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Increased muscle mass improves response to cancer treatment

As far back as Ancient Greece, a sculptured physique has been heralded as the pinnacle of physical perfection. But now, researchers from Japan have found that increased muscle mass doesn’t just make you look good, it could literally save your life. In a study published in Scientific Reports, researchers from Osaka University have revealed that […]

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Not a myth: cow’s milk and beef as a cancer trigger

Make us cow’s milk and beef sick? The German cancer research center (DKFZ) warns currently facing a newly discovered pathogen that is widely used in cow’s milk and beef products. Researchers found several relationships between the so-called BMMF-Eregern from milk and meat of animals of the bovine species and the Occurrence of colon cancer, and […]

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Shannen Doherty Says Breast Cancer Tore Down 'Every Wall I Built'

Shannen Doherty feels like an entirely new person after battling breast cancer. The 47-year-old actress went into remission nearly two years ago, and in reflecting on her journey through diagnosis, treatment and surgery, she says her life has changed. “I felt more feminine and vulnerable than I’ve felt in my entire life,” Doherty tells Health […]

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Test for esophageal cancer could save millions of lives: A tiny capsule, a string and a 2-centimeter sponge are the future of screening for deadly disease

Cancer of the esophagus claims more than 400,000 lives around the world each year. With no efficient, reliable method of screening for the disease, by the time symptoms become apparent, it’s often too late to save the patient. A Johns Hopkins researcher who has devoted his career to the detection and prevention of esophageal cancer […]

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How breast cancer avoids immune system detection

Recent breakthroughs in immunotherapy are making a huge difference in treating some forms of cancer, especially metastatic cancer. But breast cancer has proven a tricky foe for this new therapy, and an interdisciplinary team of FSU researchers is now a little bit closer to figuring out why. Associate Professor of Statistics Jinfeng Zhang, Professor of […]