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2012-01-23 13:18:44

A new analysis has found that a substantial number of lung and colorectal cancer patients continue to smoke after being diagnosed. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study provides valuable information on which cancer patients might need help to quit smoking. When a patient receives a cancer diagnosis, the main focus is to treat the disease. But stopping smoking after a cancer diagnosis is also important because continuing to smoke...

2012-01-23 10:12:00

BRONX, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (http://www.einstein.yu.edu/) of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center (http://www.montefiore.org/), the University Hospital for Einstein, have found a biomarker in head and neck cancers that can predict whether a patient's tumor will be life threatening. The biomarker is considered particularly promising because it can detect the level of risk immediately following...

2012-01-23 10:44:09

The work will be published in the latest issue of Nature Medicine journal Doctors and researchers of Hospital del Mar and its research institute, the IMIM, have lead a study describing a new pharmacological resistance to cancer. This new mechanism is a mutation in an oncogene called EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) causing resistance to treatment using a drug called cetuximab, a monoclonal antibody which specifically attacks the EGFR. The study proves that, both in lab models and...

2012-01-18 13:33:17

New research into the treatment, prognosis and early detection of gastrointestinal cancers was released today in advance of the ninth annual Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium being held January 19-21, 2012, at The Moscone West Building in San Francisco, Calif. Four important studies were highlighted today in a live presscast: 1)Biomarkers Promising for Detecting Barrett's Esophagus Patients at High Risk for Esophageal Cancer: Newly found biomarkers could eventually improve early...

2012-01-18 05:01:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OncoSec Medical Incorporated (OTCBB:ONCS), which is developing its advanced-stage OncoSec Medical System (OMS) ElectroOncology therapies to treat solid tumor cancers, presented its corporate strategy for 2012 and reported on progress since launch of the company last year at the Biotech Showcase and OneMedForum conferences held January 9-13 in San Francisco, CA. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110314/MM64943LOGO) "Despite a financially...

2012-01-16 15:18:18

Independent of other factors, such as smoking history and HPV status, matted lymph nodes appear to signal increased chance of oropharyngeal cancer spreading to other parts of the body Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a new indicator that may predict which patients with a common type of throat cancer are most likely have the cancer spread to other parts of their bodies. Patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who had "matted" lymph nodes...

2012-01-16 08:03:00

Independent of other factors, such as smoking history and HPV status, matted lymph nodes appear to signal increased chance of oropharyngeal cancer spreading to other parts of the body ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Michigan Health System have found a new indicator that may predict which patients with a common type of throat cancer are most likely have the cancer spread to other parts of their bodies. Patients with...

2012-01-06 04:00:00

Organization encouraging dental professionals to offer free screenings to the public NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Did you know that the fastest growing segment of the oral cancer community is young, healthy non-smokers? It's shocking but true. Exposure to the HPV-16 virus, the most common sexually transmitted infection, is now the leading cause of oral cancers in the U.S. There is little that can be done to stop this virus from spreading. Our...

2012-01-05 09:15:00

SARASOTA, Fla., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- George Miller developed an ulcer on his bottom lip that began to bleed. His doctor sent cell scrapings to a pathologist, and diagnosed Miller with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). According to TMD Limited, a medical tourism company, squamous cell carcinoma is the 2(nd) most common cancer in humans and other animals. Squamous cell cancers can occur on the skin, lips, mouth, esophagus, bladder, prostate, lung, vagina and cervix. In...

2011-12-14 10:13:58

Molecular markers found in cancer cells that have spread from a primary tumor to a limited number of distant sites can help physicians predict which patients with metastatic cancer will benefit from aggressive, targeted radiation therapy. In a study to be published online Dec. 13, 2011, in the journal PloS One, researchers from the University of Chicago show that if cells from metastatic tumors have high levels of a particular type of microRNA–a tool cells use to silence certain...