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Breast cancer screening with MRI benefits women with radiation therapy history

OAK BROOK, Ill. -- Breast cancer screening with MRI can detect invasive cancers missed on mammography in women who've undergone chest irradiation for other diseases, according to a new study published online and in the April print edition of Radiol...

Lung societies unveil new international classification of lung adenocarcinoma

Three of the world's top lung associations have published a new international multidisciplinary classification of lung adenocarcinoma, the first revision to the classification in six years. The new classification is published in the February editi...

Clinicians cite time, patient embarrassment as barriers to performing skin cancer...

Time constraints, other illnesses and patient embarrassment may prevent dermatologists, internists and family practitioners from conducting full-body skin examinations, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of th...

Fewer guessing games for lung cancer patients

Reston, Va. -- A study published in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine identified positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patien...

The John Theurer Cancer Center to unveil 40 presentations at the...

HACKENSACK, N.J. (November 22, 2010) -- The John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center announced today that it will present research updates and clinical trial results of 40 cutting-edge studies at the 52nd Annual American S...

New way of expanding cancer screening for minority women

FOR EMBARGOED RELEASE: October 25, 2010 12:01AM ET New Way of Expanding Cancer Screening for Minority Women New York, October 25, 2010 -- Minority patients have a significantly decreased survival from colon ca...

Colorectal cancer screening can be expanded by offering it during mammography...

Offering colorectal cancer screening to poor minority women during mammography visits can effectively expand screening in this otherwise underserved population, although lack of medical insurance remains a significant barrier. That is the conclusion...

Blood test accurately predicts death from prostate cancer up to 25...

NEW YORK, September 14, 2010 -- A blood test at the age of 60 can accurately predict the risk that a man will die from prostate cancer within the next 25 years, according to researchers at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in New York, and Lun...

DNA-based vaccine triples survival for dogs with melanoma

The options for treating advanced melanoma are limited - regardless of whether the patient is a dog or a human. Because this deadly cancer is virtually resistant to chemotherapy and radiation in its late stages, new approaches are being investigated including vaccines that harness the immune system. For nine dogs that naturally developed canine malignant melanoma, treatment with a new DNA-based vaccine more than tripled their median survival from an expected 90 days to an average of 389 days.

Targeted immunotherapy eradicates cancer in mice

Researchers have developed a novel approach to genetically instruct human immune cells to recognize and kill cancer cells in a mouse model. The investigators plan to ultimately apply this strategy in a clinical trial setting for patients with certain forms of leukemias and lymphomas. Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) genetically engineered an antigen receptor, introduced it into cultured human T cells, and infused the T cells in mice that bear widespread tumor cells. The modified T cells, now able to recognize the targeted antigen present on the tumor cells, eradicated the cancer.

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