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New drugs could treat resistant prostate cancers
The drugs, called Hsp90 inhibitors, which are already in clinical trials for several types of cancer, specifically target and inactivate a mechanism commonly used by prostate cancer cells to evade the effects of standard treatment, the findings showed. [...]
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New cancer drugs could treat lethal resistant prostate cancers
The findings provide vital information about the role of Hsp90 in drug-resistant prostate cancers, and open up potential new routes to cancer treatment based on blocking this or related proteins. A team at The Institute of Cancer Research, London ... [...]
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Study explores how some breast cancers resist treatment
A targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), the most aggressive form of breast cancer, has shown potential promise in a recently published study. TNBC is the only type of breast cancer for which there are no currently approved targeted ... [...]
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Low Fat Diet Helps Postmenopausal Women Avoid Deadly Breast Cancers
An association between dietary fat intake and breast cancer outcomes was suggested nearly a half-century ago but observational findings have been inconclusive. In order to determine the effects of a low fat dietary pattern on breast cancer, Rowan ... [...]
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Low fat diet helps senior women avoid deadly breast cancers
April 15, 2016 - Older women who stayed on a low fat diet for approximately eight years reduced their risk of death from invasive breast cancers and improved their survival rates when compared with women who had not followed the dietary regimen, ... [...]
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Compounds show potential in fighting brain, breast cancers
"It is particularly encouraging for brain tumor patients, who do not currently have effective treatment options besides surgery," said Dr. James Turkson, PhD, Chief Academic Lead of the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center and Director of the Natural ... [...]
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Prostate Cancer: Secondary Cancers More Common With Radiation Tx
"Perhaps more important, this study confirms our belief that second malignancy should be added to the already long list of avoidable hazards associated with treatment for those men with low risk prostate cancer who simply need no treatment at all ... [...]
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Breast cancer most curable of all cancers, says leading surgeon
JEDDAH — Though breast cancer is a common and potentially deadly disease, it is actually a treatable form of cancer, according to Dr. Barbara Bass, a leading American surgeon at Houston Methodist Hospital. “With the appropriate care and early ... [...]
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Aggressive Prostate Cancers Appear to Be Linked to Self-Renewing Stem Cells …
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center researchers have demonstrated that the prostate basal cell layer contains self-renewing adult stem cells, with a gene expression profile that overlaps that of aggressive and endocrine therapy-resistant ... [...]
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Radiotherapy Linked to Secondary Cancers in Prostate Cancer
Men whose prostate cancer is treated with radiotherapy had a higher risk of developing secondary malignancies in the bladder, colon, and rectum, as compared with men who were not exposed to radiotherapy, according to a systemic review and ... [...]
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancers Depend on Fat as Fuel, Research Shows
Because they grow rapidly in early stages, triple-negative breast tumors often respond well initially to older chemotherapies that kill dividing cells, but a greater percentage of women diagnosed with this type of breast cancer die within five years of ... [...]
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Radiation for Prostate Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
This systematic review of 21 studies found that although the absolute rates of secondary cancers were low, prostate cancer patients receiving radiation therapy had a higher risk of bladder, rectal, and colon cancers. The studies reviewed patients who ... [...]
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Test Could Identify Which Prostate Cancers Require Treatment
Prostate cancer progression. The 3-gene biomarker test could help identify patients with low-risk cancer, who may not require treatment. (Source: CUMC/Genes & Development) The level of expression of three genes associated with aging can be used to ... [...]
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Radiation for Prostate Ca Linked to Secondary Cancers
Wallis and his colleagues selected 21 studies for review that reported on prostate cancer patients who were treated with commonly used forms of radiotherapy. Thirteen studies used patients treated with surgery as controls and eight used patients who ... [...]
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Secondary Cancers Possible With PCa Radiotherapy
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with radiotherapy may have increased risks of bladder, colorectal, and rectal cancers, a new systematic review and meta-analysis finds. The study is not the first to show an association, but results from previous ... [...]
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Single Dose of Trastuzumab Kick Starts Immune Response in Certain Breast Cancers
“Our study showed, for the first time, that the immune-cell–activating properties of trastuzumab are likely related to the subtypes of breast cancer,” Varadan said. “Knowing this can inform future trials studying the usefulness of adding immunotherapy ... [...]
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