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Amgen vaccine triggers immune response in advanced melanoma -study
An experimental Amgen Inc cancer vaccine used to treat advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, proved effective in a late-stage study in shrinking tumors in a way that suggests the drug   [via Reuters]

Large Study Shows Preventive Ovarian Surgery in BRCA1 Mutation Carriers Should Be Performed Early for Greatest Benefit | ASCO.org
The findings of a large international prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggest for the first time that women with BRCA1 mutations should have preventive ovarian surgery   [via ASCO]

Mammograms: New Study Wont Change Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines - TIME
Just because a new study shows that mammography may not save lives, dont expect the organizations that set breast cancer screening guidelines to automatically adjust their recommendations on who   [via TIME]

Geron says FDA halts testing of lead drug
Geron Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had ordered to halt the trials of its cancer drug imetelstat due to concerns of liver damage.  [via Reuters]

Exercise advised for lymphoedema after breast cancer
For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. Women who suffer swelling following breast cancer treatment should be encouraged to exercise, say experts.  [via BBC]




  Prostate Cancer Diagnosis: Do you need a second Opinion?
When a patient receives news of what their biopsy showed, there may be several misconceptions.  [more]

Lung Cancer: Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Lung Tumors
RFA is a promising local therapy that has evolved rapidly in recent years for the treatment of primary and secondary cancers in the lung.  [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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