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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Rare cancer responds unusually well to new treatment: results from the NETTER-1 trial

Vienna, Austria: Patients with advanced gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) have limited treatment options and there are few oncologists who are specialised in this relatively rare disease. But now results from a multi-centre randomised international trial of an innovative treatment show … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Results of international trial show promise in rare, difficult to treat cancer: results from the RADIANT-4 trial

Vienna, Austria: Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) develop in the neuroendocrine system, responsible for producing the hormones that regulate the working of different organs in the body. They are rare, incurable, and treatments for them are limited, especially once they have become … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Genetic screening of brain metastases could reveal new targets for treatment

Vienna, Austria: Unravelling the genetic sequences of cancer that has spread to the brain could offer unexpected targets for effective treatment, according to new research presented to the 2015 European Cancer Congress [1] and published simultaneously in Cancer Discovery [2]. … Continue reading

Published Sunday, September 27th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Childhood cancers in Europe: progress has been made, but much remains to be done, says major report

Vienna, Austria: Each year in Europe, 6,000 young people die from cancer, and two-thirds of those who survive suffer from treatment-related side effects. Although there has been considerable progress in the treatment of childhood cancers over the past few decades, … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 10:30 am
Posted in Cancer

Primary surgery is associated with survival benefit in patients with advanced cancers of the throat

Vienna, Austria: Patients with cancers of the mid- and lower throat may have higher survival rates if their initial treatment includes surgery, according to new research presented to the 2015 European Cancer Congress [1]. Researchers told the Congress that a … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Cabozantinib improves survival in patients with advanced kidney cancer: results from the METEOR trial

Vienna, Austria: Patients with advanced kidney cancer live for nearly twice as long without their disease progressing if they are treated with cabozantinib, a drug that inhibits the action of tyrosine kinases – enzymes that function as an β€œon” or … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Nivolumab improves overall survival in patients with advanced kidney cancer: results from the CheckMate 025 trial

Vienna, Austria: The targeted drug nivolumab significantly prolongs survival in patients with advanced kidney cancer, whose disease has progressed after their first treatment, according to results to be presented at the 2015 European Cancer Congress [1] and published simultaneously in … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

EUROCARE results show large variations in survival from blood cancers between European countries

Vienna, Austria: Comparisons of cancer patients’ survival and care in Europe up to 2007 show that although more patients are surviving for at least five years after diagnosis, there are large variations between countries, which are particularly significant in cancers … Continue reading

Published Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Discovery of significant genetic differences between breast cancers that relapse and those that do not will lead to better treatment

Vienna, Austria: Although most patients with breast cancer are cured after treatment, in about one in five the cancer will recur, returning either to the same place as the original tumour or spreading to other parts of the body (metastasis). … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 25th, 2015 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

New research suggests not all trans fatty acids are bad for you

New evidence suggests that low levels of trans fatty acids (TFAs) may not be as harmful to human health as previously thought, even if industrially produced, and may even be beneficial if they occur naturally in foods such as dairy … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology
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