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New study: Cancer cells thrive in stiff tissue

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SHAFAQNA- Stiffer breast tissue creates an environment more prone to cancer by enabling the disease to interfere with the surrounding healthy cells, according to a recent study published in Biomaterials. Scientists studying tumor…

Is cancer a taboo in Muslim communities?

SHAFAQNA - When Saroj Sethi was diagnosed with cancer she felt like her community shunned her. “Some of the ethnic minorities try to hold back their feelings from the family and the community, and it can lead to mental illness,”she said. “There…

Using Smartphones for Cancer Diagnosis and Management

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SHAFAQNA- An interview with Cesar M. Castro, M.D., MGH, conducted by Alina Shrourou, BSc Please outline the current global cancer challenges. There have been significant inroads in our understanding of what drives cancer development,…

Scientists: your phone won't give you cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Good news for the tech junkies out there: Experts agree that cell phones do not cause cancer. At least, not in humans. The National Toxicology Program, which studies all kinds of possible causes for disease, has been conducting…

Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Cancer Patients

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SHAFAQNA- It’s virtually impossible to go through any health or beauty store without seeing advertisements for the amazing benefits of coconut oil. Coconut oil is cherished by many health enthusiasts for endless reasons. There are thousands…

'Liquid biopsy' promises early detection for cancer

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers has taken a major step toward one of the hottest goals in cancer research: a blood test that can detect tumors early. Their new test, which examines cancer-related DNA and proteins in the blood, yielded a…

Blueberries help cancer treatment

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SHAFAQNA- uffering from cervical cancer? Along with your radiation therapy, start eating blueberries. New research shows consuming blueberry extract while on treatment may have a positive outcome. “Radiation therapy uses high-energy…

New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

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SHAFAQNA- This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new treatment strategy that they believe could increase survival rates for the disease. The…

Malaria drugs could help to combat cancer

SHAFAQNA-Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are drugs that are used to treat malaria, but a new review suggests that they may have another purpose: treating cancer.  The research — which reviewed more than 190 studies investigating how…

Sensor for the most important human cancer gene

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SHAFAQNA- If it burns in a house smoke detectors alert us hence protecting life. A molecular smoke alert has now been developed by Dresden researchers for the TP53 gene, the most important human cancer gene. The alert goes on if the TP53 gene…

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends'

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SHAFAQNA- Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumors and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40 percent risk of…

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

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SHAFAQNA- SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could…

Europe's cancer drugs mostly ineffective: Study

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SHAFAQNA- European regulators approved 39 new cancer drugs between 2009 and 2013 despite having no evidence that they worked better than existing medicines, or at all, researchers said Thursday. The number represented more than half…

A pen that identifies cancer in 10 seconds: Scientists

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SHAFAQNA- Scientists at the University of Texas say they have invented a handheld tool can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds. They say, the new "MasSpec Pen" speeds the testing process by as much as 150 times and should make the…

Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer: Scientists

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SHAFQN- Your belly fat can put you at increased risk of cancer, say scientists including one of Indian-origin who have found that a protein released from fat in the body can turn cells cancerous. It is well established that obesity is…

Scientists develop new immunotherapy for prostate cancer

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SHAFAQNA- By Aylin Woodward Injections of vitamin C could be a way to help fight blood cancer. Experiments in mice suggest that the nutrient helps tell out-of-control cells to stop dividing and die. Some blood cancers, including acute…

Breast cancer in a new light: Injection makes cancer cells glow, easier for doctors to see

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SHAFAQNA- Lowcountry doctors are seeing breast cancer in a new light. New technology—an injection—is making cancer easier to spot and easier to treat. Before undergoing surgery to remove the tumor, patients receive an injection. The…

Walnut staves off heart disease, cancer and dementia

SHAFAQNA- Eating a small bag of walnuts a day can reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer and dementia, according to new research. Just two ounces – about 28 walnut halves, or a small bag – improve digestive health by nourishing friendly…

New cancer treatment looks to remove tumors safely

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SHAFAQNA- A surgeon in Arizona removed a 17-centimeter ovarian tumor through an incision smaller than a dime. He used a controversial procedure called “in bag morcellation,” where the tumor is bagged while it’s still inside the…

Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

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SHAFAQNA- The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris. The body's normal defenses struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer, BBC reported. But…

Hair dye linked to risk of breast cancer

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SHAFAQNA- African-American and white women who regularly chemically straightened their hair or dyed it dark brown or black had an elevated risk of breast cancer, recent research suggests. “I would be concerned about darker hair dye and…

Stem cell-based therapy for targeting skin-to-brain cancer

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SHAFAQNA- Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have a potential solution for how to kill tumor cells that have metastasized to the brain. The team has developed cancer-killing viruses…

Gene testing revolution for cancer care

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SHAFAQNA- Cancer patients should be routinely offered DNA tests to help select the best treatments for them, according to England's chief medical officer. Professor Dame Sally Davies said in her annual report that the National Health…

Using body noise to improve cancer detection

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SHAFAQNA- Elastography, sometimes referred as seismology of the human body, is an emerging technology used to enhance medical ultrasound imaging. It does this by measuring the elasticity of biological tissue to diagnose cancer or liver…

Mobile app allows cancer clinics to allocate resources

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SHAFAQNA- With the number of cancer cases on the rise, stretched healthcare systems have to support more and more patients with troublesome symptoms and the side effects of treatment. Finnish start-up Noona has developed a mobile app to support…

New methods of treating heart disease by scientists

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SHAFAQNA- A team of researchers at UAE University (UAEU) are studying new ways of how diabetes affects the heart, with the potential of coming up with new solutions on how to treat diabetes. The research project is specifically looking…

New Cancer Drug Could Revolutionize Care

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SHAFAQNA- Instead of treating cancer based on where it originated in the body, a new drug targeting biomarkers may usher in a new age for cancer treatment. Laura Dixon has a long history with cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer…