Global Cancer News

News digest – prostate cancer MRI trial, drug delivery, cancer ‘cures’ on Facebook and weight loss

New headlines on cancer research: -A prostate cancer MRI trial is in progress -Treatment that delivers drugs straight to tumor given for the first time -WHO approves cheap copy of common breast cancer drug -Facebook…

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Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’

Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and…

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Findings could identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment that combines an immunotherapy drug and chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer, but not all cases of this aggressive form of breast cancer responded in…

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Blocking a survival mechanism could tackle melanoma treatment resistance

The effectiveness of current treatments for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, could be improved by using approaches that wipe out the ‘survival system’ of cancer cells according to a study published in Nature Communications. Researchers from…

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Liver cancer deaths climb by around 50% in the last decade

Liver cancer death rates have increased by around 50% in the last decade and have tripled since records began, according to the latest calculations by Cancer Research UK. New mortality data shows that there were around 5,700…

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