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As radiation therapy declined so did second cancers in childhood cancer survivors
Childhood cancer survivors are living longer. Now research shows they are also less likely to develop second cancers while still young. (2017-02-28)
Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer
Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types of cancer, consisting mainly of those related to digestive organs and hormone-related malignancies, reveals a large review published by The BMJ today. (2017-02-28)
Largest study of factors affecting African-Americans with cancer announced in Detroit
The Karmanos Cancer Institute and Wayne State University School of Medicine will launch the nation's largest study of African-American cancer survivors to better understand disproportionately high incidence and mortality from cancer and its impact on this specific patient population. (2017-02-27)
Hitgen and Cancer Research UK's Manchester Institute enter license agreement in lung cancer
Cancer Research UK, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity's commercial arm, and HitGen Ltd, a privately held biotech company focused on early drug discovery, announced today that they have entered into a licence agreement to develop a novel class of drugs against lung cancer. (2017-02-27)
Statins do not benefit patients with lung cancer, new study shows
Cholesterol-lowering drugs used alongside chemotherapy have no effect on treatment outcomes for lung cancer patients, according to a new study. (2017-02-27)
Incarceration linked to excess burden of cancer, new study finds
People who spend time in jails and prisons are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than the general population in Ontario, according to a study published today in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (2017-02-22)
Death rates from cancer will fall faster in men than in women in Europe in 2017
Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017, published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (2017-02-21)
Discovery of a new gene critical in the development of lung and pancreatic cancers
Researchers at the Center for Applied Medical Research (CIMA) of the University of Navarra (Spain) have identified a critical gene, FOSL1, in the development of lung and pancreatic cancer. (2017-02-21)
Hispanic cancer mortality varies among ethnic groups
Cancer mortality rates vary considerably within the growing Hispanic population in the United States, with significant differences among the major Hispanic ethnic groups. (2017-02-21)
When screening for disease, risk is as important to consider as benefits, study indicates
University of Virginia statistician Karen Kafadar is developing new techniques for understanding the difference between length of diagnosis and length of life regarding cancer screening. (2017-02-19)
Adenoviruses and the immune system join forces against cancer
IDIBELL researchers have developed an oncolytic virus capable of redirecting the patient's immune system against their tumor cells. (2017-02-16)
Researchers identify new process to raise natural armies of cancer-targeting T lymphocytes
Mayo Clinic and University of Washington researchers have discovered a new culture method that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. (2017-02-14)
Blood test provides clues to bladder cancer patients' prognoses
New research indicates that about one-quarter of patients with bladder cancer treated with radical surgery on curative intent have detectable levels of tumour cells circulating in their blood. (2017-02-13)
Penn vet study shows how solid tumors resist immunotherapy
Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments. (2017-02-13)
Among colon cancer patients, smokers have worse outcomes than non-smokers
In an analysis of more than 18,000 patients treated for colon cancer, current smokers were 14 percent more likely to die from their colon cancer within five years than patients who had never smoked. (2017-02-08)
An alternative theory on how aspirin may thwart cancer
Many studies have pointed to a role for aspirin in cancer prevention. (2017-02-08)
Researchers identify 'synthetic essentiality' as novel approach for locating cancer therapy targets
A new method has been found for identifying therapeutic targets in cancers lacking specific key tumor suppressor genes. (2017-02-06)
Cancer survivors find online and phone communication with medical professionals beneficial
Coinciding with World Cancer Day (Feb. 4), researchers from the School of Health Sciences at the University of Surrey have completed the first ever systematic review of cancer survivors' experience of online and telephone telehealth interventions in cancer care, a new study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research reports. (2017-02-02)
Poor metabolic health in some normal-weight women may increase risk for colorectal cancer
Among postmenopausal women who were normal weight, those who were metabolically unhealthy had a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer compared with those who were metabolically healthy. (2017-02-01)
Why thick skin develops on our palms and soles, and its links to cancer
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have discovered that foot callouses/keratoderma (thickened skin) can be linked to cancer of the esophagus (gullet), a disease which affects more than 8,000 people in the UK each year. (2017-02-01)
Changes in gene contribute independently to breast and ovarian cancer
Defects in the EMSY gene -- long thought to drive cancer by turning off the protection afforded by the BRCA genes -- spur cancer growth on their own. (2017-01-31)
Silencing cancer cell communication may reduce the growth of tumors
In this issue of the JCI, a study led by Frances Balkwill at Barts Cancer Institute evaluated whether blocking cancer cell communication through the CCR4 receptor could reverse the pro-tumor environment in a mouse model of cancer. (2017-01-30)
Patient study suggests broader genetic testing for colorectal cancer risk
New study shows as many as 10 percent of colorectal cancer patients may carry an inherited gene mutation linked to cancer. (2017-01-30)
Breath test could help detect stomach and esophageal cancers
A test that measures the levels of five chemicals in the breath has shown promising results for the detection of cancers of the esophagus and stomach, according to research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. (2017-01-29)
Evaluating the benefits of health insurance on cancer care
A new Dartmouth study shows that patients have lower rates of cancer-specific survival based on where they live and their social determinants of health. (2017-01-27)
Study tightens connection between intestinal microorganisms, diet, and colorectal cancer
A new study led by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute provides some of the strongest evidence to date that microorganisms living in the large intestine can serve as a link between diet and certain types of colorectal cancer. (2017-01-26)
Findings suggest overuse of chemotherapy among younger patients with colon cancer
Young and middle-aged patients with colon cancer are nearly two to eight times more likely to receive postoperative chemotherapy than older patients, yet study results suggest no added survival benefit for these patients, according to a study published online by JAMA Surgery. (2017-01-25)
Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: Study
Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency. (2017-01-24)
A gene's journey from covert to celebrated
Unmasking a previously misunderstood gene, University of North Carolina scientists discover an unlikely potential drug target for gastrointestinal cancers. (2017-01-23)
New 'immunoprofiler' initiative will advance drug discovery
UC San Francisco scientists have formed an innovative research alliance with three global pharmaceutical companies to improve patients' responses to cancer immunotherapy and to increase the effectiveness of immunotherapy across a wider range of cancer types. (2017-01-19)
Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds
From 2011 to 2013, the ACA resulted in an 8 percent increase in the diagnoses of early-stage colorectal cancer among US seniors aged 65 and older. (2017-01-18)
New colorectal cancer targeted therapy combination shows promise
New SWOG study results show significantly better outcomes for patients with a treatment-resistant form of metastatic colorectal cancer when the BRAF inhibitor vemurafenib is added to a standard treatment. (2017-01-17)
Melanoma mutation likes fat for fuel
Cancer cells love glucose, so a high-fat, low-carb diet should starve them, right? (2017-01-12)
A biosensor is able to detect tumors at early stages
Before a malignant tumor is developed, the immune system tries to fight against proteins that are altered during their formation, producing certain cancer antibodies. (2017-01-11)
The importance of the glutamine metabolism in colon cancer
The importance of glutamine was made clear as a colon cancer specific metabolism. (2017-01-10)
Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos
Scientists have uncovered how tumors are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes, the storage units of DNA. (2017-01-09)
Mayo Clinic researchers identify new potential treatment for cancer metastasis
Breast cancer metastasis, the process by which cancer spreads, may be prevented through the new use of a class of drugs already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. (2017-01-09)
Place matters in late diagnosis of colorectal cancer, study finds
In addition to a person's race or ethnicity, where they live can matter in terms of whether they are diagnosed at a late stage for colorectal cancer, according to a recent study led by a researcher at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. (2017-01-09)
Genitourinary injuries challenge returning US servicemen
In an article in The Journal of Urology, researchers from the US military medical community have examined the extent and severity of genitourinary injuries among nearly 1,400 US service members (SMs) and emphasize the critical need for novel treatments to improve sexual, urinary, or reproductive function among those with severe genital injury. (2017-01-09)
Has the Affordable Care Act reduced socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening?
Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be a significant barrier to receiving cancer preventive services, especially for individuals of lower socioeconomic status. (2017-01-09)
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