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Cancer Research and Foundation News

Agent Shows Ability to Suppress Brain Metastasis and Related Damage

January 3, 2012

Scientists are one step closer to repairing the damage caused by brain metastasis, a major challenge in cancer treatment, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Can Aspirin Reduce Cancer Risk and Mortality?

December 21, 2011

The prospect is too enticing to dismiss: a single pill—a cheap one, too—that, when taken regularly, can reduce the risk not only of heart attack or stroke, but also of developing or dying from some types of cancer. The pill is aspirin, and a host of studies have suggested that it can prevent and possibly reduce the risk of dying from some cancers.

Self-Seeding Hypothesis of Tumor Growth

December 21, 2011

The spread of cancer cells from their original location to other sites in the body, known as metastasis, has long been thought of as a one-way journey. But some researchers also believe that metastatic cancer cells can fuel primary tumor growth, with potentially important implications for the timing and nature of cancer treatment.


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