News tagged with cancer types

Study confirms safety of colonoscopy

Colon cancer develops slowly. Precancerous lesions usually need many years to turn into a dangerous carcinoma. They are well detectable in an endoscopic examination of the colon called colonoscopy and can be removed during ...

Mar 01, 2013
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Towards personalised cancer treatment

All types of cancer begin with genetic aberrations in the DNA of normal cells. An extensive research project will examine the errors occurring in the genes of several thousand Norwegian patients. The objective ...

Mar 01, 2013
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New UN report on hormone-disrupting chemicals

An international team of scientific experts has expressed great concern about the effect of increasing exposure of humans and animals to hormone-disrupting substances. This comes in a new report commissioned ...

Feb 20, 2013
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Cancer type affects quality of care survivors receive

(HealthDay)—Compared with control patients without cancer, survivors of some cancers receive different quality of care on certain chronic and acute indicators, according to research published online Feb. ...

Feb 14, 2013
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Risk of leukemia after cancer chemotherapy persists

While advancements in cancer treatment over the last several decades have improved patient survival rates for certain cancers, some patients remain at risk of developing treatment-related leukemia, according to results of ...

Feb 14, 2013
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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday.

Feb 10, 2013
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