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Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

Short nanotubes target pancreatic cancer

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pristine nanotubes produced through a new process developed at Rice can be modified to carry drugs to tumors through gaps in blood-vessel walls that larger particles cannot fit through Continue reading

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Patient-centered educational, behavioral program to reduce lymphedema risk trialed

Viewed as one of the most unfortunate outcomes of breast cancer treatment, lymphedema is characterized by an accumulation of lymph fluid in the interstitial spaces of the affected limb, leading to chronic ipsilateral limb swelling causing psychosocial distress and physical challenges for patients. Even conservative estimates suggest that 3% of women who have had sentinel lymph node biopsy and 20% of those who have had axillary lymph node dissection may develop lymphedema a year after breast cancer surgery. Continue reading

Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce distress during breast cancer treatment

Cognitive behavioral or relaxation training helps women reduce distress during breast cancer treatment

Can psychological intervention help women adapt to the stresses of breast cancer? It appears that a brief, five-week psychological intervention can have beneficial effects for women who are dealing with the stresses of breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published Continue reading

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Link between diabetes, pancreatic cancer found

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology , clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer. A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published. Continue reading

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Targeted therapy proves effective against brain tumors in preclinical studies

Dec. 21, 2012 — Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) have published findings from a preclinical study assessing the effectiveness of a small-molecule inhibitor, CFAK-Y15, in treating some brain cancers Continue reading

Low adiponcetin associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk

Low adiponcetin associated with increased pancreatic cancer risk

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Compound in grapes, red wine could be key to fighting prostate cancer

Compound in grapes, red wine could be key to fighting prostate cancer

ScienceDaily (Nov. 9, 2012) — Resveratrol, a compound found commonly in grape skins and red wine, has been shown to have several beneficial effects on human health, including cardiovascular health and stroke prevention Continue reading

Melanoma manifests differently in children than in adults, study finds

Melanoma manifests differently in children than in adults, study finds

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2012) — Melanoma, newly diagnosed in more than 76,000 Americans in 2011, is the most common and dangerous form of skin cancer Continue reading