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    09/09/2015 - 2:15pm

    Cancer 'decoy' shows potential for breast cancer treatment

    A small, implantable device that researchers are calling a cancer “super-attractor” could eventually give doctors an early warning of relapse in breast cancer patients and even slow the disease’s spread to other organs in the body.

    09/01/2015 - 11:00am

    Genetic landscape can impact treatment for children with rare, aggressive cancer

    For children with rare, aggressive and advanced cancer, precision medicine may help doctors determine their best treatment options, a new study finds. Using information from a patient’s entire genome helped suggest personalized treatment options for nearly half of children with cancer, and led to specific treatment changes in a quarter of these patients.

    08/31/2015 - 3:45pm

    Researchers discover marker for rare but lethal eye cancer

    A new marker already linked to other types of cancer was found to play a role in retinoblastoma, a rare but lethal form of cancer. When advanced forms of RB affect both eyes, this cancer causes partial or full loss of vision in about 50 percent of patients. This tumor is normally treated by eye removal or administration of chemotherapy drugs that are often toxic to the normal retina, and thus can jeopardize vision. No targeted therapy, which selectively kills tumor cells but spares normal retinal cells, exists.
    08/24/2015 - 4:00pm

    Fertility concerns impact breast cancer treatment decisions

    Concerns about fertility kept a third of young women with breast cancer from taking tamoxifen, despite its known benefit in reducing the risk of breast cancer coming back.

    08/07/2015 - 9:30am

    Simeone named upcoming chair of Pancreatic Cancer Action Network scientific board

    Diane Simeone, M.D., director of the Pancreatic Cancer Center at the University of Michigan, was recently named the upcoming chair of the National Scientific and Medical Advisory Board for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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