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Screening has had ‘little impact’ on falling breast cancer deaths in the Netherlands, study suggests

Anne Li Breast screening in the Netherlands seems to have had a marginal effect on breast cancer mortality over the past 24 years, suggests research in The BMJ. Their findings show that screening would be…

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Go with the flow (or against it)

Anne Li Queen’s University researchers are using magnetic fields to influence a specific type of bacteria to swim against strong currents, opening up the potential of using the microscopic organisms for drug delivery in environments…

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Novel regulation of gene expression in brain tumors identified

Anne Li Study results revealed previously unknown interplay between two key enzymes and a novel understanding of how brain cancer tumors form and spread, according to researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer…

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Time matters: Does our biological clock keep cancer at bay?

Anne Li Our body has an internal biological or “circadian” clock, which cycles daily and is synchronized with solar time. New research done in mice suggests that it can help suppress cancer. The study, publishing…

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First line combination therapy improves progression-free survival in advanced lung cancer

Anne Li A new combination therapy for the first line treatment of advanced non-squamous non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) improves progression-free survival (PFS), according to results of the phase III IMpower150 trial presented at the ESMO…

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