Monthly Archives: August 2013

Four cups of coffee a day may keep prostate cancer away

Bioactive compounds in coffee may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects Coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer recurrence and progression, according to a new study by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists that is online ahead of print … Continue reading

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Subtypes of gastric cancer may require different therapies

Stomach cancer, one of the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, actually falls into three broad subtypes that respond differently to currently available therapies, according to researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. The finding could greatly improve patient care … Continue reading

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Is growing MRI use leading to more invasive breast cancer surgery?

Heavy use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be leading to unnecessary breast removal in older women with breast cancer, according to a study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the current issue of Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. “These … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy before radiotherapy for testicular cancer could reduce long-term side-effects

Giving men with testicular cancer a single dose of chemotherapy alongside radiotherapy could improve the effectiveness of treatment and reduce the risk of long-term side-effects, a new study reports. As many as 96% of men with testicular cancer now survive … Continue reading

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Standardizing guidelines for penile cancer treatment

Radical surgery not always necessary, which may improve quality of life. Penile cancer is rare, with an average of 1,200 new cases per year in the United States, but it can be debilitating and lethal. Without evidenced-based treatment approaches, outcomes … Continue reading

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Pattern in lung cancer pathology may predict cancer recurrence after surgery

Findings could help identify patients most likely to benefit from lung-sparing surgery A new study by thoracic surgeons and pathologists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center shows that a specific pattern found in the tumor pathology of some lung cancer patients … Continue reading

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Breast cancer surgery linked to swollen arm syndrome

Breast cancer survivors who have extensive surgery are four times more likely to develop the debilitating disorder arm lymphoedema, study has found. The findings in a new paper Incidence of unilateral arm lymphoedema after breast cancer: a systematic review and … Continue reading

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