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Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Given recent innovation in cancer research and public awareness, most cancers are declining in frequency. Unfortunately, thyroid cancer is not following this trend. Thyroid cancer has actually seen an increase in frequency of about 4%…

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Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to ‘sleep’

Why does breast cancer sometimes recur after treatment? A new study suggests that in part, the answer may lie in the effect of adjuvant hormone therapy on some cancer cells. Luca Magnani, who is a…

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Synthetic biologists extend functional life of cancer fighting circuitry in microbes

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a method to significantly extend the life of gene circuits used to instruct microbes to do things such as produce and deliver drugs, break down…

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Harvard Study Say Cannabis May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Marijuana has long been used to manage pain from cancer treatments. The study from Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is different because it discovered cannabis might go beyond treatment for cancer-related pain and nausea. The study found…

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Removing cancer’s protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumors, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments, according to a study part funded…

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