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Monday, March 30, 2015

Cancer Research: Switch that might tame most aggressive of breast cancers ♦ new blood test to detect colorectal cancer ♦ Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer,

So-called 'triple-negative breast cancers' are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types, researchers have found. They have also found a gene that drives the aggressive disease, and hope to find a way to 'switch it off'.
Bio-marker set forms the basis for new blood test to detect colorectal cancer Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths. The chance of a cure is high if the cancer is detected early. Researchers have identified biomarkers that can be incorporated in a simple blood test. This should make it possible to detect colorectal cancer early.
MRI based on a sugar molecule can tell cancerous from noncancerous cells Imaging tests like mammograms or CT scans can detect tumors, but figuring out whether a growth is or isn't cancer usually requires a biopsy . Now results of a study suggest that MRI could one day make biopsies more effective or replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting telltale sugar molecules shed by the cancerous cells.
Natural extract shows promise for preventing breast cancer, study suggests In a new study, the extract from rose hips — the fruit of the rose plant — significantly reduced the growth and migration of cells from a type of breast cancer known as triple negative. This particularly aggressive form of cancer does not respond to most available treatments and tends to affect young women

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