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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

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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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Current cancers: Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 12, 2014
Updated: Monday, September 15, 2014

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Current oncology: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Current oncology: Sept. 4-11

Cancers in general

Meta-analysis: 15% increased cancer risk with prediabetes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/breaking-news-prediabetes-ups-cancer-risk-15?et_cid=4143014&et_rid=54713780&type=image

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Key genes in lymphoblastic leukemia

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/major-breakthrough-in-understanding-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia/article/368542/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9399973&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=380631822&spReportId=MzgwNjMxODIyS0

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Flying high: melanoma rates nearly double

http://archderm.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1899248

Free abstract from JAMA Derm.

FDA approves melanoma drug

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/merck-melanoma-drug-is-first-pd-1-inhibitor-ok-d-by-fda/81250309/

Complete, free report from GEN

Breast cancer

Double mastectomy does not usually reduce mortality

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/double-mastectomy-doesnt-boost-survival-most?et_cid=4133552&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

But rates of double mastectomies seem to be rising

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/bilateral-mastectomy-rates-rise-from-1998-to-2011/article/369398/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9377214&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=380320475&spReportId=MzgwMzIwNDc1S0

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Surgery and lowering the breast cancer risk

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/surgery-to-reduce-the-risk-of-breast-cancer-fact-sheet/article/369839/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9383861&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=380388787&spReportId=MzgwMzg4Nzg3S0

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Oncology this week: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Cancer this week: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cancer this week: Aug. 21-28

Basic cancer biology


Genetics of kidney cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/treasure-trove-genes-key-kidney-cancer?et_cid=4027168&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, video from Biosci. Tech.

Epigentic signs left with many cancers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/common-epigenomic-fingerprint-found-in-multiple-cancers/81250279/

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GEN

How tissue invasion takes place


http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/scientist-uncover-navigation-system-used-cancer-nerve-cells?et_cid=4117622&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Specific cancers

Exercise v breast cancer

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/08/exercise-can-impact-breast-cancer-risk?et_cid=4117650&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

Sarcoma in the hand


http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2014/bcr-2014-205858.full

Short, free note, images from
BMJ Case Rep.

Sunscreen among young on decline

http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0191.htm

Full, free article, graphics, references from
Prevent. Chron. Dis.

New lung cancer trends revealed

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/unrecognized-lung-cancer-trends-identified/article/365558/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&spMailingID=9279561&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=361960653&spReportId=MzYxOTYwNjUzS0

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