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Resarchers find way to improve cancer outcomes by examining patients' genes

(University of Virginia Health System) The genetics researchers say the approach could benefit all sorts of serious health conditions, and they're urging scientists to quickly pluck "low hanging fruit" for the benefit of patients.

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Moffitt identifies novel therapeutic targets in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center want to devise better therapeutic strategies for patients with cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cuSCC) by improving their understanding of how the disease develops. In a new article published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer Research, Moffitt scientists report on their identification of potential therapeutic targets for cuSCC.

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Oral apixaban as good as dalteparin for treating cancer-associated clots

(American College of Cardiology) For people with cancer, the oral blood thinner apixaban is at least as effective as dalteparin, a low molecular weight heparin given by injection, in preventing a repeat venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clot, with no excess in major bleeding events, according to Phase 3 trial results presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC).

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Researchers discover potential boost to immunotherapy

(The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine) Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a pathway that regulates special immune system cells in lung cancer tumors, suppressing them and allowing tumors to grow. The scientists also figured out how to interrupt this pathway and ramp up the immune system to prevent tumor formation or growth, offering a potential boost to immunotherapy, according to a study published in Nature in March.

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The Lancet Oncology: Without additional investment 11 million children are expected to die from cancer between now and 2050

(The Lancet) Improving care for children with cancer worldwide will bring a triple return on investment and prevent millions of needless deaths, according to a new Commission report published today by The Lancet Oncology entitled Sustainable Care for Children with Cancer.

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New therapeutic strategies proposed for some lung and kidney cancers

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) New therapeutic strategies proposed for some lung and kidney cancers. Study shows cancers with high levels of the SLC7A11 gene may respond to glucose transporter inhibitor treatment.

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Comparing recall rates, cancer detection in breast cancer screenings

(JAMA Network) Nearly 200 radiologists who interpreted about 251,000 digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2 million digital mammography screening examinations were included in this observational study that evaluated recall and cancer detection rates.

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The pros and cons of radiotherapy: Will it work for you?

(University of South Australia) Women undergoing radiotherapy for many cancers are more likely than men to be cured, but the side effects are more brutal, according to one of Australia's most experienced radiation oncology medical physicists.

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Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years

(Tohoku University) Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Discoveries at the frontier: the 2020 HFSP Research Grants

(Human Frontier Science Program) The International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) announced today some $33 million USD to support the top 4% of the HFSP Research Grant applications over the coming three years.

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