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Current oncology: June 256July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: 4 hours ago

Current oncology: June 26-July 2

Cancer biology

When does metastasis start?

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/06/pinpointing-onset-metastasis?et_cid=4642859&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from R&D Mag.

"Sleeping" cancers: 20 years later

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/sleeping-cancer-can-wake-years-later?et_cid=4595155&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Breast cancer

Preventing metastatic breast cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/scientists-identify-key-to-preventing-metastatic-breast-cancer/article/422919/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11756138&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=562093253&spReportId=NTYyMDkzMjUzS0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Paper with alleged false breast cancer info. retracted

http://retractionwatch.com/2015/06/25/oncogene-to-retract-breast-cancer-paper-following-years-old-misconduct-investigation/?

Free item, links from Retraction Watch

Diagnoses

Pancreatic cancer identified 100% in blood test

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/06/blood-test-ids-pancreatic-cancer-250-250-patients?et_cid=4649267&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, link, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Urine tests to detect liver cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/diagnosing-cancer-help-bacteria?et_cid=4594335&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Saliva, blood tests detects squamous cell carcinoma

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/spit-and-blood-tests-successfully-detect-tumor-dna-from-head-and-neck-cancers/81251434/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Causes

Combination of non-carcinogens may cause cancer

http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/mis-cancer-news-102/combination-of-safe-chemicals-may-be-causing-cancer-700565.html

Complete, free report, link from HealthDay News

Some insecticides and herbicides linked to cancer

http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2015/pdfs/pr236_E.pdf

Press release from WHO



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Cancer this week: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: 4 hours ago

Cancer this week: June 19-26

Breast cancer

Efficacy of breast cancer screening in older women

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/attending-breast-cancer-screening-reduces-risk-of-death-from-breast-cancer-by-40/article/421038/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11698600&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=561574999&spReportId=NTYxNTc0OTk5S0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

A rare breast metastasis

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2014-209125.full

Full, free story, linked citations, images from BMJ Case Rep.

Skin cancers

ED drugs not likely cause of melanoma

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/viagra-does-something-very-important%E2%80%94-it-unlikely-cause-melanoma-researchers-conclude?et_cid=4639489&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Genetically modified herpes to attack skin cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/genetically-modified-herpes-virus-treat-skin-cancer?et_cid=4592802&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Some other cancers

Gene for squamous cell carcinoma

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/key-gene-deadly-head-and-neck-cancer-identified?et_cid=4633021&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Facial lymphoma

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1406401?query=TOC

Short note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Cancers in general

How organs fail during cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/new-clue-how-cancer-causes-organ-failure?et_cid=4631108&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Splanchic venous thromboses and some abdominal cancers

http://www.medicaldaily.com/abdominal-blood-clots-found-be-indicators-liver-pancreatic-cancer-338742

Full, free story, links MedicalDaily

50% of all US cancer mortality linked to smoking

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/daily-oncology-news/half-of-us-cancer-deaths-can-be-linked-to-smoking/article/420847/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11672272&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=561288312&spReportId=NTYxMjg4MzEyS0

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Spring oncology: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, June 15, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Spring oncology: June 12-19

Prevention and treatment

Aspirin/d v breast cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/an-aspirin-a-day-keeps-the-breast-cancer-away/81251381/

Complete, free report, link from GEN

Fighting brain tumors

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/battling-brain-tumors?et_cid=4625625&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Cancers in general

Cancer rates rise worldwide, mortality drops some places

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/new-cancer-cases-rise-globally-death-rates-are-declining-many-countries?et_cid=4597342&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Sleeping cancers

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/05/sleeping-cancer-can-wake-years-later?et_cid=4596841&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

DDT and breast cancer--new link

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/ddts-health-effects-continue-ripple-new-breast-cancer-link?et_cid=4629541&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, links from Drug discov. & develop.

The King of Cool died of lung cancer but why?

http://www.upworthy.com/steve-mcqueen-was-the-king-of-cool-but-do-you-know-how-he-died?c=upw1&u=976fe28b526922e63b62b6e2751bfb8c57402a4a

Complete, free report, images from The Upworthiest


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Oncology in June: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Oncology in June: June 7-12

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer patients and hot flashes

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/why-do-some-prostate-cancer-patients-experience-more-hot-flashes/article/417003/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11538157&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=560131167&spReportId=NTYwMTMxMTY3S0

Complete, free report, citation from Oncol. Nurse. Advis.

Urine test for prostate cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/liquid-biopsy-shows-promise-prostate-cancer-test?et_cid=4605086&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Other cancers

Melanoma trends

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e0602a1.htm?s_cid=mm64e0602a1_e

Full, free article, linked citations, figures from MMWR

Breast-feeding v childhood leukemia

http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2299705

Free summary from JAMA Ped.

Checking asymptomatic pregnant women for cancer

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2318964

Free abstract from JAMA Oncol.


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Conference cancer: May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 22, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 08, 2015

Conference cancer: May 21-June 7

Gender-related cancers

MRI detects breast abnormality linked to breast cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/05/women-mri-abnormality-nine-times-more-likely-get-breast-cancer?et_cid=4585154&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free article, images from Biosci. Tech.

Gene maps for prostate cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/rosetta-stone-for-prostate-cancer-deciphered/81251308/

Full, free item, image, links from GEN

Other cancers

Cancer-related mutations frequent in normal skin

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43041/title/Cancer-Driving-Mutations-Common-in-Normal-Skin-Cells/

Full, free essay, links from The Scientist

For multiple myeloma: Injecting T-cells into bone marrow

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/05/injected-t-cells-bone-marrow-treat-multiple-myeloma-pilot-study-finds?et_cid=4583559&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.


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Cancer: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 14, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Cancer: May 14-21

Treatments and diagnoses

Anti-cancer drugs: improperly rushed thru approval?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/cancer-drugs-approved-quickly-not-patients-benefit?et_cid=4580282&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Niacin v skin cancers

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/05/b-vitamin-may-prevent-recurrence-skin-cancers?et_cid=4570746&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Microchip to find cancer cells in the blood

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/microchip-captures-circulating-tumor-clusters-providing-clue-cancers-spread?et_cid=4576739&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Kills cancer cells but protects healthy

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-class-of-molecules-destroys-cancer-cells-while-protecting-healthy-ones/81251269/

Complete, free report from GEN

Cancers primarily in women

Does family history predict breast cancer? Not really.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bjs.9816/abstract;jsessionid=9A480B3C3E3DD91A66F422DBC48B86B8.f04t03

Free abstract from Brit. j. Surg.

Breast density: does that mean breast cancer?

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2293233

Free abstract from Ann. Int. Med.

Following the cervical cancer testing guidelines

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/daily-oncology-news/physicians-show-poor-adherence-to-cervical-cancer-screening-guidelines/article/412436/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=11389171&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=540939915&spReportId=NTQwOTM5OTE1S0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Cancers of the oral cavity

Early cell changes in mouth epithelia with smoking

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/smoking-induces-early-signs-cancer-cheek-swabs?et_cid=4572335&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Melanoma of the maxillae

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1410451?query=TOC

Short note, images from New Engl. j. Med.


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Today's oncology: May 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 07, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Cancer this week: April 30-May 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 30, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Cancer this week: April 30-May 7

Cancer biology

Muscle twitching--cancer to blame

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1402098?query=TOC

Short, free note, image, video from New Engl. j. Med.

Rate of telomere shortening and cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/fast-slow-telomere-shortening-predicts-cancer/81251220/

Full, free essay from GEN

More women with ovarian cancer--new screening

http://www.livescience.com/50730-ovarian-cancer-screening-new-test.html

Short, free story, links from LiveScience

Cortical neuron activity increases glioma growth

http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/04/brain-tumor-growth-stimulated-by-nerve-activity-in-the-cortex.html

Press release, video from Stanford Univ.

Cancer therapy

Sunshine v pancreatic cancer?

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/get-more-sun-get-less-pancreatic-cancer/81251212/

Complete, free report from GEN

Blood study can predict side-effects of drugs

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/blood-test-can-help-avoid-unnecessary-drug-side-effects-for-some-patients-with-colorectal-cancer/article/410416/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11288255&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=540081734&spReportId=NTQwMDgxNzM0S0

Full, free essay from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Three types of drug resistance found in lung cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/multiple-types-resistance-new-lung-cancer-drug-identified?et_cid=4551151&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free article from Drug discov. & develop.

Double mastectomy: factors to consider

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/bilateral-mastectomy-factors-choice-breast-cancer/article/411902/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11287010&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=540073867&spReportId=NTQwMDczODY3S0

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Oncology news: April 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 23, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Oncology news: April 23-30

Cancer biology

Earliest photomicroscopic views of leukemia

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42465/title/Leukemia-Under-the-Lens--1845/

Full, free report, images from The Scientist

Steroid hormone replacement: good or bad? Depends.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2015/04/some-progestins-may-hike-cancer-some-estrogens-may-ward-it?et_cid=4538135&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, link to original article, all from Biosci. Tech.

MicroRNA's and cancer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42440/title/Two-Faced-RNAs/

Full, free story, links from The Scientist

Age and colorectal cancer prognosis

http://www.healio.com/gastroenterology/oncology/news/online/%7B130d3a07-e093-4be3-bd07-fb00c9969c83%7D/colorectal-cancer-prognosis-worse-in-younger-patients

Free short item from Healio

Time for death, cancer: circadian rhythm and apoptosis

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42758/title/Circadian-Responses-to-Chemo/

Short, free essay from The Scientist

Therapies

Rapid rise in anti-cancer drug prices

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/prices-of-cancer-drugs-have-soared-since-1995/article/409304/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11229915&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=521752339&spReportId=NTIxNzUyMzM5S0

Full, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Ovary removal and breast cancer prognosis

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2276101

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from JAMA

Predicting therapeutic success with an implant

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42769/title/Personalized-Devices-Predict-Cancer-Drug-Response/

Complete, free report, image, links, reference from The Scientist


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Cancer currently: April 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cancer currently: April 16-23

The prostate

Obesity and prostate cancer in black men

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2250348

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from JAMA Oncol.

Vitamin D and improved prostate outlook

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/vitamin-d-and-prostate-cancer-higher-intake-improves-active-surveillance-outcomes/article/409401/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11166669&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=521210642&spReportId=NTIxMjEwNjQyS0

Full, free essay from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Breast cancers

Low cost kit for testing for breast cancer genes

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42759/title/BRCA-Breakthroughs-/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Estrogen receptor breast cancers and apoptosis

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42449/title/Toggling-Between-Life-and-Death/

Free short item, image, reference from The Scientist

Draft recommendations for screening mammography

http://screeningforbreastcancer.org/

Free website, video

Cancers in general

Fate mapping cancer cells

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42441/title/Cancer-Kismet/

Complete, free report, image from The Scientist

Do these artificial drugs cause cancer?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/synthetic-drugs-evidence-they-can-cause-cancer?et_cid=4521323&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Myeloid cells undermine angiogenesis inhibition

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/angiogenesis-inhibitors-undermined-immune-cells-says-study?et_cid=4524853&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Therapies and prevention

Aspiring linked to lower GI cancer risk

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/aacr-regular-aspirin-use-associated-with-decreased-gi-cancer-risk/article/410041/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11204394&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=521569105&spReportId=NTIxNTY5MTA1S0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Rolling pancreatic cancer back

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/returning-pancreatic-cancer-cells-to-normal/81251177/

Full, free item from GEN

Chimeric antigen receptor T-cells v cancers

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42462/title/The-CAR-T-Cell-Race/

Full, free article, images, links from The Scientist


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