Oncology

Alcohol Consumption Linked To Portion Of Cancer Incidence And Mortality, Report Shows

A new study finds that alcohol consumption accounts for a considerable portion of cancer incidence and mortality in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Related topics: Alcohol, Cancer, Medical Research

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Researchers Identify How Cancer Cells Adapt To Survive Harsh Tumor Microenvironments

To better understand the conditions that select for the Warburg Effect and the mechanisms where cells can express this metabolic adaptation, researchers subjected nonmalignant cells to the harsh tumor microenvironment that is present during early...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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Virtual Care Maintains Quality Cancer Care

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- Experience during the COVID-19 pandemic shows that virtual care at a high-volume cancer center is feasible, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in JAMA Oncology. Alejandro Berlin, M.D., from the Princess Margaret...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Certain Oral Sex Behaviors Up Risk Of Hpv-related Oropharyngeal Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Virginia E. Drake, Carole Fakhry, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, otolaryngologists, urologists, obstetrician-gynecologists The goal of this study was to investigate novel risk factors...
Related topics: Oral Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research, Gynecology

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Why Did This Cancer Metastasize To The Pancreas?

(MedPage Today) -- Although very aggressive, regular CT follow-up can make a difference
Related topics: Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

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Osimertinib: A Bright Spot At The End Of A Dismal 2020

Approval of the first adjunctive treatment for patients with stage IB to IIIA lung cancer is a harbinger of targeted therapies to come, says Dr Mark Kris. Medscape Oncology
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer

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Bemarituzumab Fights Gastric/gej Cancers, Improving Survival

Adding bemarituzumab to chemotherapy as first-line treatment for advanced gastric and gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancers improved survival over chemotherapy alone in the phase 2 FIGHT trial. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Chemotherapy

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Fewer U.s. Cancer Patients Are Dying From Suicide, Study Finds

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- New research reveals an encouraging trend: Despite the rate of suicide rising overall for Americans, U.S. cancer patients are actually less likely now to take their own life than in the past. Researchers at the American...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Drug Hits Target In Advanced Biliary Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- A fourth of previously treated cholangiocarcinomas (CCA) responded to a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) targeting the fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) family, a phase II open-label study showed. Confirmed objective...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Can A Dream Warn You About Cancer?

Prodromal dreaming, or the idea that dreams can alert us to a health problem before it’s clinically diagnosed, isn’t a widely accepted theory. But a growing body of work has uncovered links between dream patterns and certain health conditions.
Related topics: Cancer

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1999 To 2018 Saw Decrease In Cancer-related Suicide

TUESDAY, Jan. 19, 2021 -- During 1999 to 2018, there was a decrease in the rate of cancer-related suicide, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Xuesong Han, Ph.D., from the American Cancer...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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New Anti-pd-1 Drug Active In Advanced Colon Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Almost 40% of progressive, advanced gastrointestinal (GI) tumors with mismatch repair deficiency (dMMR) responded to the investigational anti-PD-1 agent dostarlimab, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Overall, 38.7...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Cancer, Clinical Trials

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Covid-19's Collateral Damage: Reduced Colorectal Cancer Care

(MedPage Today) -- The COVID-19 pandemic adversely impacted the detection and management of colorectal cancer (CRC) across England, according to a population-based study. The number of people being referred to hospitals with suspected lower...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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Astrazeneca's (azn) Enhertu Gets Fda Nod For Gastric Cancer

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Related topics: Astrazeneca, Food And Drug Administration, Cancer, Medical Research

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Cancer-related Suicides Dip Over Past Two Decades

(MedPage Today) -- While the suicide rate has increased overall in the U.S. in the last 2 decades, a new study reported that the rate of cancer-related suicide has decreased during this same time period. Looking at the 1999-2018 Multiple Cause...
Related topics: Cancer, Medical Research

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Discovery Could Lead To More Effective Parp Inhibitor Drugs Against Cancer

PARP inhibitors are recently developed drugs that have shown great promise against some types of ovarian, breast, prostate and pancreatic cancer, but many patients' tumors develop resistance to the drugs. Now researchers at the Perelman School of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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New Discovery In Breast Cancer Treatment

Researchers have found new evidence about the positive role of androgens in breast cancer treatment with immediate implications for women with estrogen receptor-driven metastatic disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Estrogen

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Simple, Cheap Test Can Help Save Lives From Colorectal Cancer, Study Shows

New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives.
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Medical Research

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Mit Researchers Discover Why Cancer Cells Get Energy From Fermentation

Scientists have known for decades that cancer cells don’t metabolize sugar in the same way normal cells do. Scientists have been trying since that discovery in the 1920s to figure out why cancer cells use a method for metabolizing sugar that...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer

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End Of An Era: Doyen Of Cancer Care In India Dr V Shanta Passes Away

Dr V Shanta belonged to the distinguished Chandrasekhar family of Chennai. Two members of the family, Sir C.V. Raman and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, are Nobel Prize winners for their work in the field of physics.
Related topics: Cancer, Nobel Prize

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