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Cooking cancer: Heat treatment may increase chemotherapy effectiveness

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Jan 06, 2021 … LONDON — Chemotherapy has been a major tool in cancer treatment for the better part of a century. Unfortunately, it’s a treatment that often constitutes a “roll of the dice” for patients. There’s no guarantee in most cases that chemotherapy will successfully kill all cancer cells. Now, researchers from University College London may have uncovered a…

Birth control pills linked to lower risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer, even decades after use

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Dec 19, 2020 … UPPSALA, Sweden — Oral contraceptives provide women with a fast and effective way of preventing unwanted pregnancy. While these benefits are immediate, a new study finds taking “the pill” may also be protecting women from certain cancers for years to come. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden report that taking birth control pills can cut…

Cellular ‘death by iron’ may be promising new cancer treatment, scientists say

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Dec 03, 2020 … NEW YORK — There are few positives when it comes to the subject of cancer in general, but there’s actually a “silver lining,” so to speak, within cancer’s own biology. The very same characteristics that allow cancer cells to grow and spread also create opportunities to sabotage and combat cancer. According to researchers at Sloan Kettering,…

Cancer cases among teens, young adults up 30 percent over past 40 years

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Dec 01, 2020 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An alarming new report shows the number of young people with cancer has soared by 30 percent over the last four decades. Teenagers and young adults are more likely to develop certain types of cancer today than they were 40 years ago, especially liver cancer, according to the study. While teens account for…

Common antidepressant Zoloft stops cancer cell growth in animal experiments

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Nov 19, 2020 … LEUVEN, Belgium — In advanced forms of cancer, malignant cells can grow and spread at a rapid pace. A new study finds an existing antidepressant which has been proven safe for patients can also cut this growth rate down. Researchers in Belgium say sertraline, commonly sold as Zoloft, has inhibited the growth of cancer cells…

Delaying cancer treatment for a month raises chances of dying by 10 percent, study shows

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Nov 05, 2020 … KINGSTON, Ontario — The coronavirus pandemic is squeezing many medical providers to their limits as cases rise across the globe again. During the peak of cases in the spring, overwhelmed hospitals and clinics forced doctors to prioritize surgeries and may have forced many patients to wait longer for treatment.  But holding off on necessary care can…

Drinking sugary beverages when breastfeeding may lead to poor cognitive development in kids

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Oct 06, 2020 … LOS ANGELES, Calif. — For expecting mothers, a healthy diet and lifestyle can make a big impact on their child’s development. A new study finds what a mom eats and drinks after the delivery can be just as important. Researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles say drinking sugary beverages can affect the milk of breastfeeding parents.…

Nearly 90K U.S. teens and young adults will develop cancer in 2020, report estimates

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Sep 19, 2020 … ATLANTA — Cancer strikes people of all ages and in many different forms. While new medications and therapies are improving the outcomes for patients, a new report finds some concerning news for younger Americans. The American Cancer Society estimates nearly 90,000 people between 15 and 39 years-old will be diagnosed with cancer in 2020. The report…

New drug could improve life quality, prognosis for patients with hard-to-treat cancers

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Sep 09, 2020 … SHEFFIELD, England — Certain forms of cancer are particularly hard to treat. That may soon change, however, thanks to a potentially groundbreaking new drug just created by scientists from the University of Sheffield. The inventors say their drug could improve both life quality and expectancy for patients dealing with various forms of hard-to-treat cancer. That includes pancreatic…

Blood pressure medications not linked to cancer risk, scientists say

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Sep 01, 2020 … SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France — Patients with high blood pressure have plenty to worry about without thinking their medications will make them sick. For decades however, there have been conflicting reports that antihypertensive drugs may increase a person’s risk for cancer. Now, a new study is debunking these claims. British researchers say there is no evidence…

Study: Medicaid expansion has improved early cancer detection for low-income Americans

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Jul 06, 2020 … CLEVELAND — Today, low-income Americans have a much better chance of detecting cancer early on than in the past. Why? According to a new study, the answer to that question is the recent expansion of Medicaid coverage. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was introduced, expanding Medicaid coverage for U.S. adults with incomes up to 138%…

New Blood Test May Detect Early-Stage Pancreatic Cancer With High Accuracy

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Apr 17, 2020 … PHILADELPHIA — In the United States alone, it’s estimated that over 47,000 people will die from pancreatic cancer this year. Early detection could greatly improve many pancreatic cancer patients’ chances of beating the disease, and now a new blood test has shown considerable promise in that regard. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine…

‘Landmark study’ finds new blood test detects 50+ types of cancer before symptoms appear

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Apr 08, 2020 … LUGANO, Switzerland — A promising new blood test has been developed for early cancer detection and, incredibly, researchers say it may be able to spot dozens of types of cancers in patients. Early cancer detection can identify tumors when patient outcomes are most favorable and treatment is less gruesome. Doctor say this new blood test…