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Air pollution causes 800,000 extra deaths a year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide

Air pollution could be causing double the number of excess deaths a year in Europe than has been estimated previously, according to a study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. Using a new method of modelling the effects of … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 10:00 am
Posted in Cancer, Cardiology, Respiratory

Sperm quality unaffected by one course of chemotherapy for early testicular cancer

Men with early stage testicular cancer can safely receive one course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy after surgery without it having a long-term effect on their sperm count, according to a study published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

No overall increased risk of cancer in children born after fertility treatment

Children born after assisted reproductive technology (ART) do not appear to be at greater risk of developing cancer than other children, according to the first study to look at the long-term cancer risk in ART children compared to those in … Continue reading

Published Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Death rates from cancer will fall in Australasian countries and Russia in 2018: researchers call for urgent measures on tobacco control, especially in Russia

Researchers predict that death rates from cancer will fall in 2018 in Australasian countries and in Russia. However, a greater proportion of the population will die in Russia from the disease than in any of the other countries, mainly because … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer

Patients with rare, incurable digestive tract cancers respond to new drug combination

Dublin, Ireland: Patients with rare, but incurable cancers of the digestive tract have responded well to a combination of two drugs that block the MEK and BRAF pathways, which drive the disease in some cases. They have survived for longer … Continue reading

Published Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Difficult-to-treat bowel cancers respond in first study of new drug combination

Dublin, Ireland: Early results from a phase I trial in a small group of patients with advanced cancer using two drugs (nivolumab and pixatimod) that stimulate the immune system report that patients with bowel cancer may benefit from the combination. … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Combination of two immunotherapies shows activity in non-small cell lung cancer patients

Dublin, Ireland: A combination of two drugs, which prompt the body’s immune system to identify and kill cancer cells, is a safe treatment for patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer and has shown some signs of efficacy. Results from … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Drug combination makes cancer disappear in mice with neuroblastoma: ‘significant’ findings suggest potential for effective, non-toxic treatment for this aggressive childhood cancer

Dublin, Ireland: Researchers investigating new treatments for neuroblastoma – one of the most common childhood cancers – have found that a combination of two drugs made tumours disappear in mice, making it more effective than any other drugs tested in … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Two genomic tests identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from new drugs: latest results from I-SPY 2 trial

Dublin, Ireland: New results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalised medicine ever … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 2:30 pm
Posted in Cancer, Genetics

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
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