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Medical News Today: ‘Junk DNA’ has role in cancer spread, say scientists

Scientists find that parts of DNA once considered to be 'junk' actually instruct cells to make RNA molecules that keep cancer-promoting genes switched on.
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Medical News Today: New chemical causes deadly brain cancer to self-destruct

Researchers have discovered a chemical that cuts off the energy supply to glioblastoma cells, disrupts their metabolism, and causes them to self-destruct.
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Medical News Today: Cancer research: Zombie genes and elephants

Elephants are affected by cancer much less frequently than humans. By unraveling their DNA, researchers gain new insight into anticancer mechanisms.
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Medical News Today: Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer

New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools.
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Medical News Today: Experimental drug may treat ‘undruggable’ cancers

Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it.
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Medical News Today: Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds

A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able to also treat other types of cancer.
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Medical News Today: Skin cancer may predict future cancers

A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body.

Medical News Today: Common chemo drug may cause heart toxicity

A new study shows that the common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin disrupts the immune system as well as the function of the heart and spleen.

Medical News Today: What are the most curable cancers?

There is no cure for cancer, but successful treatment can remove all signs of it. Doctors may base the outlook on the 5-year relative survival rate. This is the percentage of people likely to survive for 5 years after diagnosis compared to people without cancer. Here, we look at seven cancers with high survival rates.

Medical News Today: New compounds ‘put cancer cells into a permanent sleep’

In a world first, Australian researchers have developed a new class of compounds able to 'put cancer cells to sleep,' thus halting tumor growth.