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This week's cancer news: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Thursday, November 20, 2014

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Let's look at cancer: Nov. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 13, 2014
Updated: Friday, November 14, 2014

Let's look at cancer: Nov. 13-20

What about breast cancer screening?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429953.100-wider-breast-cancer-screening-wont-be-a-boon-to-women.html

Complete, full report, links from New Sci.

"Missing pages" in known genome could hide cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/dna-blind-spots-found-that-may-hide-cancer-causing-missense-mutations/81250597/

Full, free essay from GEN


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Oncology: Nov. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 06, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Oncology: Nov. 6-13

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Cancers primarily seen in women

Contraceptive pills and cancer risk

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/oral-contraceptives-and-cancer-risk-fact-sheet/article/381751/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9870521&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=420609712&spReportId=NDIwNjA5NzEyS0

Free fact sheet from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Cervical cancer incidence

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e1105a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e1105a1_e

Full, free essay, links, references charts from MMWR

Fluorescent tattoos for breast cancer patients

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/284769.php

Complete, free report, links from Med. News Today

Bone drug v calcium granules in breast cancers

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26508-bone-drug-goes-after-calcium-in-breast-tumours.html#.VFu9oNLF_TQ

Full, free story, video from New Sci.

Therapy and prevention

Overcoming "chemobrain"

http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/combating-chemobrain-how-to-keep-your-memory-sharp/article/355759/?DCMP=ILC-CTA_factsheet111114&CPN=&spMailingID=9894781&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=420932482&spReportId=NDIwOTMyNDgyS0

Full, free tip sheet from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

GMO potato has lower levels of suspected carcinogen

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-oks-genetically-modified-potato-with-lower-cancer-risk/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141110

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

New guidelines for prostate cancer treatment

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/asco-endorses-guideline-for-adjuvant-and-salvage-radiotherapy-after-prostatectomy/article/381692/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&spMailingID=9897540&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=420952479&spReportId=NDIwOTUyNDc5S0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Placebos v chemotherapy side-effects?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/why-placebos-chemotherapy-side-effects-are-hard-swallow?et_cid=4256441&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

The changing face of cancer

Increasing colorectal cancers in younger people

http://archsurg.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1920838

Free abstract from JAMA

Stimulating immunity increases melanoma survivorship

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/melanoma-survival-better-immune-booster?et_cid=4248830&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from Drug discov. & develop.

Pennsylvania's increasing thyroid cancer rate

http://news.psu.edu/story/325718/2014/09/10/research/thyroid-cancer-rates-pennsylvania-rising-faster-rest-country?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=11-06-2014&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image from Penn State

Cancer biology

Immortal human cells

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/how-human-cells-become-immortal?et_cid=4256130&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from R&D Mag.

Factors influencing pancreatic cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/factors-contributing-to-pancreatic-cancer-identified/article/380306/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9871797&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=420618058&spReportId=NDIwNjE4MDU4S0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Giant DNA found in some cancers

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/11/scientists-solve-mystery-%E2%80%98frankenstein%E2%80%99-dna?et_cid=4258830&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, video from Biosci. Tech.

Nucleosome and enzyme related to cancers

http://news.psu.edu/story/332412/2014/10/29/research/first-detailed-picture-cancer-related-cell-enzyme-action-chromosome?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=332620_HTML&utm_content=10-30-2014-21-14&utm_campaign=Penn%20State%20Today

Press release, image from Penn State




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Malignancies: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, October 31, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Malignancies: Oct. 30-Nov. 6

Killing cancer by finding genetic abnormalities in cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/synthetic-lethality-offers-new-approach-kill-tumor-cells?et_cid=4240700&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Mapping the progress to metastasis

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/decoding-emergence-metastatic-cancer-stem-cells?et_cid=4243356&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

Cancer in the oral mucosa

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-207426.full

Complete, free report, images from BMJ Case Rep.

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What about cancer: Oct. 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Updated: Monday, October 27, 2014

What about cancer: Oct. 23-30

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Specific cancers

Less breast cancer in Latinas due to genes?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41286/title/Reduced-Risk-/

Full, free story, images, links from The Scientist

New type of melanoma cell uncovered

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/hidden-subpopulation-melanoma-cells-discovered?et_cid=4223255&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Sofia Vergara speaks about her thyroid cancer

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/sofia-vergara-on-her-fight-against-thyroid-cancer/ar-BBapt3K?ocid=U147CDHP

Short, free item, links from MSN

High cholesterol and return of prostate cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/elevated-cholesterol-associated-with-prostate-cancer-recurrence/article/376671/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9748859&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=402031174&spReportId=NDAyMDMxMTc0S0

Full, free essay from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Cancers generally

Cancer cells can infect neighbors with RNA vesicles

http://www.nature.com/news/cancer-cells-can-infect-normal-neighbours-1.16212

Complete, free report, image, linked citations from Nature

Diagnoses

New DNA-based screening for colorectal cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/10/new-home-test-shakes-colon-cancer-screening?et_cid=4231203&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Scanning for remaining cancer cells post-surgically

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77328

Free video from NSF

Treatments

Will this virus kill your cancer?

http://www.emergencyemail.org/newsemergency/anmviewer.asp?a=4181&z=34

From website

Wafer into the mouth for oral cancer

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77334

Free video from NSF



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Modern oncology: Oct. 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 16, 2014
Updated: Monday, October 20, 2014

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Cancers today: Oct. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 09, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cancers today: Oct. 9-16

Prevention, diagnoses, and treatments

HPV vaccine 90% effective

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/hpv-vaccine-could-prevent-most-cervical-cancers/article/374922/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9635499&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=400693430&spReportId=NDAwNjkzNDMwS0

Short, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

These DNA balls bind to cancer cell membranes

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/10/dna-based-%E2%80%98nano-cocoons%E2%80%99-attack-kill-cancer-cells?et_cid=4210254&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Copper against prostate cancer

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/copper-prostate-cancer%E2%80%99s-kryptonite?et_cid=4209310&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Physical activity v breast and colon cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/physical-activity-and-cancer-fact-sheet/article/375674/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9645052&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=400789203&spReportId=NDAwNzg5MjAzS0

Free fact sheet from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Bone cancer symptoms

http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/bone-cancer-symptoms-and-diagnosis/article/331157/?DCMP=ILC-CTA_factsheet100914&CPN=&spMailingID=9644145&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=400779865&spReportId=NDAwNzc5ODY1S0

Complete, free report from Cancer Ther. Advis.

Cancer biology and causes

Do antiperspirants cause cancer? No evidence.

http://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/can-antiperspirantsdeodorants-cause-breast-cancer/article/308319/?DCMP=ILC-CTA_factsheet100914&CPN=&spMailingID=9644145&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=400779865&spReportId=NDAwNzc5ODY1S0

Full, free Q&A from Cancer Ther. Advis.

Looking into the causes of "chemo brain"

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/10/neuroscientists-use-snail-research-help-explain-%E2%80%9Cchemo-brain%E2%80%9D?et_cid=4197207&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, report from R&D Mag.

The long dormancy of lung cancer

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26358-lung-cancers-long-hibernation-may-be-its-weak-spot.html?page=1

Full, free article, links from New Sci.

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Cancers today: Oct. 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 02, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014
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This week in oncology: Sept. 25-Oct.2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

This week in oncology: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Cancer biology

Cancers from first above ground A-bomb test?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/study-examines-cancer-risk-first-atom-bomb-test?et_cid=4182634&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Biosci. Tech.

Cancer genetics

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/cancer-genetic-disease-video-highlights?utm_source=BioInteractive+News&utm_campaign=f1129f24be-BioInteractive_News_Vol_319_17_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_98b2f5c6ba-f1129f24be-69325713

Free, short video from HHMI

Radiation + chemotherapy effective for endometrial cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/concurrent-radiation-and-chemotherapy-after-surgery-effective-in-high-risk-endometrial-cancer/article/373719/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9557322&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=382282958&spReportId=MzgyMjgyOTU4S0

Full, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Taming anthrax to deliver anti-cancer drugs?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/chemists-recruit-anthrax-deliver-cancer-drugs?et_cid=4172981&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Soy may be harmful for some with breast cancer

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/soy-may-be-detrimental-for-women-with-breast-cancer/article/370255/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9533766&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=381974181&spReportId=MzgxOTc0MTgxS0

Full, free essay from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Diagnoses

Branched amino acids in blood and early pancreatic cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/biologists-find-early-sign-pancreatic-cancer?et_cid=4180598&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

Blood test for damaged DNA may offer early prognosis

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-blood-test-shows-who-has-and-who-may-get-cancer/81250418/

Complete, free report from GEN

Cancer research chip

http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q3/new-chip-promising-for-tumor-targeting-research.html

Press release, image from Purdue U.

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Malignancies this week: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 18, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Malignancies this week: Sept. 18-25

Therapies

Protein out of the way,T-cells attack cancer cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-approach-described-for-targeting-immune-system-attack-on-cancer/81250369/

Complete, free report from GEN

This protein stops metastasis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/09/evolved-protein-created-stop-cancer-spreading?et_cid=4166608&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Promising new treatments for multiple myeloma

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/new-myeloma-treatment-options-promising/article/369759/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9482205&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=381427434&spReportId=MzgxNDI3NDM0S0

Full, free item from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Cancer biology

Looping "nonsense" DNA may start breast cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genomic-wormholes-may-be-shortcuts-to-breast-cancer/81250379/

Full, free story from GEN

Peto's Paradox: large animals and cancer

http://www.plospathogens.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.ppat.1004214

Full, free article, linked citations, charts from PLoS path.

Jumping genes and cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/preventing-genomic-parasites-from-causing-age-related-diseases/81250389/

Complete, free report from GEN

Mutation encourages melanoma growth

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/study-links-genetic-mutation-melanoma-progression?et_cid=4148631&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Diagnoses

FDG-PET scans for lung nodules not always accurate

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1906615

Free abstract from JAMA

Toronto mayor diagnosed with sarcoma

http://news.msn.com/world/doctor-ford-to-undergo-40-days-of-chemotherapy

Complete, free report from MSN

 

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