Cancer
Study shows why fatty liver disease contributes to increase in liver cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 33 minutes
Fatty liver disease is contributing to an increase in liver cancer and basic scientists at The University of Texas Health Science at Houston have... more
Study represents a major step in seeking alternative cancer treatments for non-responders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Research led by VHIO's Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low... more
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many... more
Epigenetic changes can lead to development of GISTs, other cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Most cases of gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a type of soft-tissue cancer (sarcoma), are caused by mutations in genes that can be effectively targeted with drugs that inhibit... more
New recommendations outline specific 'exercise prescriptions' for cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A recent review of research, conducted by an international group of experts led by the University of British Columbia, has resulted in the development of new exercise guidelines for cancer... more
Scientists harness the power of immune system to test novel cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
The field of immunotherapy has revolutionized the way people with incurable cancers are treated, saving the lives of many people whose disease would have... more
Cryo-electron microscopy structure and analysis of the P-Rex1-G{beta}{gamma} signaling scaffold  Science Magazine · 4 hours
PIP3-dependent Rac exchanger 1 (P-Rex1) is activated downstream of G protein–coupled receptors to promote neutrophil migration and metastasis. The structure of more than half of the enzyme and... more
Study unveils the intricate way two proteins interact to promote cell movement, metastasis  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
When cells in our bodies need to move—to attack an infection or heal a wound, for example—cellular proteins send and receive a... more
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
A new study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be... more
Pioneering cell therapies for non-responders to current immunotherapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
New research signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low mutational burden who are refractory to approved immune-based treatments. more
Oxygen in hyperbaric chamber provides relief after radiotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 hours
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can relieve self-reported symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy against cancer in the pelvic region, a study shows. After 30-40 sessions in a hyperbaric chamber, many patients experienced reductions... more
Cancer Atlas: Progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible, but achievable  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The Cancer Atlas, 3rd edition, a comprehensive global overview of cancer around the globe, concludes that progress in the fight... more
UTEP awarded $19.2 million NIH grant to study cancer affecting Mexican-American population  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
The University of Texas at El Paso's Border Biomedical Research Center will accelerate its quest to understand and identify the reasons for Hispanic cancer... more
Progress in global cancer fight is not only possible, but achievable  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 hours
The Cancer Atlas, 3rd edition, a comprehensive global overview of cancer around the globe, concludes that progress in the fight against cancer is not only possible,... more
Researchers outline new exercise recommendations for people living with and beyond cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
It's well known that exercise is good for preventing and treating many forms of heart disease, but less commonly known are the benefits of... more
Researchers develop machine learning tool to refine personalized immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and... more
Acceptance and commitment therapy may ease fear of recurrence in cancer survivors  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers report that Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) shows significant promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer.... more
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor... more
Frontotemporal dementia is associated with alterations in immune system function  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Recent research has revealed increased inflammatory activity in a subgroup of patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Increased inflammation was associated with parkinsonism symptoms and more rapid disease progression.... more
Inactive receptor renders cancer immunotherapies ineffective  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors are already in clinical use for this purpose. However, they are only effective... more
Drug-light combo could offer control over CAR T-cell therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Bioengineers are a step closer to making CAR T-cell therapy safer, more precise and easy to control. They developed a system that allows them to select where and when CAR... more
Cell family trees tracked to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular families with... more
ACT shows promise for treating fear of recurrence in cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Acceptance and commitment therapy shows promise for treating fear of cancer recurrence in women who have survived breast cancer. more
Inactive receptor prevents cancer drugs from reactivating the immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
The aim of immunotherapies is to enable the immune system once again to fight cancer on its own. Drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors are already in clinical use... more
Low-risk thyroid cancer and stringent follow-up: who decides?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the case of low-risk treated thyroid cancer, some patients may be insisting on unduly intensive surveillance in the form of diagnostic scans to detect recurrence, without clear evidence for any benefit... more
Researchers track cell family trees to discover their role in tissue scarring and liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Researchers have discovered that a key cell type involved in liver injury and cancer consists of two cellular... more
New class of drugs could prevent cancer from becoming resistant to treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists at Massey University in New Zealand have taken the first step towards a new class of drug that could stop cancer from becoming... more
CRISPR helps find difficult to detect cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Immunotherapy is one of the latest and most effective armaments against various types of cancers. Some of the immunotherapy drugs such as PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda from Merck can block certain proteins in... more
Scientists develop more accurate method to find good targets for cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to... more
UCLA researchers discover new way to eliminate leukemia stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The introduction of the drug imatinib in 2001 revolutionized the treatment of a type of cancer called chronic myelogenous leukemia. In more than 80% of people with CML... more
Researchers reveal mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Understanding the mechanisms that mediate widespread DNA damage in the cancer genome is of great interest to cancer physicians and scientists because it may lead to improved treatments... more
Sperm and egg cell 'immune response' protects koala DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Discovery of a type of immunity that protects koalas' DNA from viruses has importance for the survival of koalas and our fundamental understanding of evolution. A team of scientists are... more
Machine learning tool refines personalized immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which stimulate and orchestrate the immune response to tumors and infectious agents. more
New survey confirms muscadine grapes are affected by parasitic nematodes  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Native to the Southeastern United States, muscadine grapes are a superfruit. With high levels of resveratrol, phenols and antioxidants, they are known to help fight cardiovascular disease and... more
DNA fracturing rewires gene control in cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A multi-institutional team has brought attention to genomic structural variation as a previously unappreciated mechanism involved in altering DNA methylation, a form of gene control, in human cancers. more
New method for quicker and simpler production of lipidated proteins  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Some of the body's proteins are not just made up of amino acids, they are also 'decorated' with lipid chains, which significantly influence the biological functions of the... more
New cancer treatment developed at Yale  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scientists at Yale have developed a method that assists the immune system in identifying and eliminating cancer cells that may be missed by other forms of immunotherapies. more
NCI awards $1.87 million grant to help patients navigate costs of cancer care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a four-year, more than $1.87 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center... more
Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Fats have earned a bad name as the source of all that is wrong with our hearts and blood vessels, not to mention our appearance. The dysfunctional handling... more
Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Obesity has been proven to be a major risk factor for several cancers. Weight gain during adulthood has been tied to increased cancer risk, but there is a little body... more
Ludwig scientists develop robust method to refine personalized cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ludwig Cancer Research scientists have developed a new and more accurate method to identify the molecular signs of cancer likely to be presented to helper T cells, which... more
New system can help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the... more
Scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of... more
New Penn Medicine study unravels the early makings of an exhausted T cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The immune system struggles to defeat cancer or chronic infections because many of the T cells that leap into action end up... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: These substances serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks -- including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in... more
Committee calls for cheese products to display warning about breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has called for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to push for cheese manufacturers to place breast cancer warning labels... more
Shipment tracking for 'fat parcels' in the body  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Without fat, nothing works in the body: Fats serve as energy suppliers and important building blocks, including for the envelopes of living cells. Numerous diseases are related to disorders in fat metabolism... more
Combination of two drugs disrupts cancer cells' ability to survive DNA damage, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In continuing efforts to find novel ways to kill cancer cells, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine... more
Femtogenix announces efficacy, toxicity data of new DNA-binding ADC payload molecules  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Femtogenix Ltd, a UK biotechnology company developing the next generation of DNA-interactive Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) payloads, today announced data verifying the favorable toxicity profile and... more
Study highlights role of patient maximizing-minimizing preferences in thyroid cancer surveillance  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Not all patients feel the same way about medical treatment. Some are "minimizers," preferring to see a doctor as little as possible and to give health... more
New UW center awarded NIH funding to improve prevention and detection of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Even successful methods for diagnosing, treating and caring for people who are suffering from cancer are not enough without effective, practical tools... more
RESILIENT study tests benefit of ETA guided treatments for patients with advanced refractory cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
RESILIENT was a single arm, open label, phase II/III study to test if label agnostic therapy regimens guided by Encyclopedic... more
Repurposed quinacrine can reduce tumor burden in mice bearing HNSCC xenograft tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The authors have developed the Accelera TED platform to repurpose drugs for HNSCC treatment; using in vitro assays and in vivo models. more
Getting second opinion from pathologists can help improve reliability of melanoma diagnoses  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists. The diagnosis relies on a pathologist's visual assessment of biopsy material... more
The ONCOMMUN Program will receive €900,000 grant to promote well-being in cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The ONCOMMUN Program will receive a grant worth 900,000 euros for 2019-2020 by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology which will be used... more
Medical News Today: New blood test detects brain tumors with 87% accuracy  MNT · 5 days
Researchers have recently published 'the first demonstration' that a promising blood test for detecting brain cancer works in the clinic. more
Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study has found that obtaining a second opinion from pathologists who are board certified or have fellowship training in dermatopathology can help improve the accuracy and reliability of diagnosing melanoma. more
Imaging tumor stiffness could aid delivery of treatment to most challenging cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Using a non-invasive imaging technique that measures the stiffness of tissues gives crucial new information about cancer architecture and could aid the delivery of... more
Overweight before age 40 linked to increased cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In an international study, lead by the University of Bergen in Norway, the researchers wanted to find out how adult overweight (BMI over 25) and obesity (BMI over 30) increase... more
Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40. more
Structural biology reveals 3D structure of asthma-linked receptor  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study has laid bare the structure of a protein receptor called the CysLT1 receptor that is implicated in a range of allergic and cardiovascular conditions as well as some types... more
RTKI drugs may not significantly improve survival rates of patients during radiotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Taking certain cancer-fighting drugs while undergoing radiation therapy may not increase survival for patients, but may, instead, increase side effects, according to a team... more
Two new grants to support researchers to better understand, manage metastasis of melanoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The American Cancer Society and Melanoma Research Alliance have selected two new promising projects in a second round of funding under a... more
Vaccine against gastrin may slow spread of pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
New research suggests a vaccine that blocks a digestive hormone may slow the spread of pancreatic cancer, potentially increasing survival rates. The study, published ahead of print in the American... more
Medical News Today: Thyroid cancer: New test could reduce unnecessary diagnostic surgeries  MNT · 6 days
A new test that looks for a chemical fingerprint of thyroid cancer in fine needle aspiration samples may improve the accuracy of preoperative diagnosis. more
TSC1 status may predict response to Hsp90 inhibitors in bladder cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The researchers have recently identified the tumor suppressor tuberous sclerosis complex 1 as a new co-chaperone of Hsp90 that affects Hsp90 binding to its... more
UNC Lineberger researcher receives NCI grant to measure impact of tobacco prevention advertisements  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The National Cancer Institute has awarded a three-year, $1.4 million grant to University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Seth... more
Viagra shows promise for use in bone marrow transplants  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have demonstrated a new, rapid method to obtain donor stem cells for bone marrow transplants using a combination of Viagra and a second drug called Plerixafor. Bone marrow transplants,... more
Algorithm personalizes which cancer mutations are best targets for immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
As tumor cells multiply, they often spawn tens of thousands of genetic mutations. Figuring out which ones are the most promising to target with immunotherapy is like finding... more
Virtual review of cancer clinical trial treatment options quicker than conventional method  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using virtual, cloud-based, interconnected computing techniques applied to 51,000 variables, researchers reduced the time needed to assess a cancer patient's tumor profile and suitability... more
Irish researchers choose Shimmer's Verisense technology to study fatigue in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Shimmer Research, a global leader in wearable technology for research applications, today announced that a team of researchers from Letterkenny Institute of... more
New mechanism fueling brain metastasis  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. more
Survey quantifies cancer patients' interest in pathology services  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Some of the most important players on a cancer patient's health care team are people they typically never meet or interact with - the pathologists who evaluate their tissue samples to determine... more
How common genetic mutation drives cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new, multicenter study has determined how a single mutation in splicing factor 3b subunit 1 (SF3B1), the most frequently mutated splicing factor gene, drives the formation of many cancers. more
New cancer-driving mutation in 'dark matter' of the cancer genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the 'dark matter' of human cancer... more
New algorithm hand-picks which cancer mutations are promising targets for immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
As tumor cells multiply, they often spawn tens of thousands of genetic mutations. Figuring out which ones are the most promising to target with immunotherapy is... more
Novel cancer-driving mutation discovered in vast non-coding regions of the cancer genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An Ontario-led research group has discovered a novel cancer-driving mutation in the vast non-coding regions of the human cancer genome, also known as the... more
UNC Lineberger researcher receives grant to develop effective health warnings for little cigars, cigarillos  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a... more
More sensitive electrophysiology tools needed to study cancer cell populations  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Bioelectricity of Cancer, a special issue of the peer-reviewed journal Bioelectricity, has just been published. Two promising discoveries are well delineated: an ultra-sensitive tool to detect cancer and... more
Structure-based mechanism of cysteinyl leukotriene receptor inhibition by antiasthmatic drugs  Science Magazine · 1 week
The G protein–coupled cysteinyl leukotriene receptor CysLT1R mediates inflammatory processes and plays a major role in numerous disorders, including asthma, allergic rhinitis, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Selective CysLT1R... more
Scientists solve 3-D structure of 'nanomachine' that makes tuberculosis virulent  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team headed by Óscar Llorca at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), and the group led by Sebastian Geibel at the University of Würzburg (Germany),... more
New blood test could help hasten the diagnosis of brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A blood test which could help to accelerate the diagnosis of brain cancer has been developed in research led at the University of Strathclyde. more
'Wild idea' opens possible new frontier for preventing ovarian cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A laboratory study offers a new hypothesis about how ovarian cancer forms and suggests how it might be prevented. The study is the first to show that the... more
Blood test could help to accelerate brain cancer diagnosis  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A blood test which could help to accelerate the diagnosis of brain cancer has been developed in new research. more
Potential liver cancer treatment by targeting cancer stem-like cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have shown the potential use of small molecule inhibitors to treat advanced liver cancer. more
Scientists demonstrate potential method for treating advanced liver cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The most common primary liver cancer in adults is known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and accounts for approximately 780,000... more
Cedars-Sinai breast radiologist explains benefits of 3D mammography for every woman  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
If it's October, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when pink ribbons sprout up on everything from suit lapels to yogurt containers, reminding women to turn their... more
Statin use linked with lower risk of developing prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In a study of cancer-free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. more
Study evaluates role of PET/CT in selecting candidates for peptide receptor radionuclide therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine evaluated the role of 68Ga-DOTATATE positron emission tomography/computed tomography in selecting neuroendocrine... more
Hormone therapy worsens quality of life in women with breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Analysis of the CANTO cohort published in the journal Annals of Oncology will upset received wisdom on the effects that hormone therapy and chemotherapy have on... more
Study may lead the way to decrease DLBCL relapse, development of second primary cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
With improved treatments, especially the use of anti-cancer immunotherapies, more than two-thirds of all patients diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell... more
Insights on treatment and prognosis of male breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A recent analysis reveals that treatment of male breast cancer has evolved over the years. In addition, certain patient-, tumor-, and treatment-related factors are linked with better survival. more
Innovative pancreatic cancer treatment may rev up immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A research team reports that combining a type of radiation therapy with immunotherapy not only cures pancreatic cancer in mice, but appears to reprogram the immune system to create an... more
PET offers more precise screening method to select candidates for radionuclide therapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
PET scanning can offer more precise selection of patients for neuroendocrine tumor therapy, allowing some patients to qualify who would otherwise have been ineligible,... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Facing a cancer diagnosis  MNT · 1 week
My name is Chris Fry, and I received a diagnosis of terminal cancer this year. This is how I came to terms with my diagnosis, and what helped... more
Meflin protein plays a role in restraining progression of pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research team led by Nagoya University has revealed that cells containing a protein called Meflin have a role in restraining the progression of pancreatic cancer,... more
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