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Pancreatic cancer may be treatable with tree extract

With no effective treatments currently available, there is an urgent and important need to develop new drugs to treat pancreatic cancer. After carrying out tests in lab cells and mice, researchers propose that nimbolide, a natural extract from the leaves of the neem tree, could meet such a need.


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Could ‘barring exit from blood vessels’ stop breast cancer spread?

Researchers have discovered a protein that controls whether migrating breast cancer cells are allowed to push their way through the walls of blood vessels and continue their deadly journey to establish new tumors in other parts of the body.


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Ovarian transplants prove safe and effective for cancer patients

As more people are able to live a healthy life after cancer, recent research suggests that young women who are diagnosed with ovarian cancer now have the chance to conceive later in life, thanks to safe and successful ovarian transplants.


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new clue about chemo-resistance in tumors could improve cancer treatments

Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that allows tumors to develop resistance to chemotherapy. The molecular mechanism acts as a backup when a gene called p53, that normally helps healthy cells prevent mutations, is missing. About half of tumors do not have p53.


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guidelines for breast cancer screening age

Women should have the opportunity to begin annual screening for breast cancer from age 40 and also be allowed to continue screening annually after 55, according to the American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer guidelines, published in JAMA.


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