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Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in... 6 hours
Genetic diversity plays major role in evolution of drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research... 7 hours
WATCH: Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for daughter with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' 2-year-old daughter Sophie is receiving cancer treatments at Children's Medical Center Dallas. 9 hours
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 10 hours
Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or... 10 hours
Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for her 2-year-old with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' note was liked by thousands on Facebook. 10 hours
Study could pave way for more effective cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural "brakes" in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response.... 10 hours
The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman... 11 hours
Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing... 12 hours
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her... 12 hours
Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to cancer
ABC NEWS Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder... 12 hours
Cancer: New compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells... 12 hours
Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, says a new study. Researchers found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located... 15 hours
Many pelvic tumors in women may have common origin: Fallopian tubes
SCIENCE DAILY Most, and possibly all, ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them, report investigators. 15 hours
Timing of melanoma diagnosis, treatment critical to survival
SCIENCE DAILY A new study underscores the importance of early detection and treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The research indicates that the sooner patients were treated, the better their survival,... 15 hours
Novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance. 15 hours
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 15 hours
Scientists discover how sugar fuels cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL A nine-year research project looking at the link between sugar and cancer has led to an important breakthrough in cancer research. 15 hours
Matchmaking with consequences
PHYS.ORG Most human tumours have one thing in common: They harbour drastically increased amounts of the so-called Myc proteins. Animal experiments show that such high Myc concentrations contribute to causing cancer. But Myc proteins not only have harmful properties, they are... 16 hours
Study reveals link between cancer relapse and body’s immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, suggests cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment, utilize the immune system of... 16 hours
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 17 hours
Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their... 17 hours
Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them. 18 hours
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient
NEWS MEDICAL Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy
MNT A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice. 21 hours
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 24 hours
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 1 day
Dietary combination transforms lethal breast cancers into highly treatable form
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly treatable breast cancer. 1 day
Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection
MIT Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. 1 day
Scientists develop revolutionary blood screening test to diagnose breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In a potential major breakthrough in breast cancer research, scientists at the Center for Translational Cancer Research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of... 1 day
Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. 1 day
Wake Forest Baptist scientists win grant to develop more effective treatments for brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often... 1 day
Factors associated with disparities in breast cancer survival studied
NEWS MEDICAL According to a latest study, several factors are responsible for the differences in the survival statistics of the non-elderly women with breast cancer. For example in 2012, the health reports... 1 day
CHLA and Keck Medicine of USC develop new liquid biopsy for tumor of the retina
NEWS MEDICAL Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not... 1 day
New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? 1 day
Powering up fat cells could help acute myeloid leukemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, according to a new study from McMaster University. 1 day
Medical News Today: How is breast cancer related to the axillary lymph nodes?
MNT We look at axillary lymph nodes and their relation to breast cancer. We look at the diagnosis and the outlook, as well... 2 days
Medical News Today: Leukemia: Cancer cells killed off with diabetes drug
MNT Researchers find that boosting fat cells in the bone marrow using a diabetes drug not only kills off leukemic cells, but it also regenerates healthy ones. 2 days
Scientists identify biomarker for progression, drug response in brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have reported results from a glioblastoma study in which they validated a biomarker indicative of a patient's prognosis and likely response to specific therapies. 2 days
Investigating new cancer therapy candidates with live-cell imaging
NEWS MEDICAL There are two main things that we've worked on in the lab as regards to drug studies. One is identifying new combinations of drugs, and working on why a combination of drugs... 2 days
Researchers to investigate cellular changes leading to development of glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most common of malign brain tumors in adults, and it currently has no cure. Now a research team led by Dr Claudia Barros, from the... 2 days
Structural insights into processes at DNA damage sites
PHYS.ORG Ishan Deshpande and his colleagues from the group of Susan Gasser and the Protein Structure Facility at the FMI elucidated the mechanism of how Mec1-Ddc2, a tumor suppressor involved in DNA damage... 2 days
A range of substances with antitumor properties synthesized
PHYS.ORG Scientists from RUDN University have synthesized a number of new cytotoxic substances that can damage cells. The results of the study could be used in cancer therapy. The compounds were obtained by... 2 days
Scientists validate biomarker indicative of brain cancer patient's prognosis and drug response
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Sema4, and collaborating institutions including Colorado State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center reported... 2 days
Vaccinated pediatric cancer patients just as likely as unvaccinated peers to develop flu
NEWS MEDICAL Young leukemia patients who were vaccinated against influenza were just as likely as their unvaccinated peers to develop flu, suggesting that additional... 2 days
Meet ISOLDE Live: Celebrate 50 years of physics at ISOLDE
CERN On this day 50 years ago, the beams at ISOLDE were turned on, and the experiment began taking physics data. Today, that experiment has grown into a facility... 2 days
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CERN Harriet Jarlett ISOLDE now has a new facility dedicated to producing radioistopes for medical research (Image:Maximilien Brice/CERN) CERN... 2 days
Medical News Today: Cribriform breast cancer: What to know
MNT Cribriform breast cancer is a slow-growing, low-grade breast cancer that may be present alongside other forms of breast cancer. Learn more here. 2 days
Research aims to raise awareness of higher rate of testicular cancer in patients with DS
NEWS MEDICAL Research by Jue Wang, MD, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center at Dignity Health St. Joseph's Hospital... 4 days
TGen awarded $2.5 million SU2C grant to test new method of treating pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Stand Up To Cancer has awarded a $2.5 million SU2C CatalystR grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute to investigate... 4 days
New study describes unique role of androgens in kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a new approach to treatment,... 4 days
Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells, lets breast cancer spread
SCIENCE DAILY High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link. A new study... 4 days
medical news today how can you cope with a cancer diagnosis Medical News Today: How can you cope with a cancer diagnosis?
MNT VIDEO A cancer diagnosis always comes as a shock. What are some coping strategies you can use to stay in control of the situation? We gathered some... 5 days
Cold therapy may be effective at controlling cancer treatment side effects
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that cryotherapy, specifically having chemotherapy patients wear frozen gloves and socks for 90-minute periods, is useful for preventing symptoms of neuropathy. 5 days
Halting liver cancer with a sugar look-a-like
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered a way to prevent the spread of cancer in the liver. The study details how treatment with a modified fucose sugar can disrupt a biological pathway, which in turn blocks hepatoma... 5 days
Scientists reveal the relationship between sugar, cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A nine-year joint research project has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth.... 5 days
Breakthrough discovery reveals positive correlation between sugar and cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A nine-year joint research project conducted by VIB, KU Leuven and VUB has led to a crucial breakthrough in cancer research. 5 days
Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world
SCIENCE DAILY By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve early cancer detection and help... 5 days
WATCH: Beyond the scale: What to eat to lower your risk for 3 health issues
ABC NEWS Dr. Jennifer Ashton and nutritionist Maya Feller discuss some foods you should add to every meal to reduce... 5 days
Liquid biopsy for retinoblastoma
SCIENCE DAILY A new study provides proof of concept for a safe and effective way to derive genetic information from a retinoblastoma tumor. 5 days
Illinois researchers develop ultra-sensitive camera that mimics mantis shrimp’s visual system
NEWS MEDICAL By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color and polarization. The bioinspired imager can potentially improve... 5 days
MD Anderson researchers chosen for national effort to expand reach of cancer immunotherapy
NEWS MEDICAL A major national effort to expand the reach of cancer immunotherapy to benefit more patients will draw upon the expertise of a... 5 days
mantis shrimp inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world Mantis shrimp-inspired camera enables glimpse into hidden world
PHYS.ORG By mimicking the eye of the mantis shrimp, Illinois researchers have developed an ultra-sensitive camera capable of sensing both color... 5 days
Higher level of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes linked to better survival for ovarian cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A group of international cancer researchers led by investigators from Mayo Clinic and University of New South Wales Sydney has found that... 5 days
Surrogate liquid biopsy can provide genetic information about retinoblastoma tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not diagnosed early, retinoblastoma may result in loss of one or... 5 days
USC discovery may one day lead to new therapies for liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A Keck School of Medicine of USC research team has identified how cancer stem cells survive. This finding may one day lead to new... 5 days
Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study
NEWS MEDICAL Salk Professor and HHMI Investigator Ronald Evans has been awarded $2.5 million by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) as part of a multi-institution team... 5 days
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press releases new book on cancer evolution
NEWS MEDICAL Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press announced the release of Cancer Evolution, available on its website in hardcover and ebook formats. 5 days
Cholesterol byproduct acts on specific immune cells to facilitate breast cancer spread
NEWS MEDICAL High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause... 5 days
Mechanism for precise targeting of the immune response uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY The immune system checks the health of cells of the body by examining a kind of molecular passport. Sometimes cells present the wrong passport, which can lead to autoimmune diseases,... 5 days
Scientists pinpoint surprising origin of melanoma
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has tracked down the cellular origin of cutaneous melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The team was surprised to observe that these very aggressive tumors arise from mature, pigment-producing cells called... 5 days
Study finds lower cancer screening rates for workers at smaller companies
NEWS MEDICAL A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three... 5 days
Study documents gene mutation as cause of cancer form in the liver
NEWS MEDICAL There is no effective treatment for the cancer form found in the liver called fibrolamellar hepatocellular carcinoma, which is mainly found among children and... 5 days
3-D packaging of DNA regulates cell identity
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The fundamental mechanisms governing how cells form an identity such as becoming a muscle cell or a nerve cell are not fully understood. Multiple diseases, including cancer, have been linked to cells going down... 5 days
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Supplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine... 5 days
Genes responsible for diversity of human skin colors identified
SCIENCE DAILY A study of diverse African groups by geneticists has identified new genetic variants associated with skin pigmentation. The findings help explain the vast range of skin color on the African... 5 days
Metabolic recycling of ammonia via glutamate dehydrogenase supports breast cancer biomass
Science Magazine Ammonia is a ubiquitous by-product of cellular metabolism, however the biological consequences of ammonia production are not fully understood, especially in cancer. We find that ammonia... 5 days
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
PHYS.ORG A drug isolated from a marine pest holds promise for treating some of the world's nastiest diseases, and researchers would love to find out... 5 days
Cause of cancer form in the liver identified
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified the two genes whose mutation cause a serious cancer form found in the liver. The result sets concrete goals for future treatment of the otherwise incurable disease. 5 days
Study Identifies New Gene Variation Associated with Increased Risk of Nicotine Addiction
SCI-NEWS.COM Europeans and European/African Americans with a variant of the DNA Methyltransferase 3 Beta (DNMT3B) gene have an increased risk of developing nicotine dependence, smoking... 5 days
Blood test for early-stage cancer
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Scalable synthesis of bryostatin 1 and analogs, adjuvant leads against latent HIV
Science Magazine Bryostatin 1 is an exceedingly scarce marine-derived natural product that is in clinical development directed at HIV/AIDS eradication, cancer immunotherapy, and the treatment of... 5 days
Use of CRISPR-modified human stem cell organoids to study the origin of mutational signatures in cancer
Science Magazine Mutational processes underlie cancer initiation and progression. Signatures of these processes in cancer genomes may explain... 5 days
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about prostate nodules
MNT A prostate nodule is a firm, knuckle-like area on the prostate. There are several causes of prostate nodules, including prostatitis and prostate cancer. 6 days
New drug hope for rare bone cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine -- chordoma -- could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists. In the largest genomics study of chordoma to date, scientists... 6 days
Medical News Today: 'Cell of origin' for Barrett's esophagus identified
MNT Researchers have found an area of unique cells in the lining of the food pipe that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition. 6 days
'Cell of origin' for Barrett's esophagus identified
MNT Researchers have found an area of unique cells in the lining of the food pipe that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition. 6 days
Medical News Today: All you need to know about the PCA3 test
MNT The PCA3 test can help doctors diagnose prostate cancer. Learn about the test, what to expect, and other testing options with this article. 6 days
Studies advance methods to avert toxicity that can accompany immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY Two new papers provide the most comprehensive data yet reported on side effects of the emerging cancer immunotherapy strategy known as CAR T-cell therapy. 6 days
Discovery of peripheral neuropathy cause suggests potential preventive measures
SCIENCE DAILY In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect of cancer... 6 days
Existing drugs could help patients with rare form of bone cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with a rare bone cancer of the skull and spine - chordoma - could be helped by existing drugs, suggest scientists from the Wellcome Trust... 6 days
New generation of drugs targets cancer cells’ vulnerability with broken genes
NEWS MEDICAL In recent years, new cancer treatments have brought hope to people who once had limited options. But for others, the wait for an effective drug continues. 6 days
Researchers find potential approach to prevent peripheral neuropathy
NEWS MEDICAL In discovering how certain chemotherapy drugs cause the nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have found a potential approach to preventing this common and troublesome side effect... 6 days
Fundamental discovery may open potential for new types of cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL Many approved cancer therapies target a protein called epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) that regulates many crucial cellular processes and can speed the proliferation of tumor... 6 days
UTA professor wins grant to develop non-invasive means to detect lung cancer from breath
NEWS MEDICAL Current methods of detecting lung cancer consist of imaging methods and invasive biopsies, which can be stressful and painful for patients. 6 days
CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Columbia University Medical Center researchers have identified cells in the upper digestive tract that can give rise to Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. The discovery of this "cell of origin"... 6 days
Combination of serrated polyps and high-risk adenomas may increase odds for colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Most colorectal cancer develops from precursors known as polyps, the most common and well researched of which are conventional adenomas. Conventional adenomas... 6 days
An engineer's guide to the embryo
PHYS.ORG In roughly 48 hours, the single cell of the fertilized frog egg will undergo dramatic change to develop vital body parts like muscles, a skeleton, eyes, a heart, and a tadpole tail. Scientists have been studying... 6 days
Clinical trial tests frankincense as potential breast, colon cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer surgeon and researcher Nancy DeMore is leading a clinical trial using frankincense to try to treat breast and colon cancer at the Medical University of South Carolina.... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Less is more for anticancer therapy combinations
Science Magazine Withdrawal of MAPK inhibition sensitizes cancer cells to DNA repair–targeting drugs. 6 days
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