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Cancer Newsline... This Month in Cancer News - May 2009

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Receptor Helps Target Osteosarcoma
Discovery May Aid Treatment of Bone Cancer

Targeting a cell receptor known to play a part in the spread of cancer to the bones may enable chemotherapy drugs to be delivered directly to the cells of osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.

Investigators at M. D. Anderson reported results of the study in the March 1 issue of Cancer Research. Read more about this news in osteosarcoma treatment


Breast Cancer Risk Remains in Pregnancy 

Postponing Treatment May Increase Danger

Young women who diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy or within one year of giving birth are similar to other women when it comes to survival or chances of the cancer returning or spreading.

However, their cancers are more likely to be diagnosed in advanced stages, and pregnancy may prompt them to put off treatment.

The retrospective study compared young women with pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) while pregnant or within one year of giving birth. Researchers at M. D. Anderson published the findings in the March 15 issue of the journal Cancer. Read more about this news in Breast Cancer Risk


Trials Test Drugs for Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Participants Needed for Studies

Researchers at M. D. Anderson are conducting two separate Phase II trials on targeted therapies as potential treatments for relapsed Hodgkin's lymphoma. Read more about this Hodgkin's lymphoma clinical trial



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