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Press release: First patient enrolled in brain tumor trial combining 9 repurposed drugs - CUSP9v3

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The Anticancer Fund is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 15th November 2016, the first patient was enrolled in a clinical trial called CUSP9v3 for recurrent glioblastoma at the Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Ulm, Germany.

Pers release: It's time to consider propranolol as an anti-cancer drug, researchers say

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The common beta-blocker has significant anti-cancer properties.

New data from a retrospective study with aspirine in advanced colorectal cancer patients

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New data from a retrospective study in advanced colorectal cancer patients taking aspirin concurrently indicates that it may have some positive effects on clinical outcomes.

Inspiring video of Dyanne: the war against lung cancer

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The story of Dyanne, a 31 year old lung cancer patient and her war against lung cancer.

A new study published randomly selected newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) patients to different intensified treatments

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A major new study has attempted to address the issue by running a trial that has randomly selected newly diagnosed Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) patients to different intensified treatments to see if any of them improve clinical outcomes (for example the period free of disease).

Study suggests that breast surgery followed by radiation does not prolong lives of women with metastatic breast cancer

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Specialists have not known, until today, whether removing the initial breast tumor would be of any help to these women with metastatic breast cancer.

Press release: Clarithromycin, an antibiotic as potential treatment for rare type of blood cancer

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New findings have revealed the effect of clarithromycin on multiple myeloma cells (a rare type of blood cancer) when combined with thalidomide.

Antioxidants could reduce prostate cancer aggressiveness

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Having a healthy diet that includes a high amount of antioxidants reduces the risk of having a high aggressive prostate cancer, according to a population-based study

Clinical interest in metronomic chemotherapy in metastatic colorectal cancer

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Recent trial results in metastatic colorectal cancer are raising interesting questions regarding the direction of future research in this disease.

Press release: Exploring the growing interest in drug repurposing in oncology

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There is a rapidly growing degree of global interest in the field of drug repurposing in oncology among members of the public and from some policy makers. Drug repurposing is here defined as the reuse of drugs as anticancer therapies.