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Study may provide valuable guidance to women about choosing mammography screening
NEWS MEDICAL When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. 4 hours
McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
ABC NEWS The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain... 2 days
Review of kidney cancer incidence in California signals end of a trend
NEWS MEDICAL A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has concluded that the... 2 days
UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data
NEWS MEDICAL When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution,... 2 days
UH gets $3.3 million funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 3 days
Research identifies new gene fusions and mutations linked to GIST tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific... 3 days
Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend
SCIENCE DAILY A study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer... 3 days
Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Immortalization of cells is a necessary step in the development of cancer, and scientists think that the main cause is turning on an enzyme -- telomerase -- that lengthens chromosomal telomeres and... 3 days
How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of... 3 days
Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount. Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable... 3 days
Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die
SCIENCE DAILY Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. 3 days
FDA approves Besponsa – Pfizer’s new drug for rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) in the treatment of adults with relapsed or... 3 days
New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. 3 days
Drug-like molecule appears to interfere with inflammatory response in variety of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 3 days
FDA approval provides new, targeted treatment option for adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed... 3 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 3 days
FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia
ABC NEWS FDA approves new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed 4 days
'Switch' turns on immune cells' tumor-killing ability
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular biologists report for the first time how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on... 4 days
New strategy to treat aggressive lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Research on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer has now been shared in a new article. 4 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 4 days
New Pathology Atlas maps genes in cancer to accelerate progress in personalized medicine
SCIENCE DAILY A new Pathology Atlas is launched today with an analysis of all human genes in all major cancers showing the consequence of... 4 days
Women’s decision-making habits combined with values impact choice of breast cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both... 4 days
Mutations in the promoter of the telomerase gene TERT contribute to tumorigenesis by a two-step mechanism
Science Magazine TERT promoter mutations (TPMs) are the most common non-coding mutations in cancer. The timing and consequences... 4 days
Treating a tumor to metastasize
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A pathology atlas of the human cancer transcriptome
Science Magazine Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and there is great interest in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of individual tumors. We used systems-level... 4 days
Modeling the cancer transcriptome
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Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies against a cancer-specific protein has been described in a new article. 4 days
New terahertz imaging could be useful tool for detecting early-stage skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to... 4 days
Research provides clues to how infectious bacteria may increase risk of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. 4 days
Medical News Today: Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing
MNT New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer. 4 days
Lab tests show molecule appears to spur cell death in tumors, inflammation
PHYS.ORG A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 4 days
Major breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A breakthrough has been made that could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as have wider implications for other cancers. 4 days
Cell cycle-blocking drugs can shrink tumors by enlisting immune system in attack on cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers. CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune... 4 days
Medical News Today: Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?
MNT High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who... 4 days
Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?
MNT High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts. 4 days
Medical News Today: Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them
MNT New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity. 4 days
New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.... 4 days
Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status
SCIENCE DAILY While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise... 4 days
Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection. 4 days
often missing in the health care debate women s voices Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception,... 4 days
Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots... 4 days
Going nano in the fight against cancer
PHYS.ORG Imagine being able to see the signs of cancer decades before we can now. URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury and researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have invented a technique that... 4 days
'Twinkling' enzymes could light the way to better cancer drugs
PHYS.ORG A new test to show the properties of biologically important enzymes could help to streamline development of new treatments. 4 days
Medical News Today: Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women
MNT Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless... 4 days
Study finds link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas... 4 days
Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is the first site in the United States to launch a clinical trial using a genetically-engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. 4 days
Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Research conducted by a team of Norton Thoracic Institute scientists on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of... 4 days
Kids First Data Resource Center aims to identify links between birth defects and childhood cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Children with structural birth defects are at a much higher risk of developing certain types of childhood cancers but scientists... 4 days
Immunotherapy drug shows favorable safety profile in patients with advanced small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab has demonstrated a favorable safety profile and "promising durable clinical activity" in pretreated patients who exhibit... 4 days
Liquid biopsies show potential use for cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown the potential of analyzing cell-free DNA (cfDNA) present in patients’ blood for cancer markers in early cancer detection. This technique was used in some instances for patients... 4 days
Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction... 4 days
Problems with DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for several generations
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes... 5 days
Austria orders recall of unapproved cancer drug
ABC NEWS Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval 5 days
Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy
SCIENCE DAILY The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now... 5 days
Impaired DNA replication derepresses chromatin and generates a transgenerationally inherited epigenetic memory
Science Magazine Impaired DNA replication is a hallmark of cancer and a cause of genomic instability. We report that, in addition to causing genetic change, impaired... 5 days
[Research Articles] Direct detection of early-stage cancers using circulating tumor DNA
Science Magazine Early detection and intervention are likely to be the most effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality of human cancer. However, development of methods for noninvasive... 5 days
[Editors' Choice] Prostate cancer loses when androgen receptor cant stick the landing
Science Magazine A small-molecule inhibitor blocks the interaction of the androgen receptor with DNA to target drug-resistant prostate cancer. 5 days
Impaired DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes inherited for several generations
PHYS.ORG Cell division is key for renewing the cells in our tissues and organs. There are two particular processes in which cell division is crucial: embryonic development... 5 days
A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent. 5 days
Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in mice
SCIENCE DAILY An experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented... 5 days
Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women
NEWS MEDICAL Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease... 5 days
Breakthrough research could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Specialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as... 5 days
Estrogen receptor stem cells found in mammary glands
SCIENCE DAILY One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. Researchers have now identified... 5 days
Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland
NEWS MEDICAL One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. 5 days
Researchers identify new factors that may affect brain tumor cells' ability to resist treatment
NEWS MEDICAL The most aggressive variant of brain tumor - glioblastoma - has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is... 5 days
Blood biopsy helps identify targetable genetic alterations in patients with cancer of unknown primary
NEWS MEDICAL Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to... 5 days
Brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation mapped
SCIENCE DAILY The most aggressive variant of brain tumor – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of... 5 days
"Fixed-field" accelerator transports multiple particle beams at a wide range of energies through a single beam pipe
PHYS.ORG An advanced particle accelerator designed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory... 5 days
Research suggests novel approach to treating deadly pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers... 5 days
Cancer treatment with alternative medicine can double risk of dying: Study finds
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that patients who choose cancer treatment with alternative medicine more than double the risk of dying in five years... 5 days
How decision-making habits influence the breast cancer treatments women consider
SCIENCE DAILY A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both breasts. The way women... 6 days
Does stronger initial response to cancer treatment predict longer overall survival?
SCIENCE DAILY It seems like such a simple question: Do patients whose tumors shrink more in response to targeted treatment go on to have better outcomes than patients... 6 days
Protein that inhibits the development of autoimmune diseases discovered
SCIENCE DAILY The immune system protects humans from threats such as, for example, disease-causing bacteria, and cancer as well. Yet if the system malfunctions, it can attack the body it is supposed... 6 days
Epigenetic drugs show promise as antivirals
SCIENCE DAILY Some epigenetic pharmaceuticals have the potential to be used as broad spectrum antivirals, according to a new study. The study demonstrated that histone methyltransferases EZH2/1 inhibitors, which are being used in cancer clinical trials, have activity... 6 days
Birth defects, cancer linked
SCIENCE DAILY Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review. 6 days
Skewing the aim of targeted cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY The aim of targeted gene-based cancer therapies could often be skewed from the start. A widespread concept about how cells produce proteins proved incorrect 62 percent of the time in a new study in... 6 days
Genome sequencing method can detect clinically relevant mutations using 5 CTCs
SCIENCE DAILY Whole genome sequencing using long fragment read (LFR), a technology that can analyze the entire genomic content of small numbers of cells, detected potentially targetable mutations... 6 days
Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought
SCIENCE DAILY It takes a minuscule amount of force to make T cells behave in the lab as they behave in the body. That finding is a leap in cancer therapy research. 6 days
Woman speaks out after 11 people in her family get breast cancer
ABC NEWS "I felt like the monster was chasing us," she told ABC News. 6 days
WATCH: Woman advocates for breast cancer awareness after 11 women in her family are diagnosed
ABC NEWS Felicia Johnson is advocating to raise awareness of the disease in the African-American community. 6 days
A way to stabilize haploidy in animal cells
PHYS.ORG The emergence in recent years of the first mammalian haploid cell lines has raised great expectations in the scientific community. Despite their potential, these cultures present some issues that complicate their use... 6 days
Mayo Clinic researchers discover new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy.... 6 days
New study identifies gene critical to pancreatic cancer cell growth
NEWS MEDICAL Pancreatic cancer is a particularly deadly form of disease, and patients have few options for effective treatment. 6 days
Large study looks at beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol consumption
NEWS MEDICAL According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, light to moderate consumption of alcohol can actually reduce the risk of... 6 days
Researchers develop and validate new assay that detects gene fusions in solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL An assay that identifies a peculiar but important abnormality in cancer cells has been developed and validated by researchers at The Ohio... 6 days
Study shows how breast cancer cells spread late in disease development
NEWS MEDICAL Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor at late stages of disease development, scientists from... 6 days
Cancer-fighting T cells are smarter, stronger than experts thought
PHYS.ORG Scientists studying the body's cancer-fighting T cells have a serious problem: When they culture them in the lab, the T cells sit around at equilibrium, waiting to bump into cancerous... 7 days
From thousands of suspects, researchers ferret out cancer-causing genes
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, using new technology that can also pinpoint triggers of other types cancers. 7 days
Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy
SCIENCE DAILY A new cause of treatment resistance in prostate cancer has been uncovered by investigators. Their discovery also suggests ways to improve prostate cancer therapy. 7 days
Blood biopsy test reads platelets to detect human lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have designed a different approach to the liquid biopsy. Rather than looking for evidence of cancer DNA or other biomarkers in the blood, their test (called thromboSeq)... 7 days
New study reveals late spread of breast cancer and backs key role of early diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumor... 7 days
From cancer evolution to personalized therapies
SCIENCE DAILY Being able to predict the resistance or sensitivity of a tumor cell to a drug is a key success-factor of cancer precision therapy. But such a prediction is made difficult by the fact that genetic alterations... 7 days
Cancer detection with sugar molecules
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an early stage and to combat them in a targeted manner. 7 days
Study provides promising framework to anticipate drug resistance in cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Being able to predict the resistance or sensitivity of a tumor cell to a drug is a key success-factor of cancer precision therapy. 7 days
Researchers create anti-cancer drugs that can effectively kill 58 types of tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Boise State University researchers have created anti-cancer drugs that are effective at killing 58 of the 60 types of tumors found in the National... 7 days
Medical News Today: Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered
MNT Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer. 7 days
Genetic drivers of deadly brain cancer uncovered
MNT Researchers have pinpointed a number of gene mutations that work together to cause glioblastoma, an aggressive and deadly brain cancer. 7 days
Complex sugar molecules could help in early detection of tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists from the University of Würzburg have synthesized a complex sugar molecule which specifically binds to the tumor protein Galectin-1. This could help to recognize tumors at an... 7 days
Breast cancer study in India shows how the country can avoid crisis
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examining breast cancer awareness in India has found that a lack of early diagnosis is leading the country towards an epidemic.... 7 days
Counteracting premature aging
NEWS MEDICAL Aging is the continuing process of such stress exposures, and with advancing age (normal aging), we must carry lots of senescent cells within our bodies. Senescent cells also often provide some ‘bad influences’ to surrounding healthy cells; such as chronic... 7 days
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