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Late onset of diabetes could be indicative of pancreatic cancer
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Researchers develop new method to preserve fertility in boys with prepubertal cancer
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Scientists point to potentially promising treatment target for deadly brain cancers
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Laser-sonic scanner aims to replace mammograms for finding breast cancer
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First birth cohort to receive HPV vaccine: The vaccine works
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Medical News Today: Vitamin D may decrease breast cancer risk, study reports
MNT Vitamin D is crucial to our health, and now, new research has found a 'marked' association between blood levels of this vitamin and breast... 15 hours
Electrical wire properties of DNA linked to cancer
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Scientists discover genetic causes underlying group of related infant cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The genetic causes of a group of related infant cancers have been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Wuerzburg and their collaborators. 17 hours
Diabetes diagnosis may come with increased risk of pancreatic cancer for African-Americans, Latinos
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Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists find 63 'new genetic markers'
MNT Research locates new genetic markers that may show an elevated risk of developing prostate cancer. This will help to identify men who need early screening. 22 hours
Women with higher vitamin D blood levels have lower risk for breast cancer
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Recent-onset type 2 diabetes may be early expression of pancreatic cancer
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Greater levels of vitamin D associated with decreasing risk of breast cancer
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California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk
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WATCH: Can Vitamin D help prevent colon cancer?
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Researchers develop molecular assembly method for cancer therapy and diagnostics
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Medical News Today: Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk
MNT Pooling data from three continents and multiple studies, researchers find a link between lower vitamin D levels and increased risk of colorectal cancer. 4 days
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SCIENCE DAILY A team made of a scientific start-up company and academic researchers has invented a new cell identification and sorting system called Ghost Cytometry. The system combines a novel imaging technique with artificial... 4 days
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Scientists identify new subtype of prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers led by the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have identified a new subtype of prostate cancer that occurs in about 7 percent of patients with advanced disease. 4 days
Genetic testing of prostate tumors could identify likely responders to immunotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified a pattern of genetic changes that could pick out men with advanced prostate cancer who are likely to benefit from immunotherapy. 4 days
AI-driven ultrafast technology visually identifies cells without images
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Higher circulating vitamin D levels linked with lower colorectal cancer risk
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Does Vitamin D Really Protect Against Colorectal Cancer?
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Scientists discover how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have just made an important discovery as to how cancer-targeting 'Natural Killer' cells are fueled in the body, which has significant implications for... 5 days
Topical gel may lower breast cancer risk in women with dense breast tissue
NEWS MEDICAL Women with dense breast tissue soon might be adding a new product to their skincare routine to help them fight breast cancer. 5 days
Researchers discover genetic program that controls invasiveness of glioblastoma tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most severe form of brain cancer in adults. The aggressiveness of this cancer is largely due to its ability to invade surrounding brain tissue, making... 5 days
Innovative concept for implementing WHO resolution to safeguard quality of cancer treatment
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Patients may want cancer screenings even if potential harms outweigh benefits, finds study
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Study opens new potential avenue for treating ovarian cancer
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Non-invasive optical imaging detects early molecular signatures of disease
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Researchers develop biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to target tumors
NEWS MEDICAL A team of Penn State researchers has developed a biomimetic nanosystem to deliver therapeutic proteins to selectively target cancerous tumors. 6 days
X chromosome protects against bladder cancer in females via a KDM6A-dependent epigenetic mechanism
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[Editors' Choice] Precision medicine in a dish
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Study finds higher response to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in older melanoma patients
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Cryo-EM reveals interaction between major drug targets
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Dermatologist gives tips to safely use stick and spray sunscreen
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Physicians test technique to preserve potency in men undergoing prostate cancer therapy
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Older melanoma patients fare better on immune checkpoint blockade therapy
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Molecular Health introduces MH Mendel to help geneticists in diagnosing hereditary diseases
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Charity introduces new Hereditary Cancer Risk Tool to fight ovarian cancer
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OGT increases NGS cancer panel content to provide more flexibility for customization
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Novel approach induces cell death via dual targeting of DNA repair mechanism
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New discovery could have significant implications in brain aging and cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered what keeps the perfect balance of breaks and repairs in our DNA - something which could help improve... 6 days
Eminent biologist resigns over allegations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment
NEWS MEDICAL Eminent biologist and cancer researcher Inder Verma has resigned from the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in La Jolla, California according to an announcement made by... 6 days
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Mozart, meditation and a yoga mat: Oncologists welcome integrative therapies for breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A breast cancer patient dealing with anxiety, depression or mood swings could soon be encouraged by her oncologist to learn meditation techniques,... 6 days
Troves from a search for new biomarkers: blood-borne RNA
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found a new way to trawl blood samples for snippets of RNA released by tumors or diseased organs. The method might eventually help doctors diagnose and track a... 6 days
A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk
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Researchers discover genomic characteristics that define testicular germ cell cancer
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New FDA-approved therapy provides better quality of life for patients with midgut neuroendocrine tumors
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A new kind of vaccine based on spider silk
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Researchers develop spider silk microcapsules that can deliver vaccine directly to immune cells
NEWS MEDICAL To fight cancer, researchers increasingly use vaccines that stimulate the immune system to identify and destroy tumor cells. 7 days
Scientists discover first genetic marker for bone tumor
NEWS MEDICAL The first genetic marker for the bone tumor, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. 7 days
Researchers discover new method to predict chance of cancer treatment success
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Cureworks collaborative aims to accelerate development of immunotherapies for pediatric cancer
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Medical News Today: What is the first sign of multiple myeloma?
MNT Spotting the early signs of multiple myeloma means it is easier to treat the disease. However, this type of cancer has no cure and can lead... 7 days
Long periods of viral suppression shown to reduce cancer risk in aging HIV population
SCIENCE DAILY Early, sustained antiretroviral therapy (ART), which results in long-term viral suppression, helps to prevent AIDS-defining cancers and also non-AIDS-defining cancers,... 7 days
Medical News Today: Gene editing for cancer prevention may actually cause cancer
MNT Gene editing tools have been hailed as promising in cancer prevention therapy. However, new research warns that they may, in fact, help to trigger... 7 days
Research identifies new genetic variations that could indicate higher prostate cancer risk
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New blood test better than having a needle inserted into the eye
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Medical News Today: What causes coffee ground vomitus?
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What causes coffee ground vomitus?
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Customising T-cells for cancer immunotherapy
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Scientists find novel tactic with potential for fighting medulloblastoma
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New research explores why minority children have worse cancer outcomes
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Drug targets metabolic vulnerability and impairs cancer cell growth and survival
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Leading Salk scientist resigns after allegations of harassment
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Genome-editing tool could increase cancer risk
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CRISPR-Cas9 technique may raise cancer risk
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