Researchers have developed a novel and unique approach to treating Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL), a form of blood cancer that often requires repeated chemotherapy treatments to which it grows resistant. The researchers, led by Alexey V. Danilov, MD, PhD, assistant professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and Hematologist-Oncologist at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, modeled …
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Thousands of people have been left distressed, frightened and confused after receiving emails as part of a sick scam informing them that they have been diagnosed with cancer. The horrible hoax claims to be from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) - a real organisation that acts as an advisory service to the UK's National Health Service - with the subject line: …
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Screening all newly diagnosed diabetics for pancreatic cancer may soon become the norm as researchers have now discovered a link between diabetes and pancreatic cancer.'The study revealed the risk of pancreatic cancer was greatest after the diagnosis of diabetes but remained elevated long after the diagnosis,' said Mehrdad Nikfarjam, liver, pancreas and biliary specialist at the University of …
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irect interventions in diet and physical activity among patients at risk of colorectal cancer can lead to significantly improved weight reduction, helping tackle a major risk factor for the disease, a new study claimed today. The BeWEL study by the University of Dundee said obesity is a recognised risk factor for colorectal and other cancers. Colorectal cancer is a cancer caused by uncontrolled …
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Daily meditation can help improve mood and sleep in teenagers suffering or recuperating from cancer, a promising research shows. Mindfulness-based meditation could lessen some symptoms associated with cancer in teenagers, according to the results of a clinical trial intervention led by researchers at University of Montreal and its affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children's hospital. The process …
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Researchers have found that a gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in fat storage, insulin response and mitochondrial function in skeletal muscle cells. Dr. Espen Spangenburg, associate professor of kinesiology, and his laboratory team are the first to identify that the BRCA1 protein is expressed in the skeletal muscle of both mice and …
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The anti-tobacco messages in films have drawn a strong response from several filmmakers. Woody Allen refused to release the Academy Award-winning Blue Jasmine in India while Anurag Kashyap refused to release his film Ugly with the message. Vasu Vangala, a cancer survivor and a budding filmmaker gives us his view about the anti-tobacco ads: I love the movies. I love them enough to want to be a …
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There's good news for patients suffering from cervical cancer, the second most common cancer in women. In a clinical study, scientists have discovered that a drug erlotinib, a targeted anti-tumour agent, has potential to improve treatment for cervical cancer when combined with chemoradiation therapy. The new treatment strategy involves targeting the epithelial growth factor receptor (EGFR), which …
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Amazingly, women who give birth to 10 or more children are at a reduced risk of developing cancer, a new study has claimed. Researchers examined cancer risk in nearly 5,000 Finish women who gave birth at least 10 times before 2010. Over a three-decade period, there were 656 cases of cancer in these women, about 200 fewer cases than would be expected based on cancer rates in the general Finnish …
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Seemingly healthy cells may, in fact, hide clues that lung cancer would later develop, an alarming study shows. The researchers examined gene expression in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). It showed the area adjacent to tumours is rich with cancer markers. In addition, researchers from University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Centre discovered the previously unknown role of a …
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 A new club aimed at making cancer survivors feel special was launched here Saturday on the occasion of International Women's Day. The club, Le' Flamingo', an initiative of the Roko Cancer Charitable Trust, was launched at a mall in south Delhi's Saket area on Friday. The club intends to be a network area for cancer winners (survivors) to come together and engage in various activities.'I have …
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Breast cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive the disease as women with low levels of this nutrient, scientists have found. In previous studies, Cedric F Garland, professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California - San Diego, showed that low vitamin D levels were linked to a high risk of premenopausal …
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New reports suggest that eating red and processed meat could increase risk of developing cancer in the gut. These reports have resulted in new nutritional recommendations that advise people to limit their intake of red and processed meats. A recent perspective paper, authored by 23 scientists, underlines the uncertainties in the scientific evidence and points to further research needed to resolve …
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Angelina Jolie, who underwent a preventive double mastectomy in 2013, is happy with her decision and says she is very 'fortunate to have a good recovery'. The 38-year-old talked about her life post surgery in an interview with Entertainment Weekly magazine, reports huffingtonpost.com.  'I'm great! I'm very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very …
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