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42 min ago | Bioscience Technology

Abnormal Properties of Cancer Protein Revealed in Fly Eyes

Mutations in the human retinoblastoma protein gene are a leading cause of eye cancer. Now, Michigan State University scientists have turned to fruit fly eyes to unlock the secrets of this important cancer gene.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Retinoblastoma, Michigan State University, Genetics, Biology, Science

42 min ago | Patch.com

Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation Hosts Inaugural Heal For...

He established the Mary Anne Mazanec Ovarian Cancer Foundation in honor of his wife, who died of the disease in 2008. One year later, the foundation was established.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Family, Kids

3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Why Roche celebrates its failures

Roche Chief Executive Severin Schwan likes to crack open the champagne with his drug research teams at the end of a big project - especially when they fail. As the boss of one of the world's most successful pharmaceutical companies, whose leading position in cancer treatments has propelled its market value to more than $250 billion, it might seem a strange response.

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Related Topix: Health, Genentech, Startups

3 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Olga Partners With My Hope Chest To Help Provide Cancer Survivors With Breast Reconstruction Surgery

My Hope Chest is the only national non-profit organization that helps to fund reconstructive surgery for mastectomy patients who cannot afford the procedure. , consumers can support the cause by visiting a dedicated page on the Olga website to donate an amount of their choice .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Apparel, PhillipsVan Heusen, Non-Profit, Breast Cancer

6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

JD Breast Cancer Foundation Praises Ambiance for Generous Donation

JDBCF is looking forward to partnering with Ambiance again for the 2014 Pink Carpet Gala on The Pink Carpet Gala celebrates the lives of women battling breast cancer. Each year, ten breast cancer survivors, the Pink Carpet Ladies, receive a complete makeover: new outfit, accessories, hair and makeup, and a special gift commemorating the evening's experience.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

7 hrs ago | KVOX-FM Fargo

Emotional Miranda Lambert Holds Hands with Cancer-...

As seen in a video posted on YouTube , Miranda was singing "Over You" when she reached out her hand to a seven-year-old girl named Brooke Hester , who was near the stage. Hester is battling stage four neuroblastoma cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Miranda Lambert, Country

8 hrs ago | Medical News

Novel genetic discovery identifies new avenues for prostate cancer treatment

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis, published today in the American Journal of Pathology , found that prostate cancer patients who carry certain genetic mutations have a 91 percent chance of their cancer recurring.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Prostate Cancer, Genetics, Charitable Organizations, American Cancer Society

Tue Sep 16, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Did Johanna Budwig really cure cancer naturally?

Cancer. The very word causes a recoil, a visceral awareness that our statistical probability of "catching" this "disease" is astronomically high.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Mathematics, Science, Marijuana, Physics, Chemistry, Nutrition

New York Daily News

Beams may come true with new East Harlem cancer treatment center

Architect firm VOA Associates Inc. filed permits to inhabit space at the 1.7-million-square-foot site late last week, but the two parties are "still in discussion," a spokesman for the city's Economic Development Corp. said. There are roughly 14 centers in the country that use proton beam technology, which destroys cancerous cells more directly than radiotherapy.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Study identifies when and how much various prostate cancer treatments ...

Men with prostate cancer may one day be able to predict when and how much various treatments will impact their urinary and sexual functioning, thanks in part to new findings that researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center presented at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's 56th Annual Meeting on Tuesday, September 16. Looking over data gathered from more than 17,000 surveys completed by men diagnosed with prostate cancer , Fox Chase researchers tracked when patients' urinary and sexual symptoms changed following each type of treatment, and by how much.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Prostate Cancer, Oncology

My Verona NJ

HBW Student Organizes Pediatric Cancer Fundraiser

Brendan Semeraro, a student at H.B. Whitehorne Middle School, has organized a fundraiser for the Max Cure Foundation, which is working to find cures for pediatric cancers and fund the development of less toxic cancer treatments for children. But instead of asking you to give money, Semeraro is asking for your sneakers.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

CBS Local

Ride To Conquer Cancer Raises $2.6 Miliion

WJZ 's own Mary Bubala and Mike Schuh along with 1,000 participants took part in the two-day event that covers 150-mile ride through Maryland and Virginia. "We are incredibly grateful to the community of riders, donors, volunteers, sponsors and the hundreds of crew and volunteers who helped make our first annual Ride to Conquer Cancer a remarkable success for the world-leading cancer programs at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals," said Dr. William Nelson, Director of Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Medical News Today

Breast cancer screening in over-70s 'may lead to overdiagnosis'

Involving much older women in breast cancer screening programs may "lead to overdiagnosis and overtreatment" claim experts, following a study on a Netherlands-based national program that screened women up to age 75. For every advanced stage cancer detected through screening among 70-75-year-olds, around 20 "overdiagnosed" early stage cancers were detected. As people in Western societies are living longer, it is expected that in the coming years there will be an increase in the proportion of older women with breast cancer - the largest contributor to death from cancer in women worldwide.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology

KUAM News

Guam is Good 5K benefits Calvo Cancer Foundation

It's time to put your tennis shoes on and show your support for those afflicted with cancer by joining this year's Edward M. Calvo Cancer Foundation Guam is Good Walk/Run 5K. "This month the Edward m Calvo foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary for ten years we have been assisting local cancer patients in our community with various needs giving them financial support as well as we provided different types of emotional therapy," said Marie Calvo Monge, a board member with the Foundation.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer-fighting cocktail demonstrates promising results as new treatment for advanced cervical cancer

DALLAS September 15, 2014 Combining a standard chemotherapy drug with a second drug that stops cells from dividing improves both the survival and response rates for those with advanced cervical cancer, a new study by UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers finds. The cancer-fighting cocktail, which combines the chemotherapy drug cisplatin with pemetrexed - an agent that stops cancer cells from dividing showed promising results for advanced, persistent, or recurrent cervical cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Cervical Cancer, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Charitable Organizations

The Star

S.C. woman's business aims to help cancer patients

Since she was a young girl, Danielle McCray knew she wanted to be a service-providing business owner. She had no clue exactly what type of service she would provide.

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Related Topix: Medicine, US Military, US Navy

Forbes.com

'Decoding Annie Parker' Focuses On Women, Breast Cancer and Changing Science

I'm a writer, physician and breast cancer survivor. Earlier in my career I practiced oncology and hematology.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Hematology, Lymphoma, Leukemia

Re/code

Health Startup Launches an App to Guide Breast Cancer Patients

Health startup Willowglade Technologies plans to launch its "My Breast Cancer Journey" app for iOS and Android devices by the end of the month, the first in a series of planned apps designed to provide information and support for cancer patients, the company told Re/code . The tool aims to help those battling breast cancer keep track of their medical tests, submit information to clinical trials, access medical literature customized to their conditions and securely share progress with friends and family.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Cambridge Evening News

Addenbrookea s Charitable Trust launches new breast cancer campaign

People are being urged to dust off their coffee cups, get creative in the kitchen and hold an afternoon tea party to help raise A 70,000 for breast cancer treatment, care and research at Addenbrooke's. This year, Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust , the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, is relaunching its appeal to beat breast cancer and is hoping to raise A 70,000 for a new ultrasound scanner and vital research into breast medicine at the Cambridge Breast Unit at Addenbrooke's.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Standardized Testing, Education, Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food

Milford Mercury

Pembrokeshire nurse being denied 70,000 cancer treatment

A Pembrokeshire nurse is being refused treatment for her cancer - because NHS chiefs in Wales won't pay for her treatment in England. Beth Prout, 57, has a rare form of cancer which can only be treated in two hospitals in the country.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicine, United Kingdom, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

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