News tagged with oncology

Multivitamin use doesn't impact colon cancer outcomes

Patients with colon cancer who used multivitamins during and after being treated with post-surgical chemotherapy did not reduce the risk of the cancer returning or their dying from it, according to researchers at Dana-Farber ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Cancer
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New model may simplify high-dose radiosurgery planning

There is yet no straightforward way to determine the optimal dose level and treatment schedules for high-dose radiation therapies such as stereotactic radiation therapy, used to treat brain and lung cancer, or for high-dose ...

dateSep 02, 2010 in Cancer
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Metformin may protect against lung cancer

Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, shows potential in the prevention of tobacco-induced lung tumors, according to early research conducted at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

dateSep 01, 2010 in Cancer
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Gene study offers new target for breast cancer drugs

(PhysOrg.com) -- A gene called POLQ is linked to an eight-fold risk of breast cancer returning, according to Oxford University research published in the journal OncoTarget. Developing drugs to block POLQ could increase survival ...

dateAug 05, 2010 in Cancer
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