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Repurposing FDA-approved drugs can help fight back breast cancer
Screening Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved compounds for their ability to stop cancer growth in the lab led to the finding that the drug flunarizine can slow down the growth of triple-negative breast cancer in an animal model of the disease. (2018-11-16)
Two genomic tests identify groups of patients most likely to benefit from new drugs
New results from a long-running trial to identify which new drugs or combinations of drugs are most effective in which types of breast cancer, show that two genomic tests are bringing the era of truly personalised medicine ever nearer. (2018-11-14)
A new approach to detecting cancer earlier from blood tests: Study
Cancer scientists led by principal investigator Dr. Daniel De Carvalho at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have combined 'liquid biopsy,' epigenetic alterations and machine learning to develop a blood test to detect and classify cancer at its earliest stages. (2018-11-14)
Patients with cancers of the gullet, stomach and bowel respond well to new anti-HER2 drug
An antibody that binds simultaneously to two distinct regions of the HER2 receptor to block the growth of cancer cells has shown promising signs of anti-tumor activity in a number of cancers including those of the gullet (esophagus), stomach and bowel. (2018-11-13)
Defective DNA damage repair leads to chaos in the genome
Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) have now found a cause for the frequent catastrophic events in the genetic material of cancer cells that have only been known for a few years: If an important DNA repair system of the cells has failed, this promotes fragmentation and defective assembly of the genetic material. (2018-11-12)
Spread of deadly eye cancer halted in cells and animals
By comparing genetic sequences in the eye tumors of children whose cancers spread with tumors that didn't spread, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a domino effect in cells is responsible for the cancer spreading. (2018-11-12)
A novel strategy to potentially reduce breast cancer bone metastasis
Uncovering a novel mechanism that promotes growth of breast cancer bone metastasis has revealed a potential Achilles' heel for these cancer cells. (2018-11-12)
Which outreach method encourages patients overdue for cancer screening to get tested?
Phone calls are more effective reminders for patients to book cancer screening appointments than mailed letters but are also more costly, suggests a new study from St. (2018-11-12)
Cancer stem cells get energy from protein, and it's proving to be their Achilles' heel
CU Cancer Center study shows that cancer stem cells switch from metabolizing sugar to metabolizing protein. (2018-11-12)
Drug matched to patients according to tumour gene testing shows signs of being effective
Treatment with capivasertib, a drug designed to work against a particular gene mutation found in some tumours, shows signs of being effective in a trial of 35 patients presented at the 30th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics in Dublin, Ireland. (2018-11-12)
Hidden estrogen receptors in the breast epithelium
EPFL scientists have uncovered that next to estrogen receptor positive and negative there are cells with very low amounts of the receptor protein. (2018-11-09)
What do metastatic cancer cells have in common with sharks?
IBS-CSLM researchers in collaboration with researchers from several international institutes in the US, the Netherlands, and Poland have reported that when cancer cells become invasive (metastatic), they start behaving in 'predatory' ways. (2018-11-08)
Breast screening linked to 60 per cent lower risk of breast cancer death in first 10 years
Women who take part in breast screening have a significantly greater benefit from treatments than those who are not screened, according to a study of more than 50,000 women. (2018-11-08)
Researchers have unlocked secrets about engineered protein receptor, CAR
Three USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers -- Assistant Professor Stacey Finley, Professor Pin Wang and Assistant Professor Nick Graham -- have just published a paper in 'Biophysical Journal' that sheds light on Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, information that could one day result in better cancer therapies with fewer side effects. (2018-11-07)
Will tarloxotinib finally break the HER2 barrier in lung cancer?
By pairing a potent HER2/EGFR inhibitor with a targeting mechanism specific to tumors, researchers show that tarloxotinib is far more active against HER2 lung cancer cell lines than even the most successful existing HER2/EGFR inhibitors. (2018-11-07)
Radiotherapy is 'undervalued' and 'needs greater investment' say experts
Radiotherapy is 'undervalued' and 'needs greater investment' according to a new report published today commissioned by the Marie Curie Legacy Campaign -- an initiative of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO) and the ESTRO Cancer Foundation (ECF). (2018-11-06)
Open source machine learning tool could help choose cancer drugs
Using machine learning techniques, a new open source decision support tool could help clinicians choose cancer therapy drugs by analyzing RNA expression tied to information about patient outcomes with specific drugs. (2018-11-06)
Study findings show promise in preventing heart disease in cancer survivors
A new study by Washington State University researchers suggests that a protein called CDK2 plays a critical role in heart damage caused by doxorubicin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. (2018-11-06)
Phobic anxiety is linked to sexuality issues in women who are breast cancer survivors
A University of Cordoba research project reveals that mental well-being is a determining factor in sexual dysfunction in women affected by this kind of cancer. (2018-11-05)
Breast cancer cells become invasive by changing their identity
Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells. (2018-11-05)
Study: At-risk mothers receive less support, information on breastfeeding
University of Illinois postdoctoral research associate Carolyn Sutter found in a recent study that women who are at greater risk of breastfeeding cessation -- including single mothers, those with less education and mothers enrolled in the WIC program -- may have less access to resources that could provide helpful information and assistance. (2018-11-05)
A prognostic model may predict survival in African-American women with breast cancer
A prognostic model developed using a machine learning approach could identify African-American breast cancer patients with increased risk of death. (2018-11-02)
Coverage of hormonal breast cancer therapies increased in states that expanded Medicaid
An evaluation of breast cancer patients enrolled in Medicaid showed that states that expanded Medicaid during 2011 to 2017 had a 27 percent increase in prescriptions for hormonal therapy medications compared to states that did not expand Medicaid during the same period. (2018-11-02)
Cold therapy offers promising prevention against taxane-induced dermatologic events
Researchers at the George Washington University found skin cooling methods may be the best preventative intervention against taxane-based chemotherapy side effects. (2018-10-31)
CNIO finds the origin of a type of thrombocytopenia caused by an oncogene
This work has allowed to understand, through the study of MASTL protein, the molecular origin of inherited thrombocytopenia in some patients and to successfully explore therapeutic options on a mouse model. (2018-10-31)
Bigger brains associated with greater cancer risk
For the first time -- in Norway and internationally -- researchers have looked at the direct correlation between brain size and cancer risk in adults. (2018-10-30)
UC researchers developing test for early breast lesions
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) are investigating a molecular diagnostic test to determine whether, after biopsy, someone is at high or low risk for actually developing malignant breast cancer. (2018-10-30)
Rose geranium oil may ease common painful nasal symptoms linked to cancer treatment
Rose geranium oil may help to ease the symptoms of a common and painful nasal condition that is linked to cancer drug treatment, indicate the results of a small observational study, published online in the journal BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. (2018-10-30)
Breast milk, formula nurture similarities, differences in gut microbes
Baby formula is designed to mimic human breast milk as closely as possible. (2018-10-29)
Hormone-blocking injections reduce early menopause from breast cancer treatment
Final results of SWOG Cancer Research Network's groundbreaking international Prevention of Early Menopause Study (POEMS) clinical trial are in, and they show continued evidence that women who get injections of the hormone drug goserelin along with standard breast cancer chemotherapy are more likely to become pregnant - without developing negative side effects or shortening their lives. (2018-10-29)
Radiation therapy cuts low risk of recurrence by nearly 3/4 for patients with 'good risk'
A subset of patients with low-risk breast cancer is highly unlikely to see cancer return following breast conservation surgery but can lower that risk even further with radiation therapy, finds a new long-term clinical trial report. (2018-10-29)
Long-term side effects similarly low for weekly, conventional breast radiation, trial finds
In a 10-year study of women who received radiation therapy to treat early-stage breast cancer, those receiving fewer, larger individual doses experienced similarly low rates of late-onset side effects as those undergoing conventional radiation therapy. (2018-10-29)
Genetic profiling may inform breast cancer risk in young childhood cancer survivors
A combined evaluation of common variants with small effects and rare predisposing mutations among young female childhood cancer survivors may further stratify this high-risk population for subsequent breast cancer risk. (2018-10-26)
Small risks may have big impact on breast cancer odds of childhood cancer survivors
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists found that the combined effect of common genetic variations can dramatically increase risk of breast cancer for female pediatric cancer survivors. (2018-10-26)
Bioactive novel compounds from endangered tropical plant species
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University has isolated 17 secondary metabolites, including three novel compounds from the valuable endangered tropical plant species Alangium longiflorum. (2018-10-26)
Survey: Few women told by doctor that breastfeeding can reduce cancer risk
With many infant formulas on the market promising the same benefits as breast milk, more women may forgo breastfeeding. (2018-10-25)
Clues to the link between obesity and liver cancer-and identification of a new risk group
New research has found a previously overlooked group of obese people may be at risk of developing deadly liver cancer. (2018-10-25)
How sleeping mammary stem cells are awakened in puberty
Australian researchers have discovered how the growth of milk-producing mammary glands is triggered during puberty. (2018-10-25)
Head and neck cancer survivors at increased risk of suicide
Despite improved survival rates among cancer patients, the risk of death by suicide remains high, especially among those treated for head and neck cancers. (2018-10-25)
Mapping the chromatin landscape of human cancer
By mapping the largely uncharted chromatin landscape of primary human cancers, researchers have revealed new insights into the regulation of different cancer-related genes. (2018-10-25)
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