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Support team aids decision-making by caregivers of terminal cancer patients

Researchers devised an intervention that quickly integrates a cancer support team to guide caregivers and their patients through difficult end-of-life treatment and decisions.

Protein inhibition opens door for pancreatic cancer treatment

The protein galectin-1 has been identified as a possible therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer; new research has demonstrated that inhibiting this protein in mice with pancreatic cancer increased survival by 20%.

Noninvasive advanced image analysis may improve care for lung cancer patients

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked by using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a new study.

Depression treatments for cancer patients reviewed

Depression treatments for cancer patients reviewed

Two classes of antidepressants improve symptoms of depression in cancer patients, according to a comprehensive review of treatments.

Cannabis compound could slow tumor growth

The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumor growth in cancer patients.

Antibody halts cachexia from cancer

New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients.

Resistant sarcomas slowed by new therapeutic combination

A new therapeutic combination to combat resistant sarcomas has shown promise in a trial.

Genetic profile and potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells revealed by CTCs

Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing.

Novel genomic changes identified in most common form of lung cancer

Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in the most common subtype of lung cancer.

New drug active against most aggressive type of lung cancer

Scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer, the most aggressive form of lung cancer.

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