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Cancer update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: 21 hours ago

Cancer update: July 23-30

Causes

Non-genetic cause for cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/study-finds-non-genetic-cancer-mechanism?et_cid=4695746&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Gene deletions in this lymphoma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/deadly-and-distinctive-cancer-caused-gene-deletions?et_cid=4695720&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Cancers in general

How cancers manipulate vascularization

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/model-shows-how-cancerous-tumors-manipulate-blood-vessel-growth/article/428218/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11981010&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=581905574&spReportId=NTgxOTA1NTc0S0

Full, free story, image from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Decline in quality of life with chemotherapy near death

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2398177

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

Diagnostics

Tracking breast cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/tracking-breast-cancer-it-grows?et_cid=4692171&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free, short note from Drug discov. & develop.

Predicting gastric cancer

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3867

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from BMJ

Rare sign of lung carcinoma in the calf

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211507.full

Complete, free report, images, linked citations from BMJ Case Rep.

 

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Using your sunscreen: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Oncology this week: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Oncology this week: July 9-16

Acrylamide in our food: what is the risk of cancer?

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/fact-sheets/acrylamide-in-food-and-cancer-risk-fact-sheet/article/426628/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11888058&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=581072753&spReportId=NTgxMDcyNzUzS0

Fact sheet from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Metastasis to colon 11 years after mastectomy

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2015/bcr-2015-211193.full

Complete, free report, linked citations, images from BMJ Case Rep.

Gene detection and lung cancer prognoses

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/genetic-expression-predicts-lung-cancer-survival?et_cid=4674111&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, links from Biosci. Tech.

Prostate cancer diagnoses dropping

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/rate-of-new-prostate-cancer-diagnoses-drops/article/425113/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=11829581&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=580556467&spReportId=NTgwNTU2NDY3S0

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Cancer today: July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 02, 2015
Updated: Thursday, July 09, 2015

Cancer today: July 2-9

Causes

Do radiograms and CT's really cause cancer?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/does-radiation-x-rays-and-ct-scans-really-cause-cancer?et_cid=4652801&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Risk of cancers in those exposed to low dose radiation

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanhae/article/PIIS2352-3026%2815%2900094-0/fulltext

Full, free article, linked citations, graphics from Lancet

Citrus consumption and melanoma

http://jco.ascopubs.org/content/early/2015/06/24/JCO.2014.57.4111.abstract

Free abstract from J. Clin. Oncol.

Cancer biology

Protein that helps in tumor vascularization

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/how-removing-protein-slows-blood-vessel-growth-tumors?et_cid=4652807&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Prevention and treatment

Targeting cancer cell metabolism

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/depersonalized-medicine-shows-promising-results-against-cancer/81251444/

Complete, free report from GEN

Aspirin v risk of bowel cancer in Lynch Syndrome

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/bowel-cancer-risk-reduced-taking-aspirin-lynch-syndrome-patients?et_cid=4654114&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Activated T cells, re-injected in patient can treat melanoma

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/activated-t-cells-serve-as-adoptive-immunotherapy-in-melanoma-models/81251476/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

 

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Current oncology: June 256July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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

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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

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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

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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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