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Study prompts new ideas on cancers’ origins
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer therapies often target cells that grow and divide rapidly, such as stem cells, but in studying how stomach cancers occur, researchers found that even when the stomach isn't able to make stem cells,... 1 day
Research uncovers mechanism implicated in defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells
NEWS MEDICAL A new study from The Wistar Institute revealed the mechanism implicated in the defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells (DCs), a specialized type of immune cells... 2 days
HKBU experts develop new generation of smart anti-cancer drug molecules
NEWS MEDICAL The toxic nature of chemotherapy poses a great challenge to clinical treatment of cancer. A team of scholars from the School of Chinese Medicine of Hong Kong Baptist... 2 days
Prostate cancer researchers find significant disparities between two liquid biopsy providers
NEWS MEDICAL Two Johns Hopkins prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. 2 days
Researchers reveal previously unknown mechanism that inhibits cells' ability to develop into tumors
NEWS MEDICAL CANCER RESEARCH Danish researchers have just presented a previously unknown mechanism that inhibits the ability of cells to develop into cancer cells. Their findings... 2 days
Active surveillance proposed as first-line approach to manage patients with low-risk PMC of the thyroid
NEWS MEDICAL A 10-year study of more than 1,200 patients with low-risk papillary microcarcinoma (PMC) of the thyroid led researchers... 2 days
What does hair loss have to teach us about cancer metastasis?
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a signaling pathway regulating cell migration and metastasis. Unexpected hair loss in a preclinical model helped them to identify the pathway. When cells... 2 days
Liquid biopsy results differed substantially between 2 providers
SCIENCE DAILY Two prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. Liquid biopsy is a new and noninvasive alternative to tumor tissue sequencing,... 2 days
Unveiling massive numbers of cancer-related urinary-microRNA candidates via nanowires
Science Magazine Analyzing microRNAs (miRNAs) within urine extracellular vesicles (EVs) is important for realizing miRNA-based, simple, and noninvasive early disease diagnoses and timely medical checkups. However, the inherent difficulty in collecting dilute... 2 days
Medical News Today: Breast cancer: These gene variations may shorten young women's survival
MNT New research finds that young women with early-onset breast cancer possess variations in a specific gene that might affect their survival. 2 days
Medical News Today: Cancer, infection, and autoimmunity in 2018: Will we win the war?
MNT Vaccines have changed the way we treat disease. But cancer, infection, and autoimmunity have not been eradicated. Are biomaterials the... 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy’s effectiveness may depend on patient’s genetic makeup
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer cells arise when DNA is mutated, and these cells should be recognized as "foreign" by the immune system. However, cancer cells have found ways to evade detection by the... 2 days
Mechanism identified of impaired dendritic cell function that weakens response to cancer
SCIENCE DAILY The mechanism implicated in the defective function of tumor-associated dendritic cells (DCs), a specialized type of immune cells that expose the antigens on their... 2 days
Cancer immunotherapy may work better in patients with specific genes
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have been trying to understand why and have recently found how an individual's own genes can play a role in the response to the immunotherapy drugs. 2 days
Researchers examine link between tumor mutational burden and response to immune checkpoint therapy
NEWS MEDICAL Predicting how patients will respond to anti-cancer therapies can be vital in informing clinical decisions and improving treatment outcome. 3 days
Oldest cases of breast cancer and myeloma revealed in scans of mummies
PHYS.ORG An international team, including researchers from the UGR's anthropology group led by Prof. Miguel Cecilio Botella López of the Department of Legal Medicine, Toxicology... 3 days
New research linking cancer-inhibiting proteins to cell antennae
PHYS.ORG Danish researchers have just presented a previously unknown mechanism that inhibits the ability of cells to develop into cancer cells. Their findings have important implications for the understanding of how cancer starts,... 3 days
Study provides insights into molecular mechanisms regulating cellular fate of SCCs
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Kanazawa University report in EMBO Reports, 7 December 2017, new molecular mechanisms regulating cellular fate of squamous cell carcinomas. 3 days
Inherited gene variation may be to blame for poor survival of patients with early-onset breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation... 3 days
Study tests accuracy of laboratory-developed cancer tests and FDA-approved companion diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer molecular testing can drive clinical decision making and help a clinician determine if a patient is a good candidate for a targeted therapeutic drug. 3 days
Fusion gene may be found in cSCC lesions on skin exposed frequently to the sun
NEWS MEDICAL A fusion gene is a single composite gene that is the result of the combination of two formerly... 3 days
'Bet hedging' explains the efficacy of many combination cancer therapies
SCIENCE DAILY The efficacy of many FDA-approved cancer drug combinations is not due to synergistic interactions between drugs, but rather to a form of "bet hedging," according to a new... 3 days
Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects
SCIENCE DAILY Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities,... 3 days
How defeating THOR could bring a hammer down on cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have uncovered a novel gene they named THOR. It's a highly conserved long non-coding RNA that plays a role in cancer development. Knocking it out can halt... 3 days
Bioengineers imagine the future of vaccines and immunotherapy
SCIENCE DAILY In the not-too-distant future, nanoparticles delivered to a cancer patient's immune cells might teach the cells to destroy tumors. A flu vaccine might look and feel like applying a small, round bandage... 3 days
Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Each year, ozone-depleting compounds in the upper atmosphere destroy the protective ozone layer, and in particular above Antarctica. The ozone layer acts as Earth's sunscreen by absorbing harmful... 3 days
Coalition seeks to increase transparency on life science career prospects
PHYS.ORG Nine U.S. research universities and a major cancer institute today announced plans to give would-be life scientists clear, standardized data on graduate school admissions, education and training opportunities,... 3 days
Bacteria go the distance in cancer
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Vasohibins/SVBP are tubulin carboxypeptidases (TCPs) that regulate neuron differentiation
Science Magazine Reversible detyrosination of α-tubulin is crucial to microtubule dynamics and functions, and defects have been implicated in cancer, brain disorganization, and cardiomyopathies. The identity of the tubulin tyrosine carboxypeptidase (TCP)... 3 days
What keeps stem cells in their undifferentiated state?
SCIENCE DAILY A special cluster of proteins helps unwind DNA during cell division and plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state, scientists have discovered. This study also points to... 3 days
Medical News Today: Silencing 'junk' gene could halt tumor growth
MNT Researchers have found that a gene they call THOR produces a long, non-coding RNA that has a role in cancer, and whose silencing stops tumor growth. 3 days
Researchers taking optical device out of the lab and into the clinic to detect cancer at its earliest stages
PHYS.ORG In a paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, a team... 3 days
Frequent sun exposure may cue gene fusion found in skin cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have determined that a particular fusion gene has a tendency to be found in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) lesions on skin exposed frequently to... 3 days
CT scans of Egyptian mummies reveal oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma
SCIENCE DAILY An international team has discovered the world’s oldest known cases of breast cancer and multiple myeloma (a type... 3 days
Deadly heart rhythm halted by noninvasive radiation therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors have shown that radiation therapy -- aimed directly at the heart -- can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening... 3 days
Radiation therapy can be used to treat patients with life-threatening heart rhythm
NEWS MEDICAL Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation... 4 days
A metallopeptide targets and disrupts mitochondrial function in breast cancer stem cells
SCIENCE DAILY Killing malignant mitochondria is one of the most promising approaches in the development of new anticancer drugs. Scientists have now synthesized a copper-containing peptide... 4 days
20% of young colon cancer patients have inherited genetic abnormality, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL As doctors grapple with increasing rates of colorectal cancers in young people, new research from the University of Michigan may offer some insight into... 4 days
Targeted lung cancer treatments may benefit smokers and non-smokers alike
NEWS MEDICAL Smokers are less likely than non-smokers to have lung cancers caused by targetable genetic changes. But a study published this week in the journal Clinical Cancer Research shows... 4 days
Belgian researchers create transplantable artificial ovary prototype
NEWS MEDICAL Belgian researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. 4 days
Transfusion dependence reduces access to high-quality end-of-life care for leukemia patients
NEWS MEDICAL For patients with advanced leukemia, access to high-quality end-of-life care appears to be reduced in those dependent on blood transfusions, according to a new study being... 4 days
Performing surgery on virtual patient could provide valuable insight into consequences
NEWS MEDICAL Is surgery the best option or not, in the case of cancer in the head and neck? As the consequences for speaking and swallowing may be... 4 days
A gold-standard cancer treatment is in decline, and money may be why
SCIENCE DAILY Offering brachytherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer ends up costing hospitals money, potentially explaining its declining use even though it's considered the most effective... 4 days
The toxic sugar tree: Mapping the evolutionary history of a cancerous sugar gene
PHYS.ORG Around two million years ago, a genetic change occurred that differentiated humans from most other primates that both protected humans from diseases,... 4 days
Cancer scammers face new arrest after skipping sentencing
ABC NEWS An arrest warrant has been issued for a New York couple who fraudulently pocketed thousands of dollars in donations for a 5-year-old boy with cancer and then missed a court sentencing 4 days
WATCH: Joe Biden speaks with Meghan McCain about his late son Beau's battle with cancer
ABC NEWS Biden discussed his family's journey dealing with the illness and death of his son. 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Myc heals all (tumor) wounds
Science Magazine The activation of Myc in Ras-driven lung adenomas causes profound immune/stromal remodeling to support tumor growth. 4 days
Researchers use RNA nanotechnology to program exosomes for delivering effective cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows that attaching antibody-like RNA nanoparticles to microvesicles can deliver effective RNA therapeutics such as small interfering RNA specifically to cancer... 4 days
Precision nanomaterials may pave new way to selectively kill cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have succeeded in taking the next step toward using human-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers --... 4 days
Plasmonic biosensors enable development of new easy-to-use health tests
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a biosensor that enables creating a range of new easy-to-use health tests similar to home pregnancy tests. The plasmonic biosensor can detect diseased exosomes even by the... 4 days
Medical News Today: Cancer: Some immune cells found to give tumors a helping hand
MNT A study shows that neutrophils, a type of immune cell, work with the protein Snail to maintain a microenvironment that... 4 days
New ultra-thin diamond membrane is a radiobiologist's best friend
PHYS.ORG Depending on the dose and the target, radiation can cause incredible damage to healthy cells or it can be used to treat cancer and other diseases. To understand how cells... 4 days
Firefighters May Face Additional Foe: Increased Skin Cancer Risk
LIVE SCIENCE Firefighters may have a higher risk of skin cancer than the general public. 4 days
Scientists develop new artificial ovary prototype
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have taken important steps towards creating transplantable artificial ovaries. Once successful, these could be of value to women struggling with infertility or cancer patients who cannot conceive after undergoing radiation or chemotherapy. The research team... 4 days
Study provides new insights into development of Sonic Hedgehog medulloblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL Medulloblastoma is the most common type of solid brain tumor in children. Current treatments offer limited success and may leave patients with severe neurological side effects, including psychiatric... 5 days
Precision nanomaterials may pave new way to selectively kill cancer cells, study shows
PHYS.ORG Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent... 5 days
Approval of gene therapies for two blood cancers led to an ‘explosion of interest’ in 2017
SCIENCE-NEWS The first gene therapies approved in the United States are treating patients with certain types of... 5 days
A milk protein could be used to give foods cancer-fighting, immune-boosting properties
PHYS.ORG Scientists from A*STAR have developed a system to transport a functional protein to the tissues of the digestive tract where it may confer a... 5 days
New CERN facility can help medical research into cancer
PHYS.ORG Today, the new CERN-MEDICIS facility has produced radioisotopes for medical research for the first time. MEDICIS (Medical Isotopes Collected from ISOLDE) aims to provide a wide range of radioisotopes, some... 5 days
Discovery of new protein shape could impact cancer and neurodegenerative disease therapies
PHYS.ORG A Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has discovered a new conformation of a common protein group with links to cancer metastasis and neurodegenerative diseases. 5 days
Researchers discover new way to attack drug-resistant prostate cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL In most cases, prostate cancer is cured by surgical removal of the tumor and/or by radiotherapy. However, 20% of patients will need treatment to remove tumor cells but this treatment... 5 days
Researchers adopt new approach to treating advanced prostate cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have proposed a new approach to preventing the proliferation of prostate tumor cells that are no longer responding to treatment. Prostate cancer can usually be cured via surgical removal... 5 days
A metallopeptide targets and disrupts mitochondrial function in breast cancer stem cells
PHYS.ORG Killing malignant mitochondria is one of the most promising approaches in the development of new anticancer drugs. Scientists from the UK have now synthesized... 5 days
Researchers take step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds to fight cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers in Sweden have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. 5 days
Medical News Today: Cancer breakthrough: Nanoparticles used to detect micro tumors
MNT Micrometastases are not usually picked up by current cancer screening technology because of their minute size. Using nanoprobes might solve that problem. 5 days
Blood test using infrared spectroscopy can help detect two cancer types
NEWS MEDICAL A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a study led by Georgia State... 5 days
Radiation responsive molecules derived from horse chestnuts aid cancer imaging
NEWS MEDICAL Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts. 5 days
FDA researchers find underrepresentation of adults aged 75 years and older in blood cancer clinical trials
NEWS MEDICAL In the first comprehensive analysis of clinical trial enrollment among older adults with blood cancers, researchers... 5 days
Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
SCIENCE DAILY Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure... 5 days
Cancer-protecting enzyme is 'also promoting its growth'
SCIENCE DAILY The NEIL3 enzyme has long been known to repair ‘day-to-day’ oxidative damage to DNA that is implicated in diseases of ageing, including dementia and cancer. 5 days
Epigenetic orchestrator of pancreatic cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Genetech researchers have identified an enzyme that shifts pancreatic cancer cells to a more aggressive, drug-resistant state by epigenetically modifying the cells' chromatin. The study suggests that targeting this enzyme could make pancreatic cancer cells more... 5 days
A new weapon against bone metastasis?
SCIENCE DAILY A new antibody fights bone metastasis by undermining cancer's defense strategy and allowing chemotherapy to work. 5 days
Enhancing chemotherapy's efficiency against leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found a mechanism through which certain types of leukemia resist chemotherapy, revealing novel molecular targets to improve this therapy's efficiency. 5 days
Closing in on advanced prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers have discovered a new avenue through which to attack prostrate cancer cells that have developed drug-resistance. 5 days
Simple test can diagnose two cancer types
SCIENCE DAILY A blood test using infrared spectroscopy can be used to diagnose two types of cancer, lymphoma and melanoma, according to a new study. 5 days
Team develops cancer imaging aid from horse chestnuts
PHYS.ORG Research at The City College of New York shows that cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts. The study with potential to better detect... 5 days
Using 3D cell cultures to fight anti-cancer therapy resistance
SCIENCE DAILY An international research team has developed 3D cell cultures in which genes can be specifically modified. They allow the study of genes that may cause therapy resistance in breast cancer.... 5 days
Cancer imaging aid developed from horse chestnuts
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer imaging can be simplified by a photonic process utilizing molecules derived from horse chestnuts, research shows. 5 days
Blueprints for anti-cancer drugs discovered in bacterial genomes
SCIENCE DAILY New research suggests bacterial genomes hold the blueprints for designing new, even more effective cancer-targeting compounds. 5 days
Medical News Today: Prostate cancer mortality 87 percent higher in American Indians
MNT A new analysis takes a look at cancer mortality among American Indians and Alaskan Natives. Survival rates for some cancers are significantly poorer. 5 days
Study reveals novel molecular targets to improve chemotherapy’s efficiency against leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Instituto de Medicina Molecular João Lobo Antunes have found a mechanism through which certain types of leukemia resist chemotherapy, thus revealing novel molecular targets... 5 days
Faster, more accurate cancer detection using nanoparticles
PHYS.ORG Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. 5 days
For women with genetic risk, semi-annual MRI beats mammograms
SCIENCE DAILY Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile... 5 days
Medical marijuana for children with cancer? What providers think
SCIENCE DAILY Most providers willing to consider medical marijuana use in children with cancer, but those with legal eligibility to certify are less likely to approve. 5 days
new cern facility can help medical research into cancer New CERN facility can help medical research into cancer
CERN VIDEO As in the ISOLDE facility, the targets at MEDICIS have to be handled by robots because they are... 6 days
Scientists develop new method for more effective photothermal treatment of tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Nanorods made of bismuth sulfide kill tumor cells with heat when they are irradiated with near-infrared light. Chinese scientists are now making these weapons more powerful... 6 days
Drug suppresses spread of breast cancer caused by stem-like cells
SCIENCE DAILY Rare stem-like tumor cells play a critical role in the spread of breast cancer, but a vulnerability in the pathway that powers them offers a strategy to target... 6 days
Myriad Genetics announces new data on EndoPredict test at 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
NEWS MEDICAL Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced new results from two studies... 6 days
Researchers reveal fail-safe structure of enzyme linked to Alzheimer's, cancer
PHYS.ORG Like millions of Americans, Harvard Medical School postdoctoral fellow Tom Seegar struggled as he watched several family members decline from Alzheimer's disease. 6 days
Hidden genes hold blueprints for designing new anti-cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL New research suggests these hidden genes hold the blueprints for designing new, even more effective cancer-targeting compounds. 6 days
Researchers find new role for SHARPIN protein in melanoma growth
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery and the Technion in Israel have found a new role for the SHARPIN protein. In addition to being one of three... 6 days
Study: Combination targeted therapy has high response rates in AML patients
NEWS MEDICAL Initial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response... 6 days
Genentech researchers uncover epigenetic regulator of pancreatic cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Genentech researchers have identified an enzyme that shifts pancreatic cancer cells to a more aggressive, drug-resistant state by epigenetically modifying the cells' chromatin. 6 days
Researchers uncover novel strategy to program immune system for fighting cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Looking to bolster the body's immune system in the fight against infection and cancer, researchers at the University of California San Diego and their colleagues have... 6 days
Study provides new insights into mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma
NEWS MEDICAL A Northwestern Medicine study, published in the journal Cancer Cell, has provided new insights into a mechanism of tumor survival in glioblastoma and demonstrated that inhibiting... 6 days
For women with genetic risk, bi-annual MRI beats mammograms
SCIENCE DAILY Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile... 6 days
AML study reports high response rates with combination targeted therapy
SCIENCE DAILY Initial findings from a multi-national open-label phase Ib study of inhibitory drug therapy for relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have demonstrated a complete response in up... 6 days
Researchers discover potential regulator essential for killer T cells to reside in tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers report the discovery that a protein called "Runx3" programs killer T cells to establish residence in tumors and infection sites. 6 days
Tgen And Baylor secure federal grant to develop early detection system for pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A group of the nation's premier cancer researchers led by the Baylor Scott & White Research Institute and the Translational... 6 days
Medical News Today: Breast cancer treatment: Can Brussels sprouts, soy reduce side effects?
MNT Researchers have found that soy and cruciferous vegetables, such as Brussels sprouts, could reduce the long-term side effects of breast cancer treatment. 6 days
Researchers share perspective on key elements of ozone layer recovery
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New CERN facility can help medical research into cancer
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Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound
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New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use
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