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Inactivity linked to cancer, new vaccines and cancer drugs and other cancer news.

Inactivity linked to cancer, new vaccines and cancer drugs and other cancer news.

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Cancer News in Brief for the week of 11.7.11

Epigenetic drugs that control gene expression may help certain patients with advanced lung cancer, and researchers say they think they may have a way of spotting those who will benefit.

inactivity-linked-to-cancerNew research shows that inactivity boosts cancer risk.  And, there is now more evidence that obesity is linked to colon cancer.

A new computational pathologist, developed by researchers from Stanford, can more accurately evaluate images of cancerous tissues.

Scientists are hopeful about a new vaccine that targets ovarian and breast cancer.  It has shown promise in early studies and may bring us one step closer to stopping the deadly diseases.

A synthetic peptide that inhibits blood supply, a strategy employed in many cancer drugs, is found to kill fat cells and improve metabolic function in trials involving monkeys.

And, in prostate cancer news:A new prostate cancer drug shows promisein a new study.  And adding radiotherapy increases prostate cancer survival rates.

Lung cancer is the biggest killer among cancers in the U.S., but it gets relatively little research funding and attention. That should change, a survivor says.

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