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Revisiting HER2: Recent Research Shakes Views on Famed Marker

Technology may find ovarian cancer cells at an earlier stage

New technology for identifying early stage ovarian cancer in uterine and cervical cells could have the potential to one day stem this often deadly disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer.<p>Using equipment that can carry out nanocytology — a technique that …

MPDL3280A: Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise Against Range Of Cancers

By Bill Berkrot<p>May 15 (Reuters) - An experimental Roche Holding AG drug that helps the immune system attack tumors was well tolerated and demonstrated an impressive effect against a variety of cancers, according to preliminary trial results released on Wednesday.<p>While clinical testing of the drug …

FDA approves skin cancer drugs and genetic test

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday announced its approval of two new drugs and a diagnostic test that can be used to treat advanced or inoperable melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin disease.<p>Advanced melanoma has joined a wide range of cancers for which treatment is increasingly …

Interview: Fighting Cancer With Smart Bombs

Duke oncologist Kimberly Blackwell specializes in treating an aggressive form of breast cancer that makes up 20 to 25 percent of cases, in which a genetic mutation in the tumor causes it to produce a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2). These tumors grow more quickly and …

Huge cancer study uncovers 74 genetic risk factors

But genetic tests of 200,000 people reveal no clear cause-and-effect.<p>One of the largest cancer genetics studies ever conducted adds a wealth of …