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Cancer drugs show promise in preventing malaria

Cancer drugs show promise in preventing malaria 1

Malaria researcher Associate Professor Justin Boddey. A potential new approach for preventing malaria is on the horizon with the discovery that drugs currently used to kill cancer cells can also kill malaria-infected liver cells. A team from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute showed in preclinical models that anti-cancer drugs …

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    Survey finds physicians struggle to communicate positive thyroid cancer prognosis

    Survey finds physicians struggle to communicate positive thyroid cancer prognosis 2

    Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Despite excellent prognosis with most thyroid cancers, many newly diagnosed patients have cancer-related worry, and physicians vary in their responses to patients’ worry, according to new research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication …

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      Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic

      Cancer treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic 7

      Credit: CC0 Public Domain For patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer, the possibility of contracting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is particularly scary. Some of the treatments and medications used to fight cancer can leave patients with weakened immune systems, which puts them at a higher risk for developing serious health …

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