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Preoperative chemotherapy for bowel cancer treatment reduces risk of disease returning

British scientists say that providing patients with early-stage bowel cancer chemotherapy before and after surgery can reduce the risk of the disease returning by 28%. The study assessed outcomes from a clinical trial, and is published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Time-restricted eating (TRE) may have cancer-fighting effects

During a recent study in the UK, researchers found a time-restricted eating (TRE) diet improved the physical and mental health of firefighters who work regular 24-hour shifts. According to further studies, TRE was found to reinforce the body’s natural daily cycle of rest which may also promote longevity and have cancer-fighting effects.

Medical News Today

Success for smart knife point-of-care diagnosis in patients with endometrial cancer

According to research published in Cancers, scientists have developed a ground breaking ‘smart’ surgical knife that has the ability to accurately detect womb cancer by the smoke produced when making contact with biopsies.


Modifiable risk factors identified for patients with chronic pancreatitis at risk of diabetes

Research into individual risk factors which could help clinicians prevent the development of type 2 diabetes in patients with chronic pancreatitis has been published into Diabetes Care, obesity and smoking are noted as modifiable factors.


Prepubertal patients with thyroid carcinoma more likely to present with advanced disease

Patients aged below 11 years old present with more advanced papillary thyroid carcinoma at time of diagnosis than adolescents, with a higher likelihood of developing tumours, according to an American study published in Thyroid.


New target identified for treating endocrine-resistant breast cancer

Research, published in JCI Insight, indicates that oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer that has become endocrine resistant may be successfully treated by a new class of drugs currently undergoing clinical trials.

News Medical

Gene discovered which may hold the key to treating endometrial cancer

Type 2 endometrial cancer is the latest hormone related cancer to be associated with HSD3B1, according to a study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum. This research may help scientists predict and treat disease.

Science Daily

Exercise decreases breast cancer risk

An international study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine indicates that increasing physical activity may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer by up to 41%.

The Guardian