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How human genetic data is helping dogs fight cancer
Colorado study sequences 33 canine cancer cell lines to identify 'human' genetic changes could be driving these canine cancers, possibly helping veterinary oncologists use more human medicines to cure cancer in dogs. (2019-06-25)
De-escalating breast cancer therapy; can some patients be spared chemotherapy?
Researchers develop molecular testing to distinguish patients who may need less from those who may need more therapy for HER2 positive breast cancer. (2019-06-25)
Study reveals elevated cancer risk in children with birth defects
A collaborative team of scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has assembled the largest study to date to evaluate cancer risk in children with birth defects. (2019-06-25)
More women in US receive 3D mammography but disparities remain
Use of 3D mammography, an advanced form of breast cancer screening, has risen rapidly in recent years, according to Yale researchers in a new study. (2019-06-24)
New p53 gene discovery sheds light on how to make cancer therapies more effective
Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center have discovered that the loss of a protein called DBC1 in breast cancer cells leads to the dysregulation of normal anti-cancer functions, contributing to cancer cell growth and resistance to therapies. (2019-06-20)
Canadian researchers discover new genetic link to premenopausal breast cancer
University of Alberta researchers have added a new genetic marker to the breast cancer map, helping to expand the list of genetic mutations clinicians can watch for in cancer screenings. (2019-06-20)
Long thought harmless, a glycan biomarker may cause pancreatic disease and cancer
A widely recognized biomarker for pancreatic disease, CA19-9, thought to be benign for decades, may in fact be a promoter for the development of these diseases, including pancreatic cancer. (2019-06-20)
Motherhood can deliver body image boost -- new study
New research indicates that perfectionism is related to breast size dissatisfaction, but only in non-mothers -- suggesting that mothers are more comfortable with their bodies. (2019-06-19)
Study reveals global disparities in cervical cancer rates among women with HIV
A new International Journal of Cancer study indicates that rates of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) are particularly high in women living with HIV in South Africa or Latin America. (2019-06-19)
Research discovery leads to new clinical trial for myelofibrosis patients
Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) discovered in laboratory studies that an experimental drug called selinexor may block a crucial survival pathway exploited by myelofibrosis cells. (2019-06-19)
In ovarian cancer care, focus on high-volume centers could come at a cost
Barring ovarian cancer surgery at low-volume hospitals could limit access to care for many rural and underserved patients, a new study has found. (2019-06-19)
IDIBELL researchers relate the amplification of a chromosomal region with resistance to to a chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer
IDIBELL researchers relate the amplification of a chromosomal region with resistance to a chemotherapeutic drug in breast cancer. (2019-06-18)
New methods from material sciences in physics find their way into cancer research
A new study on the behavior of water in cancer cells shows how methods usually limited to physics can be of great use in cancer research. (2019-06-18)
Survivors of breast cancer face increased risk of heart disease
Thanks to advanced medical treatments, women diagnosed with breast cancer today will likely survive the disease. (2019-06-18)
Women's awareness of alcohol's role in breast cancer risk is poor
Women's awareness of alcohol's role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open. (2019-06-18)
Cancer-sniffing dogs 97% accurate in identifying lung cancer, according to study in JAOA
The next step will be to further fractionate the samples based on chemical and physical properties, presenting them back to the dogs until the specific biomarkers for each cancer are identified. (2019-06-17)
Researchers identify enzyme that suppresses immune system in breast cancer
Duke Cancer Institute researchers outlined a potential way to uncloak breast cancer tumors to the body's immune system. (2019-06-17)
WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer
If the American Cancer Society's projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate cancer this year. (2019-06-14)
Triple-negative breast cancer among black women in the US varies by birthplace
A new study finds substantial variation in the prevalence of triple-negative breast cancer among black women with breast cancer by birthplace in the United States. (2019-06-13)
Carboplatin & paclitaxel chemotherapy alone should remain standard treatment for endometrial cancer
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the primary endpoint of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GOG 0258, which showed that carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy preceded by radiotherapy with concurrent cisplatin, or combined modality therapy, did not significantly increase recurrence-free survival for women with stage 3-4A endometrial cancer when compared to chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel alone. (2019-06-13)
Research finds pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk
In the first study of its kind, LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women's pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in breast milk, which can affect infant growth. (2019-06-13)
New finding: Biomarker indicates tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in men with prostate cancer
Mortality due to prostate cancer is usually related to its likelihood to metastasize, especially to bone. (2019-06-12)
Determining risk of recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer
A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, Ph.D., researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah. (2019-06-12)
A 'one-two punch' to wipe out cancerous ovarian cells
Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have developed a two-step combination therapy to destroy cancer cells. (2019-06-11)
Cancer survivors predicted to number over 22 million by 2030
There were more than 16.9 million Americans with a history of cancer on Jan. (2019-06-11)
Tart cherry shown to decrease joint pain, sore muscles in some breast cancer patients
Tart cherry reduces the musculoskeletal effects of aromatase inhibitors in patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, according to new findings from a clinical trial by researchers at Marshall University Joan C. (2019-06-10)
Unhealthy gut promotes spread of breast cancer, study finds
An unhealthy, inflamed gut causes breast cancer to become much more invasive and spread more quickly to other parts of the body, new research from the University of Virginia Cancer Center suggests. (2019-06-10)
New radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of cancer
A novel class of radiopharmaceuticals has proven effective in non-invasively identifying nearly 30 types of malignant tumors. (2019-06-07)
Visible public health leadership needed to boost vaccine coverage
Public health expert Professor John Ashton is calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels. (2019-06-05)
Listening to music eases pain and other symptoms in patients with breast cancer
A European Journal of Cancer Care study found that listening to music at home reduced the severity of symptoms, pain intensity, and fatigue experienced by patients with breast cancer. (2019-06-05)
DNA nanorobots target HER2-positive breast cancer cells
According to the Mayo Clinic, about 20% of breast cancers make abnormally high levels of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). (2019-06-05)
Physics could answer questions about breast cancer spreading to bones
To fully understand why breast cancer spreads, or metastasizes, you must also consider the how. (2019-06-05)
Researchers study surveillance MRI in breast cancer survivors
The addition of breast MRI to mammography in screening breast cancer survivors for new cancers results in higher cancer detection rates, but also more biopsies that are benign, according to a large study. (2019-06-04)
Zebrafish capture a 'window' on the cancer process
Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first time, that inflammatory cells use weak spots or micro-perforations in the extracellular matrix barrier layer to access skin cancer cells. (2019-06-04)
Suggested benefit in PCV chemoradiotherapy for both IDH-mutant WHO-defined molecular subgroups
A recent, updated predictive analysis of the three WHO-defined molecular subgroups based on isocitrate dehydrogenase 1/2 (IDH) mutation status and 1p/19q co-deletion status represented in the high-risk treatment arms of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-RTOG 9802 indicates that both IDH-mutant sub-groups (IDHmut-noncodel and IDHmut-codel) could benefit from the addition of PCV chemotherapy to radiotherapy treatment. (2019-06-03)
Patients who received PBI without chemotherapy experienced less fatigue, slightly poorer cosmesis
Patient-reported outcome (PRO) data indicates that partial breast irradiation (PBI) is more convenient than whole breast irradiation (WBI) for women with breast cancer who do not receive adjuvant chemotherapy. (2019-06-03)
NRG Oncology trial sets new standard regimen for women with uterine carcinosarcomas
Results from the phase III NRG Oncology clinical trial GOG 0261 comparing paclitaxel plus carboplatin (PC) to paclitaxel plus ifosfamide (PI) in women with stage I-IV, recurrent carcinosarcoma of the uterus or ovary, indicate that the PC combination treatment should be considered a standard of care for this patient population. (2019-06-03)
POLO trial for advanced pancreatic cancer: a new standard of care
Treatment with the drug olaparib significantly reduced the risk of disease progression or death from metastatic pancreatic cancer, according to findings from the recently completed, international, phase-III POLO (Pancreas cancer OLaparib Ongoing) trial. (2019-06-03)
International clinical trial of new drug for men with advanced prostate cancer yields strong result
First results of phase III international clinical study called TITAN, which evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a new drug, apalutamide, to treat advanced prostate cancers. (2019-06-03)
Adding targeted therapy to treatment extends lives of those with metastatic breast cancer
A UCLA-led study has found that using a drug called ribociclib in combination with a common hormone therapy may help premenopausal women with the most common type of breast cancer live longer than if they only receive the hormone therapy. (2019-06-03)
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