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ACOG: shared decision-making key to breast cancer screening

(HealthDay)—Shared decision-making is being emphasized in new American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) mammography screening guidelines for women at average risk of breast ...

Sat 24 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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More breast cancers were diagnosed at early stage after Affordable Care Act took effect

A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Targeted drug shows promise in rare advanced kidney cancer

Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesions

When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. The lesions ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggests

A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer - could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators at ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cells

A team of young French researchers has discovered a new mechanism which facilitates cell migration. On the surface of its membrane, the cell develops multiple small hooks which help it to attach ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Phys.org

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Cancer cells may streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily

Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human and ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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European regulators greenlight U.S. biotech's kidney cancer drug

(Reuters) - European regulators on Friday recommended approving Aveo Pharmaceuticals Inc's drug to treat kidney cancer, marking a victory for the U.S. biotech that has faced setbacks in bringing ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Reuters

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New biomarker assay detects neuroblastoma with greater sensitivity

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed and tested a new biomarker assay for quantifying disease and detecting the presence of neuroblastoma ...

Thu 22 Jun 17 from Medical Xpress

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