May 26, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Scientists Report Progress on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new genetic test may detect anal cancer, a disease that’s become more common in women, gay and bisexual men, and people with HIV. “If other studies confirm and build upon these findings, this promising research could be used to

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

New Drug Approved for All Cancers With Genetic Marker

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat any cancer that has a certain genetic biomarker, regardless of where in the body the cancer originated. “This is an important first for the cancer community,”

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Early Promise

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists say they’ve developed a new blood test for identifying pancreatic cancer — a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis. Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly type of tumor because it’s often detected too late

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Thick Middle May Raise Risk of Some Cancers

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Where you carry extra fat may be as key to your cancer risk as how much extra fat you carry, new research suggests. The study revealed that too much fat around the waist is as good an indicator of obesity-related

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

FDA OKs First Cancer Drug by Genetic Type, Not Organ of Origin

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many new cancer drugs target genetic “biomarkers” that are specific to tumors — wherever in the body they may appear. So on Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that, for the first time, it had approved a cancer

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May 25, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer

Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL)

Types of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Mantle Cell Lymphoma NHL is classified into many different types. Several classification systems exist for NHL, including the Revised European American Lymphoma Classification, which is the foundation for the WHO lymphoma classification. The classifications use cell types and defining other characteristics. Basically there are three large

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