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Oncology & Cancer

Researchers find biological links between red meat and colorectal cancer

Eating less red meat is standard medical advice for preventing colorectal cancer, but the way it causes cells to mutate has remained unclear, and not all experts were convinced there was a strong link.

Oncology & Cancer

Overcoming a newly recognized form of resistance to modern prostate cancer drugs

Cancer cells have an uncanny ability to evolve and adapt to overcome the treatments used against them.

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Simple urine test may help early detection of brain tumors

A recent study by Nagoya University researchers revealed that microRNAs in urine could be a promising biomarker to diagnose brain tumors. Their findings, published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, have indicated ...

Oncology & Cancer

Probing deeper into tumor tissues

Today, as they did 100 years ago, doctors diagnose cancer by taking tissue samples from patients, which they usually fix in formalin for microscopic examination. In the past 20 years, genetic methods have also been established ...

Oncology & Cancer

Predicting resistance to anticancer drugs

Cancer cells can develop resistance to therapy through both genetic and non-genetic mechanisms. But it is unclear how and why one of these routes to resistance prevails. Understanding this 'choice' by the cancer cells may ...

Oncology & Cancer

3D mammography offers modest benefits over standard mammography

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer ranks as the most prevalent cancer among American women. For over 40 years, mammography was the standard of care for breast cancer screening and detection ...

Oncology & Cancer

Survival examined for early-onset colorectal cancer

(HealthDay)—There appears to be a survival benefit for individuals with early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC) compared with diagnosis at later ages, according to a study published online June 16 in JAMA Network Open.