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British researchers believe they have explained why some families are incredibly vulnerable to bowel cancer

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...s mother and sister both had it, my dad was diagnosed with it at 43 and a few cousins have had bowel cancers and brain tumors. “It’s clear that something’s going on in our family.” The researchers looked at the genetic code of 20 people and found faults in two genes could increase the chance of developing the cancer. Lead researcher, Prof. Ian Tomlinson from the University...

Tests on mice showed that both Glivec and Sutent depleted pericytes by 70 percent while metastasis rates tripled

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...in is the chief reason why people die from cancer. Tests on mice showed that both Glivec and Sutent depleted pericytes by 70 percent while metastasis rates tripled The US scientists, whose work is reported in the journal Cancer Cell, began by removing pericytes from breast cancer tumors in genetically engineered mice. They saw a 30% decrease in tumor volumes over 25 days, but also a three-fold in...

Experts have found that a blood test that reads genetic results like a barcode can pick out the most aggressive prostate cancers

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...verage of nine months compared with 21 months for those without it. US researchers at the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute and the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre have also been testing a similar prostate cancer blood test. Their six-gene test could split patients into high and low risk groups. Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer in the UK, accounting for almost a quarter of male canc...

A major British study found that taking aspirin regularly can reduce the long-term risk of cancer by 60 per cent

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...report published online in The Lancet medical journal. Initially, the researchers found no change in cancer rates between the groups. However, when they followed up the study after 5 years, they detected a significant difference. By 2010, the researchers had identified a total of 19 new bowel cancers among those given aspirin and 34 among the placebo group, a cut of 44% among patients taking the d...

Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer

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...ed few days ago that she had breast cancer during a Today Show interview. She learned she had breast cancer when her doctor recommended she get a mammogram before going through her third round of in-vitro fertilization treatments. Giuliana Rancic underwent a double lumpectomy to treat her breast cancer Giuliana Rancic plans to return to work next week, despite the lumpectomies and the six weeks o...

Red-headed men are 54 percent less likely to develop prostate cancer

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A new research found that naturally red-headed men are 54% less likely to develop prostate cancer as those with blond, brown or black hair. Why hair color should be such a powerful influence on cancer risk is not clear. Scientists behind the findings, published online in the British Journal of Cancer, think it might be to do with the way genes that dictate hair pigmentation also influence tumor d...

Michael Douglas has claimed that his throat cancer was caused by human papilloma virus

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...ered by the stress over his son’s legal troubles. Michael Douglas has claimed that his throat cancer was caused by human papilloma virus Michael Douglas explained: “I did worry if the stress caused by my son’s incarceration didn’t help trigger it. But yeah, it’s a s**ually transmitted disease that causes cancer. And if you have it, cunni**gus is also the best cure for it.”...

British researchers have made a device that can "smell" bladder cancer in urine samples

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British researchers have made a device that can “smell” bladder cancer in urine samples. The device uses a sensor to detect gaseous chemicals that are given off if cancer cells are present. Early trials show the tests gives accurate results more than nine times in 10, its inventors told PLoS One journal. However, experts say more studies are needed to perfect the test before it can be...

A new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing potential

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...r is caught early, compared with less than 30% if it is discovered in the later stages. Unlike other cancers, the symptoms, such as pelvic and abdominal pain or persistent bloating, are often put down to other common ailments and the tumor can be missed. There is no mass screening programme to detect the cancer either. A new way of screening for ovarian cancer is showing potential Scientists alre...

A quick and simple breath test can diagnose stomach cancer

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...est can diagnose stomach cancer. Scientists from Israel and China found the test was 90% accurate at detecting and distinguishing cancers from other stomach complaints in 130 patients. The British Journal of Cancer says the test could revolutionize and speed up the way this cancer is diagnosed. Two-fifths of patients survive for at least a year, but only a fifth are still alive after five years, d...

Vast numbers of cells that can attack cancer and HIV have been grown in the lab, and could potentially be used to fight disease

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...#8220;unclear” whether this technique would help in treating HIV and that other infections and cancer may be a better place to start. Experts in the field said the findings were encouraging. Prof. Alan Clarke, the director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute at Cardiff University, said: “This is a potentially very exciting development which extends our capacity to devel...

Vinnie Jones revealed he has had several lumps removed after being diagnosed with skin cancer

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...le to be more aware of exposure to the sun. “Footballers never put on sunblock and they should all be wearing it,” he said. “Kids should all be wearing it every time they play sport.” “If you spot something on your skin that doesn’t feel right… get it checked out immediately.” Vinnie Jones also revealed his wife Tanya had been fighting skin cancer, a...

Post-menopausal women who walk for an hour a day can cut their chance of breast cancer significantly

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...eational activity. Those who walked for at least seven hours per week had a 14% lower risk of breast cancer compared to those who walked three or fewer hours per week. Dr. Alpa Patel, a senior epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta Georgia, who led the study, said: “Given that more than 60% of women report some daily walking, promoting walking as a healthy leisure-time acti...

George Bush during his mission to renovate a women's cancer screening center in Zambia

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...stened intently as he read to them. His visit was part of a mission to raise awareness of a cervical cancer detection and treatment program he has set up in Zambia, which has the second highest number of cervical cancer cases in the world. Many Zambian women infected with the disease are also living with HIV and have weakened immune systems, according to the Catholic Online. “The saddest thing of...

British researchers have found that an experimental Trojan-horse cancer therapy has completely eliminated prostate cancer in experiments on mice

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...es inside the immune system in order to sneak them into a tumor. Once inside, a study in the journal Cancer Research showed, tens of thousands of viruses were released to kill the cancerous cells. Experts labeled the study “exciting,” but human tests are still needed. Using viruses to destroy rapidly growing tumors is an emerging field in cancer therapy, however one of the challenges i...

A Canadian study published in British Medical Journal Open says that increasing use of the contraceptive pill is being linked with the rise of prostate cancer in men

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...al Open says that increasing use of the contraceptive pill is being linked with the rise of prostate cancer in men Using data from 87 countries, researchers found that where the proportion of women using the contraceptive pill is higher, rates of prostate cancer are higher. Other contraceptives such as intrauterine devices or condoms were not linked to a higher incidence of prostate cancer. A tea...

The research found that the African-American women were clearing HPV virus about six months longer

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...Pap tests, which are recommended every three years for women 21 to 65. Starting at age 30, women can also have an HPV test every five years; they’re not recommended before then because brief infections are so common, they would give too many false alarms. About 12,000 new cases and 4,200 deaths from cervical cancer occur each year in the United States, mostly in women who have never been scr...

Jessica Joy Rees died after 10 months and 2 days of battle with the brain cancer

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...assed Jessica’s goal to get one “like” for each of the estimated 50,000 American children with cancer. “Thank you all for honoring Jessie by helping her reach her 50,000 goal today. We will NEVER EVER GIVE UP spreading hope, joy and love to kids fighting cancer. Jessie’s dream is now our destination!” Jessica Joy Rees’ parents wrote on her Facebook page shortly after she died. Jessica...

US federal government is on the verge of recognizing that people who lived near Ground Zero and first responders got cancer from toxic dust from the scene

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...nment is on the verge of recognizing that people who lived near Ground Zero and first responders got cancer from toxic dust from the scene Michael Barasch, a lawyer who represent thousands of first responders and residents, told the New York Post: “There’s new scientific evidence that dust is what is now linked to not only the respiratory illnesses, but all these cancers.” John Walcott, an NYPD de...

Post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer

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...British Journal of Cancer, examined 40 separate studies looking at the potential link between breast cancer and diabetes. Being obese or overweight is linked to both conditions. But cancer experts say there may be a direct connection between the two.   Post-menopausal women who have Type 2 diabetes appear to have a 27 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer   These studies invo...

Cancer researchers charted 21 major mutations behind the vast majority of tumors

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...of enzymes which mutate the viruses until they can no longer function. However, 12 of the signatures defy explanation for now. It is hoped that if some of them can be pinned down to things in the environment then new ways of preventing cancer could be developed. It may also spur further research. One of the unknown causes of mutation happens only in neuroblastoma, a cancer of nerve cells which nor...

Debbie Martin, Angelina Jolie's aunt, has died of breast cancer, nearly two weeks after the Hollywood star said she had had a double mastectomy

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High-dose vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy in the lab and mice

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...by injection, it could potentially be a safe, effective and low-cost treatment for ovarian and other cancers, scientists at the University of Kansas say. Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, they call for large-scale government clinical trials. Pharmaceutical companies are unlikely to run trials, as vitamins cannot be patented. Vitamin C has long been used as an alternative therapy for can...

Anastacia has been forced to cancel her European tour as she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time

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...uled to kick off in London on April 6th, but the singer has been instructed by her doctors to cancel all performances and not travel from now until further notice. The singer will, however, continue with the recording and writing of her new album, and is hoping to at some point in the near future schedule in another tour. The statement continued: “Now more then ever, she is determined to live by h...

Film critic Roger Ebert has died at 70 after a long battle with cancer

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...d Gene Siskel, became a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002, losing his jaw and his ability to speak in a subsequent surgery. Roger Ebert later resumed writing full-time and also returned to television. On Tuesday, Roger Ebert revealed on his popular blog that he faced a fresh bout with cancer and was taking a “leave of presence”,...