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Antibodies against HPV16 can develop up to 40 years before throat cancer is diagnosed and mark a 100-fold increase in risk in white people

An international group of researchers has found that antibodies to the human papilloma virus type 16 (HPV16) develop in the body between six to 40 years prior to a clinical diagnosis of throat cancer, and their presence indicates a strong … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Memory and thinking could be better protected in children with brain tumours if they are treated with proton therapy

Milan, Italy: A comparison of three types of radiotherapy for children’s brain tumours suggests that a type of proton therapy called pencil beam scanning offers the best hope of preserving cognitive functions. The study, presented at the ESTRO 38 conference, … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Researchers identify ways to predict and avoid radiotherapy side effects: results from REQUITE study

Milan, Italy: Latest results from a project to discover what makes a cancer patient more likely to suffer adverse side-effects after radiotherapy have shown that a combination of biological markers and certain genetic changes can predict radiation sensitivity. In addition, … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Radiotherapy doubles survival for patients with mesothelioma

Milan, Italy: Mesothelioma patients are twice as likely to survive for two years or longer, if they are treated with a high dose of radiation to the affected side of the trunk, according to research presented at the ESTRO 38 … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Single dose of targeted radiotherapy is safe and effective for prostate cancer

Milan, Italy: A single high dose of radiation that can be delivered directly to the tumour within a few minutes is a safe and effective technique for treating men with low risk prostate cancer, according to a study presented at … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Radiotherapy after chemotherapy may improve survival for patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Milan, Italy: Patients with advanced Hodgkin’s lymphoma who have large tumours at the time of diagnosis may benefit from radiotherapy after chemotherapy even when all traces of the cancer appear to have gone, according to late breaking results presented at … Continue reading

Published Monday, April 29th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Early, hormone-driven breast cancer is less likely to recur if treated with radiotherapy: results from ten years of follow-up

Milan, Italy: Women with early, low risk, hormone-driven breast cancer are less likely to have a recurrence of their disease if they have radiotherapy after surgery, as well as anti-hormone treatment, according to results from a trial that has followed … Continue reading

Published Friday, April 26th, 2019 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Researchers develop new method to detect cancerous DNA in lung cancer patients’ blood: an advance in liquid biopsies

A new method of determining the sequence of molecules in DNA can be used to detect small fragments of cancerous genetic material in blood samples from lung cancer patients with a high degree of accuracy, according to new research published … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Overall death rates from breast cancer fall in the EU, but rise in Poland. Researchers predict 1.4 million deaths from all cancers in 2019

Death rates from breast cancer are predicted to fall in all European Union (EU) countries in 2019 with the exception of Poland, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology [1]. In their annual predictions … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer

A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility
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