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Cancer Cells Suscepitble to Metabolic Stress

Stressed-out Cancers May Provide Drug Target

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered that cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress, opening the way for new targeted therapy that wont harm normal cells.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

The New James: Ohio State Creates a Model for Cancer Hospitals to Come

Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) dedicates its new 1.1-million-square-foot, 21-floor freestanding cancer hospital on November 7, it will be the third-largest cancer hospital in the country, and the most innovative cancer hospital to date.

Thyroid Cancer Rates

Thyroid Cancer Rates in PA Rising Faster Than Rest of Country as a Whole

Incidence of thyroid cancer is rising faster in Pennsylvania than in the rest of the US as a whole, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Since the mid-1970s, the incidence of thyroid cancer in the United States has more than tripled, said Dr. David Goldenberg, professor of surgery and medicine. Thyroid cancer is now the seventh leading type of cancer in the nation. It typically occurs in young women and is projected to become the third most common cancer in women by 2019.

Anticancer Vaccines

New Rules for Anticancer Vaccines

Scientists have found a way to find the proverbial needle in the cancer antigen haystack, according to a report published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

Conflicts and Cancer Surgery

Family Conflicts and Other Nonphysical Worries Before Cancer Surgery Raise Patients’ Complications

How well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical conditions and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other nonmedical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Addressing such quality-of-life issues before an operation may reduce patients stress, speed their recoveries, and save health care dollars, the research suggests. The study specifically looked at colon cancer patients, and found that patients with a poor quality of life were nearly 3 times likelier to face serious postoperative complications. The findings have been published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Skin Cancer in Men

Quarterback Phil Simms Teams Up with the American Academy of Dermatology to Tackle Skin Cancer

In recognition of Mens Health Awareness Month and the start of summer, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released findings from a new survey, which found that more than 90% of American men know something about skin cancer, but only six in 10 (61%) know how to detect signs on their skin, and even fewer actually visit a doctor for annual skin cancer screenings (18%). These shortcomings were more apparent in younger men (18-34), who were also significantly less likely to believe that they are at risk for skin cancer than men over 35 (31% vs. 42%), and are more likely to protect their skin for cosmetic reasons than they are for health reasons (32% vs. 20%).

Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

Study Reveals One Reason Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice as often in males, who suffer greater cognitive impairments than females and do not survive as long.

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