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Outdoor light at night linked with increased breast cancer risk in women

Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas with lower levels, according to a large long-term study ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend

A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement (IPHI) has concluded that the high incidence of small tumors and early-stage ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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New treatment approved for deadly blood cancer

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration on Thursday approved the anti-cancer drug Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) to treat B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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DNA mutations enable detection of early-stage cancers with a blood test

Scientists are one step closer to developing a functional blood test to detect a range of cancers. By identifying specific cancer DNA mutations, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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GIST tumors linked to NF1 mutations, genetic testing needed

Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific region of the small ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine

In experiments on mice, researchers at Duke University have found that combining two different techniques for fighting cancer is more effective than either treatment is on its own. In ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status

Diet is believed to play a role in cancer risk. Current research shows that an estimated 30% of cancers could be prevented through nutritional modifications. While there is a proven link between ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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A Cancer “Atlas” to Predict How Patients Will Fare

Researchers use a big-data approach to find links between different genes and patient survival.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from MIT Technology Review

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A better way to measure mortality trends?

A new study from Cleveland Clinic suggests long-term mortality trends may be better understood by focusing on life-years lost—remaining life expectancy for a decedent—instead of solely looking ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer

A study led by scientists at The Wistar Institute describes a novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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