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Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves

Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.

4 hours ago from The Scientist

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Half of content in physicians' notes may be inaccurate, study finds

An examination of how closely emergency department doctors' medical documentation aligned with the actual care they provided to patients found that half the content in the notes that go into ...

Thu 19 Sep 19 from Medical Xpress

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Breast cancer screening found effective in men at high risk for the disease

Men at high risk of developing breast cancer may benefit from mammography, or breast X-ray, screening for the disease, a new study shows.

Tue 17 Sep 19 from Medical Xpress

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Human Testicles Contain Endocannabinoid System Components

Proteins that synthesize, bind, and degrade endocannabinoids are present in the body's sperm factories, suggesting that the use of cannabis may directly affect them.

Thu 19 Sep 19 from The Scientist

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Electronic nose can sniff out which lung cancer patients will respond to immunotherapy

An electronic nose that detects chemicals in the breath of lung cancer patients can identify with 85% accuracy those who will or will not respond to immunotherapy, according to new research ...

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Medical Xpress

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The path of breast-to-brain cancer metastasis

In 2018, breast cancer was the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting for about a quarter of all reported cancers. When breast cancer metastasizes, the brain is a common destination.

Wed 18 Sep 19 from Medical Xpress

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Breath-holding technique could improve outcomes for radiotherapy patients

A technique that will enable cancer patients to hold their breath during prolonged bouts of radiotherapy treatment has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Radiation therapy effective against deadly heart rhythm

A single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart significantly reduces episodes of a potentially deadly rapid heart rhythm, according to results of a phase one/two study at Washington University ...

Tue 17 Sep 19 from Medical Xpress

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Scientists identify new family of drugs which could combat prostate cancer

A new family of drugs which inhibit the activity of a protein associated with prostate and other cancers has been reported by scientists from the University of Bath.

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Stephenson Cancer Center testing drug for prostate cancer patients on active surveillance

Men who are diagnosed with low-risk prostate cancer usually opt for active surveillance—a monitoring of their cancer over time without undergoing treatments that would cause side effects. ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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