Cancer
HPV type 16 or 18 associated with cervical cancer risk in young women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
The human papilloma virus can cause cervical cancer. According to new guidelines in Sweden, women over thirty therefore undergo initial screening for... more
Cervical cancer risk is higher in women with positive HPV, but no cellular abnormalities  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Researchers have uncovered an increased risk of cervical cancer in women whose cervical cells test positive for certain high-risk human... more
New artificial intelligence-based system to differentiate between different types of cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
In cancer patients, there can be tremendous variation in the types of cancer cells from one patient to another, even within the same disease.... more
Updated breast cancer screening guideline highlights importance of shared decision-making  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
An updated guideline on screening for breast cancer emphasizes shared decision-making between women and their doctors, supporting women to make an informed decision based on personal preferences when... more
Research advances offer hope for patient-tailored AML treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. more
UC San Diego professor receives NCI Outstanding Investigator Award for cancer research  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The National Cancer Institute has awarded David Cheresh, PhD, Distinguished Professor and vice chair of Pathology at University of California San Diego School of... more
Australian researchers to study gas inhalational anaesthetic and likelihood of cancer return  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Researchers at Melbourne are embarking upon a worldwide study to see if there is a risk of relapse of cancers among persons who have... more
Ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy linked with reduction in number of pills dispensed  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
An ultrarestrictive opioid prescribing strategy was associated with a reduction in the number of pills dispensed in a study of patients having surgery for... more
Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. Research on the differing drug response patterns of leukemia... more
A code for reprogramming immune sentinels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
For the first time, a research team has successfully reprogrammed mouse and human skin cells into immune cells called dendritic cells. The process is quick and effective, representing a pioneering contribution for applying direct reprogramming for... more
Medical News Today: Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'  MNT · 2 days
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? more
Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'  MNT · 2 days
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? more
Study: Drug reduces hot flash frequency, improves quality of life in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Research led by oncologists Roberto Leon-Ferre, M.D. and Charles Loprinzi, M.D. of Mayo Clinic has found that the drug oxybutynin... more
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have higher prostate cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer, reports a 20-year study from Northwestern Medicine. more
Multigene test is a helpful decision making tool in breast cancer treatment, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Multigene tests have been used in breast cancer treatment to assess the risk of metastasis for several years. A team... more
Exercise program during adjuvant breast cancer treatment may provide cardiovascular benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Women who underwent a supervised program of cardiovascular exercise during adjuvant breast cancer treatment experienced better cardiovascular function than those who were not part of the... more
Myeloma tumor cells: Profiling a killer in warm blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Israeli scientists and physicians develop a new technology for profiling the unique genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells that will allow better diagnosis and treatment. more
Lymph node ratio may predict who lives and dies from oral cavity cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Patients with lymph node ratio greater than 10 percent had about 2.5 times greater risk of cancer recurrence and 2.7 times greater... more
New molecular tool identifies sugar-protein attachments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached -- a possible modification due to disease. The study describes the development of the tool and its... more
Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, a new study finds. Good... more
Inflammatory bowel disease linked to prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Men with inflammatory bowel disease have four to five times higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer. This is the first report to show these men have higher than average PSA values and... more
Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can't be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts of rare plants and seeds in... more
Newly identified T cells could play a role in cancer and other diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a new type of T cell called a phospholipid-reactive T cell that is able to recognize phospholipids, the molecules... more
Putting the brakes on tumor stealth  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
New research helps explain how some cancers are able to escape our immune system. The findings have significant implications for the burgeoning field of cancer immunotherapy, an approach that is focused on harnessing the remarkable power... more
What can a snowflake teach us about how cancer spreads in the body?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
What can seashells, lightning and the coastline of Britain teach us about new drugs for cancer? The answer, according to a team... more
DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may... more
Circulating tumor cell count could help choose treatment for metastatic breast cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Circulating tumor-cell (CTC) count could be used to choose hormone therapy or chemotherapy as frontline treatment for patients with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+),... more
Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to prevent those firearm deaths  Science Magazine · 3 days
After her own violent childhood, Rebecca Cunningham is directing a landmark NIH project to jump-start research aimed at curbing childhood gun injuries more
Surgical choices may have long-term impact on quality of life for breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Even as more young women with breast cancer opt to have mastectomies, many experience a persistent decline in their sexual... more
DDT in Alaska meltwater poses cancer risk for people who eat lots of fish  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Children in Alaska whose diet includes a lot of fish from rivers fed by the Eastern Alaska Mountain Range may... more
Black women with breast cancer have worse outcomes despite receiving equivalent treatments as white women  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Even with equivalent treatments in women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative breast cancer, black women had significantly higher breast... more
New technology for profiling genetic makeup of myeloma tumor cells developed  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cancer arises when cells lose control. Deciphering the "blueprint" of cancer cells - outlining how cancer cells hijack specific pathways for uncontrolled proliferation - will lead... more
Where private research funders stow their cash and studying gun deaths in children  Science Magazine · 4 days
A new Science investigation reveals several major private research funders—including the Wellcome Trust and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation—are making secretive offshore... more
UMGCCC uses Gammapod radiotherapy to treat breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Radiation oncologists at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center are now treating patients with the GammaPod™, a new FDA-cleared radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. more
A mechanistic classification of clinical phenotypes in neuroblastoma  Science Magazine · 4 days
Neuroblastoma is a pediatric tumor of the sympathetic nervous system. Its clinical course ranges from spontaneous tumor regression to fatal progression. To investigate the molecular features of the divergent tumor subtypes, we... more
Lymph node ratio could predict survival in patients with oral cavity cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Five years after diagnosis, only 40 percent of patients with locally-advanced oral cavity cancer will still be alive. The question is who is likely... more
Researchers identify new type of T cell that could play role in cancer, other diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and the La Jolla Institute for Immunology have identified a... more
Medical News Today: Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think  MNT · 4 days
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs. more
New imaging tools that trace key breast cancer enzymes may help guide therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A set of emerging diagnostic tools may help identify breast cancer patients who are most likely to benefit from therapies that target... more
Uterine Cancer Killing More US Women, with Black Women Hardest Hit  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
More women in the U.S. are developing and dying from uterine cancer than they were nearly two decades ago, and black women are "disproportionately" affected. more
Revolutionary technology pinpoints biopsies to detect prostate cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Medical software that overlays tumor information from MRI scans onto ultrasound images can help guide surgeons conducting biopsies and improve prostate cancer detection. more
New ways to look at protein-RNA networks  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
For their vital tasks, all RNA molecules require proteins as binding partners. Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and colleagues from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) have developed the... more
New molecular tool identifies sugar-protein attachments  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have developed a new molecular tool they call EXoO, which decodes where on proteins specific sugars are attached—a possible modification due to disease. The study, published in issue 14 of Molecular... more
Breast cancer treatment more effective when determined by tumor cell count  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Research published today shows that circulating tumor cell count may provide an effective indicator of appropriate treatment choice for metastatic breast cancer. more
Guns kill more U.S. kids than cancer. This emergency physician aims to change that  Science Magazine · 4 days
After her own violent childhood, Rebecca Cunningham is directing a landmark NIH project to jump-start research aimed at curbing childhood... more
Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out  ABC NEWS · 4 days
The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades although it is unlikely the disease could be... more
Researchers aim to demystify bladder immunity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
We know that the bladder is a poorly understood organ, critical for storing metabolic waste. What we don’t know is how this unique environment impacts bladder immunity to common diseases such as urinary tract infections and... more
Researchers identify enzyme responsible for helping cancer tumors spread  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Missouri have unraveled how a cancer-critical enzyme is positioned on cell surfaces. The enzyme enables tumor cells to tunnel through collagen, creating a convenient path... more
Study: Chemotherapy agent did not improve survival in patients with triple-negative breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Treating patients who had early-stage triple-negative breast cancer with the chemotherapy agent capecitabine after they completed surgery and standard chemotherapy did not... more
Researchers develop biosensors to detect and measure metastatic potential of cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The spread of invasive cancer cells from a tumor's original site to distant parts of the body is known as metastasis. It is the... more
Financial difficulties add to patients' cancer struggle  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One in five cancer patients could be experiencing financial difficulties because of their care needs, according to new research published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship. more
Sensors developed to detect and measure cancer's ability to spread  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers engineered sensors to detect and measure the metastatic potential of single cancer cells. Metastasis is attributed as the leading cause of death in people with cancer. more
Medical News Today: PSA levels after prostatectomy  MNT · 5 days
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer... more
Medical News Today: Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?  MNT · 5 days
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential... more
Possible alterations in the DNA involved in cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The study shows the role of the protein PIF1, capable of undoing different structures in these molecules. These molecules contain the instructions that allow cells to function correctly, so that when there... more
Scientists design way to track steps of cells' development  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Scientists have developed a new tool described as a 'flight data recorder' for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. This cellular... more
[Research Articles] Noncoding regions are the main source of targetable tumor-specific antigens  Science Magazine · 5 days
Tumor-specific antigens (TSAs) represent ideal targets for cancer immunotherapy, but few have been identified thus far. We therefore developed a proteogenomic approach to enable... more
Money ills add to cancer struggle  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
One in five cancer patients could be experiencing financial difficulties because of their care needs, according to new research. more
Medical News Today: Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight  MNT · 5 days
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test. more
Scientists reveal how DNA damage leads to cancer and hereditary diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists revealed how DNA damage influences mutations. Turned out that its contribution to mutagenesis was underestimated and many of the inheritance mutations are caused not by... more
This strange marine creature has an immune system remarkably similar to ours  Science Magazine · 5 days
Golden star tunicate could help scientists uncover new approaches for preventing organ rejection, treating cancer more
Researchers examine why HIV-infected patients have higher rates of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients have higher rates... more
Controlling immune response expands the possibilities of therapeutic nucleic acid technologies  nanowerk · 5 days
The idea has been around for a while that selected segments of RNA or DNA could be used therapeutically to affect gene or cell function. The... more
Scientists develop a new drug for cancer diagnostics and treatment  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Russian researchers announced the development of a combined action drug based on ionizing radiation and bacterial toxin. Their combined effect appeared to be 2,200 times stronger compared to... more
Cancer patients who take beta-blocker along with breast cancer drug have less heart damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Breast cancer patients who take a heart drug at the same time as trastuzumab have less heart damage, according to... more
New study confirms effectiveness of PSA screening in reducing prostate cancer deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study has confirmed the effectiveness of Prostate-specific Antigen screening in reducing prostate cancer mortality. more
Bacterial infections may contribute to far more cancers than previously thought, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine announced today the discovery that DnaK, a protein of... more
New discovery offers parameter for predicting progression of oral cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers in Brazil have identified a correlation between oral cancer progression and the abundance of certain proteins present in tumor tissue and saliva. more
New approach turns B cells into factories that secrete sacs containing microRNAs  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cancer immunotherapy -- efforts to better arm a patient's own immune system to attack tumors -- has shown great potential for treating some cancers.... more
Physician-scientists present updated efficacy data on CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Physician-scientists from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented updated efficacy and safety data on Kymriah--the first-ever U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved personalized CAR T-cell gene immunotherapy for aggressive... more
'Wrong' connective tissue cells linked to worse prognosis in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In certain forms of cancer, connective tissue forms around and within the tumor. One previously unproven theory is that there are several different types... more
Cancer cells could be detected irrespective of site and type using simple test  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Australian researchers have found that cells containing cancer could soon be detected using a simple test. The test could one day change... more
Study identifies new potential target for treating major common diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet... more
Ethnicity can be reliable indicator of gut microbiota diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Research increasingly links the gut microbiome to a range of human maladies, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and even cancer. Attempts to manipulate the gut with food rich in healthy... more
A bacterial protein is found to promote cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered that DnaK, a protein of the bacterium mycoplasma, interferes with the mycoplasma-infected cell's ability to respond to and repair DNA damage, a known origin of cancer. more
Medical News Today: Does HIV increase cancer risk?  MNT · 6 days
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However,... more
Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities, researchers find  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Research increasingly links the gut microbiome to a range of human maladies, including inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes and even cancer. Attempts to manipulate the gut with food rich in healthy bacteria, such as yogurt... more
Cancer DNA Binds to Gold. That Could Lead to New Cancer Blood Test.  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a curious difference between the DNA from cancer cells and that from healthy cells, and this finding could lead... more
New possible target for treating major common diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
There is a large, untapped potential for developing drugs against cancer, fibrosis and cardiovascular diseases by targeting a family of receptors known as Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden believe. In... more
Medical News Today: Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer  MNT · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant. more
A universal DNA nano-signature for cancer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have discovered a unique nano-scaled DNA signature that appears to be common to all cancers. more
Cancer DNA signature will revolutionize point-of-care diagnostics  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have developed a potentially game-changing new technology that could revolutionize cancer point-of-care (POC) diagnostics. more
Russian researchers develop novel combined action drug for cancer diagnostics and treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Russian researchers announced the development of a combined action drug based on ionizing radiation and bacterial toxin. Their total effect appeared to be 2,200... more
Researcher discovers key differences in protein production between healthy cells and tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The human body is made up of more than 200 types of cell, from bone and brain to liver and lung. Each cell type... more
South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A worldwide search is on to find donors of a rare blood type to help save a 2-year-old South Florida girl who is battling cancer more
Researchers find two connective tissue cells to be linked to worse prognosis of breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In certain forms of cancer, connective tissue forms around and within the tumor. One previously unproven theory is... more
CAR-T cell therapy appears to be promising option for treating large B-cell lymphoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
So-called CAR-T cell therapy is a promising option for treating around a fifth of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. That is... more
Governments across Europe respond in very different ways to lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The World Health Organization estimates 387,913 Europeans will die of lung cancer in 2018. The preliminary findings from a new study by the Economist Intelligence Unit... more
International study increases group of lung cancer patients who may benefit from immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The strategy for triggering the patient's own immune system to attack cancer, immunotherapy, is proving effective for more and more tumor types,... more
Gut microbiome differs among ethnicities, researchers find
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