Cancer
Study finds out similarity in function between healthy retina cell and tumor cell  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
How is a healthy retina cell like a tumor cell? It hijacks an energy-producing chemical reaction to churn out molecular building blocks.... more
CPRIT awards nearly $20 million to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was awarded $19.6 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute... more
Breast cancer study: Family-history-based models perform better than non-family-history based models  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
A team of researchers led by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Professor Mary Beth Terry, PhD, evaluated four commonly used breast cancer prediction models... more
New design guidance could advance development of disease-sensing nanomaterials  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. more
New study finds how high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 hours
As cancer death rates drop overall, doctors have noted a frightening anomaly: deaths from colorectal cancer in people under 55 appear to be creeping up. According to the... more
Study: Cancer stem-like cells are maintained by MTHFD2 mitochondrial metabolic enzyme  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
An increase in the incidence and mortality rate of cancer has been noted worldwide, especially for lung cancer. more
New identified biomarker predicts patients who might benefit from HER2-targeted agents  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report a new study using PET scans... more
PET scans show biomarkers could spare some breast cancer patients from chemotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
In an effort to further individualize therapy and avoid over-treating patients, researchers report a new study using PET scans has identified a biomarker that... more
News study reanalyzes the effects of noncaloric sweeteners on gut microbiota  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
There is currently not enough evidence related to the effects of noncaloric sweeteners on appetite, short‑term intake, and risk of suffering from cancer or diabetes, as... more
Design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  nanowerk · 13 hours
The detailed findings in a new paper could lead to more precise, effective methods of treating and diagnosing a variety of diseases, including cancers. more
Scientists uncover how high-fat diet drives colorectal cancer growth  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A new study suggests that high-fat diets fuel colorectal cancer growth by upsetting the balance of bile acids in the intestine and triggering a hormonal signal that lets potentially cancerous... more
New paper provides design principles for disease-sensing nanomaterials  PHYS.ORG · 14 hours
Scientists have long sought to develop drug therapies that can more precisely diagnose, target and effectively treat life-threatening illness such as cancer, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. One promising approach is the design... more
No, scientists didn't find a cure for HPV: Here’s what you need to know  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
A viral news story claimed a group of Mexican scientists found a cure for human papillomavirus and the cancers it... more
Overweight, obesity in adolescence associated with increased risk of renal cancer later in life  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Being overweight has been linked with a higher risk of developing a form of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma... more
Consumption of allium vegetables linked to reduced colorectal cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Consumption of allium vegetables—which include garlic, leeks, and onions—was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in China. more
New compound offers superior therapeutic approach to treat MS  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Previous studies have shown that estrogens and estrogen-like compounds reduce multiple sclerosis-like inflammation and disability in mice. At first glance these treatments appear promising, but they carry a host of... more
CASSINI Trial publishes data on preventing blood clots in cancer patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Researchers have published the first clinical study investigating the use of the direct oral anticoagulant, rivaroxaban, to prevent blood clots in patients with cancer at high-risk.... more
Coping with cancer: Partners can reframe challenging situations  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
Spouses can help breast cancer patients with coping by positively reframing the cancer experience and other negative experiences. In general, positive reframing -- finding the silver lining -- was associated with less... more
New 'smart drug' shows promise for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
A clinical trial has found that patients responded to a new 'smart drug' for women with an aggressive form of breast cancer. more
Antibody therapy training phagocytes to destroy tumors now tested on patients  SCIENCE DAILY · 18 hours
An immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill cancer. The antibody therapy prevented the growth of tumours in several mouse... more
Consuming garlic and onions may lower colorectal cancer risk  SCIENCE DAILY · 19 hours
Consumption of allium vegetables -- which include garlic, leeks, and onions -- was linked with a reduced risk of in colorectal cancer in a study of men and women in... more
Supplying high-quality cancer-imaging isotopes  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
Zirconium-89 is a radionuclide that's just right for cancer tumor imaging. When the isotope is combined with a tumor-seeking molecule, it lasts long enough in the body to find the tumor and to be imaged. Researchers developed a less labor... more
Owlstone Medical and Shanghai Renji Hospital collaborate to initiate breath biopsy lung cancer trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
Owlstone Medical Ltd., a global diagnostics company developing a breathalyzer for applications in early disease detection and precision medicine, and... more
Cervical cancer could be eradicated by 2100  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Scaling up the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could eradicate cervical cancer in high-income countries within 30 years, according to a new study. more
Why melanoma tumors in the brain may be worse?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. more
New technique could expedite cancer diagnosis, lead to better patient outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The days - or even weeks - spent waiting for the results of a cancer-screening test can feel like an eternity. Especially when early diagnosis and... more
Melanoma brain metastases are immunosuppressive with treatment-resistant metabolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. Researchers report that the heavy reliance of these... more
New compound could help treat ovarian cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy. more
New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach... more
Targeting DDR2 enhances tumor response to anti-PD-1 immunotherapy  Science Magazine · 2 days
While a fraction of cancer patients treated with anti–PD-1 show durable therapeutic responses, most remain unresponsive, highlighting the need to better understand and improve these therapies. Using an in vivo screening approach... more
Immunotherapeutic antibody therapy to kill cancer has now progressed to patient testing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Developed by researchers at the University of Turku in Finland, an immunotherapeutic antibody therapy re-educates macrophages to activate passivated cytotoxic T cells to kill... more
New AI can identify, predict development of different combinations of cancer symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy could soon benefit from a new AI that is able to identify and predict the development of different combinations... more
Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients'... more
New one-two punch against melanoma in mouse model  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Study shows new forms of an older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance the immune system's ability to fight melanoma in mice. more
Medical News Today: Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?  MNT · 2 days
New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not. more
Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?  MNT · 2 days
New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not. more
New compound could help treat ovarian cancer  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have discovered a compound that could be more effective in treating certain cancers than standard chemotherapy. more
New optimization method rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
With their ability to treat a wide a variety of diseases, spherical nucleic acids (SNAs) are poised to revolutionize medicine. But before these digitally designed nanostructures can reach their full... more
Clinical trial researchers can initiate advance care planning discussions to help cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cancer clinical trials are an important option for patients with cancer. Yet, once a trial ends, patients still need care plans. more
Growing number of cancer survivors, fewer providers point to challenge in meeting care needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An aging population, a growing number of cancer survivors, and a projected shortage of cancer care providers will result in... more
New forms of older anti-cancer agent appear to enhance immune response to fight melanoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report... more
Newly developed gene therapy helps decelerate aging process  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Aging is a leading risk factor for a number of debilitating conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease, to name a few. This makes the need for anti-aging therapies all the... more
Cervical microbiome may influence HPV infection more than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix.... more
Study suggests new treatment strategy for deadly brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers at the University of the Michigan, Ann Arbor, searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with... more
First molecular test predicts treatment response for kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Immunotherapy drugs such as PD-L1 checkpoint inhibitors represent the front-line treatment for kidney cancer. But immunotherapy is expensive, benefits only a subset of patients and is futile in the majority... more
Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. But bacteria may play an... more
T-cell receptor diversity may be key to treatment of follicular lymphoma, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Healthy T-cells play a crucial role in how the body fights follicular lymphoma, according to a new study. T-cells are a key... more
New machine learning technique rapidly analyzes nanomedicines for cancer immunotherapy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Spherical nucleic acids are a class of personalized medicines for treating cancer and other diseasesSNAs are challenging to optimize because their structures can vary in many waysNorthwestern University... more
Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make... more
Anti-cancer immunotherapy could be used to fight HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. more
US charity opens cancer ward for children in Gaza  ABC NEWS · 3 days
US charity inaugurates first children's cancer department in Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip more
New study establishes how stress favors breast cancer growth and spread  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Cancer: The word alone evokes dread, anxiety, and fear. Accordingly, many women living with the disease and undergoing treatment experience chronic stress and depression. more
Early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Every year, 4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Europe. Advances in cancer treatment sometimes come at the cost of major adverse effects, and one of... more
Harnessing the evolutionary games played by cancer cells to advance therapies  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts... more
Very early marker of cardiac damage triggered by cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have identified a very early marker of cardiac damage in patients undergoing therapy with anthracyclines, a family of drugs commonly used to treat cancer. This finding will... more
Medical News Today: What to expect from Lupron treatment  MNT · 4 days
Lupron (leuprolide acetate) is a type of hormone therapy for people with prostate cancer. Lupron is an injection drug, and doctors often prescribe it in combination with radiation therapy or... more
Advancing therapy by measuring the 'games' cancer cells play  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite rapid advances in targeted therapies for cancer, tumors commonly develop resistance to treatment. When resistance emerges, tumor cells continue to grow unchecked, despite all attempts to slow cancer progression.... more
Medical News Today: New cell-tracking technique sheds light on breast cancer spread  MNT · 4 days
Cellular barcoding shows promise as a way to identify the few metastasis-driving cell variants from the thousands that are present in breast cancer tumors. more
Researchers report progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. About one third of all patients suffer from a particular variant of... more
New software found to be four times better at predicting the prognosis of ovarian cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new tool has proved to be four times more reliable at predicting prognosis in patients with ovarian... more
Combination of PARP inhibitor and immunotherapy results in tumor regression in SCLC mouse models  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that a combination of immune checkpoint blockade and... more
Drug combinations could become first-line treatment for metastatic kidney cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A combination of two drugs - one of them an immunotherapy agent - could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer, says an... more
Smoking may blight immune response against melanoma and reduce survival  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a... more
Columbia researchers unravel why some glioblastomas respond to immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Columbia researchers have learned why some glioblastomas--the most common type of brain cancer--respond to immunotherapy. The findings could help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with... more
Drug combination may become new standard treatment for advanced kidney cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A combination of two drugs -- one of them an immunotherapy agent -- could become a new standard, first-line treatment for patients with metastatic kidney cancer,... more
H-RT should be the standard of care for men with low risk prostate cancer, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Results from the NRG Oncology clinical study NRG-RTOG 0415 determined that a hypofractionated radiotherapy schedule, a... more
Vapers develop cancer-related gene deregulation as cigarette smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
If you think vaping is benign, think again. A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to... more
MUSC researchers discover new mechanism for a class of anti-cancer drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina reveal a novel binding site for a class of anti-cancer drugs known as E1 inhibitors. This finding could... more
New project explores how gaming technologies can help cancer patients communicate better  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Lancaster University is sharing in a €4m project to use gaming technology to improve the care of both adults and children with cancer. more
A weakness in a rare cancer that could be exploited with drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have identified a rare type of cancer cell that cannot make cholesterol, a key nutrient. By targeting this deficiency, scientists may be able... more
Study examines how compound damaged DNA to understand its connection to cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In an effort to understand how colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, may be connected to the development of colorectal... more
Antarctic ice shelves: Searching for clues on climate change  REUTERS · 7 days
In a remote island outpost on the edge of the Antarctic, hundreds of miles from the southern tip... more
'Cellular barcoding' reveals how breast cancer spreads  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A cutting-edge technique called cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumour into the blood and other organs. more
Darla Shine joins anti-vaccination campaigners, increases threat of measles outbreak in US  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Darla Shine has recently joined anti-vaccination campaigners by claiming that having measles as a child could protect against cancer in later life. more
Racial disparities in cancer deaths on the decline for America  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new report has concluded that the racial disparities between cancer deaths among white and black Americans is on the decline. more
Artificial intelligence can accurately predict prognosis of ovarian cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The artificial intelligence software, created by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Melbourne, has been able to predict the prognosis of patients with ovarian cancer... more
Immune checkpoint molecule protects against future development of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A research team at the University of Louisville has discovered that an immune checkpoint molecule they developed for cancer immunotherapy, also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer... more
Castration-resistant metastatic prostate cancer responds to combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Some patients with metastatic prostate cancer respond to a combination of immune checkpoint inhibitors after hormonal therapy and chemotherapy have failed, according to early results from... more
Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study indicates that both high-grade abnormal cellular changes (dysplasia) and esophageal adenocarcinoma (a form of cancer) have increased in the last 25 years among people with... more
New study seeks to understand how colibactin causes cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For more than a decade, scientists have worked to understand the connection between colibactin, a compound produced by certain strains of E. coli, and colorectal cancer, but have been hampered... more
Discovery of weakness in a rare cancer could be exploited with drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cancer cells are, in some respects, impressive: They can grow relentlessly, sidestep the aging process by becoming immortal, and evade the immune system's persistent... more
WVU gynecologic oncologist investigates novel treatment for cervical and vaginal cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Cervical cancer can be insidious. Changes to the cervix are often detected with a pap smear, but for those with limited access to health care, cervical... more
Moffitt researchers shed light on how CAR T cells function mechanistically  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The scientific community has made great strides over the past decade in the development of a new class of cancer therapy called immunotherapy, a treatment that... more
Suspicious spots on the lungs of children with rhabdomyosarcoma do not behave like metastases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor in the muscle tissue of children and adolescents. About 20 children are diagnosed... more
Platinum nanoparticles show selective toxicity against liver cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
In recent years, the number of targeted cancer drugs has continued to rise. However, conventional chemotherapeutic agents still play an important role in cancer treatment. more
Genetic variations in a fourth gene associated with higher ALL risk in Hispanic children  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified genetic variations in a fourth gene that are associated with an increased... more
Researchers conduct extensive comparison of drugs used in treating neuroendocrine tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
An increasing number of new anti-cancer drugs are made available each year. During the authorization process, such new drugs usually undergo comparisons to one, but only... more
Racial Disparities In Cancer Incidence And Survival Rates Are Narrowing  NPR · 1 week
African-Americans still have the highest death rate and the lowest survival rate of any U.S. racial or ethnic group for most cancers. But the "cancer gap" between blacks... more
Only 'modest' improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as... more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents put sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
Young cancer survivor fears anti-vax parents are putting sick kids at risk  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Rhett Krawitt's immune system was unable to handle vaccines because he was going through treatment for leukemia. more
The human gut bacterial genotoxin colibactin alkylates DNA  Science Magazine · 1 week
Certain Escherichia coli strains residing in the human gut produce colibactin, a small-molecule genotoxin implicated in colorectal cancer pathogenesis. However, colibactin’s chemical structure and the molecular mechanism underlying its genotoxic effects have... more
Cancer death racial gap narrows, but still higher for blacks  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Blacks still die of cancer at higher rates than other Americans, but report says the gap is narrowing more
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