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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cancer Research: Radiotherapy implants twice as likely cancer free after 5 years ♦ Deadly dance between nerves, cancer cells ♦ Blood clots in post-surgical lung cance

Prostate cancer patients who receive permanent radiotherapy implants twice as likely to be free of cancer after five years Results from a randomised controlled trial to compare the use of permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer show that the men who received brachytherapy were twice as likely to be cancer-free five years later.
Scientists observe deadly dance between nerves, cancer cells In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer cells enter the nerves.
New studies examine the significant risk of life-threatening blood clots in post-surgical lung cancer patients Lung cancer surgery patients are at higher risk of developing venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), than previously thought, with elevated risks of complications or death. When thromboemboli occur, they may be asymptomatic or attributed to post-surgical pain or complications, and may reflect both the lung cancer itself as well as compromised lung function after surgery.
Diet swap has dramatic effects on colon cancer risk for Americans and Africans Scientists have found dramatic effects on risk factors for colon cancer when American and African volunteers swapped diets for just two weeks

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