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Multi-institute research on prostate cancer is focus of 2 studies, commentary
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/15/2014) - Management of low-risk prostate cancer varies widely among urologists and radiation oncologists, with patients whose diagnosis is made by a urologist that treats non-low-risk prostate cancer more likely to receive treatment vs. observation.

UC Davis researchers find that a new combination drug controls tumor growth and metastasis in mice
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/15/2014) - Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and metastasis in mice.

UCLA study finds that depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed with later stage disease, and get less effective therapies
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/14/2014) - Although demographic and socioeconomic differences can affect treatment and outcomes in prostate cancer, the effect of mental health disorders has remained unclear.

Dana-Farber researchers find that antibody in mice halts cancer-related wasting condition
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/14/2014) - Dana-Farber scientists identify a protein that is a cause of cachexia, a severe wasting of fat and muscle in half of all cancer patients, and show that blocking the protein in mice can prevent or halt the debilitating condition.

Stanford researchers create tool to help unravel some secrets of cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/11/2014) - Using novel methods, scientists have identified biological signatures in cancer cells that can be traced back to the original cancer gene.

Mass General researchers find that cultured circulating tumor cells reveal genetic profile, potential drug susceptibility of breast cancer cells
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/11/2014) - Circulating tumor cells captured with a microchip-based device developed at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Engineering in Medicine and the MGH Cancer Center can be cultured to establish cell lines for genetic analysis and drug testing.

Harvard researchers find that a vasectomy may increase risk of aggressive prostate cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/10/2014) - Vasectomy was associated with a small increased risk of prostate cancer, and a stronger risk for advanced or lethal prostate cancer.

Study identifies novel genomic changes in the most common type of lung cancer; TCGA finds mutations in a key cancer-causing pathway, expanding targets for existing drugs
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 07/09/2014) - Researchers from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Research Network have identified novel mutations in a well-known cancer-causing pathway in lung adenocarcinoma, the most common subtype of lung cancer.

NCI study finds extreme obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 14 years
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 07/08/2014) - Extremely obese people have increased risks of dying from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to results of an analysis of data pooled from 20 large studies of people from three countries.
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U of Michigan researchers find that bone marrow fat tissue in mice secretes hormone that helps body stay healthy
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 07/07/2014) - The study found that both marrow adipose tissue and adiponectin increased in humans with anorexia, and in patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment for ovarian or endometrial cancer.

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