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3/27/2015    
 


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Does coffee protect you from cancer?Featured Article

A recent review of 34 studies from around the world found strong evidence that drinking coffee decreases the risk of liver cancer. However, consuming 3 alcholic drinks a day increases your risk. Further research is needed on coffee to establish how much and what kind of coffee should be consumed before any advice is offered on this finding.  [more]






 

Industry makes $7,000 for each tobacco death: health campaigners
The tobacco industry makes $7,000 for each of the more than 6 million people who die each year from smoking-related illness, the health campaign group World Lung Foundation said on Thursday.  [via Reuters]

Scientists trace genomic evolution of high-risk leukemia
Highly sensitive genomic analysis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells reveals for the first time how the malignant cells evolve to cause relapse.  [via St. Jude]

Melanoma: Drugs that enable the immune system to target the tumors show promise
Advanced melanoma - skin cancer which has spread to other organs - has proved very hard to treat. Until a few years ago average survival was around six months.  [via BBC]

Drug to treat advanced Melanoma approved for new early access scheme in UK
The treatment had been cleared to treat adults and children from 12 years of age with advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, after other drugs had failed.  [via Reuters]

Sun damage causes genetic changes that predispose children and adolescents to melanoma
St. Jude Childrens Research HospitalWashington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified the genetic basis of three pediatric melanoma subtypes; findings could lead to better   [via St. Jude]




  Breast cancer patients and memory loss: New research reveals early intervention can help
Breast cancer patients can experience problems with memory after chemotherapy treatment. This can be frustrating and lead to increased stress.  [more]

Prostate Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment: New research reveals results of "watchful waiting"
The decision on how to treat prostate cancer is dependent on many factors. Many men choose "watchful waiting" over definitive surgery or radiation therapy.  [more]

Breast Cancer Surgery - Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know
Invasive breast cancer can spread through the lymph ducts and blood vessels to other areas of the body. The sentinel lymph node is the first lymph node(s) that the lymph ducts drain into.  [more]

 


 
 

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