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UCSD researchers find that a large number of people who say they use cigarettes, don't consider themselves to be smokers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/12/2014) - Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report there is a surprisingly large number of people who say they use cigarettes, but don't consider themselves to be "smokers."

NYU scientists note weakness of a common cancer gene
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - NYU Langone Medical Center researchers have found a biological weakness in the workings of the most commonly mutated gene involved in human cancers, known as mutant K-Ras, which they say can be exploited by drug chemotherapies to thwart tumor growth.

Dana-Farber researchers report that a normal enzyme aids a mutant one to fuel blood cancer’s growth
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - A normal enzyme called SYK pairs with FLT3, the most commonly mutated enzyme found in acute myelogenous leukemia, to promote progression of the cancer and its resistance to treatment with FLT3-blocking drugs, which may explain relatively poor results in clinical studies.

Fred Hutchinson researchers find that smoking is linked with increased risk of most common type of breast cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/11/2014) - Young women – current or recent smokers who have smoked a pack a day for a decade or more – have a significantly increased risk of developing the most common type of breast cancer.

University of Kansas researchers establish potential benefits of high-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer patients
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/06/2014) - University of Kansas Medical Center researchers say a pilot clinical trial shows potential benefits of complementary treatment with high-dose vitamin C for ovarian cancer patients.

NIH study finds regular aspirin use may reduce ovarian cancer risk
NCI Press Release
(Posted: 02/06/2014) - Women who take aspirin daily may reduce their risk of ovarian cancer by 20 percent, according to a study by scientists at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health. However, further research is needed before clinical recommendations can be made. The study was published Feb. 6, 2014, in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
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Dana-Farber researchers find that marker may predict response to ipilimumab in advanced melanoma
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/05/2014) - Dana-Farber researchers found that in patients with advanced melanoma using the immunotherapy ipilimumab, presence of higher levels of the protein VEGF in the blood was associated with a poorer response.

University of Michigan scientists find liver tumors in mice exposed to BPA
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/04/2014) - A new study shows a significant association between BPA and cancer development.

Stanford chemists develop new technique for improving stomach cancer surgery results
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/04/2014) - Chemists and pathologists have collaborated on a method that uses chemical analysis to improve the odds of detecting cancer cells during surgery to prevent patients from needing to return.

Stanford researchers find that oral anti-fungal drug can treat skin cancer in patients
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 02/04/2014) - A new study shows that a common anti-fungal treatment called itraconazole may be useful in treating basal cell carcinoma -- the most common form of skin cancer.

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