Cancer

Cancer

Frontline: Breast Cancer Drug Trial; Muscle-Strengthening Exercise; Chronic Inflammation & Alzheimer’s Disease

· · Cancer

Drug Extends Survival Time for Breast Cancer Patients
An international clinical trial called PALOMA-3 evaluated the medication palbociclib in 521 women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer whose cancer had relapsed or progressed following treatment with hormone therapy. Palbociclib (brand name Ibrance) is a novel oral drug that inhibits enzymes that  … Read More

News Briefs: Blood Sugar Levels & Pancreatic Cancer; Depression & Brain Aging; Gut Bacteria & Pleasure Eating

· · Cancer

Elevated Blood Sugar Levels Associated With Pancreatic Cancer
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of studies by Mayo Clinic researchers published in the journal Gastroenterology. “Pancreatic cancer is rapidly fatal after its diagnosis, with average  … Read More

Cancer Clues in the Genome

· · Cancer

Nearly 30 years ago, Mary-Claire King, PhD, made a discovery that would revolutionize the way the scientific community thought about inherited disease: She found a gene on chromosome 17 that was linked to countless cases of breast and ovarian cancer. The gene would later be named BRCA1, and it would  … Read More

5. Skin Cancer

· · Cancer

Nearly half of all Americans who live to the age of 65 will develop some type of skin cancer. Almost all of them, if diagnosed and treated early, will be cured. If not, all three types of skin cancer—melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma—can be disfiguring and/or deadly.
Melanoma
Melanoma  … Read More

Early Detection of Gynecological Cancer Means Higher Cure Rates

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Approximately 100,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical, endometrial (uterine), or ovarian cancer in 2018, according to the American Cancer Society. For all of these cancers, the earlier they are diagnosed, the easier they are to treat successfully. However, of these three types of cancer, only cervical cancer has a  … Read More

Editor’s Note: Sugar’s Link to Cancer

· · Cancer

Want to reduce your risk of cancer? Cut back on processed foods that are high in rapidly-digested sugar, such as sodas, cookies, and other sweets, says Lewis Cantley, MD, director of the Meyer Cancer Center of Weill Cornell Medicine.

According to Dr. Cantley, there are several links between sugar and cancer.  … Read More

A Type of Obesity You Can’t See May Raise Your Breast Cancer Risk

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In their quest to gain a better understanding of what causes breast cancer, researchers have identified several risk factors, including getting older, early menstruation (before age 12) and/or late menopause (after age 55), family or personal history of breast cancer, mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, having dense breasts,  … Read More

News Briefs: Penile Cancer; Lifestyle Choices & AD; Irregular Heart Rate & Thyroid Hormone Levels

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Many Men with Penile Cancer Forgo Treatment
Not all men with penile cancer that has spread to nearby lymph nodes receive recommended treatments that could improve their survival, according to a large retrospective study published in JAMA Oncology. Using records from a national cancer treatment database, researchers found that about one-third of these men did not  … Read More



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