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Vitamin D levels tied to breast cancer survival

(Reuters Health) - For women diagnosed with breast cancer, high vitamin D levels in the blood may be tied to better odds of surviving and having tumors with less deadly characteristics, suggests a new study.<p>While the new study supports previous research on vitamin D and breast cancer, it can’t …

Cancer

Why the Latest Cancer Drugs May Not Be as Successful as They Seem

There’s no denying that cancer treatments keep getting better, thanks in large part to ever more sophisticated and precise drugs that can target …

Lung Cancer Vaccine Gets FDA Approval — And You’ll Never Guess Who Made It

CIMAvax treats non-small cell lung cancer, which accounts for 80 to 85 percent of diagnoses.<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently …

Research team develops portable iPhone-powered lab that can detect cancer with 99% accuracy

It’s no secret that Apple has ambitious plans for iPhone and Apple Watch in the health industry, but it’s not the only company looking for ways to integrate smartphones in the medical field. Recently, a research team from Washington State University, under the leadership of assistant professor Lei …

Cancer

Patient data shows that common prostate cancer treatment likely doubles risk of dementia - Scope

Improved methods for analyzing patient medical records support the suspicion that a common cancer treatment may increase the risk of dementia.<p>Such …

Gene injection to brain could halt Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease could be stopped in its tracks with an injection into the memory centres of the brain to boost a gene which clears out destructive sticky plaques, scientists believe.<p>Four years ago, researchers discovered that a protein called PGC1 -alpha was vital for preventing the build-up of …

Google is developing an algorithm to replace one of the most complex parts of treating cancer

Google's machine-learning division, DeepMind, thinks AI can help ease the burden.<p>When medics apply radiotherapy to a cancer patient, they have to carefully determine which parts of the body should be exposed to radiation in order to kill the tumor while ensuring that as much healthy surrounding …

Machine Learning