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Melanoma on the rise among young women in the US

21 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
A review of 30 years of surveillance and epidemiological records shows that incidence of melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer, is increasing among young Caucasian women but not among young … – more

Reducing cancer patients’ swollen side effect of treatment

20 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
It is a side effect of cancer treatment often hidden away and rarely spoken about, but secondary lymphoedema* (or the chronic, often painful swelling of body parts) can have a debilitating impact on … – more

Australian women urged to be ‘breast aware’

18 Jul 2008 – Hot Cancer Topics
National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre is urging Australian women to be ‘breast aware’ and to report any changes in the look or feel of their breasts to their general practitioner … – more

Researchers identify new targets for RNAs that regulate genes

14 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
Tiny strands of genetic material called RNA — a chemical cousin of DNA — are emerging as major players in gene regulation, the process inside cells that drives all biology and that … – more

Overweight, insulin resistant women at greater risk of advanced breast cancer diagnosis, says study

13 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
University of Melbourne researcher Dr Anne Cust was a key collaborator on an international study which will today be presented to the Population Health 2008 Conference in Brisbane. – more

Protein thought to promote cancer instead functions as a tumour suppressor, researchers report

13 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
A protein previously thought to promote colorectal cancer instead suppresses the growth of human cancer cells in culture, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. – more

New oral angiogenesis inhibitor offers potential nontoxic therapy for a wide range of cancers

9 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Cancer Therapies
The first oral, broad-spectrum angiogenesis inhibitor, specially formulated through nanotechnology, shows promising anticancer results in mice, report researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston. … – more

Blood vessel inhibitor shows promise against metastatic thyroid cancer

8 Jul 2008 – New and Emerging Cancer Therapies
Thyroid cancer that has spread to distant sites has a poor prognosis, but an experimental drug that inhibits tumour blood vessel formation can slow disease progression in some patients, a research … – more

Incidence of melanoma among rheumatoid arthritis patients treated with methotrexate

7 Jul 2008 – Hot Cancer Topics
The objective of this study was to determine the cancer risk in a cohort of 459 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with methotrexate in community practice. – more

Researchers overcome chemotherapy resistance in the lab

3 Jul 2008 – General Cancer News
Researchers from McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have discovered a compound that reduces resistance to chemotherapy agents used to treat cancer. Their results were published in the June … – more

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