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New chemo regimen helps children with neuroblastoma

A new high-dose chemotherapy regimen has been shown to improve survival of children with high-risk neuroblastoma, a common pediatric cancer, according to a European clinical trial published Sunday.

Jun 06, 2011
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Tracking down the origin of leukemia relapse

The cancer cells that reign during relapses of an aggressive human leukemia are different from those that dominated the original disease, according to a paper published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Me ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Tumor virus is best predictor of throat cancer survival

The presence of human papilloma virus, the virus that causes cervical cancer, in tumors is the most important predictor of survival for people diagnosed with oropharyngeal cancer (cancer of the back of the mouth), according ...

Jun 07, 2010
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Targeting cell pathway may prevent relapse of leukemia

About 40 percent of children and up to 70 percent of adults in remission from acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) will have a relapse. In recent years, doctors have come to believe that this is due to leukemia stem cells, endlessly ...

Mar 25, 2010
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Exercise makes cigarettes less attractive to smokers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Exercise can help smokers quit because it makes cigarettes less attractive. A new study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise can lessen the power of cigarettes ...

Oct 26, 2009
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Naltrexone can help heavy social drinkers quit smoking

Naltrexone, an opioid antagonist approved in 1994 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for alcohol-dependence (AD) treatment, can reduce relapse rates among AD patients. Research on naltrexone's effectiveness on nicotine ...

Mar 19, 2009
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