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Latest Research : Cancer : Carcinogens
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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US faces crisis in cancer care, says new IOM report
WASHINGTON -- Delivery of cancer care in the U.S. is facing a crisis stemming from a combination of factors -- a growing demand for such care, a shrinking oncology work force, rising costs of cancer care, and the complexity of the disease and its treatment, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report recommends ways to respond to these challenges and improve cancer care delivery, including by strengthening clinicians' core competencies in caring for patients with cancer, shifting to team-based models of care, and communicating more effectively with patients.
Sep 10, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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82 percent of adults support banning smoking when kids are in the car
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A new poll shows 82 percent of adults support banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle.
Jul 22, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Gabriel Hortobagyi honored for mentoring minority researchers
WASHINGTON, DC -- Gabriel Hortobagyi, M.D., professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will receive the Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship from the American Association for Cancer Research and its Minorities in Cancer Research membership group.
Apr 10, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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UIC researchers to study how young adults use e-cigarettes, snus
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Institute for Health Research and Policy have received a $2.3 million federal grant to study how young adults use hookahs, snus, electronic cigarettes, and other new tobacco products.
Feb 7, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Forgotten cancers: Patients are paying a high price
Thousands of patients with rare forgotten cancers are paying a high price because doctors lack awareness of their conditions, according to a speaker at the 4th ESMO Conference on Sarcoma and GIST.
Mar 7, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Cancer vaccine impact limited unless drug industry focuses on difficult-to-treat tumors
Drug companies currently developing therapeutic cancer vaccines may be determining the cancers they target based on the number of annual cases, not the number of deaths they cause.
Nov 21, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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New study to use smart phones to track air pollution exposure
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- University at Buffalo researchers are creating a new and unusual app for the smart phone: tracking air pollution.
Feb 8, 2011 - 5:00:00 AM

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Exposure to North Dakota road material may increase risk of lung cancer
New data shows that people exposed to the mineral erionite found in the gravel of road materials in North Dakota may be at significantly increased risk of developing mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer most often associated with asbestos exposure, according to research presented at the 2010 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology. This symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (ISLAC) and The University of Chicago.
Dec 9, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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New prostate cancer imaging shows real-time tumor metabolism
A UCSF research collaboration with GE Healthcare has produced the first results in humans of a new technology that promises to rapidly assess the presence and aggressiveness of prostate tumors in real time, by imaging the tumor's metabolism.
Nov 29, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Image-processing algorithm reduces CT radiation dose by as much as 95 percent
PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 20, 2010) -- Perfusion CT scanning, an emerging imaging technology, got a bad rap last year when a machine set to incorrect radiation levels overdosed hundreds of people in Los Angeles. In the wake of this incident, researchers at the Mayo Clinic, excited by the technology's promise for diagnosing stroke, cancer, and possibly heart disease, have developed a way to reduce the amount of radiation involved in the procedure -- which, when done properly, already involves very little risk.
Jul 20, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Children living in apartments with nonsmoking adults still exposed
The majority of children living in apartments are exposed to secondhand smoke, even when they don't live with smokers. This study from the University of Rochester Medical Center is the first to examine whether housing type is a potential contributor to children's exposure to cigarette smoke. The abstract was presented this morning at the Pediatric Academic Society Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
May 1, 2010 - 4:00:00 AM

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Texas invests $4.5 million in cancer research at UT Health Science Center at Houston
Texas plans to invest $3 billion in cancer research over the next 10 years and six scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are among the first to receive grants.
Jan 26, 2010 - 5:00:00 AM

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Lung cancer and melanoma laid bare
Research teams led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute announce the first comprehensive analyses of cancer genomes.
Dec 16, 2009 - 5:00:00 AM

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Common pain relief medication may encourage cancer growth
Although morphine has been the gold-standard treatment for postoperative and chronic cancer pain for two centuries, a growing body of evidence is showing that opiate-based painkillers can stimulate the growth and spread of cancer cells. Two new studies advance that argument and demonstrate how shielding lung cancer cells from opiates reduces cell proliferation, invasion and migration in both cell-culture and mouse models.
Nov 18, 2009 - 5:00:00 AM

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International event brings world's top cancer doctors to Queen's
Over 200 of the world's top cancer specialists will be in Belfast this week to share their knowledge at an International Cancer Symposium organised by Queen's University.
Sep 1, 2009 - 4:00:00 AM

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Rearrangements of multifunctional genes cause cancer in children and young people
A doctoral thesis presented at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that three genes that lie behind a number of malignant tumour diseases are normally involved in several fundamental processes in the cell. This may be the reason that the tumours arise early in life and principally affect children and young people.
Mar 10, 2009 - 4:00:00 AM

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New study aims to reduce risk of childhood leukemia
A study led by Dr Marcus Cooke at the University of Leicester and funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) UK is looking at whether consuming caffeine during pregnancy might affect the unborn baby's risk of developing leukaemia in childhood.
Jan 25, 2009 - 5:00:00 AM

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LSUHSC's Fontham makes history
Elizabeth T. H. (Terry) Fontham, MPH, DrPH, Dean of the LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Public Health, will become the first non-physician elected national President of the American Cancer Society when she is inducted at a special ceremony during the Society's National Assembly Meeting on November 20, 2008 in New York City. She will also be the first epidemiologist and the third female to serve as president in the organization's 96-year history.
Nov 20, 2008 - 5:00:00 AM

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Researchers aim to over-stress already taxed mantle cell lymphoma cells
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Cancer cells are already stressed by the fast pace they require to grow and spread and scientists believe a little more stress just may kill them.
Nov 10, 2008 - 5:00:00 AM

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Stopping hormone therapy did not reduce cancer risk for African-Americans
The decreased incidence of invasive breast cancer in the United States seen in 2002 and 2003 did not extend to women of African ancestry, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center report at the 2008 annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in San Diego.
Apr 15, 2008 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hypnosis for smoking cessation sees strong results
(Chicago, IL, October 22, 2007) – Hospitalized patients who smoke may be more likely to quit smoking through the use of hypnotherapy than patients using other smoking cessation methods. A new study presented at CHEST 2007, the 73rd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), shows that smoking patients who participated in one hypnotherapy session were more likely to be nonsmokers at 6 months compared with patients using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) alone or patients who quit “cold turkey”. The study also shows that patients admitted to the hospital with a cardiac diagnosis are three times more likely to quit smoking at 6 months than patients admitted with a pulmonary diagnosis.
Oct 22, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Age affects motivation for quitting smoking
(Chicago, IL, October 22, 2007) – A new study shows that obstacles to smoking cessation and motives for quitting smoking vary with age. The study presented at CHEST 2007, the 73rd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), found that smokers over age 65 reported quitting smoking due to physician pressure and stress due to a major health problem, while smokers under age 65 reported cigarette cost and tobacco odor as reasons for quitting.
Oct 22, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Leading researchers to reveal comprehensive dos and don'ts for prostate cancer
Lake Tahoe, CA, October 13, 2007–Today at the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Annual Scientific Retreat, researchers will share new findings on how eating common foods such as tomatoes and fish, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding meats cooked at high temperatures may help prevent prostate cancer, and help men live healthier and longer after diagnosis. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and an estimated 218,890 cases will occur in The United States this year.
Oct 13, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Oncolytics Biotech Inc. reports positive interim results of UK phase Ia/Ib trials
CALGARY, AB, --- September 28, 2007 - Oncolytics Biotech Inc. (“Oncolytics”) (TSX:ONC, NASDAQ:ONCY) announced that an oral presentation covering interim results from a U.K. Phase Ia/Ib combination REOLYSIN® and radiation clinical trial for patients with advanced or metastatic cancers is scheduled to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference on October 2, 2007 in Birmingham, U.K. The presentation, entitled “Biological Approaches to Radiosensitisation: Viruses, Gene Therapy and Novel Radiosensitisers” will be presented by Dr. Kevin Harrington of The Institute of Cancer Research, London and one of the principal investigators for the trial. The conference runs from September 30 through October 3, 2007 in Birmingham, U.K.
Sep 28, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Ancient mechanism for coping with stresses also gives cancer a boost
An ancient mechanism for coping with environmental stresses, including heat and toxic exposures, also helps cancerous tumors survive, reveals a new report in the Sept. 21, 2007, issue of Cell, a publication of Cell Press. The findings could lead to a new way to treat cancer and may also have implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative and other diseases, according to the researchers.
Sep 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Blood protein detects lung cancer, even at earliest stage
ATLANTA - Biopharmaceutical researchers have found a protein in blood they say is linked to all stages of lung cancer but which rarely shows up in the blood of people without the disease. Testing for this protein might help physicians decide whether smokers or others at high risk for lung cancer should be referred for lung imaging, say investigators, who presented their findings today in Atlanta, Georgia at the American Association for Cancer Research’s second International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development.
Sep 18, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Liver cancer marker could yield blood test for early detection
ATLANTA – In the face of an emerging liver cancer crisis in Asia, researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong have developed a test that could help millions. Due to widespread hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, nearly 10 percent of China’s population is at high risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), a liver cancer with low survival rates if not detected and treated early. Researchers report on a new blood screening technique that could make it possible to detect early-stage liver cancer and predict how well a patient will do following treatment. They present their data today at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Second International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Development, in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sep 18, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Diesel exhaust may increase risk in patients with heart disease
Air pollution could be putting patients with heart disease at risk by affecting blood vessels and clotting, researchers warn.
Sep 12, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Cancer stem cell subpopulation drives metastasis of human pancreatic cancer
Scientists have identified a distinct subpopulation of cancer stem cells (CSCs) that is responsible for metastasis of a deadly human pancreatic cancer. The research, published by Cell Press in the September issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell, provides insight into the role of CSCs in cancer initiation, progression, and metastasis and suggests new directions for development of more effective therapeutics.
Sep 12, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Safe water: simpler method for analyzing radium in water samples cuts testing time
A simpler technique for testing public drinking water samples for the presence of the radioactive element radium can dramatically reduce the amount of time required to conduct the sampling required by federal regulations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved use of the new testing method.
Aug 28, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Pitt study finds inequality in tobacco advertising
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 20 – Compared with Caucasians, African-Americans are exposed to more pro-tobacco advertising, according to a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published in this month’s Public Health Reports.
Aug 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Compounds that color fruits and veggies may protect against colon cancer
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Understanding the molecular structures of compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their rich colors may help researchers find even more powerful cancer fighters, a new study suggests.
Aug 19, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Tumors use enzyme to recruit regulatory T-cells and suppress immune response
One way tumors fly under the radar of the immune system is by using IDO, an enzyme used by fetuses to help avoid rejection, to recruit powerful regulatory T cells that turn down the immune response, researchers say.
Aug 16, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Green tea holds promise as new treatment for inflammatory skin diseases
Green tea could hold promise as a new treatment for skin disorders such as psoriasis and dandruff, Medical College of Georgia researchers say.
Aug 6, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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American Cancer Society to hold third annual Virtual Relay For Life in Second Life
On July 27 and 28, the American Cancer Society and Second Life will team up once again to celebrate survivorship and raise money for the fight against cancer by holding the Society’s third annual virtual Relay For Life® in the Second Life virtual world.
Jul 26, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Cancer research summaries
Individuals who receive blood transfusions from donors with undiagnosed cancers are at no higher risk of developing malignant disease than people who receive blood from donors without cancer, according to the results of a retrospective study published in The Lancet last month.
Jul 20, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Enzyme eliminated by cancer cells holds promise for cancer treatment
An enzyme that cancer cells eliminate, apparently so they can keep proliferating, may hold clues to more targeted, effective cancer treatment, scientists say.
Jul 18, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Tobacco industry efforts to derail effective anti-smoking campaigns
Anti-smoking ads that reveal the tobacco industryÂ’s deceptive practices have been aggressively quashed through various methods found Temple University Assistant Professor Jennifer K. Ibrahim, co-author of an analysis in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health.
Jul 11, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Scientists follow familiar TRAIL to new cancer therapy
A new study identifies a combination therapy that may sensitize human cancer cells to a promising treatment currently being used in clinical trials. The research, published in the July issue of the journal Cancer Cell, published by Cell Press, provides a pharmacological method for enhancing the potency and effectiveness of a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) death receptor ligand against a variety of human cancers.
Jul 9, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Patients with soft tissue sarcomas should be treated at high volume centers
Soft tissue sarcomas---rare tumours of the connective tissue---should be treated at the few centres which see most cases, in order to give patients the best chance of good outcomes, concludes an analysis of sarcoma management in Florida, published in the Annals of Surgery last month.
Jul 9, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award
9 July 2007 - Pawel Walewski, a correspondent with PolandÂ’s biggest selling weekly magazine Polityka, has been awarded the European School of OncologyÂ’s Best Cancer Reporter Award for 2007. The Award was established by the European School of Oncology (ESO) in 2006 to encourage better quality media coverage of cancer and recognise the many examples of outstanding cancer reporting by journalists across Europe.
Jul 9, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Inhaling from just 1 cigarette can lead to nicotine addiction
WORCESTER, Mass. -- A new study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine shows that 10 percent of youth who become hooked on cigarettes are addicted within two days of first inhaling from a cigarette, and 25 percent are addicted within a month. The study found that adolescents who smoke even just a few cigarettes per month suffer withdrawal symptoms when deprived of nicotine, a startling finding that is contrary to long-held beliefs that only people with established smoking habits of at least five cigarettes per day experience such symptoms.
Jul 3, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Gene variations directly link inflammation to an increased risk for lung cancer
Variations in two genes related to inflammation may be a major risk factor for developing lung cancer, according to a team of scientists from the National Cancer Institute and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. The effect of these genes is especially strong among heavy smokers, suggesting that the inflammatory response is important in modulating the damage caused by tobacco smoke.
Jul 3, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Interim analysis of anti-cancer vaccine, BiovaxID, to be conducted
Tampa, FL--June 13, 2007 -- Biovest International, Inc. (OTCBB: BVTI), a majority owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABPI) announces a milestone in its effort to gain accelerated conditional approval for BiovaxID™. The independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has requested an interim analysis of all primary and secondary endpoints. The DMC is the independent committee that is responsible for safety and efficacy reviews of the BiovaxID Phase 3 Clinical Trial. Further, the DMC has requested data lock to occur in September 2007 to facilitate this interim analysis.
Jun 13, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit
Smokers who have a say in how they quit are more likely to try kicking the habit and are more successful, according to new research at the University of Rochester.
May 24, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Panel offers guidelines on skin reactions to new class of cancer drugs
DURHAM, N.C., May 22 -- Skin reactions to a powerful new class of anti-cancer drugs are frequent, but manageable through a simple and rational treatment approach — usually without the need to reduce the dose or interrupt treatment with potentially life-prolonging chemotherapy, according to an article in the May issue of The Oncologist.
May 23, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hexavalent chromium in drinking water causes cancer in lab animals
Researchers announced today that there is strong evidence a chemical referred to as hexavalent chromium, or chromium 6, causes cancer in laboratory animals when it is consumed in drinking water. The two-year study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) shows that animals given hexavalent chromium developed malignant tumors.
May 16, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Researchers create model of cancer-preventing enzyme, study how it works
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia recently created a model of proline dehydrogenase, an important cancer-preventing enzyme in the human body, and analyzed how it works. A paper detailing their results was published today in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
May 11, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Dealing deadly cancers a knockout punch
New scientific evidence is helping to build a compelling case for oncolytic viruses as a first-line and adjunctive treatment for many cancers.
May 10, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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Doctors ill equipped to confront parent smoking
With the growing concerns of childrenÂ’s exposure to secondhand smoke, it has become more critical than ever to involve health care providers such as pediatricians in educating parents about the potential hazardous health consequences.
May 1, 2007 - 4:00:00 AM

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