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Heartburn 'possible cancer sign' warning
For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site. A health campaign is urging people not to ignore heartburn, because it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer.  [via BBC]

Inherited gene variation helps explain drug toxicity in patients of East Asian ancestry
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have linked inherited variations in a second gene to reduced tolerance of a key cancer drug; findings will aid efforts to improve chemotherapy safety   [via St. Jude]

Mother of bone marrow transplantation Dorothy Dottie Thomas dies
Jan. 10, 2015 Dorothy "Dottie" Thomas, thewife and research partner of1990 Nobel laureate E. Donnall Thomas, M.D., died the evening of Friday, Jan. 9. She was 92.  [via Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center]

Pfizer to Skip Melanoma in Bid to Join Cancer Race
Pfizer Inc. is stepping up research on drugs that use the immune system to attack tumors, seeking to catch up to Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.  [via Bloomberg]

Cancer Drugs Fund 'papers over cracks', says charity
For a better experience on your device, try our mobile site.  [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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