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Much of terminal cancer therapy is "futile and potentially inconsistent with patients’ wishes", cancer experts say in Lancet Oncology.

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...se hope is unethically, but in the same time to refuse a potentially helpful treatment to a terminal cancer patient is unethically too. This is not a recent debate, unfortunately health services and terminal cancer still need adjustments, but these can be done by trying and studying.     Related search articles:sutent success rate tyroid and nuclear submarines terminal thyroid cancer Te...

Thyroid cancer's risk is higher in women with diabetes

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There were studies suggesting that diabetes increases a person’s lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer, and a new report published shows this linkage for retirement-age Americans.   The medical scientists found that if a person between 50 and 71 years old has diabetes the 10-year risk of thyroid cancer is increased by one-quarter. The researchers founded their conclusions on data...

Zybrestat collapses tumor vasculature and interrupts its blood flow, leading to the death of cancer cells.

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...brestat (fosbretabulin) helped improve the one-year survival rate of patients with larger anaplastic thyroid cancer tumors.   The presentation was made on September 14 at the 35th Meeting of the European Thyroid Association, in Krakow, Poland. The presenter was Dr. Rossella Elisei, endocrinologist, University of Pisa, Italy. Combrestatin, from which Zybrestat derived, is present in the bark o...

BC-819, used to treat pancreatic cancer, is a double stranded DNA plasmid construct that incorporates the gene for diphtheria toxin (DTA) under the regulation of the promoter sequence for H19 gene.

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BioCancell has begun enrollment of phase IIb BC-819 pancreatic cancer clinical trial, while Halozyme has started randomized, controlled clinical trial with PEGPH20 in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.   Tikcro Technologies Ltd. announced on October 6 that BioCancell, a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing targeted cancer therapies for solid cancer tumors, has co...

The life-extending medication should not be use as it shows no benefits for terminal cancer, and has dangerous side-effects, said the cancer experts.

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A report on managing  cancer costs, made by 37 cancer experts (economists, patient advocates and physicians) from developed countries (U.S., UK, Germany, Australia), was published in the Lancet Oncology on September 26 . The study highlights the need of a judicious medication for terminal cancer patient.   Professor Richard Sullivan, of the King’s Health Partners Integrated Cancer Cent...

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

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Film critic Roger Ebert has died at 70 after a long battle with cancer, his newspaper the Chicago Sun-Times has reported. Roger Ebert, known for his thumbs-up or down television reviews with partner and friend 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 Ebe...

President Barack Obama said he is pushing for "a world without nuclear weapons" ahead of Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

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Speaking ahead of Seoul Nuclear Security Summit, which aimed at reducing the risk of nuclear terrorism, US President Barack Obama says he is pushing for “a world without nuclear weapons”, making direct appeals to North Korea and Iran. Barack Obama also pledged to work with Russia and China. He emphasized the US’s unique position to seek change but said “serious sustained g...

Hereditary cancer study

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Zelboraf for metastatic melanoma approved by FDA   Prostate cancer: a new treatment option from Swedish Lund University researchers.   Potential breakthrough in cancer research: a new treatment for leukemia had amazing results.   Telomere progressive shortening characterizes familial breast cancer     Medical scientists have found a new form of mechanism leading to hereditary...

"Microscopic image showing two T cells binding to beads, depicted in yellow, that cause the cells to divide. After the beads are removed, the T cells are infused into cancer patients." (Dr. Carl June / Pennsylvania Medicine)

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Zelboraf for metastatic melanoma approved by FDA.   Prostate cancer: a new treatment option from Swedish Lund University researchers.   Telomere progressive shortening characterizes familial breast cancer   [googlead tip="patrat_mediu" aliniat="stanga"]A new treatment for leukemia had amazing results, surprising even the researchers who designed it. The new treatment has eradicated the...

Researchers from Lund University have identified a method that may attack and destroy prostate cancer stem cells

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Potential breakthrough in cancer research: a new treatment for leukemia had amazing results.   Zelboraf for metastatic melanoma approved by FDA.   Hereditary cancer: future methods of diagnosis and treatment   [googlead tip="patrat_mediu" aliniat="stanga"]Swedish researchers from Lund University have identified a new treatment method for the advanced prostate cancer that may attack and...

Abraxane, approved by FDA for breast cancer, could be a life-prolonging drug for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.

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...ension) in combination with gemcitabine in 67 patients with previously untreated advanced pancreatic cancer were published in an online article by the Journal of Clinical Oncology.   Abraxane, approved by FDA for breast cancer, could be a life-prolonging drug for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer.   After the first phase of the study, the recommended Phase II dose was 125 mg/m2 of...

Almost 60 leaders from around the world attending 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism

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Almost 60 leaders from around the world attending 2012 Seoul Nuclear Security Summit have called for closer co-operation to tackle the threat of nuclear terrorism. South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak said nuclear terrorism remained a “grave threat”, while US President Barack Obama said action was key. Chinese President Hu Jintao urged the group to work together on the issue. The meet...

Biscuits and cakes increase womb cancer risk by 42 percent

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...nacking regularly on biscuits or cakes can significantly increase women’s chances of developing womb cancer, a British study shows.   Women who eat biscuits or cakes two to three times a week were 33% more likely to suffer womb cancer than those who rarely served such sweets. Among those women indulging more than three times a week, the risk of developing womb tumors is increased with 42%. Ho...

Telomere chromosome

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Prostate cancer: a new treatment option from Swedish Lund University researchers.  [googlead tip="patrat_mare" aliniat="stanga"] Zelboraf for metastatic melanoma approved by FDA.   Potential breakthrough in cancer research: a new treatment for leukemia had amazing results.   Hereditary cancer: future methods of diagnosis and treatment   Progressive telomere shortening characterizes fami...

Elizabeth Hurley signed the purchases from Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Collection at Selfridges, to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

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...the lights pink at the Selfridges Department Store in London as part of Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.   The Breast Cancer Awareness Month Event, held on September 29, changed the Selfridges’ signature from yellow to pink. The store, like the Empire State Building and Niagara Falls, was illuminated in pink to raise awareness to the importance of mammography scre...

Eating plenty of cereals and whole grains could reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, a study published in British Medical Journal says

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Eating plenty of cereals and whole grains could reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer, a study published in British Medical Journal says. Scientists from Imperial College London found that for every 10 g a day increase in fibre intake, there was a 10% drop in the risk of bowel cancer. Researchers’ analysis of 25 previous studies found that fruit and vegetable fibre did not reduce...

A new study suggests that one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus

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A new study suggests that one third of people diagnosed with throat cancer are infected with a form of the HPV virus. HPV (human papillomavirus) is the major cause of cervical cancer. Actor Michael Douglas is reported to have spoken about the link after his own diagnosis with throat cancer. Experts said this study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, which quantifies the link, showed “strik...

Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of endometrial cancer

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...g to a new study, women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78% increased risk of endometrial cancer. Researchers have found that other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect. Nor did natural fruit juice, even though it’s full of naturally occurring sugars. The findings fit in with other research linking sugar intake, obesity and a lack of exercise with the cancer, which k...

Swedish researchers at Karolinska Institute suggest there is a link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer

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...ute suggest there is a link between eating processed meat, such as bacon or sausages, and pancreatic cancer. Researchers said eating an extra 50g of processed meat, approximately one sausage, every day would increase a person’s risk by 19%. But the chance of developing the rare cancer remains low. The World Cancer Research Fund suggested the link may be down to obesity. Eating red and proces...

The rescuers at 9/11 WTC are at 19% higher risk of cancer as a result of exposure to toxic fumes, according to a study published in a special The Lancet series to mark the 10th anniversary of the atrocity.

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...ening bias have brought the percentage estimates down. Originally they found an increase of 32%. The cancers are various, but the most common were those of the skin, prostate, thyroid and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The authors say a link between exposure to the pollutants given off by the World Trade Centre and cancer is biologically plausible because “some contaminants in the WTC dust, s...

Eating cruciferous vegetables at least once a week can cut the risk of developing a variety of cancers

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...s sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower at least once a week can cut the risk of developing a variety of cancers. Those who ate them at least weekly cut the risk of mouth cancer and breast cancer by almost a fifth and oesophageal cancer by more than a quarter, a study has found. The research linked poor diet with the fatal disease with around a third of all cases of oral cancer is thought to be linked...

Fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy are the three main screening tests for colorectal cancer.

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...s target multiple markers to achieve high detection rates (DNA changes may differ between colorectal cancers) and very sensitive tests are required (DNA markers may be present in only trace quantities in stool). This type of test  has been shown to be more effective than fecal occult blood tests at detecting colon cancer and precancerous polyps. The first study was a large blinded investigation an...

Prostate cancer screening is performed by two methods: the digital rectal examination (DRE), and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test.

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Recent studies emphasized the negative influence exerted by obesity on the risk to develop prostate cancer, the diagnostic and the recovery after surgical treatment. A meta-analysis of 25 prostate cancer studies over a 14 years period detailed the association between body mass index (BMI) and prostate cancer risk. For every 5-point BMI increase, the risk to develop an aggressive form of prostate...

Angelina Jolie has preventative double mastectomy as she had an 87 percent chance of contracting breast cancer

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...a preventative double mastectomy after doctors estimated she had an 87% chance of contracting breast cancer. Angelina Jolie, 37, made the decision to undergo the procedure after learning that she is a carrier of the BRCA1 cancer gene. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died at the age of 56 from ovarian cancer, which Angelina Jolie revealed she has a 50% chance of contracting. Writing in an editoria...

Q-Cancer will allow doctors, nurses and pharmacists to quickly identify all known types of cancer while the patient waits

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Q-Cancer, a groundbreaking device that can diagnose cancer in just 20 minutes, is being developed in the UK. The world’s first tumor profiler, as it is known, will allow doctors, nurses and pharmacists to quickly identify all known types of cancer while the patient waits. It is hoped the device, which will also gauge the correct drug to prescribe cancer sufferers, will be used across the NH...