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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.

World Cancer Day 2017

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This year World Cancer Day draws attention to the relation between sports and the quality of life of cancer patients. Recent international research revealed that physical exercise has a significant effect on the quality of life and the physical condition.

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.

Press release: Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

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Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project.

 

Press release: The ACF strategy in action - putting forward the hypothesis and working with clinicians to move it into practice

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The Modulung trial, which is supported by the Anticancer Fund and has just been approved by German authorities, will explore the use of a combination of three drugs: clarithromycin (an antibiotic), pioglitazone (an anti-diabetic drug) and metronomic treosulfan (a chemotherapy drug used at low doses).

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