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New treatment for brain tumors

A herpes virus, that has been genetically manipulated, has been used along with radiation to treat a form of brain cancer, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle

Blood clue to prostate cancer recurrence

Paris - Men with blood group O are far less likely to suffer a recurrence of cancer after prostate tumour surgery than men with other blood types, researchers reported on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Gut bacteria influence colon cancer progression

San Diego - Researchers have demonstrated that gut bacteria can change the environment in a way that promotes the growth and spread of tumors. The results suggest that bacterial proteins may suppress DNA repair proteins within the cells that line the colon.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Global tobacco control hampered by low government spending

Washington - According to the U.S. CDC, less than $1 billion is spent globally on tobacco control, with 97 percent of the spending done by high-income countries. In contrast, governments worldwide collect nearly $133 billion in tobacco excise tax revenue each year.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How cancer cells are 'put back together'

As some cancer cells are destroyed they can sometimes survive and piece themselves back together. The results offer insight on how cancer cells might be able to withstand chemotherapy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Can coffee cut cancer risk?

New evidence suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer. Coffee also prevents diabetes, a known risk factor for liver cancer.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

China and India face huge cancer burden: experts

Paris - China and India are facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment all causing large-scale problems, experts said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Many with prostate cancer misdiagnosed with mild form of disease

London - A large proportion of prostate cancer sufferers are being misdiagnosed, with inital tests underestimating the aggressiveness of the disease, researchers said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Trial for ultrasound prostate cancer treatment

An ultrasound treatment is currently in clinical trials in the U.S. for low-risk prostate cancer. If successful, the developers will seek FDA approval.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Colon cancer protein identified

Nashville - A protein called PLAC8 has been implicated in the spread of colon cancer. The protein plays an active role in shifting normal cells lining the colon into a state that encourages metastasis.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments
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Nov 30, 2012 in  Health by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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