Texas Restaurant Owner Sells Business To Help Employee With Brain Tumor

By | Wed, 01/08/2014 - 14:09

When Brittany Mathis found out she had a brain tumor, doctors told her they wouldn't be able to treat her without insurance. Generously, her boss decided to sell his restaurant to help cover her medical expenses.

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Targeting Single Gene May Halt Breast Cancer Development

By | Wed, 01/01/2014 - 15:39

Knocking out a single gene inhibits the development of tumors in mouse models of breast cancer.

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Low Oxygen Levels Could Promote Spread Of Breast Cancer

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 19:00

Low levels of oxygen may trigger hypoxia-inducible factors that promote the spread of cancerous cells.


Targeting Single Protein Thwarts Deadly Soft-Tissue Cancer

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 19:24

Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs) may be reversed by targeting the growth factor that sustains the cancer.

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Harmless Lung Cancer? High Incidences Of 'Indolent Tumors' Challenge Current Screening Protocols

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 18:53

Under current CT scan screening protocols, nearly 20 percent of lung cancer diagnoses may involve tumors that are too slow-growing to cause any actual damage.


Carbon Monoxide Makes Chemotherapy '1,000 Times More Effective' In Mouse Model Of Cancer

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 18:42

Small, carefully administered doses of carbon monoxide were shown to amplify the effect of chemotherapy and restrict the proliferative capacity of cancerous cells.


Ultrasound Zaps Tumor In Breast Cancer Patients

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:23

A type of focused ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance could help oncologists remove tumors and residual cancerous tissue in breast cancer patients.


Medical Mystery: Student Stops Needing Sleep

By | Tue, 12/03/2013 - 18:15

22-year-old Cristina Speirs' excessive energy and inability to sleep turned out to be hormonal symptoms of a cancerous tumor of the adrenal gland.


High Fat Diet Tied To Accelerated Breast Cancer Development In Teenage Girls

By | Tue, 11/26/2013 - 18:49

A high fat diet may speed up the development of certain genetic signatures associated with breast cancer in teenage girls.

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New Drug Combination Causes Cancer To 'Eat' Itself, Could Soon Treat Multiple Cancer Types

By | Tue, 11/05/2013 - 19:19

A new combination of enzyme inhibiting drugs that causes cancerous cells to digest themselves could soon enter clinical trials.


A Breath Test For Lung Cancer

By | Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:39

A simple breath test detecting chemical signatures could soon help physicians screen for lung cancer.


Same Genes, Different Bone Tumor

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 20:07

Genetic sequencing reveals that similar mutations in two particular genes drive tumor growth in nearly all cases of chondroblastoma and giant cell tumor of the bone.


Will There Soon Be A Test To Detect All Tumors?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 17:32

Similar mutation patterns are expressed across a wide variety of tumors, according to a study of 12 major types of cancer.


Girl Has 6-Lb. Tumor Removed From Her Neck: ‘I Am Beautiful And I am Healed’ [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 09/20/2013 - 15:29

New York doctors removed a 6-lb. tumor from 13-year-old Aster Degaro's neck.

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California Man Has 200-Lb. Tumor Removed From His Abdomen [VIDEO]

By | Fri, 08/30/2013 - 12:55

Larry West, of California, had a 200-lb., 14-year old tumor partially removed from his abdomen Tuesday.