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Study examines race-based differences in social support needs among breast cancer patients
In a Psycho-Oncology study of 28 women who were being treated for breast cancer and were participating in focus groups, White participants noted that having other breast cancer survivors in their support network was essential for meeting their social support needs. Black participants did not reference other breast cancer survivors as part of their networks, however. (2019-02-06)

Escort service: The role of immune cells in the formation of metastases
Tumor cells use a certain type of immune cells, the so-called neutrophils, to enhance their ability to form metastases. Scientists have deciphered the mechanisms of this collaboration and found strategies for blocking them. This is reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel in the scientific journal Nature. (2019-02-06)

In vitro grafts increase blood flow in infarcted rat hearts
Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to patients achieving more complete recoveries. Scientists today report success in creating functional blood vessels in vitro for hearts of rats that had sustained a heart attack. (2019-02-05)

Enlarged prostate could actually be stopping tumor growth, simulations show
Computer simulations show for the first time that when a patient has history of an enlarged prostate, tumors in the prostate barely grow at all. (2019-02-04)

New study shows cost effectiveness of early cancer surveillance
New research published today in the journal Pediatric Blood and Cancer shows how early cancer screening and surveillance in patients with Li-Fraumeni syndrome (LFS) results in additional years of life, and is cost effective for third-party payers. (2019-02-04)

Simply shining light on dinosaur metal compound kills cancer cells
A new compound based on iridium, a rare metal which landed in the Gulf of Mexico 66 million years ago, hooked onto albumin, a protein in blood, can attack the nucleus of cancerous cells when switched on by light, University of Warwick researchers have found. (2019-02-03)

Blood runs deep: Lab blood vessel model sheds light on angiogenesis
Researchers at the University of Tokyo and at CNRS in France revealed the importance of the molecule EGFL7 for angiogenesis and endothelial integrity using an artificially created blood vessel model called a microvessel-on-a-chip. They showed that EGFL7 knockdown in the endothelial cells forming this model resulted in reduced angiogenesis and impaired barrier function. This work suggested the value of targeting EGFL7 and of using the microvessel-on-a-chip in the pursuit of treatments for diseases like cancer and diabetic retinopathy. (2019-01-31)

Skin cancer can spread in mice by hijacking the immune system
Scientists have uncovered molecules released by invasive skin cancer that reprogram healthy immune cells to help the cancer to spread. (2019-01-31)

NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. Using breast cancer as a model, they discovered that common nanoparticles made from gold, titanium dioxide, silver and silicon dioxide -- found in processed food, consumer products, and also used in nanomedicines -- widen the gap between blood vessel cells, making it easier for other cells, such as cancer cells, to go in and out of 'leaky' blood vessels. (2019-01-31)

Extremely high blood pressure in African-Americans is 5 times the national average
Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-led by a Rutgers researcher. (2019-01-30)

Cancer causes premature ageing
New research shows that cancer causes premature ageing. Researchers studied Leukaemia, and found that it promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells. It is well known that ageing promotes cancer development. But this is the first time that the reverse has been shown to be true. Importantly, the aged bone marrow cells accelerated the growth and development of the leukaemia -- creating a vicious cycle that fuels the disease. (2019-01-30)

Engineering a cancer-fighting virus
An engineered virus kills cancer cells more effectively than another virus currently used in treatments, according to Hokkaido University researchers. (2019-01-29)

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning
GPs should consider larynx cancer when patients report a persistent sore throat, particularly when combined with other seemingly low-level symptoms. (2019-01-28)

Understanding the emergence of leukemia
Acute T-cell lymphoblastic leukemia is a rare type of blood cancer that affects mostly children. This blood cancer appears from the precursor cells that produce T lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells). A new study from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, conducted in mice, shows that leukemia can emerge as a consequence of prolonging the presence of precursor cells in the thymus. This work was now published in the scientific journal The Journal of Immunology. (2019-01-25)

New technology gives unprecedented look inside capillaries
A Northwestern University team has developed a new tool that images blood flow through capillaries, detecting subtle changes in capillary organization for early diagnosis of disease. (2019-01-25)

Tachycardia in cancer patients may signal increased mortality risk
Cancer patients who experienced tachycardia within one year of cancer diagnosis had higher mortality rates up to 10 years after diagnosis of tachycardia, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Advancing the Cardiovascular Care of the Oncology Patient conference. The course convenes in Washington on Jan. 25-27, 2019, bringing together top experts in both cardiology and oncology to review new and relevant science in this rapidly evolving field. (2019-01-25)

Important signaling pathway in breast cancer revealed
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) that a particular signaling pathway in breast-cancer tumors causes cancer cells to divide symmetrically, expanding the tumor. Inhibiting the pathway by drugs could become a strategy for eliminating the cancer cells. (2019-01-24)

Discovery could advance blood pressure treatments
A team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers, working with the US Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), has discovered genetic associations with blood pressure that could guide future treatments for patients with hypertension. (2019-01-24)

White blood cells related to allergies may also be harnessed to destroy cancer cells
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that white blood cells which are responsible for chronic asthma and modern allergies may be used to eliminate malignant colon cancer cells. (2019-01-22)

Molecular profiling could catch lung cancer early and lead to new treatments
The world's first genetic sequencing of precancerous lung lesions could pave the way for very early detection and new treatments, reports a new study led by UCL researchers published in Nature Medicine. (2019-01-21)

Antibodies to a retina protein to be used as a kidney cancer marker
Sechenov University together with their German colleagues suggest a new highly sensitive, quick, and pain-free method for diagnosing kidney cancer. This method is based on measuring of the immune response to arrestin-1, a retina protein that is synthesized in the cancerous cells of kidneys. (2019-01-18)

Rutgers scientist identifies gene responsible for spread of prostate cancer
A recent study has found that a specific gene in cancerous prostate tumors indicates when patients are at high-risk for the cancer to spread, suggesting that targeting this gene can help patients live longer. (2019-01-17)

Nanoparticle breakthrough in the fight against cancer
A recent study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has introduced a novel targeted drug delivery system in the fight against cancer. (2019-01-17)

Many hepatitis infections go undiagnosed in cancer patients
Results from the largest study of hepatitis B and C and HIV infection prevalence in cancer patients show an alarmingly high rate of undiagnosed acute and chronic hepatitis B and C. Hepatitis B and C are serious but treatable viral infections that cancer patients should know they have - because these viruses can cause life-threatening complications when certain cancer treatments are used. (2019-01-17)

Right on target: Light hybrid molecule stop tumor growth in mice
A team of scientists from the National University of Science and Technology 'MISIS', the Moscow Technological University (MIREA) and the Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University has experimentally proved the effectiveness of the formerly suggested 'light' method in oncotherapy. In a series of laboratory preclinical tests, the tumor growth stopped in 70 percent of mice, treated according to the innovative scheme. The results are presented in Pharmaceutics journal. (2019-01-17)

New study identifies specific obesity-related risk factors for kidney cancer
A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors. These factors include multiple measures of obesity, diastolic blood pressure and fasting insulin. In contrast, the study found little evidence for an association with RCC risk for systolic blood pressure, circulating lipids, diabetes or fasting glucose. (2019-01-17)

UCLA scientists create a renewable source of cancer-fighting T cells
A study by UCLA researchers is the first to demonstrate a technique for coaxing pluripotent stem cells -- which can give rise to every cell type in the body and which can be grown indefinitely in the lab -- into becoming mature T cells capable of killing tumor cells. (2019-01-17)

New combination blood test for pancreatic cancer may catch disease earlier
A new approach to pancreatic cancer screening may help doctors detect the disease in people at high risk before it reaches more advanced and difficult-to treat stages. A team led by Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) scientists has developed a new, simple blood test that, when combined with an existing test, detects nearly 70 percent of pancreatic cancers with a less than 5 percent false-positive rate. (2019-01-17)

Killer blows? Knockout study of pair of mouse MicroRNA provides cancer insight
Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) researchers used knockout mouse models created by gene editing to reveal that the miRNA miR-146b, like miR-146a, is involved in the development of cancers, with them having similar but not identical effects. The knockout mice showed high rates of B-cell lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia, which was associated with the absence of miRNA causing NF-κB overactivation. These insights should help in the fight against cancers involving miRNA dysregulation. (2019-01-17)

Ohio State study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
You've probably heard that things like staying active, eating healthy and keeping your blood pressure in check can help your heart, and a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center finds that following a set of seven lifestyle factors can also drastically reduce your risk of developing diabetes. (2019-01-16)

Study finds following heart health guidelines also reduces diabetes risk
Lifestyle and health factors that are good for your heart can also prevent diabetes, according to a new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine that published today in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes. (2019-01-16)

Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth, prompting new treatment hopes
A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to treating the cancer. (2019-01-16)

Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels in a petri dish
Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology, outlined in a new study published today in Nature, dramatically advances research of vascular diseases like diabetes, identifying a key pathway to potentially prevent changes to blood vessels--a major cause of death and morbidity among those with diabetes. (2019-01-16)

Immune cell clues offer hope to hypertension patients, study suggests
Scientists have pinpointed cells in the immune system that could be key to tackling high blood pressure. The findings also shed light on current medications that could increase risk of the disorder, which affects more than 12 million people in the UK. (2019-01-16)

Scientists connect dots between colitis and colon cancer
Lingering inflammation in the colon is a known risk factor for colorectal cancer and now scientists report one way it resets the stage to enable this common and often deadly cancer. (2019-01-14)

Conversion of breast cancer cells into fat cells impedes the formation of metastases
An innovative combination therapy can force malignant breast cancer cells to turn into fat cells. This can be used to prevent the formation of metastases in mice, as researchers at the University of Basel's Department of Biomedicine recently reported in the journal Cancer Cell. (2019-01-14)

New immune system understanding may lead to safer nanomedicines
Eliminating immunoglobulins from blood reduced ability of C3 to find and mark nanoparticles by 70-95 percent. (2019-01-14)

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk
Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK published in Genetics in Medicine. (2019-01-14)

Parasites from patients with cerebral malaria stick preferentially in their brains
A team at LSTM with their collaborators in Malawi and Denmark have provided, for the first time, evidence which links the ability of red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite to bind to the cells lining the blood vessels of the brain, with the clinical syndrome cerebral malaria. (2019-01-11)

Basel researchers identify drug against the formation of metastasis
The most deadly aspect of breast cancer is metastasis. It spreads cancer cells throughout the body. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel have now discovered a substance that suppresses the formation of metastases. In the journal Cell, the team of molecular biologists, computational biologists, and clinicians reports on their interdisciplinary approach. (2019-01-10)

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