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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cancer Research: Cancer rates among patients with hepatitis C are increased ♦ New proton therapy technique brings hope ♦ Chance and circumstance tip immune control of cancer

Chance and circumstance tip immune control of cancer Researchers developed a new computational model that elucidates the dynamic interplay between cancer and the immune system.
Cancer rates among patients with hepatitis C are increased compared to those not infected New results show that cancer rates in patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) were significantly increased compared to the non-HCV cohort. The researchers suggest an extrahepatic manifestation of HCV may be an increased risk of cancer.
Brachytherapy improves survival for inoperable early stage endometrial cancer Women who have early stage endometrial cancer and are inoperable tend to live longer if they have been treated with brachytherapy with or without external beam radiation, according to new research

New proton therapy technique brings hope of more effective treatment for tumors without causing collateral damage Researchers have succeeded in making a model of breathing movement that allows for the precise measurement of narrow beams to a dummy tumor in the lung by simulating the motion and physical properties of the chest anatomy in a model, thereby taking a large step towards maximizing the targeting of treatment in mobile organs

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