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Antimalarial inhibits tumor growth and metastases

A recent study has demonstrated that the malaria drug chloroquine normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors, which can aid in blocking cancer cell dissemination and metastasis.

Risk of Diabetes Up in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Risk of Diabetes Up in Hodgkin's Lymphoma Survivors

Para-aortic radiation with 36 Gy linked to increased diabetes mellitus risk

Leukemia drug dasatinib promising for skin, breast, and other cancers

The leukemia drug dasatinib shows promise as a treatment for skin, breast, and several other cancers, according to new research.

Calcium isotope analysis predicts myeloma progression

Researchers believe that a staple of Earth science research can be used in biomedical settings to predict the course of disease.

Biomarker for aggressive, basal-like breast cancer identified

A biomarker strongly linked to basal-like breast cancer has been identified.

Tumor suppressor mutations alone do not explain deadly cancer

Although mutations in a gene dubbed the "guardian of the genome" are recognized as being associated with more aggressive cancers, evidence suggests that the deleterious health effects of the mutated gene may in large part be due to other genetic abnormalities.

United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) recommends indoor e-cigarettes ban

United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) recommends indoor e-cigarettes ban

WHO recommendation came a day after similar calls for e-cigarette regulation by American Heart Association.

Triple therapy revs up immune system against a common brain tumor

A triple therapy for glioblastoma, consisting of two types of immunotherapy and targeted radiation, has significantly prolonged the survival of mice with these brain cancers, according to a new report.

Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial identifies men most likely to undergo biopsy

Healthy men participating in the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial who actively participate in all trial steps are most likely to undergo a biopsy at the end of the trial, according to recent research.

Promising results from trial for late-stage peritoneal cancers

A drug originally used to treat ovarian cancer has shown promising results in patients with advanced peritoneal cancers during a phase I clinical trial.

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Unique cancer mutations may be targets for effective melanoma immunotherapy

Adoptive T-cell therapy, a type of immunotherapy, appears to recognize unique cancer mutations that stimulate immune responses.

Same-day results increase community use of lung screening service

A new lung screening service for persons at high risk for lung cancer with incorporates a same-day visit by a nurse practitioner after the patient undergoes low-dose CT to discuss test results and recommendations.

Needs-assessment survey identifies knowledge gaps of novel therapeutics for CACS

Although nurses are familiar with palliative care guidelines related to cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, a needs-assessment survey revealed they are less familiar with novel therapeutic interventions in development.

Weekly classes on healthy coping techniques reduces compassion fatigue

Burnout was reduced and secondary trauma improved by a 6-week initiative to prevent compassion fatigue.

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.

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