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Conference cancer: May 21-June 7

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

Conference cancer: May 21-June 7

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Oncology today: April 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 09, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Oncology today: April 9-16

Cancers in general

Some people don't get cancer. Why?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42469/title/Resisting-Cancer/

Complete, free report, graphic, link, references from The Scientist

Activating more of the immune system against cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/recruiting-entire-immune-system-attack-cancer?et_cid=4515004&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Cancer and genes

Important to compare person's cancer genome with normal

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/tumor-only-genetic-sequencing-may-mislead-cancer-therapy?et_cid=4517676&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Certain mutations linked to high mortality in melanoma

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/lower-survival-rates-connected-high-risk-melanoma-mutations-study-finds?et_cid=4509601&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Gene switch mutated, cancers more aggressive

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/bodys-cancer-defenses-hijacked-make-pancreatic-and-lung-cancer-more-aggressive?et_cid=4505246&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

What are ALT cancers?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42444/title/Control-ALT--Delete-Cancer/

Full, free item, links from The Scientist

Breast cancer

Breast cancer cells mimic blood vessels

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/04/breast-cancer-cells-may-spread-mimicking-blood-vessels?et_cid=4509398&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

No strong link between breast cancer and some histories

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/lung-cancer-risk-reproductive-hormone-history/article/408151/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=11140936&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=520997633&spReportId=NTIwOTk3NjMzS0

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

Genetic screening for breast cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/04/genetic-screening-could-improve-breast-cancer-prevention?et_cid=4509601&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Breast cancer genes mapped

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42616/title/BRCA-Mutations-Mapped/

Short, free item, image, links from The Scientist


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Current cancer: April 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
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Advances in oncology: March 26-April 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 27, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Advances in oncology: March 26-April 2

Drugs

Precision medicine v cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/precision-medicine-shaping-future-cancer-research?et_cid=4486838&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Low vitamin D and non-Hodgkin lymphoma prognosis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/low-vitamin-d-linked-worse-prognosis-type-non-hodgkin-lymphoma?et_cid=4492522&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

What about those anti-cancer vaccines?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42563/title/Opinion--Making-Cancer-Vaccines-Work/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Other therapies and diagnoses

Removal of ovaries and uterine tubes to prevent cancer?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/removal-of-ovaries-fallopian-tubes-wrong-anticancer-option-for-most/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150327

Full, free article, images, links from Sci. Am.

Physical fitness in middle aged men v cancer

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2203829

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from JAMA Oncol.

MRI to diagnose malignant cells

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/mri-based-sugar-molecule-tells-cancerous-noncancerous-cells?et_cid=4486838&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Neutrophils and breast cancer metastasis

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/how-immune-cells-facilitate-spread-breast-cancer?et_cid=4492522&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.


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Cancer science: March 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 20, 2015
Updated: Monday, March 23, 2015

Cancer science: March 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective A.J. Petto

NSAID's v cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/nsaids-and-cancer-risk?et_cid=4474510&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Anti-cocaine herbicide linked to cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/us-anti-drugs-work-colombia-uses-cancer-linked-herbicide-0?et_cid=4478008&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Breast cancer frequency

http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/breast.html

Free chart from NCI

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