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In this file photo from 2013, Stephanie Lipscomb was getting ready to undergo a 20 minute MRI scan at the Duke Cancer Center after undergoing a pioneering treatment using injections of the polio virus into her brain to shrink a tumor. Now four years later

Duke researchers say they have a breakthrough in treating brain cancer

Duke University cancer researchers said Wednesday they have produced compelling research that shows a patient’s own immune system can be used to attack brain cancer cells.

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Single molecule determines lung cancer cell death
Researchers have identified a molecule that determines whether or not a type of lung cancer cell will undergo cancer cell death. This discovery may lead to better approaches to lung cancer treatment, specialists say.
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Simple blood test provides new treatment choices to lung cancer patients

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Roche Diagnostics introduce pioneering approach to lung cancer diagnosis

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FDA approves first biosimilar for the treatment of cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Mvasi is the first biosimilar approved in the U.S. for the treatment of cancer.

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For Many Women, Cervical Cancer Screening May Get A Lot Simpler

Women ages 30 to 65 may decide how often they want to get screened for cervical cancer depending on the test they choose, according new draft recommendations for cervical cancer screening from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Testing every three years requires a Pap smear, and testing every five years requires a test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes nearly all cervical cancers.

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Middle-age women can choose Pap smear or HPV test for cancer screening

Middle-aged women can choose which test to undergo for cervical cancer screening, according to a draft recommendation from an influential group backed by the U.S. government.

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'Kinder treatments in pipeline' for child brain cancer

Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

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CAR-T Treatments Show Promise to Be a Real Cancer Cure

There’s been a flurry of news in recent weeks regarding CAR-T.

That’s the groundbreaking cellular immunotherapy that oncology researchers say is a cure for certain types of leukemia and lymphoma and potentially several other cancers.

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Mutation detection in patients with advanced cancer

If someone in your family has cancer, you may be asked to complete a genetic test to see if you're at risk too - assuming you meet certain guidelines.

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A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases

It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity.

 
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Scientists invent pen that identifies cancer in 10 seconds Pen detects cancer on tissue during cancer surgery
  • Pen detects cancer on tissue during surgery.
  • Can reduce the odds of cancer growing back.
  • Showed a 96 percent accuracy rate in tests.
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