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Friday, January 8, 2016

Cancer Research: Scientists test new strategy that could help fight ovarian cancer ♦ Most men not getting prostate cancer screening ♦ Cancer death rate continues steady drop

Radiation an important addition to treatment for pancreatic cancer surgery candidates Radiation therapy was associated with a lower risk of cancer recurrence in pancreatic cancer surgery patients, making it, like chemotherapy, an important addition to treatment, new research found. Whether radiotherapy helps patients after pancreatic cancer surgery has been a long-standing question, and the findings suggest that it does.
Cancer death rate continues steady drop Steady reductions in smoking combined with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in a 23 percent drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991
Scientists test new strategy that could help fight ovarian cancer A promising novel method to treat gynecologic tumors has been discovered by researchers. The approach focuses on a protein called p53, which is commonly mutated in women who have high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the deadliest form of reproductive cancer. In many women with the disease, the cancer is very advanced by the time it is diagnosed and is therefore difficult to treat.
Most men not getting prostate cancer screening, treatment information they need Men and their health providers are not having important discussions when it comes to prostate cancer screening and treatment,

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