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Georgetown U scientists find that tamoxifen-resistant breast cancer in mice can be reversed when drug paired with anti-malaria agent
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/13/2014) - The inexpensive anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine reverses resistance to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, in mice.

Huntsman researchers find that childhood cancer survivors are hospitalized frequently years after cancer treatment
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/12/2014) - Survivors of childhood cancers were hospitalized more often and for longer durations because of blood disorders and other problems, many years after cancer treatment was completed, compared with the general population.
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Lombardi Cancer Center study suggests resistance to lung cancer targeted therapy can be reversed
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/11/2014) - Scientists at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the National Cancer Institute have discovered why intrinsic resistance occurs to lung cancer targeted therapy -- and they pinpoint a drug they say could potentially reverse it.

Duke researchers find that lifetime cancer risk from heart imaging is low for most children, but rises with more complex tests
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/10/2014) - Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk.

UCSF researchers find that longer telomeres could be linked to risk of brain cancer
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/09/2014) - New genomic research led by UC San Francisco scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health by protecting cells from aging, also significantly increase the risk of developing the deadly brain cancers known as gliomas.

Yale study estimates that screening has prevented half a million colorectal cancers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/04/2014) - An estimated half a million cancers were prevented by colorectal cancer screening in the United States from 1976 to 2009, report researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research Center at Yale Cancer Center.

Albert Einstein Cancer Center study finds that a new test predicts if breast cancer will spread
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/04/2014) - A test that counts the number of locations in tumor specimens where tumor cells may invade blood vessels predicted the risk of distant spread, or metastasis, for the most common type of breast cancer.

NCI and NCI-supported researchers use crowdsourcing to answer cancer cell drug sensitivities questions
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - NCI and NCI-supported scientists characterized molecular markers in cancer, which can then be tested against large collections of human samples, such as those of The Cancer Genome Atlas.

Dartmouth researchers find that a mutation to BRCA2 gene can double the risk of lung cancer in smokers
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - New research by an international group of scientists confirms a vulnerability to lung cancer can be inherited and implicates the BRCA2 gene as harboring one of the involved genetic mutations.

Dana-Farber study suggests that expanded health coverage may improve cancer outcomes in young adults
NCI Cancer Center News
(Posted: 06/03/2014) - Researchers find young adults who lack health care insurance are more likely to be diagnosed in advanced stages of cancer and have a higher risk of death.

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