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Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Women treated with fertility drugs do not have increased breast cancer risk, study shows

Drugs routinely used during fertility treatments to release eggs do not increase the risk of developing breast cancer, new research has shown. Researchers from King’s College London, in partnership with King’s Fertility, analyzed studies involving 1.8 million women undergoing fertility treatments. These women were followed up in studies for an average period of 27 years …

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Overcoming a newly recognized form of resistance to modern prostate cancer drugs

Overcoming a newly recognized form of resistance to modern prostate cancer drugs

Neuroendocrine prostate cancer cells. Credit: Dr. Aaron Udager, Michigan Medicine Cancer cells have an uncanny ability to evolve and adapt to overcome the treatments used against them. While patient survival has been extended by modern drugs that block the production or action of male hormones that fuel prostate cancer—androgen receptor inhibitors such as enzalutamide, apalutamide, …

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Researchers find biological links between red meat and colorectal cancer

Researchers find biological links between red meat and colorectal cancer

A new paper in the journal Cancer Discovery has now identified specific patterns of DNA damage triggered by diets rich in red meat—further implicating the food as a carcinogen while heralding the possibility of detecting the cancer early and designing new treatments. Eating less red meat is standard medical advice for preventing colorectal cancer, but …

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Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma therapy was associated with better survival in blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19, especially in sicker patients. The findings by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) are newly published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology. The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is part of the CCC19. The …

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Most cancer cells grown in a dish have little in common with cancer cells in people

Most cancer cells grown in a dish have little in common with cancer cells in people

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In a bid to find or refine laboratory research models for cancer that better compare with what happens in living people, Johns Hopkins Medicine scientists report they have developed a new computer-based technique showing that human cancer cells grown in culture dishes are the least genetically similar to their human sources. …

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Blood cancer patients with COVID-19 fare better with convalescent plasma

Blood cancer patients with COVID-19 fare better with convalescent plasma

Jeffrey P. Henderson, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine and of molecular microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, holds a bag of convalescent plasma. He is an author on a new study that shows that such plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can dramatically increase the likelihood of survival for blood …

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Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

Using natural killers from the immune system to target breast cancer cells

It sounds like a plot from a Quentin Tarantino movie — something sets off natural killers and sends them on a killing spree. But instead of characters in a movie, these natural killers are part of the human immune system and their targets are breast cancer tumor cells. The triggers are fusion proteins developed by …

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US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

US COVID-19 deaths hit 600,000, equal to yearly cancer toll

In this Jan. 9, 2021 file photo, transporters Miguel Lopez, right, Noe Meza prepare to move a body of a COVID-19 victim to a morgue at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. The U.S. death toll from COVID-19 has topped 600,000, even as the vaccination drive has drastically …

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Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Around 10,600 fewer breast cancer patients have started treatment in the last year in England. Breast cancer deaths reached an all-time low before the pandemic, but experts fear these new stats show that this hard-won progress could slow. The charity estimates around 38,000 fewer people started treatment for all cancer types …

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Study reveals how Y-box binding protein 1 promotes cancer metastasis

Study reveals how Y-box binding protein 1 promotes cancer metastasis

YB1 triggers cell invasion and cancermetastasis by regulating the miRNA200/205b-ZEB axis. Credit: LIU Xiumei and CHEN Di Metastasis of cancer is the main cause of cancer relevant death as well as the main challenge of cancer treatment. Recently, a group led by Prof. Piao Hailong from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the …

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