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May 19, 2016

Two-pronged attack on chemotherapy-resistant leukemia cells

All stems from malignant transformed precursor lymphocytes, the blood’s defense cells. Nowadays, four out of five young leukemia patients can be treated successfully with aggressive chemotherapy. Source link

May 18, 2016

An Early Look at Research From the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting

May 18, 2016lindsay.dudbridgeFrom June 3 to June 7, oncology professionals from around the world will meet to discuss the latest in cancer research. If you can’t wait to learn about… Read More

May 18, 2016

Drug against breast cancer is also highly potent against a frequent form of leukaemia

Cancer cells have an abnormal cell division and survival machinery — they grow faster than they die. Source link

May 17, 2016

Improving natural killer cancer therapy: Study

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a potential way to “tune up” the immune system’s ability to kill cancer cells.In a paper published recently, Eric Sebzda, Ph.D. Source Read More

May 13, 2016

Cancer Mortality Progress Report: Past Success and Future Challenges

By American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer Otis W. Brawley, MD, FACP and Chief Cancer Control Officer Richard Wender, MD As leaders of the American Cancer Society, one of our jobs… Read More

May 12, 2016

3 Things to Consider Before Sharing Your Cancer Story

May 12, 2016amy.thompsonSharing your cancer story is a deeply personal choice. Here are some tips to help you decide. Source link

May 12, 2016

No symptoms, but could there be cancer? Our chemosensor will detect it!

Many cancers could be successfully treated if the patient consulted the doctor sufficiently early. But how can a developing cancer be detected if it doesn’t give rise to any symptoms? Read More

May 12, 2016

MS drug may raise colorectal cancer risk

A drug used to treat severe multiple sclerosis – mitoxantrone – has been linked to greater colorectal cancer risk in a new study. It is the first time such a… Read More

May 11, 2016

Glasgow study could boost effectiveness of chemotherapy in the treatment of lymphoma

A study by scientists at the University of Glasgow, which reveals the critical role a common cancer-associated gene plays in lymphoma development, could lead to improved treatments for a range… Read More

May 10, 2016

What Is the Patient’s Role in Cancer Research?

May 10, 2016lidia.schapiraAs the ASCO Annual Meeting approaches, Dr. Schapira discusses the benefits and risks of clinical trials and the role patients can have in the future of cancer research. Read More