Oncology & Cancer

Pharmacist finds protein that drives gallbladder tumour growth

Patients with gallbladder cancer often show few or no symptoms for long periods of time. As a result, the tumours are only detected at a late stage of the disease when treatment is often no longer possible. Working in collaboration ...

Oncology & Cancer

Two sodas a day raises cancer risk, study finds

Here's one more reason to consider cutting back on the soda: drinking too many sugary drinks on a daily basis has been linked to gallbladder cancer.

Medications

Gattex approved for short bowel syndrome

(HealthDay)—Gattex (teduglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat nutritional problems caused by short bowel syndrome.

Medical research

HRT update: therapy may reduce fractures, boost some risks

(HealthDay) -- Updated evidence on hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women presents good news for those at risk of osteoporosis, but a mixed bag of results regarding breast cancer and other chronic diseases.

Oncology & Cancer

Adjuvant therapy shows promise in biliary tract cancer

(HealthDay) -- For patients with biliary tract cancers, postresection adjuvant therapy with chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy appears to be beneficial in treating patients with biliary tract cancers, with significant improvement ...

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