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Today's oncology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, 15 hours ago

Today's oncology: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Previously unknown virus linked to liver cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/new-virus-liver-cancer?et_cid=4774851&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Blood test: prognosis for return of breast cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/blood-test-predicts-breast-cancer-relapse/81251674/

Complete, free report, links from GEN

 

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The battle against cancer: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The  battle against cancer: Aug. 20-27

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Cancer reports

Genetic diversity in multiple myeloma: poor prognosis

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/poor-survival-in-multiple-myeloma-patients-linked-to-genetic-variation/article/433758/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_ONANEWSLETTER&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2dl=0&spMailingID=12224834&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=601811401&spReportId=NjAxODExNDAxS0

Complete, free report from Oncol. Nurse Advis.

Aggressive treatment of early ductal cell carcinoma?

http://oncology.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2427491

Full, free essay, linked citations, graphics from JAMA

Re-programing cancer cells

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/reprogram-cancer-cells-by-debugging-microprocessor/81251662/

Complete, free piece, links from GEN

New class of cancer therapy: memory loss in mice

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/promising-class-new-cancer-drugs-cause-memory-loss-mice?et_cid=4766417&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

How mutations change stem cells in leukemia

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/web-exclusives/research-breakthrough-identifies-how-mutated-genes-reprogram-blood-stem-cells-in-leukemia/article/432776/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_EditorsChoice&cpn=&hmSubId=&hmEmail=gQml88TCOZh5WGc6z4XltQ2&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=12214159&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=601737010&spReportId=NjAxNzM3MDEwS0

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

Risks

Rate of second cancers increasing

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/second-cancers-are-rise-1-5-us-cases-repeat-0?et_cid=4763967&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item from Biosci. Tech.

Cancer risk increase for some moderate alcohol users

http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h4238

Complete, free article, linked citations, charts from BMJ

Diagnoses

Cancer-sniffing dogs

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/cancer-detecting-dogs-sniff-out-samples?et_cid=4756129&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Importance of early diagnosis, treatment of colorectal cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/early-detection-chemotherapy-important-bowel-cancer?et_cid=4755190&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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Cancer news: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Cancer news: Aug. 13-20

Malignant cytology

Evolution and cancer

http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/65/8/750.full

Complete, free report, images, references from Bioscience

The role of jumping genes in digestive system cancers

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/jumping-genes-may-play-critical-role-in-gi-cancers/81251636/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Notch signaling in cancer cells

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=79133&from=mmg

Gallery: articles and images from NSF

Other cancer matters

Former US president reveals he has cancer

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/former-president-carter-says-he-has-cancer/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150813

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

New, rapid cancer drug screening method

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=79141

Series of three press releases, images from NSF

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Current oncology: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Current oncology: Aug. 6-13

Cancer biology and diagnosis

Biomarkers in urine accurately alert to prostate cancer

http://admin.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/biomarker-discovery-makes-urine-test-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer-possible?et_cid=4736021&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Chronic inflammation and cancer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/how-chronic-inflammation-can-lead-cancer?et_cid=4724062&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Metastasis

When does metastasis begin?

http://www.rdmag.com/articles/2015/06/pinpointing-onset-metastasis?et_cid=4724973&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from R&D Mag.

Breast cancer metastasis gene

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/study-discovers-breast-cancer-metastasis-gene?et_cid=4733318&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Therapy and prevention

Storing gonadal tissue for future for pediatric patients

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/kids-cancer-get-futuristic-chance-saving-fertility-0?et_cid=4733679&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Overexcite cancer cells to kill them

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/to-kill-cancer-don-t-repress-it-excite-it/81251620/

Full, free story, images, links from GEN

Modeling cancer treatments

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/cancer-treatment-models-get-real?et_cid=4719936&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

 

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Oncology now: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Oncology now: July 30-Aug. 6

Cancer cells

Tumor cell respiration

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/why-tumors-need-respiration?et_cid=4709660&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Beautiful and bad: osteosarcoma cell

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43622/title/Image-of-the-Day--Bone-Cancer/

Short, explanation, image from The Scientist

Squamous cell carcinoma

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1410236?query=TOC

Short, note, image from New Engl. j. Med.

Causes

Genetics and leukemia

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/08/uncovering-genetic-factors-leukemia?et_cid=4709958&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Using artificial prostate, BPA's increase cancer risk

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0133238

Complete, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment

Low dose resveratrol v cancer

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43647/title/Resveratrol-s-Low-Dose-Anticancer-Effect/

Short, free story, link from The Scientist

Oral contraceptives v endometrial cancer

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/article/PIIS1470-2045(15)00212-0/abstract

Free abstract from Lancet Oncol.

Urinary protein serves notice of pancreatic cancer

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/urine-proteins-point-to-early-stage-pancreatic-cancer/81251583/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

 

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Cancer update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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

Full, free essay from Oncol. Nurse Advis.


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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

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

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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