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'Bowel Babe' Deborah James, who battled cancer, dead at 40

‘Bowel Babe’ Deborah James, who battled cancer, dead at 40

Journalist and BBC personality Dame Deborah James has died at the age of 40. James, known to fans as “Bowelbabe”, succumbed to stage 4 bowel cancer after a five-year public battle that inspired many and helped raise awareness and millions of dollars for cancer care in the UK. She passed away on Tuesday surrounded by …

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A prostate cancer breakthrough could speed up research by 10 years

A prostate cancer breakthrough could speed up research by 10 years

Prostate cancer growth is driven by male sex hormones called androgens. And so, lowering the levels of these hormones can help slow the growth of cancer. Hormone therapy has been successful in keeping advanced or metastatic prostate cancer under control. Patients with metastatic prostate cancer are often treated with antihormonal therapy, which inhibits the signal …

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Breast Cancer Spreads More Aggressively at Night, Startling New Study Finds

Breast Cancer Spreads More Aggressively at Night, Startling New Study Finds

When people with metastatic breast cancer close their eyes at night, the cancer wakes up and begins to spread. That is the surprising finding of an article published in Nature this week that overturns the assumption that breast cancer metastasis occurs at the same rate throughout the day. The result may change the way doctors …

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It's Official. Vitamins Don't Do Much for Health

It’s Official. Vitamins Don’t Do Much for Health

This transcript has been edited for clarity. welcome to impact factor, your weekly dose of commentary on a new medical study. I’m Dr. F. Perry Wilson from the Yale School of Medicine. vitamins If you’re like most American adults, you’ve recently taken a vitamin or supplement. Over-the-counter sales of these products in this country total …

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