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Pattern of gut bacteria linked to effectiveness of chemotherapy in breast cancer patients

Researchers studying the activity of gut bacteria in breast cancer patients have found a possible link with how well their chemotherapy works. The study, presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference, included a small group of women who were … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Spotting breast cancer that has spread to the brain before it causes symptoms could improve survival

Breast cancer patients whose disease has spread to their brains fare better if their metastases are picked up before they begin to cause symptoms, according to a study presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference. Breast cancer that spreads … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

‘Social smokers’ face disproportionately high risk of death from lung disease and lung cancer

‘Social smokers’ are more than twice as likely to die of lung disease and more than eight times as likely to die of lung cancer than non-smokers, according to research presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. [1] The … Continue reading

Published Friday, September 4th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Respiratory

Breast cancer drug, olaparib, depletes store of immature eggs in mouse ovaries. Fertility preservation counselling should be considered for young women before treatment with the drug, say researchers

Australian researchers have shown for the first time that a new drug used to treat breast cancer patients damages the store of immature eggs in the ovaries of mice. The authors of the study, which is published in Human Reproduction … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

First comparison of dangers of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes and water pipes. Any smoking and vaping technique may increase risk of COVID-19 infection and death

Smoking and vaping, whether by means of tobacco cigarettes, e-cigarettes or waterpipes, stiffens the arteries, causes inflammation and damages DNA, leading to a variety of health problems, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In addition, … Continue reading

Published Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory

What are your chances of having a second IVF baby after fertility treatment for the first?

Women have a good chance of having a second child with the help of fertility treatment after the birth of their first child born this way, according to the first study to investigate this, published in Human Reproduction [1], one … Continue reading

Published Friday, May 8th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Androgen-deprivation treatments for prostate cancer could protect men from COVID-19

A study of 4532 men in the Veneto region of Italy has found that those who were being treated for prostate cancer with androgen-deprivation therapies (ADT) were less likely to develop the coronavirus COVID-19 and, if they were infected, the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, May 7th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Infectious diseases

Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland. Lung and pancreatic cancer death rates continue to rise in women

Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. In the latest predictions for … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 20th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Aspirin linked to reduction in risk of several cancers of the digestive tract

Aspirin is associated with a reduction in the risk of developing several cancers of the digestive tract, including some that are almost invariably fatal, such as pancreatic and liver cancers. The largest and most comprehensive analysis to date of the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Blood test accurately detects over 50 types of cancer, often before symptoms show. Test also identifies where in the body the cancer has originated

Researchers have developed the first blood test that can accurately detect more than 50 types of cancer and identify in which tissue the cancer originated, often before there are any clinical signs or symptoms of the disease. In a paper … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Genetics
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