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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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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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Understanding cancer: March 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 12, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Understanding cancer: March 12-19

Risk factors

Low-dose radiation and cancer risk in mice

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/clues-about-cancer-risk-low-dose-radiation?et_cid=4458061&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Do dioxins cause breast cancer? Apparently not

http://consumer.healthday.com/cancer-information-5/breast-cancer-news-94/dietary-dioxins-don-t-seem-to-increase-risk-of-breast-cancer-study-697421.html

Short, free item from HealthDay News

Nasopharyngeal cancer and nasal allergies linked

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/link-between-nasal-allergies-increased-risk-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer/article/399827/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=10860718&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=500802130&spReportId=NTAwODAyMTMwS0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Not always such good news

Fact sheet on cancer staging

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/cancer-staging-fact-sheet/article/404004/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=10910351&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=501241507&spReportId=NTAxMjQxNTA3S0

From Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Better news

New approach for ovarian cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/new-therapeutic-strategy-discovered-for-ovarian-cancer/article/402282/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=10881893&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=500961675&spReportId=NTAwOTYxNjc1S0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

When malignant cells stop acting like cancer

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/03/when-cancer-cells-stop-acting-cancer?et_cid=4466542&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

Key to leukemia treatment: mature cells?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/03/scientists-discover-how-change-human-leukemia-cells-harmless-immune-cells?et_cid=4468266&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

Cancer rate and survivorship

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6409a1.htm?s_cid=mm6409a1_e

Full, free essay, tables, references from MMWR


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Cancer information: Feb. 26-March 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 26, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cancer information: Feb. 26-March 5

Cancer biology

Cancer cell detection by their sounds

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/detecting-cancer-by-sound-audio1/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150309

Full, free article, audio files, image from Sci. Am.

Vegetarian diet v. colorectal cancer

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2174939

Free abstract from JAMA Int. Med.

Nictotine activates metastatic pathway in lung cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/protein-pathway-involved-in-lung-cancer-metastasis-discovered/article/398094/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&spMailingID=10753616&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=482001872&spReportId=NDgyMDAxODcyS0

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

Heredity and cancer

Genetic subtypes of pancreatic cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/pancreatic-cancer-has-four-genomically-distinct-subtypes/81250971/

Complete, free report from GEN

15 newly-found genes increase breast cancer risk

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/fifteen-new-breast-cancer-genetic-risk-hot-spots-revealed?et_cid=4455115&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Genome of Hodgkin lymphoma

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/03/scientists-sequence-genome-classical-hodgkin-lymphoma?et_cid=4457526&et_rid=54713780&location=

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

Prostate cancer in family--slight risk rise for breast cancer

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.29075/abstract;jsessionid=F0CCC43FFD11AC65033C2776B06A8F51.f02t01

Free abstract from Cancer


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Cancer advances: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cancer advances: Feb. 19-26

Ecstasy relative v alcohol cancer

http://www.hapsweb.org/blogpost/1074670/Cancer

Full, free essay, image, links from Sci. Am.

Genetically diverse ovarian cancer more likely deadly

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/ovarian-cancer-more-deadly-if-genetically-motley/81250964/

Full, free story, image from GEN

Melanin and mutations--the damage goes on

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42205/title/The-Dark-Side-of-Melanin/

Complete, free report, image, link to abstract from The Scientist


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