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Schoolgirl comment points to antibiotics as new cancer treatments

published about 7 hours ago
(University of Manchester) A way to eradicate cancer stem cells, using the side-effects of commonly used antibiotics, has been discovered by a University of Manchester researcher following a conversation with his young daughter.

Smoking may increase risks for patients being treated for prostate cancer

published 1 day ago
(Wiley) Among patients with prostate cancer, those who smoke have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate cancer.

Decisions on future childbearing in women diagnosed with a meningioma

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(Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group) Female meningioma survivors were surveyed to ascertain their personal attitudes toward childbearing and what influences may have played a role in their attitudes. The survey revealed that 43 of respondents 25-44 years of age were warned that pregnancy was a risk factor for meningioma recurrence. Nevertheless, these women were more likely to want a baby (70 percent vs. 54 percent) and intend to have a baby (27 percent vs. 12 percent) than same-age women in ... more

Analysis rejects linkage between testosterone therapy and cardiovascular risk

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(Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) Fears of a link between testosterone replacement therapy and cardiovascular risk are misplaced, according to a review published in this month's Mayo Clinic Proceedings. The therapy has come under widespread scrutiny in recent months, including by a federal Food and Drug Administration panel convened last fall.

Researchers pinpoint 2 genes that trigger severest form of ovarian cancer

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(University of North Carolina Health Care) Researchers from the UNC School of Medicine create the first ever mouse model of ovarian clear cell carcinoma using data gleaned from the human cancer genome atlas. They show how when the genes ARID1A and PIK2CA are mutated in specific ways, the result is the most severe form of ovarian cancer 100 percent of the time. In their paper in Nature Communications, they also show that a known drug can suppress tumor growth.