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Antimalarial Drugs Could Offer Clinical Benefit to Cancer Patients
Antimalarial Drugs Could Offer Clinical Benefit to Cancer Patients
News   Nov 24, 2017

Antimalarial drugs chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine could find another use as cancer treatments, according to a new clinical study published in ecancermedicalscience.

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Novel Approach May Aid Rare Liver Cancer Patients
Novel Approach May Aid Rare Liver Cancer Patients
News   Nov 22, 2017

After years of rigorous research, a team of scientists has identified the genetic engine that drives a rare form of liver cancer.

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Study Shows Cancer Patients Are Choosing Less Severe Side Effects Over Treatment Efficacy
Study Shows Cancer Patients Are Choosing Less Severe Side Effects Over Treatment Efficacy
News   Nov 22, 2017

When choosing their preferred treatment, people with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) place the highest value on medicines that deliver the longest progression-free survival, but are willing to swap some drug efficacy for a reduced risk of serious adverse events according to a new study.

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What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
What Makes Cancer Cells Metastasize?
News   Nov 22, 2017

Metastatic spread of tumor cells from one location in the body to another is the cause of 90 percent of cancer-related deaths.

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Cancer Cells Prevent Immune Cells from Producing Cancer Killing Chemicals
Cancer Cells Prevent Immune Cells from Producing Cancer Killing Chemicals
News   Nov 22, 2017

Researchers have identified a substance released by pancreatic cancer cells that protects them from attack by immune cells called macrophages

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Advanced Prostate Cancer: EMA Approves Abiraterone Combined With Hormone Therapy as First-line Treatment
Advanced Prostate Cancer: EMA Approves Abiraterone Combined With Hormone Therapy as First-line Treatment
News   Nov 22, 2017

The prostate cancer drug abiraterone has been approved by the European Medicines Agency in combination with standard hormone therapy for use as a first-line treatment for advanced prostate cancer.

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Cell-weighing Method Could Help Doctors Choose Cancer Drugs
Cell-weighing Method Could Help Doctors Choose Cancer Drugs
News   Nov 21, 2017

Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.

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New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
New Target for ‘Triple-negative’ Breast Cancer Discovered
News   Nov 21, 2017

University of Virginia researchers are working to study this variability and find an end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer, by seeking out unknown or little-understood routes toward shutting down uncoordinated growth.

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New Cell-weighing Technique Helps Predict How Drugs Affect Cancer Cells
New Cell-weighing Technique Helps Predict How Drugs Affect Cancer Cells
News   Nov 20, 2017

Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.

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Boosting the Power of Cancer-killing T-cells
Boosting the Power of Cancer-killing T-cells
News   Nov 20, 2017

CRISPR-edited T-cells could be a thousand times better at seeing and killing cancer than T-cells prepared using the current methodology.

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