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Viral therapy could boost limb-saving cancer treatment

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(Institute of Cancer Research) Viruses designed to target and kill cancer cells could boost the effectiveness of chemotherapy to the arms and legs and help avoid amputation, a new study reports.

Research brings us nearer to understanding how neuro cells turn cancerous

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(University of Plymouth) Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding how some cells in the brain and nervous system become cancerous.

The 6th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer (LALCA 2014)

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(International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer) The 6th Latin American Conference on Lung Cancer will be held August 21 - 23, 2014 in Lima, Peru.

New research finds pathogenic connection between autoimmune disorders and cancer

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(George Washington University) Autoimmune disorders may share certain pathogenic mechanisms with cancer, according to a new report published in PLOS ONE by Linda Kusner, Ph.D., assistant research professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Study examines presence of uterine cancers at the time of hysterectomy using morcellation

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(The JAMA Network Journals) Among women undergoing a minimally invasive hysterectomy using electric power morcellation, uterine cancers were present in 27 per 10,000 women at the time of the procedure, according to a study published by JAMA. There has been concern that this procedure, in which the uterus is fragmented into smaller pieces, may result in the spread of undetected malignancies.