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Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer

published 2 days ago
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Men who show signs of chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly twice the risk of actually having prostate cancer than those with no inflammation, according to results of a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center.

Chronic inflammation may be linked to aggressive prostate cancer

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(American Association for Cancer Research) The presence of chronic inflammation in benign prostate tissue was associated with high-grade, or aggressive, prostate cancer, and this association was found even in those with low prostate-specific antigen levels, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer

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(Immune Tolerance Network) Benaroya Research Institute received a grant to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the growth of primary tumors and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have found in disease models that blocking this protein can shrink tumors by 60-80 percent and can keep the tumor from metastasizing or spreading. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH.

Queen's University Vice-Chancellor receives top European award

published Wed, Apr 16 2014 23:00 GMT
(Queen's University Belfast) Queen's University Belfast's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick Johnston, whose work has transformed cancer care in Northern Ireland, has been elected as a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.

20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement for advanced abdominal cancer

published Wed, Apr 16 2014 23:00 GMT
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Wake Forest Baptist has the largest reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC and analysis of 20 years' worth of patient data shows that outcomes have clearly improved for patients undergoing this treatment technique.