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ESMO 2020: Breast cancer drug set to transform prostate cancer treatment
A drug used to treat breast and ovarian cancer can extend the lives of some men with prostate cancer and should become a new standard treatment for the disease, concludes a major trial which is set to change clinical practice. (2020-09-20)
Kang finds keys to control the 'driver of cancer's aggressiveness'
A dangerous protein named SNAI2 helps cancers metastasize and shields cancer from both the immune system and chemotherapy. (2020-09-17)
PPIs may affect responses to atezolizumab in patients with urothelial cancer
Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use was associated with worse outcomes in patients with urothelial cancer treated with the immunotherapeutic atezolizumab (Tecentriq), compared with patients who did not use PPIs. (2020-09-17)
Algorithms uncover cancers' hidden genetic losses and gains
Limitations in DNA sequencing technology make it difficult to detect some major mutations often linked to cancer, such as the loss or duplication of parts of chromosomes. (2020-09-17)
New study estimates nearly 90,000 cancer cases diagnosed in adolescents and young adults
A new report examining cancer in adolescents and young adults (AYAs), defined as diagnoses occurring during ages 15 to 39, provides updated estimates of the contemporary cancer burden in this age group, predicting that 89,500 cases and 9,270 deaths will occur in 2020 in the United States. (2020-09-17)
New targets for melanoma treatment
A collaborative study led by Monash University's Biomedicine Discovery Institute and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI) has uncovered new markers (HLA-associated peptides) that are uniquely present on melanoma tumours and could pave the way for therapeutic vaccines to be developed in the fight against melanoma. (2020-09-16)
Building bridges: PARP enzymes bring broken DNA together
St. Jude researchers capture the structure of PARP enzymes at work, leading to a new understanding of DNA repair that may aid cancer treatments targeting the process. (2020-09-16)
Breast cancer surgery type, quality of life among younger women
Researchers investigated differences in quality of life and other outcomes (including physical functioning, body image, sexual health, anxiety and depressive symptoms) by type of breast cancer surgery (such as mastectomy or breast conserving surgery) in women 40 and younger. (2020-09-16)
Combining two precision medicines can treat drug-resistant cancers
Launching a dual-pronged attack on tumours using a combination of two innovative precision medicines could treat patients with multiple common cancers, a new clinical trial shows. (2020-09-14)
Researchers develop rapid test for ovarian cancer detection
Researchers at the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a test for ovarian cancer detection with a sensitivity 4.5 times higher than that of the conventional laboratory test. (2020-09-11)
Novel discovery challenges a current kidney cancer paradigm
Newly published research has reversed our understanding of an aspect of kidney tumor growth. (2020-09-11)
The web of death
Cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death. (2020-09-10)
Biological sex affects genes for body fat, cancer, birth weight
Biological sex has a small but ubiquitous influence on gene expression in almost every type of human tissue, reports a new study. (2020-09-10)
Major trial uses blood test to match women with breast cancer to precision treatments
A blood test that can identify a variety of mutations in advanced breast cancer can reliably match women to effective targeted treatments, early results of a major clinical trial reveal. (2020-09-10)
New drug could improve life expectancy and quality for pancreatic cancer patients
First-in-class drug starves certain tumor types of the resources they need to grow and spread to other parts of the body. (2020-09-09)
Cancer drug can rebalance kidney function in a devastating genetic disease
Researchers at the University of Cambridge and the University of Zurich have discovered that a drug newly approved for cancer improves kidney dysfunction in a mouse model of Dent disease 2 and Lowe syndrome (2020-09-09)
BIO Integration Journal, Volume 1, Issue Number 2, publishes
New journal BIO Integration (BIOI) publishes its second issue, volume 1, issue 2. (2020-09-09)
Hair loss drug spironolactone may be safe for use in breast cancer survivors
Researchers at the George Washington University have found that the hair loss drug spironolactone is not associated with increased risk of female breast cancer recurrence and may be safe to treat female pattern hair loss in breast cancer survivors. (2020-09-09)
New way to target some rapidly dividing cancer cells, leaving healthy cells unharmed
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and the University of Oxford say they have found a new way to kill some multiplying human breast cancer cells by selectively attacking the core of their cell division machinery. (2020-09-09)
Oxford University researchers discover 'genetic vulnerability' in breast cancer cells
The study, published in the scientific journal Nature, has uncovered a genetic vulnerability present in nearly 10% percent of all breast cancers tumours, and found a way to target this vulnerability and selectively kill cancer cells. (2020-09-09)
Substances with anti-cancer action are identified in Brazilian red propolis
Researchers isolated eight novel polyphenols from the rarest type of propolis. (2020-09-09)
A lack of oxygen in tumors promotes metastasis
Metastases are formed by cancer cells that break away from the primary tumor. (2020-09-08)
Thermal imaging enhances engineers' understanding of breast tumors
New research performed at The University of Texas at Dallas and published June 22 in Nature Research's Scientific Reports takes a critical step toward making digital infrared thermal imaging more useful for monitoring breast cancer. (2020-09-08)
Protein causes mutations that lead to breast cancer cell aggression
In her previous research, University of Alberta biochemist Ing Swie Goping identified that the protein, BCL-2 interacting killer (BIK), was associated with relapses in breast cancer patients. (2020-09-08)
Markers may predict patient response to immune therapy of cancer
Researchers have developed an approach to help identify potential clinical markers that may indicate which patients will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors and which should be treated with other strategies. (2020-09-07)
Hair dye and cancer risk: Largest study yet
Studies have indicated that people who dye their hair regularly may have a higher risk of cancer, especially bladder cancer and breast cancer. (2020-09-03)
Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants: University of Toronto study
A team led by researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk. (2020-09-03)
Growth hormone plays key role in early puberty, breast cancer risk
Girls who enter puberty early in life--as measured by early breast development and age of first menstrual period--have a longer window of susceptibility to breast cancer. (2020-09-01)
Venom from honeybees found to kill aggressive breast cancer cells
Honeybee venom induces cancer cell death in hard to treat triple-negative breast cancer with minimal effect on healthy cells (2020-09-01)
Cancer cells take over blood vessels to spread
In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University researchers observed a key step in how cancer cells may spread from a primary tumor to a distant site within the body, a process known as metastasis. (2020-09-01)
Effective cancer immunotherapy further linked to regulating a cell 'suicide' gene
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a gene responsible for turning off a cell's natural ''suicide'' signals may also be the culprit in making breast cancer and melanoma cells resistant to therapies that use the immune system to fight cancer. (2020-09-01)
Men with larger waists more likely to die of prostate cancer
A study of more than 200,000 UK men, being presented at this year's European and International Conference on Obesity (ECOICO), held online this year from September 1-4, reveals that there is a link between central adiposity (concentration of body fat around the belly and waist) and the risk of death from prostate cancer. (2020-09-01)
Large study finds no link between blood pressure medication and cancer
There is no evidence that blood pressure lowering drugs increase the risk of cancer, according to the most extensive study conducted on the topic. (2020-08-31)
New study examines long-term aesthetic outcomes of implant-based breast reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is an important option for women undergoing mastectomy, and a two-stage approach using implants is by far the most common reconstruction technique. (2020-08-28)
AI as good as the average radiologist in identifying breast cancer
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden have compared the ability of three different artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify breast cancer based on previously taken mammograms. (2020-08-27)
Phase 1 human trials suggest UIC-developed breast cancer drug is safe, effective
A new type of breast cancer drug can help halt progression of disease and is not toxic, according to phase 1 clinical trials. (2020-08-27)
Radiation for young adult cancer linked to worse BC survival in premenopausal women
Bottom Line: Among premenopausal women with breast cancer, those who were previously treated with radiation for a primary childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer had worse breast cancer-specific survival. (2020-08-26)
Immune protein IL-17A responsible for lethal side effects of gastric cancer
The formation of scar tissue, or fibrosis, as gastric cancer disseminates throughout the peritoneum can be more lethal than the cancer itself and can interfere with chemotherapy. (2020-08-26)
New therapy targets breast cancer metastases in brain
When breast cancer spreads to the brain, the prognosis is grim. (2020-08-26)
Less "sticky" cells become more cancerous
In cooperation with colleagues from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, researchers at Leipzig University have investigated the structure of tumour tissue and the behaviour of tumour cells in detail, gaining important insights that could improve cancer diagnosis and therapy in the future. (2020-08-25)
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