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The surgery to remove the prostate is called a radical prostatectomy. This surgery removes the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue. While the urologist/surgeon is inside the abdomen, he/she also checks the lymph nodes to see if the cancer has spread or metastasized. The urologist can have “live” biopsies taken and evaluated during the surgery […]

Improved accuracy for cancer drug testing

Improved accuracy for cancer drug testing

A method to more accurately test anti-cancer drugs has now been developed at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. The method paves the way to a much earlier assessment of who benefits from a specific drug and who does not. “It is common for cancer patients to be prescribed drugs that fail to help them, […]

A Respected Breast Surgeon guilty of harming Patients

A Respected Breast Surgeon guilty of harming Patients

Once a respected breast surgeon, Ian Paterson was trusted by his patients. But over the course of his career, he mutilated hundreds, made countless false diagnoses and carried out needless operations that left lasting physical and emotional scars. Prosecutors said his motives may have been financial, but was there a more sinister explanation for his […]

Singapore Scientists Provide New Insights on How Cancers Evade the Immune System

Singapore Scientists Provide New Insights on How Cancers Evade the Immune System

A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body’s immune system. Focusing on gastric cancer (GC), the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, the team’s findings may also prove applicable to other major cancers with potential implications for how cancers might be better treated with immunotherapy, […]

Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. — The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute. Inflammatory breast […]

Study provides path for new immunotherapy approaches to prostate cancer

Study provides path for new immunotherapy approaches to prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, notoriously resistant to immunotherapy due to its immunologically cool nature, triggers two pathways to chill an immune attack after one immunotherapy drug fires up the immune system, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Nature Medicine. Based on their findings, the researchers launched a clinical trial for stage […]

Fluorescent Probe Could Light Up Cancer

Fluorescent Probe Could Light Up Cancer

A fluorescent probe developed by Michigan Tech chemist Haiying Liu illuminates the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture, which could help cancer surgeons. What if you could plaster cancer cells with glowing “Here We Are” signs, so surgeons could be confident that they’d removed every last speck of a tumor? That’s what Haiying Liu has […]

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer

Montreal – Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with […]

New Treatment Regimen Extends Life for Some Men With Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

New Treatment Regimen Extends Life for Some Men With Recurrent Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

Los Angeles — Feb. 2, 2017 — Adding hormonal therapy to radiation treatment can significantly improve the average long-term survival of men with prostate cancer who have had their prostate gland removed, according to a Cedars-Sinai study published in the Feb. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The regimen also can reduce […]

The Best Treatment for Laryngeal Cancer? This Approach Helps Decide

The Best Treatment for Laryngeal Cancer? This Approach Helps Decide

Even as treatment options for laryngeal cancer seemed to improve, survival rates did not. For the most advanced patients, 50 percent survival was the norm, whether patients had surgery to remove the voice box or alternative treatment with chemotherapy and radiation to try to avoid surgery. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter […]

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