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Spread of deadly eye cancer halted in cells and animals

By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the ...

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Less surveillance needed for simple ovarian cysts

Simple ovarian cysts are extremely common in women and do not require additional ultrasound surveillance or surgical removal, according to a new study of more than 72,000 women and close to 119,00 pelvic ultrasound exams ...

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Many women have not heard of ovarian cancer before Dx

(HealthDay)—Many women are not knowledgeable about ovarian cancer before diagnosis despite most women experiencing prediagnosis symptoms, according to a report published online Oct. 18 by the World Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

Nov 10, 2018
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Cancer gets a sting with new discovery

Today a paper authored by 44 scientists was published in the scientific journal Nature, reporting a potential new class of immunotherapy drugs to treat some of the most common cancers. The study shows how these molecules ...

Nov 08, 2018
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Genetic 'whodunnit' for cancer gene solved

Long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism, the protein complex AMPK also seemed to help some tumors grow, confounding researchers. Now, Salk Institute researchers have solved the long-standing mystery ...

Nov 08, 2018
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A cancer blood test based on DNA fragment size

A team of researchers from the U.K., Denmark, Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland has developed a new way to test for cancer—by looking at the size of tumor DNA fragments circulating in the bloodstream. In their paper ...

Nov 08, 2018
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Concussion tied to suicide risk

(HealthDay)—People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.

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For years, green has been the most reliable hue for live brain imaging, but after using a new high-throughput screening method, researchers at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and the Yale School of Medicine, together with collaborators ...

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