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A comprehensive human cancer genome data is released in US for free access by the global scientific community. The amount of information released more than doubles the volume of high-coverage, whole genome data currently available from all human genome…

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and morbidity worldwide, and its economic burden grows year by year. In 2008, the worldwide cost of cancer due to premature death and disability, excluding direct medical costs, was estimated…


Until recently, options for patients with bone metastases from advanced prostate cancer have been very limited. But now the first Phase III study of an alpha-pharmaceutical in these patients has shown that it can prolong survival significantly, according to…


For the first time researchers have shown that by inhibiting the action of an enzyme called TAK-1, it is possible to make pancreatic cancer cells sensitive to chemotherapy, opening the way for the development of a new drug to…


Promising results from a new blood test that can aid in the early identification of patients with colon cancer will be presented at Europe’s largest cancer congress, in Berlin today. The test will make colon cancer detection simpler,…


Breast cancer screening is effective, appropriate and reduces deaths from the disease in women aged up to 75 years old according to new research in over 860,000 women aged 70-75 presented at the 6th European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC-6)…


Researchers have made significant advances in the treatment of metastatic malignant melanoma ? one of the most difficult cancers to treat successfully once it has started to spread. The new study to be presented at Europe’s largest cancer…

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