Cancer
Researchers discover how CDK8 oncogene gets activated in healthy humans  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 hour
Most cancers are caused by a large variety of factors that vary from one person to another. To unravel this complexity, genes that contribute to the development of... more
SU2C announces international team for fighting gastric cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Stand Up To Cancer announced today that an international team of experts will take a new approach to fighting the world's third-leading cause of cancer death -- stomach (or gastric) cancer. more
Iron nanorobots show their true mettle  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
Drug-coated iron nanowires that can be guided to the site of a tumor using an external magnetic field before activating a three-step cancer-killing mechanism could provide an effective option for cancer therapy. more
Psychedelic drug has enduring antianxiety and antidepressant effects in cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Following up on their landmark 2016 study, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine found that a one-time, single-dose treatment of psilocybin, a compound found in... more
AI can help cancer patients start radiation therapy sooner  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Artificial intelligence can help cancer patients start their radiation therapy sooner - and thereby decrease the odds of the cancer spreading - by instantly translating complex clinical data into an... more
Study evaluates the impact of prostate cancer treatment decisions  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 U.S. men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function... more
Study examines prostate cancer treatment decisions  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order to clarify expectations and... more
New technology enhances visualization of lung cancer tissue, helps improve patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology- OTL38- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more... more
Study looks into the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
In this prospective study, a pan-pathogen microarray was used to determine the virome of early stage, p16-positive OPSCC and neck metastasis treated... more
Discovery could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A cancer researcher at the University of Alberta has made a discovery that could unlock new ways to treat a rare blood disease. more
New micro-scale technology holds promise for improved tumor diagnosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Using a single-needle biopsy and new technology for tumor diagnosis developed by Baylor College of Medicine and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, researchers have been able to provide... more
Naturally produced protein suppresses breast cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
A protein naturally produced in the body has been found to suppress breast cancer metastasis in animal models of human tumors. Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine also found that high levels of... more
Bariatric surgery may reduce risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Weight loss surgery may reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer by one-third, according to an analysis of all relevant published studies. more
First-of-its-kind technology lights up lung cancer cells, helps improve patient outcomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more... more
Micro-scaled method holds promise as improved cancer diagnostic platform  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new-method analyzes the combination of tumor genetic material (genomics) with deep protein and phosphoprotein characterization (proteomics) using a single-needle core biopsy from a patient's tumor, providing more detailed information... more
PET/MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarkers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research. more
Researchers develop new isolated limb infusion method for melanoma treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Worldwide, the incidence rates of skin cancer, like other types of cancer, is increasing. People in Europe and the Nordic countries are, compared to other areas of the... more
Daratumumab proves effective in patients with relapsed AL amyloidosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
There's a new treatment option available for patients with AL amyloidosis: daratumumab. Studied in a prospective clinical trial, only one of the two clinical trials of this agent in AL... more
Equal-access health care system may help eliminate racial disparities among men with prostate cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Among men with prostate cancer who received care from the Veterans Affairs (VA) Health System, an equal-access health care system,... more
Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Smoking has been proven to be bad for health, causing a string of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung illness, and cancer. In the 2020 Surgeon General report from the U.S. Department of Health... more
Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy  MNT · 3 days
Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return. more
Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming natural yogurt, which contains beneficial bacteria which... more
First glioblastoma patient treated with genetically modified poliovirus at UH  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center treated its first patient in a new clinical trial to validate the groundbreaking effects of the poliovirus on glioblastoma, a deadly Grade IV... more
Neuroblastoma: Causes, symptoms & treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Neuroblastoma is a rare form of childhood cancer that occurs when early forms of nerve cells don't develop correctly. more
A single number aids biomedical data scientists in finding deadly cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make RNA is... more
Why yogurt consumption may help reduce breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria say researchers. more
Bayer stock climbs on report of Roundup settlement  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer climbed Friday on a report it was nearing a $10 billion settlement with US plaintiffs claiming weedkiller Roundup caused their cancer. more
RB1 alterations in cancer cells may lead to treatment resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The Cancer Genetics Group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute, led by Montse Sánchez-Céspedes, together with Luis Montuenga from CIMA, and Enriqueta Felip from Vall d'Hebron Hospital,... more
Oral drug may help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding in women with uterine fibroids  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids-;non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus-;experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms. more
Halting metastasis by preventing cancer cells from using fat  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Healthy cells normally undergo cell division, but when a genetic mutation causes uncontrolled cell growth, they form a tumor. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and... more
Two-drug combo halts the growth of cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. more
Taking aim at gastric cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching the interior of a tumor cell. This is... more
Elagolix drug suppresses ovarian hormone production, prevents heavy menstrual bleeding  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
About 50 % of women with uterine fibroids--non-cancerous muscle tumors that grow in the uterus--experience heavy menstrual bleeding and other symptoms. Surgery is commonly recommended when these symptoms... more
New study to measure effects of environmental exposure on young women's breasts  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A University of Massachusetts Amherst cancer epidemiologist has received a $462,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand her research into the... more
A two-drug combo that halts growth of cancer cells discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
UT Southwestern Simmons Cancer Center researchers have discovered a two-drug combo that halts the growth of cancer cells that carry HER2 mutations. more
FerriIridium drug can simultaneously help diagnose, treat gastric cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A novel drug, named "FerriIridium", can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only after reaching... more
Taking aim at gastric cancer: New approach to selective chemotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A novel drug, named "FerriIridium," can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is selectively activated only... more
Immune system cells facilitate the invasive capacity of glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In a study published in Brain Communications, a new Open Access publication of the well-known journal Brain, the team led by Carlos Barcia, researcher at Institut de Neurociències of the... more
Scientists discover new drug target for prostate cancer in the non-coding genome  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have identified the drivers of a crucial gene involved in prostate cancer, revealing new targets for drug design. more
Protein p38 plays key role in supporting lung cancer growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
In 2018, 1.7 million people died from lung cancer worldwide, a number equivalent to the population of Barcelona. The high mortality rate of lung cancer reflects the need... more
How Helicobacter stays helical  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Stomach cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related death across the globe. One of the main risk factors for this disease is infection with the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. About half of the world's population is chronically infected with the bacterium,... more
A menu of treatments for glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Sara Piccirillo, PhD, is passionate about finding a way to beat glioblastoma, the most aggressive type of brain cancer. more
Scientists discover the mechanism of DNA high-order structure formation  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The genetic material of our cells—DNA—exists in a high-order structure called chromatin. Chromatin consists of DNA wrapped around histone proteins and efficiently packs DNA into a small volume. Moreover, using... more
Cancer cells loaded with lipids more likely to form metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Olivier Feron, a researcher at the University of Louvain Institute of Experimental and Clinical Research, seeks to understand how metastases form from a tumor. more
Protein linked with neurodegenerative diseases may help explore the aggressive behavior of gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A protein typically associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's might help scientists explore how gliomas, a type of cancerous brain tumor, become... more
GW expands clinical trial of neoadjuvant immunotherapy for high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The Cutaneous Oncology Program at the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Center was selected as the first global site for a clinical... more
Mosquito-borne diseases could be prevented by skin cream  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new research. more
Cancer: Faster drug discovery to hit 'undruggable' targets  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique could change that. more
Researchers confirm safety of cancer-specific PET probe in first-in-human clinical studies  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A group of researchers led by Assistant Professor WATABE Tadashi of the Graduate School of Medicine of Osaka University achieved the stable domestic production of automatic... more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. FB leads to tumors on the turtles' eyes, flippers and internal organs and is widespread in warmer... more
Single-cell morphology encodes metastatic potential  Science Magazine · 6 days
A central goal of precision medicine is to predict disease outcomes and design treatments based on multidimensional information from afflicted cells and tissues. Cell morphology is an emergent readout of the molecular underpinnings of a cell’s functions and,... more
Deficient histone H3 propionylation by BRPF1-KAT6 complexes in neurodevelopmental disorders and cancer  Science Magazine · 6 days
Lysine acetyltransferase 6A (KAT6A) and its paralog KAT6B form stoichiometric complexes with bromodomain- and PHD finger-containing protein 1 (BRPF1) for acetylation of histone H3... more
Compression-induced dedifferentiation of adipocytes promotes tumor progression  Science Magazine · 6 days
Dysregulated physical stresses are generated during tumorigenesis that affect the surrounding compliant tissues including adipocytes. However, the effect of physical stressors on the behavior of adipocytes and their cross-talk with tumor cells remain elusive.... more
Monoubiquitination of p120-catenin is essential for TGF{beta}-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and tumor metastasis  Science Magazine · 6 days
Disassembly of intercellular junctions is a hallmark of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, how the junctions disassemble remains largely unknown. Here, we report that E3... more
[Editors' Choice] Hitting a double to treat cancer  Science Magazine · 6 days
Simultaneous targeting of polyamine and methionine pathways may be a promising strategy to treat prostate cancer. more
[Research Articles] PI4KIII{beta} is a therapeutic target in chromosome 1q-amplified lung adenocarcinoma  Science Magazine · 6 days
Heightened secretion of protumorigenic effector proteins is a feature of malignant cells. Yet, the molecular underpinnings and therapeutic implications of this feature remain unclear.... more
[Research Articles] The IDH-TAU-EGFR triad defines the neovascular landscape of diffuse gliomas  Science Magazine · 6 days
Gliomas that express the mutated isoforms of isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH1/2) have better prognosis than wild-type (wt) IDH1/2 gliomas. However, how these mutant (mut)... more
Study sheds light on consequences of widespread practice of ringing the cancer bell  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
It's a scene that some cancer patients dream about: they celebrate the end of a course of radiation or chemotherapy by ringing... more
Decline in advanced stage cancer diagnoses following health insurance expansion  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Advanced stage cancer diagnoses declined following health insurance expansion in Massachusetts, likely due to increased access to screening and diagnostic services that identified cancers earlier, according to new... more
How giant viruses infect amoeba  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Host cells infected with giant viruses behave in a unique manner. To gain deeper insight into the infection mechanism of giant viruses, scientists developed a specialized algorithm that can track the movement of host cells. This method could... more
PET/MRI identifies potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new research published in the January issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. more
Most rehabilitating sea turtles with infectious tumors don't survive  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Caused by a herpesvirus, fibropapillomatosis (FP) is the most significant infectious disease affecting sea turtle populations worldwide. It is widespread in warmer climates like Florida, where almost 70 percent of... more
A new book on antioxidant foods that prevent or treat chronic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A search using medical data bases reveals that hundreds of meta-analysis papers conducted with tens of millions of people worldwide have confirmed clinically the... more
International researchers confirm potential inhibitors to combat glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
After diagnosis, only thirty percent of glioblastoma (an aggressive brain cancer) patients have survived more than two years. more
Discovery of potent immune cell that can destroy multiple types of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The immune system is the body’s defense against harmful pathogens that may enter the body. Immune cells, such as white blood cells and macrophages... more
Patient-specific tumor organoids may one day be used to personalize cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A patient-specific tumor organoid platform developed by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine researchers and their cancer center colleagues could someday take the guessing... more
'Ancient' cellular discovery key to new cancer therapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Researchers have uncovered a metabolic system which could lead to new strategies for therapeutic cancer treatment. A team has found a link between a metabolic system in a yeast, and now mammals,... more
Discovery of new killer T-cell offers hope of a 'one-size-fits-all' cancer therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a new type of killer T-cell that offers hope of a "one-size-fits-all" cancer therapy. more
Breakthrough discovery could lead to more effective immunotherapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists at UCL have discovered how immune cells, essential for tackling life-threatening infections and cancers, are able to 'recycle' material within themselves in order to stay healthy and function, a breakthrough finding... more
Study finds new strategies for developing cancer drug  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
After years of research on cell surface receptors called Frizzleds, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden provide the proof-of-principle that these receptors are druggable by small molecules. The results, which are published... more
Faster drug discovery to hit 'undruggable' targets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique, developed at the University of Michigan, could change... more
Discovery of metabolic system could lead to new strategies for cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Australian researchers have uncovered a metabolic system which could lead to new strategies for therapeutic cancer treatment. more
Novel artificial intelligence system reveals genes that drive tumor growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A method for finding genes that spur tumor growth takes advantage of machine learning algorithms to sift through reams of molecular data collected from studies of cancer cell... more
NAU scientists study zebrafish to find powerful melanoma-fighting drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Melanoma is the most lethal type of skin cancer and unusually common in Arizona, where residents are exposed to higher-than-average amounts of ultraviolet radiation. However, Northern Arizona University scientists believe... more
Lab tests reveal that newly discovered T-cell can kill various types of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Scientists have discovered a T-cell receptor that has proven effective in targeting a variety of cancers in mice and in human cells... more
Determining Microsatellite Instability Status Using Multiplex PCR-Based Methods  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Determining microsatellite instability status using multiplex PCR-based methods can be used to further screen for Lynch Syndrome, a dominant hereditary cancer propensity. more
Certain enzymes implicated in diseases like cancer also destroy each other  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Like motley bandits, certain enzymes implicated in cancer and other diseases also annihilate each other. A new study reveals details of their mutual foils in the... more
Magnetized molecules help monitor breast cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports on a novel type of scanning which uses magnetized molecules to visualize active areas within a breast tumor specifically. This marks the... more
Enzymes that cannibalize each other and promote cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study to be published this week in the journal The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in the week of January 20, 2020. shows that certain human enzymes play... more
Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Drugs for diabetes, inflammation, alcoholism -- and even for treating arthritis in dogs -- can also kill cancer cells in the lab, according to a study by scientists at the Broad Institute... more
New uses for old medicines  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
It turns out that in the rush to invent new drugs to treat cancers, scientists may have overlooked some obvious possibilities of existing drugs currently being used for other diseases. A new study says that therapies for diabetes,... more
While promoting diseases like cancer, these enzymes also cannibalize each other  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Like motley bandits, certain enzymes implicated in cancer and other diseases also annihilate each other. A new study reveals details of their mutual foils in the... more
New technique accurately predicts which melanomas are likely to recur and spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For most patients, melanoma begins with a small, pigmented spot on their skin that they notice starts to change. more
Dozens of non-oncology drugs can kill cancer cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. These drugs have been used to treat conditions such as... more
Why advanced bladder cancer still remains as deadly as it was 30 years ago?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Despite research showing that aggressive treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation can extend the lives of and even cure patients... more
Patient enrollment in potentially life-extending clinical trials is low  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Patient enrollment in clinical trials as the first course of treatment after cancer diagnosis is low, despite the fact that enrollment may increase life expectancy, according to researchers at Penn... more
Virtual reality during chemotherapy could help improve breast cancer patients' quality of life  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Virtual Reality during chemotherapy has been shown to improve breast cancer patients' quality of life during the most stressful treatments, according to... more
UCR receives $2.2 million grant to target critical oncogenes of B-cell lymphoma 2  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
One way to tackle cancer, the second-leading cause of death in the United States, is to target oncogenes -- genes that have... more
Gasdermin E-mediated target cell pyroptosis by CAR T cells triggers cytokine release syndrome  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cytokine release syndrome (CRS) counteracts the effectiveness of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy in cancer patients, but the mechanism underlying... more
Deciphering a cancer treatment’s dark side  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
New work suggests overproduction of proteins from a cell therapy sets off a dangerous side effect more
Study links use of acid reflux drugs with poorer concentration, memory in breast cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended... more
Medical News Today: Does turmeric have anticancer properties?  MNT · 2 weeks
People have discussed the potential health benefits of turmeric for thousands of years. A recent review assesses the evidence for its use against cancer. more
Activation of a distinct genetic pathway can slow the progress of metastatic breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has... more
Acid reflux drugs may have negative side effects for breast cancer survivors  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer... more
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