News tagged with national cancer institute

Small molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy

Johns Hopkins scientists say a previously known but little studied chemical compound targets and shuts down a common cancer process. In studies of laboratory-grown human tumor cell lines, the drug disrupted tumor cell division ...

Jan 13, 2014
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Cancer Genomics Hub adds childhood cancer data

Researchers studying the genetics of childhood cancers now have access to a large and growing set of genomic data through the Cancer Genomics Hub (CGHub) operated by the University of California, Santa Cruz. The data come ...

Jan 09, 2014
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Cancer Statistics 2014: Death rates continue to drop

The annual cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society finds steady declines in cancer death rates for the past two decades add up to a 20 percent drop in the overall risk of dying from cancer over that time ...

Jan 07, 2014
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Exercise helps women tolerate breast cancer drugs

Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.

Dec 12, 2013
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Gut microbes may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer

In one of the largest epidemiological studies of human gut bacteria and colorectal cancer ever conducted, a team of researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has found a clear association between gut bacteria and colorectal ...

Dec 06, 2013
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