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World-wide recall of dangerous breast implants

Because of the increased risk of cancer of the breast implants of the pharmaceutical company called Allergan back in the world. In about 500 cases of a rare cancer related to the implants was observed, such as the U.S. food and drug administration (FDA) on Wednesday (local time) said. “A recall is appropriate, in order […]

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Crunching the numbers of cancer metastasis

In metastasis, cancer cells break away from the original tumor and take root in another region of the body by entering the blood stream. In order to spread, metastatic cells cross over the endothelium — a barrier of endothelial cells lining the circulatory system that controls the passing of materials into and out of the […]

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Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells: The finding could provide an important step toward drugs that help prevent recurrent cancers

Scientists at The University of Toledo investigating improvements to a commonly used chemotherapy drug have discovered an entirely new class of cancer-killing agents that show promise in eradicating cancer stem cells. Their findings could prove to be a breakthrough in not only treating tumors, but ensuring cancer doesn’t return years later — giving peace of […]

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Drug takes aim at cancer metastasis

Many cancers are relatively harmless at their site of origin, and it is only when they metastasize to sites like the brain, bones, lungs, and liver that they become especially dangerous. And so, in addition to stopping the growth of cancer at its primary site, an ongoing goal of cancer research is to keep cancer […]

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Eating walnuts may help fight breast cancer: Study

The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that consumption of two ounces of walnuts a day for about two weeks significantly changed gene expression in confirmed breast cancers. Consumption of walnuts may help suppress growth and survival of breast cancer, a study claims. The study, published in the journal Nutrition Research, found that […]

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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 […]