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New 10-minute test uses drops of blood or saliva for early detection of cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Ram Group's Israeli bio-sensor division have developed a new molecular diagnostics test for early detection of cancers that... 2 days
Experimental drug benefits some patients with advanced kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Some patients with a form of advanced kidney cancer that carries a poor prognosis benefited from an experimental drug targeted to an abnormal genetic pathway causing cancerous growth, according to research led... 2 days
Immunotherapy found to be smarter, kinder treatment for people with head and neck cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy nivolumab is kinder than chemotherapy for people with advanced head and neck cancer - easing many of the negative effects... 2 days
Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School
NEWS MEDICAL Just as he has changed the lives of people suffering from a devastating genetic disease, molecular endocrinologist John J. Kopchick,... 2 days
Custom built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment for the disease. 2 days
Study finds increase in early stage breast cancer diagnoses after Affordable Care Act took effect
NEWS MEDICAL A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer... 2 days
A rising star: Researchers dissect the process by which blood vessels shrink, which could have important implications for human health
SCIENCE DAILY It's a tiny marine invertebrate, no more than... 2 days
Tiny nanoparticles offer significant potential in detecting, treating disease new review of work on exosomes
SCIENCE DAILY Exosomes - tiny biological nanoparticles which transfer information between cells - offer significant potential in detecting and treating... 2 days
Combined molecular biology test is the first to distinguish benign pancreatic lesions
SCIENCE DAILY When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely... 2 days
Researchers uncover novel mechanism involved in cancer cell migration
NEWS MEDICAL Supervised by Guillaume Montagnac, Inserm research leader at Gustave Roussy, in collaboration with the Institut Curie and the Institut de Myologie, this research, is published in the 16th June issue... 2 days
Two-test combination accurately identifies benign pancreatic lesions
NEWS MEDICAL When performed in tandem, two molecular biology laboratory tests distinguish, with near certainty, pancreatic lesions that mimic early signs of cancer but are completely benign. 2 days
Discovery of a new mechanism involved in the migration of cancer cells
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A team of young French researchers has discovered a new mechanism which facilitates cell migration. On the surface of its membrane, the cell develops... 2 days
Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?
SCIENCE DAILY A new article compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who... 2 days
Existing drugs could benefit patients with bone cancer, genetic study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma -- a form of bone cancer -- could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists. In the largest genetic... 2 days
Better cell factories for the drugs of the future
PHYS.ORG Pharmaceuticals based on proteins are promising candidates for the treatment of cancer and other severe diseases, but they can be hard to produce. In a new research project, Chalmers researchers... 2 days
Sun eruptions hit Earth like a 'sneeze', say scientists
PHYS.ORG Long-term power cuts, destruction of electronic devices and increased cancer risk for aeroplane passengers are all potential effects of the Earth being hit by a powerful solar eruption. 2 days
A unique amino acid for brain cancer therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity — it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 2 days
OIST researchers create taurine-modified photosensitizer for brain cancer therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Photodynamic therapy is often used to treat brain tumors because of its specificity—it can target very small regions containing cancerous cells while sparing the normal cells around it from damage.... 2 days
WATCH: What you need to know about the new breast cancer screening rules
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss what women should know about the new breast cancer screening guidelines released by... 2 days
from strands to droplets new insights into dna control From strands to droplets—new insights into DNA control
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A host of proteins and other molecules sit on the strands of our DNA, controlling which genes are read out and used by cells and which remain silent. This aggregation of genetic... 2 days
Existing drugs could help subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma, suggest scientists
NEWS MEDICAL A subgroup of patients with osteosarcoma - a form of bone cancer - could be helped by an existing drug, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust... 2 days
Researchers identify new way to effectively kill cancer stem cells using existing drugs
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers at McMaster University has identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill... 2 days
Cancer cells may lose copies of ribosomal DNA to enable faster proliferation, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. 2 days
Promises made to protect preexisting conditions prove hollow
NEWS MEDICAL Senate Republicans praised the Affordable Care Act replacement bill they presented Thursday as preserving coverage for people with cancer, mental illness and other chronic illness. 3 days
Study: Addition of MRI to mammography improves cancer detection after breast conservation therapy
NEWS MEDICAL A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in... 3 days
Melanoma: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
LIVE SCIENCE Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that begins in the skin's pigment-producing cells, called melanocytes. These cells make melanin, which is responsible for the color in skin, eyes and hair. 3 days
FDA approves quicker-to-administer drug for blood cancers
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. 3 days
Better use of current drugs to target cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed. 3 days
Researchers find way to better use current drugs to target cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers worked backwards, employing a series of drugs used in the clinic to understand a new way that cancer stem cells can be killed. 3 days
HPV testing leads to faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer
NEWS MEDICAL Women who receive human papillomavirus testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to... 3 days
Similarities between next-generation prostate cancer drugs discovered
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, researchers have shown how a class of advanced prostate cancer drugs are processed in the body and how their anti-tumor activity might change depending on how they are metabolized. Their... 3 days
Secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors has declined
SCIENCE DAILY From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those... 3 days
Flipping the switch to stop tumor development
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers show how a protein prevents the uncontrolled expansion of immune cells, and have outlined their findings in a new report. 3 days
Custom-built molecule shows promise as anti-cancer therapy
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of Bath funded by Cancer Research UK have custom-built a molecule which stops breast cancer cells from multiplying in laboratory trials, and hope it will eventually lead to a treatment... 3 days
Could the mTOR pathway be used to protect against cancer?
NEWS MEDICAL The mTOR pathway is probably the main pathway in humans and other animals that drives growth. That is, the accumulation of mass and adding mass to make an... 3 days
Light-scattering tool peers into pancreas to find cancer
PHYS.ORG Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early because the pancreas is deep inside the abdomen, making potentially cancerous cells hard to reach and identify without surgery. 3 days
Algorithm leads to a dramatic improvement in drug discovery methods
PHYS.ORG Antibiotics for treating particularly resistant diseases, molecules that block immune system overreactions, molecules that inhibit the growth of cancer cells by removing excess iron, molecules that may increase... 3 days
Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher... 3 days
Scientists develop new algorithm to decipher how immune system recognizes and binds antigens
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an algorithm that functions like a Rosetta... 4 days
First-line immunotherapy treatment can improve survival for subset of lung cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Findings from a phase III clinical trial for advanced lung cancer patients could help oncologists better predict which patients are likely to receive the... 4 days
New inhibitor drug shows promise in relapsed leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY A new drug shows promise in its ability to target one of the most common and sinister mutations of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to researchers. In a first-in-human study, researchers treated... 4 days
WNT antagonists exhibit unique combinatorial antitumor activity with taxanes by potentiating mitotic cell death
Science Magazine The WNT pathway mediates intercellular signaling that regulates cell fate in both normal development and cancer. It is widely appreciated... 4 days
Simple blood test could improve treatment for many stage 2 colon cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL ​A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new Mayo Clinic... 4 days
Underused cancer test could improve treatment for thousands
SCIENCE DAILY A simple blood test could improve treatment for more than 1 in 6 stage 2 colon cancer patients, suggests new research. The researchers also discovered that many patients who could benefit from... 4 days
New antibody uses 1-2 punch to potentially treat blood cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a two-pronged approach to blood cancer treatment: 1) attacking cancer cells directly and/or 2) driving them from the nurturing bone marrow environment into the peripheral... 4 days
AMSBIO introduce range of cancer exosome samples
NEWS MEDICAL AMSBIO has introduced a range of purified cancer exosome samples to help researchers study the role of exosomes in cancer development and metastasis. 4 days
Family history and location of genetic fault affect risk for carriers of cancer genes
SCIENCE DAILY A large scale study of women carrying faults in important cancer genes should enable doctors to provide better advice and... 4 days
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution, diseases
SCIENCE DAILY When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated.... 4 days
New sensors could enable more affordable detection of pollution and diseases
PHYS.ORG When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive... 4 days
Brain tumors: Still devastating, but treatment has come a long way
SCIENCE DAILY A neurosurgeon discusses advances in brain tumor diagnosis and treatment that are bringing renewed hope to the battle against brain cancer. 4 days
Study suggests many people in the U.S. are taking too much vitamin D
NEWS MEDICAL An increasing number of adults in the U.S. are taking too much vitamin D, say researchers, with 3% supplementing at doses that... 4 days
Medical News Today: Immunotherapy for prostate cancer: What you need to know
MNT Immunotherapy is an emerging treatment for cancer that aims to boost the immune system cells' ability to fight off cancer. Learn more in this... 4 days
Could a blood test predict how cancer spreads in children?
NEWS MEDICAL Traditionally, we use biopsies to try to predict how cancer spreads. There are a number of molecular markers that are used, but biopsy is a limited approach. Now,... 4 days
Finnish researchers find accumulation of gene mutations in some patients with rheumatoid arthritis
NEWS MEDICAL Gene mutations accumulating in cells are typical of the development of cancer. Finnish researchers found that a similar accumulation of mutations occurs... 4 days
Adherence to NCCN Guidelines spares breast cancer patients from unnecessary tests
NEWS MEDICAL According to SEER data, more than 260,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States in 2016, most of whom were diagnosed with early-stage... 4 days
Study explores digital technology preferences and needs of young cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL There is considerable scope to develop digital resources by means of which teenagers and young adults living with cancer can receive information and connect with both... 4 days
MSTF recommends colonoscopy and FIT as first tier screening tests for colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In its latest recommendations, the US Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer Screening confirms that people at average risk should be screened beginning at... 4 days
Faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer: Study
NEWS MEDICAL A new large scale study has focussed on faulty BRCA genes and their linkage to breast and ovarian cancer. The research could help doctors... 5 days
Age-specific overall risk of breast, ovarian cancer among women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers conducted an analysis that included nearly 10,000 women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations to estimate the age-specific risk of... 5 days
'Breast Cancer Genes': How Much Do They Increase Cancer Risk?
LIVE SCIENCE A new study looks at the lifetime risk of breast and ovarian cancer for women who have mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. 5 days
Medical News Today: Grape extracts may protect against colon cancer
MNT A new study examines the effect of grape compounds in mice and human cells. The compounds suppress cancer stem cells, which may drive cancerous tumors. 5 days
Medical News Today: Breast and ovarian cancers: Large study improves estimates of genetic risk
MNT Carriers of faulty BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes have higher risk for breast and ovarian cancer. Now, a large prospective study... 5 days
Nanoparticle based contrast agent developed for dual modal imaging of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Dual modal imaging which shares the advantages of two imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, has the ability to produce images with... 5 days
Researchers developed nanoparticle based contrast agent for dual modal imaging of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Dual modal imaging which shares the advantages of two imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging and optical imaging, has the ability to produce... 5 days
Researchers develop nano-contrast agents for MRI and optical imaging of cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from PSG College of Technology, India have developed nano-contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells.... 5 days
Researchers developed nanoparticle based contrast agent for dual modal imaging of cancer
PHYS.ORG Researchers from PSG College of Technology, India have developed nano-contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as optical imaging of cancer cells.... 5 days
Cells key to blood vessel formation can also produce tumors and enable their spread
NEWS MEDICAL While it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells... 5 days
How the optics of soap bubbles may help us understand the mechanics of immune cells and cancer
PHYS.ORG Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed an advanced new microscopy technique... 5 days
Selfish gene acts as both poison and antidote to eliminate competition
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have identified an unprecedented genetic survival strategy that would... 5 days
Research findings lay groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for deadly neuroblastomas
NEWS MEDICAL Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research by the University of Chicago Medicine. The... 5 days
Combination of immunotherapies effective against mouse model of rhabdomyosarcoma
NEWS MEDICAL Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles, is the most common soft tissue cancer in children. If it is detected early and localized in... 6 days
Woman who lied about cancer to avoid prison gets 2 ½ years
ABC NEWS A Connecticut woman who lied about having cancer to avoid reporting to prison on a fraud conviction has been sentenced to 30 months behind... 6 days
Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A recent study points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of the body's own immune response. 6 days
Doctors Want Sugar and 'Cancer-Causing' Foods Out of Hospitals
LIVE SCIENCE The AMA is taking aim at hospitals with a policy recommendation encouraging healthier food and drink options for patients, visitors and staff. 6 days
Potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research. The findings lay the groundwork for developing more targeted treatments for particularly deadly variations of... 6 days
New research points to potential for more targeted treatments of neuroblastoma tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Genetic variations appear to pre-dispose children to developing certain severe forms of neuroblastoma, according to new research. The findings lay the groundwork for developing... 6 days
Discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a new study. 6 days
Scientists a step closer to drug treatment for hepatitis B
SCIENCE DAILY A major new insight into how hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection which is the major cause of liver... 6 days
Research findings could guide more personalized therapies for lung cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from immunotherapy treatment, according to a Cancer... 6 days
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Three-in-one blood test could fuel personalized treatment
MNT A single blood test could identify how prostate cancer patients will respond to PARP inhibitors in as little as 4 to 8 weeks, say... 6 days
Cells that make blood vessels can also make tumors and enable their spread
SCIENCE DAILY While it's widely held that tumors can produce blood vessels to support their growth, scientists now have evidence that cells key to... 6 days
Study shows how an opportunistic microbe kills cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY New study results show for the first time how dying cells ensure that they will be replaced, and suggests an ingenious, related new approach to shrinking cancerous tumors. 6 days
Grape-based compounds could pave way for new treatments to prevent colon cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. 6 days
Grape-based compounds kill colon cancer stem cells in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Compounds from grapes may kill colon cancer stem cells both in a petri dish and in mice, according to a team of researchers. 6 days
New three-in-one blood test opens door to precision medicine for prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations... 6 days
Medical News Today: Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells
MNT Researchers have found that a compound in apple peel can prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells when combined with turmeric or... 6 days
Medical News Today: Kidney cancer prognosis: What you need to know
MNT In this article, learn about kidney cancer, how it is diagnosed, and the different tests that may be undertaken. What is cancer staging? 6 days
New guidelines for ultrasound-based risk stratification system to identify thyroid nodules that warrant biopsy
NEWS MEDICAL Nodules -- a type of abnormality detected by ultrasound -- are extremely common in the thyroid gland. Up to two-thirds... 6 days
Scientists develop new three-in-one blood test that could transform prostate cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have developed a three-in-one blood test that could transform treatment of advanced prostate cancer through use of precision drugs designed to target mutations... 6 days
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