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Monday, June 1, 2015

Cancer Research: First successful study of virus attack on cancer ♦ Removing more tissue during breast cancer surgery reduces the need for second procedure

First successful study of virus attack on cancer It's a new weapon in the arsenal of cancer fighting treatments: utilizing genetically modified viruses to invade cancer cells and destroy them from the inside. Now scientists have found that stage IIIb to IV melanoma patients treated with a modified cold sore (herpes) virus had improved survival.
Regenerating lost taste buds: Key steps discovered Researchers have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of taste during treatment.
Practice-changing study offers new option for tough breast cancer cases A new phase 3 study in some of the most difficult-to-treat patients, women with endocrine-resistant disease, showed that the newly approved drug, palbociclib, more than doubled the time to cancer recurrence for women with hormone-receptor positive metastatic breast cancer.
Removing more tissue during breast cancer surgery reduces by half the need for second procedure Removing more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of breast cancer patients a second surgery, according to a Yale Cancer Center study.
Discovery could improve radiotherapy for wide range of cancers Scientists have discovered how giving a class of drugs called AKT inhibitors in combination with radiotherapy might boost its effectiveness across a wide range of cancers, according to a new study

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