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Artificial intelligence classifies colorectal cancer using IR imaging
Infrared microscopy can automatically detect the type of intestinal tumour within only 30 minutes. (2020-06-24)
MSK researchers find that common cancer treatments don't worsen coronavirus infection
A team of researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) reported on the epidemiology of COVID-19 illness experienced at an NCI-designated cancer center during the height of pandemic in New York City. (2020-06-24)
Study shows better option for treatment of inoperable anal cancer
People with inoperable anal cancer treated with carboplatin-paclitaxel had fewer complications and lived longer than those who received another chemotherapy that has been more often administered. (2020-06-24)
Study led by City of Hope, TGen shows new way of ID'ing tumor response to immunotherapy
Scientists at City of Hope, working in collaboration with researchers at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), have found that the actions of circulating immune cells -- namely how they differentiate and signal -- at the start of immunotherapy treatment for cancer can inform how a patient will respond to the therapy. (2020-06-22)
Study examines how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts quality of life in patients with cancer
Quality of life of cancer patients during coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. (2020-06-18)
Vitamin D could help mitigate chemotherapy side effects
New findings by University of South Australia researchers reveal that Vitamin D could potentially mitigate chemotherapy-induced gastrointestinal mucositis and provide relief to cancer patients. (2020-06-17)
New mechanism underlying colorectal cancer reveals a crucial role for intestinal microbes
A collaborative study by research groups from the VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research and Ghent University uncovered a new mechanism causing colorectal cancer. (2020-06-16)
New technique may quickly and accurately predict effective therapies in solid tumors
A new method of screening thousands of drugs in freshly collected human tumor cells can help identify which of the drugs are most likely to be effective against those cancers. (2020-06-16)
Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found two genes that regulate the differentiation of stem cells in the small intestine, offering valuable insight into how the body develops and maintains a healthy gut. (2020-06-15)
Susceptibility to carcinogens varies due to genetics
A new study led by Michele Carbone of the University of Hawai'i Cancer Center looks into how and why certain individuals develop cancer and others do not. (2020-06-15)
An aspirin a day keeps the bowel doctor away
A regular dose of aspirin to reduce the risk of inherited bowel cancer lasts at least 10 years after stopping treatment, research has revealed. (2020-06-11)
Aspirin reduces long-term colorectal cancer risk in genetically predisposed individuals
Aspirin reduces colorectal cancer risk by half in individuals at high genetic risk. (2020-06-11)
Breast cancer treatment costs highest among young women with metastic cancer
In a fight for their lives, young women, age 18-44, spend double the amount of older women to survive metastatic breast cancer, according to a large statewide study by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2020-06-10)
Review: A good vitamin D status can protect against cancer
A good vitamin D status is beneficial both in cancer prevention and in the prognosis of several cancers, according to a new research review. (2020-06-10)
Newly synthesized fungal compound can switch on a self-destruct button for cancer
Cancers cells use a special technique to propagate; they delete their 'programmed death' gene through mutation, 'forget' to die when their lifetime is over, and continue to grow instead. (2020-06-10)
American Cancer Society updates diet and physical activity guideline for cancer prevention
The American Cancer Society updated guideline for diet and physical activity for cancer prevention increases recommended levels of physical activity and have an increased emphasis on reducing the consumption of processed and red meat, sugar-sweetened beverages, processed foods, and alcohol. (2020-06-09)
Study shows opioid, sedative and antidepressant use pre-surgery leads to worse outcomes
A study led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers showed that patients who already used opioids, sedatives or antidepressants prior to colorectal surgery experience significantly more complications post-surgery. (2020-06-08)
Association between outdoor light at night & breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women
Outdoor light at night was linked to a higher risk of breast cancer in a study published in the International Journal of Cancer. (2020-06-03)
Study puts price tag on lost earnings from racial disparities in cancer mortality
A new American Cancer Society study puts a price tag on racial disparities in cancer mortality, finding that $3.2 billion in lost earnings would have been avoided in 2015 if non-Hispanic (NH) blacks had equal years of life lost from cancer deaths and earning rates as NH whites. (2020-06-03)
Adherence to oral diabetes drugs may improve survival in diabetics with colorectal cancer
Among patients with both colorectal cancer and diabetes in Korea, those who had a high adherence to their oral diabetes medication had a significantly reduced risk of overall mortality compared with those with lower adherence. (2020-06-01)
Cancer cells cause inflammation to protect themselves from viruses
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have uncovered how cancer cells protect themselves from viruses that are harmful to tumors but not to healthy cells. (2020-06-01)
Convenient spit test helps women assess cancer risk from the comfort of their own homes
A SU2C 'Dream Team' co-funded by OCRAA and NOCC presented results at ASCO of ''MAGENTA'', the first large randomized clinical trial aimed at making genetic testing for cancer risk more accessible. (2020-06-01)
Gene inactivation of PTEN drives cancer predisposition
An international team of researchers co-led by Cleveland Clinic have identified why patients without PTEN mutations may still experience the high cancer risk associated with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome. (2020-05-27)
Cancer researchers gain valuable insights through a comprehensive review of Clioquinol
Researchers at Karmanos Cancer Institute of Wayne State University compiled the latest cancer research on clioquinol (CQ), an anti-fungal/anti-protozoal hydroxyquinoline family drug. (2020-05-21)
Notorious cancer protein mutations cooperate to proliferate disease
Research at Kanazawa University, Theragen Etex Bio Institute and Seoul National University as reported in Nature Communications points towards pathways for the metastasis and malignant transitions that result from changes in the protein p53. (2020-05-18)
Treatment guidance for lung cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
To help oncologists address the many challenges COVID-19-positive lung cancer patients present, a team of global lung cancer specialists this week published a review of lung cancer treatments for patients with COVID-19 in the current issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). (2020-05-15)
Cancer cells deactivate their 'Velcro' to go on the attack
To form metastases, cancer cells must be able to migrate. (2020-05-13)
EULAR 2020
Breast cancer patients don`t have an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. (2020-05-13)
Prevalence of benign gynecologic lesions higher than previously reported
Over the last decade researchers have become concerned about a possible link between a benign gynecologic lesion called endosalpingiosis (ES) and ovarian cancer. (2020-05-13)
Biosynthetic capacity: The key to switch-off cancer stem cells
The Colorectal Cancer Lab at IRB Barcelona identifies the capacity to synthesize proteins (or biosynthetic capacity) as a key property for the regenerative potential of colon cancer cells. (2020-05-12)
Immunoscore guided cold tumors acquire temperature through integrating methods
In this review article the authors Jing Liu, Mengze Xu and Zhen Yuan from University of Macau, Macau SAR, China consider immunotherapy for the treatment of tumors. (2020-05-12)
A combo of fasting plus vitamin C is effective for hard-to-treat cancers, study shows
Researchers from USC and IFOM Cancer Institute found a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. (2020-05-12)
After cancer: The role of primary care in cancer survivorship care
Primary care physicians are treating an increasing number of cancer survivors, yet they have no clear guidance on how best to care for such patients. (2020-05-12)
Researchers ID target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy
Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a target for colorectal cancer immunotherapy. (2020-05-11)
Cancer survivors' experiences with financial toxicity
A recent Psycho-Oncology analysis of published studies found that few cancer survivors received financial information support from healthcare facilities during their initial treatment, even though cancer-related financial toxicity has multiple impacts on survivors' health and quality of life. (2020-05-06)
Indicators of cancer may also be markers of heart failure
Heart failure and cancer are conditions with a number of shared characteristics. (2020-05-06)
Exeter student leads research concluding that small red blood cells could indicate cancer
Having abnormally small red blood cells - a condition known as microcytosis - could indicate cancer, according to new research led by a University of Exeter student working with a world-leading team. (2020-05-05)
Screw cancer: Microneedle sticks it to cancer tissue
A drug-loaded microrobotic needle effectively targets and remains attached to cancerous tissue in lab experiments without needing continuous application of a magnetic field, allowing more precise drug delivery. (2020-05-05)
Family history misses identifying individuals with high genetic risk of CVD or cancer
Certain genetic changes, termed 'pathogenic variants,' substantially increase risk for cardiovascular disease and cancer--the leading causes of death -- but testing to identify individual carriers is not part of current clinical practice. (2020-05-01)
Understanding the diversity of cancer evolution based on computational simulation
Understanding the principles of cancer evolution is important in designing a therapeutic strategy. (2020-04-30)
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