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Genes influence survival in bowel cancer patients

Welsh scientists have for the first time shown that common inherited genetic variants influence life expectancy in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). ...

Human clinical trials planned for new anti-cancer compound

After a decade of discovery and research, two University of Auckland medical oncology researchers along with their dedicated teams have developed a ...

An end to cancer pain?: U of T researcher finds the “pain trigger”

TORONTO, ON. – A new study led by University of Toronto researcher Dr. David Lam has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain. Released in top journal Pain this month, the study points to TMPRSS2 as the culprit: a gene that is also responsible for some of the most aggressive forms of androgen-fuelled cancers. ... Full story

Hundreds of cancer possibilities arise from common skin mole mutation

A Houston Methodist-led team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly melanomas. ... Full story

How a computer can help your doctor better diagnose cancer

Model from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory aims to automatically distinguish lymphoma subtypes. ... Full story

Cancer scan could remove need for radiotherapy for cured patients

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it. ... Full story

Toxic Mushroom-Based Drug May Help Battle Colorectal Cancer

MD Anderson Study Reveals Role of Gene Called POLR2A ... Full story

First Guidelines from the American Thyroid Association for Managing Thyroid Nodules and Cancer in Children Published in Thyroid Journal

New Rochelle, NY - Previous guidelines from the American Thyroid Association (ATA) for evaluating and managing thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers targeted adults. Recognizing the potential differences in clinical presentation and long-term outcomes, and the potential risks of overly aggressive therapy in pediatric patients with thyroid cancer, an ATA Task Force developed management guidelines for children with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), which are published in Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers and the official journal of the American Thyroid Association (ATA). The guidelines are available free on the Thyroid website. ... Full story

UMMS scientists help develop a new molecule that may aid in leukemia survival

By Jim Fessenden - A novel molecule designed by scientists at UMass Medical School and the University of Virginia inhibits progression of a hard-to-treat form of recurring acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in patient tissue. ... Full story

Most cancer patients want tumor profiling, even if it reveals other genetic risks

By Vicky Agnew - Most cancer patients would opt for tumor profiling even if the test revealed that they or their families were at risk for other genetic diseases, according to a Yale Cancer Center study. The findings were presented April 21 at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia. ... Full story

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