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26 min ago | Medical News

Protein once seen as promising anti-cancer compound helps to stabilize neural circuits

Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered that endostatin, a protein that once aroused intense interest as a possible cancer treatment, plays a key role in the stable functioning of the nervous system .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, UC San Francisco, Biochemistry, Biology, Science, Myasthenia Gravis

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Study tests whether dog visits can ease stress of young cancer patients

Kate Smith, a resident at The Meadows assisted-living apartments in Elk Grove, meets Humiko, a Shiba Inu and Lend-A-Heart volunteer while accompanied by her owner Jody Bryan, right, on Monday evening, July 14, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Elk Grove, CA, Social Software, Leukemia, UC Davis, Oncology

BBC News

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer

Science Daily

Experiments prove 'stemness' of individual immune memory cells

Specific individual immune cells, termed 'central memory T cells,' have all the essential characteristics of adult tissue stem cells, researchers have proven for the first time.


Related Topix: Stem Cell Research, Science / Technology, Medicine, Health, World News, Germany

Runcorn schoolgirls donate their ponytails to children with cancer

The 14-year-olds donated their locks to the The Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs for girls and boys who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, World News, United Kingdom, Cheshire County, England


Mice Study Suggests Cancer Drug May Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

A new study suggests a new set of compounds initially developed for cancer treatments, show potential as a pharmacological treatment for Alzheimer's disease.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Medicine, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

ABC News

Cancer Lessons I Learned From a Fictional Teenage Boy

In the days leading up to my reconstructive surgery, I was scouring breast cancer forums, looking at dozens of reconstruction photos and generally fretting while applying creams and packs to the flat side of my chest.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Lymphoma, Ansel Elgort, Thyroid Cancer

Lexington Herald-Leader

Swiss drug maker Roche posts 7 percent profit drop

The world's biggest manufacturer of cancer drugs, which reports earnings every six months, said it had 5.641 billion Swiss francs in net income from April to June, down from 6.047 billion francs in the comparable period of 2013.


Related Topix: Medicine, Financial Markets

Wed Jul 23, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Hormones after breast cancer: Not fuel for the fire after all?

A new study supports a growing body of research suggesting a safe and effective role for natural steroid hormones in treating postmenopausal breast cancer, with fewer detrimental side effects and improved health profile than with standard anti-hormone therapies.


Related Topix: Health, Breast Cancer, Osteoporosis, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Prempro, Estrogen/Progestin (generic)

North Wales Chronicle

Cancer project launched to improve care in North Wales

A PARTNERSHIP has been formed to help improve cancer care for patients in North Wales.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Washington Post

Puma Biotech Soars on Positive Breast Cancer Drug Results

Puma Biotechnology Inc. soared after the company yesterday reported positive trial results for its breast cancer drug, positioning the company as a potential takeover target.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Biotech, Science / Technology, Healthcare Law, Law, Johnson & Johnson, Business News

New York Daily News

Meet the 19-year-old Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer

Keven Stonewall is passionate about creating a vaccine that will cure colon cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Rush University

State files new complaints against cancer doctor

The Texas Medical Board earlier this month submitted an expanded complaint contending that Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski lures patients who are ineligible for his experimental drug and charges heavy fees before any consultation, among other charges.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration

Business Journal

Gilead wins FDA approval of first cancer drug

Hours before Gilead Sciences Inc. is to report what's expected to be record results, the drug developer won Food and Drug Administration approval Wednesday for its first cancer treatment.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Startups, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Hospice home needed for cancer-stricken shepherd following owner's death

Employees at an animal shelter in Auburn, Wash., are hoping to find a hospice foster home for a mature German shepherd who wound up in their care following the dog owner's death.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Auburn, WA, Sarcoma, Prednisone (generic), Deltasone, Orasone

Copenhagen Post

From chicken bone to cancer treatment

She learned the value of second opinions when her two-year-old son got a chicken bone lodged in his lung In 2007, Harvard Medical School graduate Nikki Gordon Skovby had an experience that, four years later, led to her founding Global Medical Intelligence , a Copenhagen-based medical advisory firm that, among other things, facilitates second ... (more)


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, GMI, Travel, Copenhagen, Sweden Travel, Europe Travel, Denmark Travel, Copenhagen, Denmark Travel, Sweden Travel

CBC News

Ottawa Hospital hopes diagnosis lab will aid cancer treatment

The Molecular Oncology Diagnostics Laboratory will focus on breast, lung, melanoma and colorectal cancer patient samples when it first opens.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Oncology, Colorectal Health

Tue Jul 22, 2014


11:27 Kyrgyzstan Cancer and Breast Centers, Vilnius University...

The Faculty of Medicine of Vilnius University, National Cancer Center and National Breast Center of Kyrgyzstan signed the memorandum of cooperation in Bishkek.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Parasite normally carried in cats may be the next miracle cancer treatment

One of the zoonotic diseases that cats expose us to is toxoplasmosis . The parasite toxoplasma gondii, which lives in cats' intestines and is shed in their feces, is usually fairly harmless to people.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

This Is Lancashire

New cancer treatments for NHS

Skin and prostate cancer patients have been given new hope after health officials recommended two new treatments should be made available on the NHS.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Prostate Cancer, Skin Cancer