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Decreased blood vessel leakage can improve cancer therapy and reduce tumor spread

Cancer therapy is often hampered by the accumulation of fluids in and around the tumour, which is caused by leakage from the blood vessels in the tumour. Researchers at Uppsala University now show how leakage from blood vessels is regulated. … Continue reading

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Pancreas cancer spreads from multiple types of wayward cells

Penn animal study has implications for better drug design, ‘unprecedented window’ into tumor evolution. Tumor cells associated with pancreatic cancer often behave like communities by working with each other to increase tumor spread and growth to different organs. Groups of … Continue reading

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Cancer survivors have evolving information needs

Cancer patient’s information needs appear to differ depending on the type of cancer they have and where they are in their survivorship. Clinicians caring for cancer survivors may need to understand these needs in order to better address survivor’s concerns … Continue reading

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Key factor discovered in the formation of metastases in melanoma

Patients who visit the doctor because of malignant skin cancer often go too late – the aggressive cancer has already formed numerous metastases in their bodies. This rapid, malignant metastatic formation of melanoma, was previously put down to the high … Continue reading

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Osteoporosis treatment may also benefit breast cancer patients

Treatment approaches to reduce the risk of bone complications (metastasis) associated with breast cancer may be one step closer to becoming a reality.  According to a study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health … Continue reading

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Novel immunotherapy vaccine decreases recurrence in HER2 positive breast cancer patients

Women who received trastuzumab, Herceptin, as part of standard treatment show greatest benefit A new breast cancer vaccine candidate, (GP2), provides further evidence of the potential of immunotherapy in preventing disease recurrence. This is especially the case for high-risk patients … Continue reading

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Aspirin may slow recurrence in breast cancer patients

New findings published today in the journal Cancer Research reveal that some postmenopausal overweight breast cancer patients who use common anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen have significantly lower breast cancer recurrence rates. Researchers from the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at … Continue reading

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