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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

Higher concentrations of IGF-1 are a probable cause of breast cancer

A growth hormone called insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is likely to play a role in the development of breast cancer, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. IGF-1 is already known to encourage … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 11th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

The world faces an air pollution ‘pandemic’. Researchers say people’s lives are shortened by an average of nearly three years worldwide from different sources of air pollution

Air pollution is responsible for shortening people’s lives worldwide on a scale far greater than wars and other forms of violence, parasitic and vector-born diseases such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and smoking, according to a study published in Cardiovascular Research [1]. … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen

Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilised five years later. A letter in … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, February 19th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs: study of 125,500 atrial fibrillation patients

Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. If doctors see … Continue reading

Published Friday, February 7th, 2020 at 12:04 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Premature menopause increases the risk of multiple health problems in your 60s

Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s compared to women who went through the menopause at the age of 50 or 51. These are the findings from … Continue reading

Published Monday, January 20th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Fertility

Baby boys born small for gestational age have increased risk of infertility in adulthood

Baby boys who are born small for their gestational age are at increased risk of having fertility problems in adulthood, according to research published in Human Reproduction [1], one of the world’s leading reproductive medicine journals. Researchers in Denmark looked … Continue reading

Published Friday, December 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke

More than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead, according to new research published in the European Heart Journal [1]. For some cancers, like breast, prostate, endometrial, and … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology

Treatment with anti-cancer drug T-DM1 after pertuzumab is ‘good option’. Results from largest group of advanced breast cancer patients answers questions about efficacy of T-DM1 when cancer returns following treatment with pertuzumab

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with HER2-positive breast cancer [1], whose disease has progressed after being treated initially with pertuzumab in combination with trastuzumab and a taxane, can respond well to treatment with T-DM1 – a drug that combines trastuzumab with an … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Complementary therapies can do more harm than good when breast cancer becomes visible

Lisbon, Portugal: Patients with advanced breast cancer that has spread to the skin are likely to cause more harm than good if they use complementary therapies to treat their skin lesions. Professor Maria João Cardoso, head breast surgeon at the … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer