostate Cancer

Two cancer drugs can stall the progression of a particularly hard-to-treat form of prostate cancer, a pair of new trials shows.

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Cancer Vaccine Works 'Startlingly Well' in Mouse Model

An experimental cancer vaccine has demonstrated dramatic results in mice with many different cancer types and distant metastases and is now to be tested in patients with cancer.

 

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Starving cancer cells of sugar -- does it work?

Previous research have shown that rapidly dividing cancer cells require higher levels of sugar than healthy cells. This dependency on sugar distinguishes cancer cells from normal cells and is often used as a treatment option to kill cancer cells. In reality, the results have not been encouraging. Not all cancer cell types are sensitive to the removal of sugar, and even for the cancers that are sensitive, sugar depletion only slows down the rate of cancer progression. The pathways that sensitise cancer cells to sugar deprivation remains poorly understood.

 

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Two Prostate Cancer Drugs Delay Spread of the Disease by Two Years

They are among the most challenging prostate cancer patients to treat: about 150,000 men worldwide each year whose cancer is aggressive enough to defy standard hormonal therapy, but has not yet spread to the point where it can be seen on scans.

 

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FDA approves new treatment for certain digestive tract cancers

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Lutathera (lutetium Lu 177 dotatate) for the treatment of a type of cancer that affects the pancreas or gastrointestinal tract called gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). This is the first time a radioactive drug, or radiopharmaceutical, has been approved for the treatment of GEP-NETs. Lutathera is indicated for adult patients with somatostatin receptor-positive GEP-NETs.

 

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Avoiding cancer with the HPV vaccine

The number of men diagnosed with head and neck cancer caused by human papillomavirus has skyrocketed. Doctors say they are not sure why, but there is a solution.

 

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Twelve questions newly diagnosed cancer patients need to ask

Whether a complete surprise or not, hearing the words “You have cancer” can leave you shell-shocked

 

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The Case For Cervical Cancer Co-Testing

In 2018, it is estimated that more than 13,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer, most often with a pap smear, also called a pap test, or a pap smear combined with a screening test for HPV, human papillomavirus. At one point, cervical cancer was one of the most common causes of cancer death for women in the U.S.

 

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An Improved Blood Test for Detecting Cancer

The desire to detect cancer before it spreads to other areas of the body remains one of the priorities of the cancer research field. Why? Because, early detection of tumorous cancers could potentially be cured by surveillance and surgery alone, before metastasis occurs.

 

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Exercise may increase lifespan after breast cancer treatment

A new study explains how aerobic and resistance exercise can increase life expectancy for individuals who have successfully finished breast cancer treatment.

 

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Research probes key protein's role in cancer cell growth

The oncogene RAS is the most frequently mutated gene of its type in human cancer. Active mutants are found in 60 to 90 percent of cases of pancreatic cancer, and a significant portion of colorectal and lung cancers.

 

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