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A common herbal medicine may cause liver cancer mutations

A compound found in some plants used in traditional medicine has been linked to a 78 per cent of cases of liver cancer in hospitals in Taiwan

10 hours ago from Newscientist

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U.S. FDA approves Gilead cancer gene therapy; price set at $373,000

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators approved on Wednesday a new therapy for a type of lymphoma, which was developed by Gilead Science Inc's Kite Pharma, marking the second approval for this potentially ...

6 hours ago from Reuters

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Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood

A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated with the procedure, according to a group of Penn State ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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New study reveals breast cancer cells recycle their own ammonia waste as fuel

Breast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth, report scientists from Harvard Medical School in the journal ...

20 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens

The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Indoor tanning dependency common in young women, especially in those with depression

A survey of young, white women who have used indoor tanning at least once in the past year showed that more than one in five of them have signs of being addicted to the high dose of ultraviolet ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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AI to help identify breast cancer risk and reduce unnecessary surgeries

Every year thousands of woman undergo painful and invasive surgeries to remove breast lesions that current diagnostic tools identify as of a high risk for cancer. The vast majority of ...

Tue 17 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Researchers identify novel therapeutic strategy for drug-resistant thyroid cancers

Perhaps the only thing more devastating than being diagnosed with cancer is to find out after a period of remission that the cancer has become drug-resistant and progressed to an incurable state. ...

13 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Research team's model for detecting lung cancer saves lives, is a world leader

A pan-Canadian team of cancer researchers has developed a predictive model for detecting early-stage lung cancer in high-risk individuals with significantly greater accuracy than other leading ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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From Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde of cancer immunotherapy

Novel immunotherapies can strengthen the body's own defenses against cancer cells. Treatment of patients with advanced disease can promote partial and complete tumor regressions. However, such ...

16 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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