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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Cancer Research: Scientists find evidence of how incurable cancer develops ♦ New test could help personalize treatment for common childhood cancer

Study reveals high rates of preventable cancers in Indigenous peoples of high-income countries New research highlights the scale and profile of cancer in indigenous peoples of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, revealing high rates of often preventable cancers including lung and cervical cancer, emphasizing the need for targeted prevention strategies in these populations
Decoding the microbial signature of aggressive form of breast cancer Researchers have identified, for the first time, an association between two microbial signatures and triple negative breast cancer, the most aggressive form of the disease.
New test could help personalize treatment for common childhood cancer A new gene test can identify which patients are likely to suffer more aggressive forms of the childhood cancer rhabdomyosarcoma, new research reports. Examining the activity of only five genes in a sample of the tumor was enough to identify high-risk children who might benefit from more intensive treatment or from new therapies in clinical trials.
Scientists find evidence of how incurable cancer develops Researchers have made a breakthrough in explaining how an incurable type of blood cancer develops from an often symptomless prior blood disorder. The findings could lead to more effective treatments and ways to identify those most at risk of developing the cancer.

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