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British military used paint linked to cancer on its vehicles

British military has used chromium-based paint linked to cancer on its tanks, 4x4s and armoured personnel carriers despite the substance being banned for many lines of manufacturing in 2003 The Ministry of Defence admitted it has used the paint as recently as December But it has been phased out completely now, the Government said yesterday  […]

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Dogs can sniff out LUNG CANCER with 97% accuracy

Dogs REALLY CAN sniff out lung cancer with 97% accuracy as experts hope man’s best friend’s powerful sense of smell could pave the way for new tests to spot the disease earlier Scientists taught three Beagles how to sniff out lung cancer in blood samples  They identified which sample was from a lung cancer patient […]

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Gene levels could help predict prognosis for colorectal cancer

Levels of a gene that helps the immune system differentiate the good cells from the bad could be a good indicator of prognosis in people with colorectal cancers, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Looking at 15 genes known to be associated with colorectal cancers—eight associated with lower survival rates and seven with higher—the researchers […]

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Global microbial signatures for colorectal cancer

Patients with colorectal cancer have the same consistent changes in the gut bacteria across continents, cultures, and diets — a team of international researchers, from University of Copenhagen among others, find in a new study. The hope is the results in the future can be used to develop a new method of diagnosing colorectal cancer. […]

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Will There Ever Be a Universal Test to Detect Cancer?

ATLANTA — Cancer is over one hundred different diseases hiding under one name. That's why, just as there isn't one universal way to treat cancer, there also isn't one universal way to detect it. But that doesn't mean scientists aren't trying: If researchers can find a unique signature or "biomarker" of cancer — meaning a […]

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Increased risk of stroke in childhood cancer survivors treated with cranial radiation therapy explained

A common single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) was associated with increased risk for developing stroke in childhood survivors who received cranial radiation therapy (CRT) for their primary cancer, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29–April 3. “We have identified a genetic risk factor that confers a high risk of stroke among […]