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2013-01-10 14:03:20

Spin and bias exist in a high proportion of published studies of the outcomes and adverse side-effects of phase III clinical trials of breast cancer treatments, according to new research published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Thursday). In the first study to investigate how accurately outcomes and side-effects are reported in breast cancer trials, researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada) found that in a third of all...

2013-01-09 09:53:52

Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer survive longer if they are taking beta-blockers while receiving radiotherapy, according to a study of 722 patients published in the cancer journal Annals of Oncology today (Wednesday). Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, USA) reviewed the progress and outcomes of patients who had received radiotherapy as their main or first line of treatment for cancer (known as "definitive radiotherapy" i.e. radiotherapy that...

Milk Protein Found In Breast Cells Triggers Aggressive Cancer
2012-12-28 12:38:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health advocates for years have told us that milk does the body good. Health experts have also been keen on promoting the positive effects breastfed milk has on childhood development. But now, milk is getting a bad rap--particularly, a certain protein found in breast milk is the problem. Scientists have recently discovered that this protein, called ELF5, which is found in all breast cells and is responsible for milk production, is...

Expensive Proton Beam Therapy No Better Than Traditional Treatment For Prostate Cancer
2012-12-28 11:30:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published this week in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute has found that an expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment provided no long-term benefit over traditional radiation. The treatment, known as proton beam therapy, uses atomic particles to treat cancer and is said to target tumors more precisely than traditional methods. However the method has been found to produce no fewer side effects than much...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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