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Monthly Archives: November 2018

New oral drug designed to boost radiotherapy for hard-to-treat cancers can be taken safely by patients

Dublin, Ireland: A new drug designed to make radiotherapy more effective in treating cancer has been given to patients while they are receiving radiation and shown to be safe, according to research presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Patients with cancers of the gullet, stomach and bowel respond well to new anti-HER2 drug

Dublin, Ireland: An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown promising signs of anti-tumour activity in a number of cancers including those of the gullet (oesophagus), … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Drug matched to cancer patients according to tumour gene testing shows signs of being effective in early trial

Dublin, Ireland: Treatment with capivasertib, a drug designed to work against a particular gene mutation found in some tumours, shows signs of being effective in a trial of 35 patients presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Soy-based formula milk is linked to increased risk of menstrual pain in young women

If women were fed soy-based formula milk when they were babies, they are at increased risk of suffering from severe pain during their menstrual bleeds, according to the latest study to investigate the link. In a study published in Human … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Fertility

Campaigners call for stronger rights to work for people living with breast cancer. Governments challenged over disconnect between cancer care costs and patient outcomes

Brussels, Belgium: Campaigners are calling on EU parliamentarians to make it easier for people with advanced breast cancer to return to work and to support them properly with flexible working arrangements. At an event at the European Union Parliament hosted … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Women who are ‘larks’ have a lower risk of developing breast cancer: analyses of genetic variants show the effect of sleep on breast cancer risk

Glasgow, UK: Women who are “larks”, functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day, have a lower of risk breast cancer, according to new research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference today. The … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

Gap in research means millions living with long-term consequences of cancer: work needed in ten key areas

Glasgow, UK: Millions of people are living with the long-term consequences of cancer and its treatment, but currently there is very little research on the problems they face and how these can be tackled, according to the UK’s National Cancer … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Gut stem cells offer clues for preventing tumours in inherited bowel cancer

Glasgow, UK: Treating pre-cancerous stem cells at an early stage could be key to preventing bowel cancer in people born with a very high risk of the disease, according to a study in mice presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Doctors and nurses reluctant to recommend e-cigarettes to cancer patients despite public health guidelines

Glasgow, UK: Twenty-nine per cent of health professionals would not recommend e-cigarettes to cancer patients who already smoke, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. While e-cigarettes may pose some health risks, evidence suggests they are much … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Men with prostate cancer are willing to accept lower survival odds to avoid incontinence, impotence and repeat treatments

Glasgow, UK: Men who have been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer say they would trade some improvement in their odds of survival for improvements in side effects and quality of life, according to research presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer
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