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Existing drug offers new hope in a subtype of pancreatic cancer

A new use for an old drug shrinks a particular type of pancreatic cancer and stops it from spreading, according to new research.

NSAIDs may lower breast cancer recurrence in overweight and obese women

Recurrence of hormone-related breast cancer was reduced by 50% in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), according to newly published data.

Novel Pap test may be more accurate in detecting cervical cancer

A clinical trial is underway that may provide women with a more accurate way to detect cervical cancer.

Upgraded Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator 2.0, with emojis, is available online

A calculator to help men and their doctors assess the risk of prostate cancer has had a major upgrade to enhance men's and their physicians' understanding of a man's risk of prostate cancer.

Several genetic risk markers for pancreatic cancer are identified

A large DNA analysis of people with and without pancreatic cancer has identified several new genetic markers that signal increased risk of developing the highly lethal disease, reported scientists.

Mutations in a gene essential for cell regulation cause kidney cancer in children

Mutations in a gene that helps regulate when genes are switched on and off in cells have been found to cause rare cases of Wilms tumor, the most common kidney cancer occurring in children.

Lung cancer rates declining but vary by subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age

A new analysis confirms that US lung cancer rates are declining overall, but it also uncovers previously unrecognized trends related to cancer subtype, sex, race/ethnicity, and age.

Gut microbiome analysis improved noninvasive colorectal cancer screening

Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy persons from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult blood testing, according to recently published data.

Expressive writing improves health outcomes for breast cancer survivors

Writing down fears, emotions, and the benefits of a cancer diagnosis may improve health outcomes for Asian American survivors of breast cancer, according to a new study. The research investigated methods of reducing the psychological burden among minority patients, particularly among breast cancer survivors.

Cancer categories recast in largest-ever genomic study

New research suggests that cancer would be more accurately diagnosed in 1 of every 10 patients if their tumors were defined by cellular and molecular criteria rather than by the tissues in which they originated, and that this information, in turn, could lead to more appropriate treatments.

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