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Significant association between income and survival after surgery for lung cancer
Patients with low income have a higher risk of death following surgery for lung cancer compared with patients with high income. (2020-07-02)
Popular chemotherapy drug may be less effective in overweight and obese women
Breast cancer patients who are overweight or obese might benefit less from treatment with docetaxel, a common chemotherapy drug, than lean patients, a new study finds. (2020-07-02)
Scientists discover a new mechanism controlling liver cancer development
CNIC scientists have designed an animal model to study the development of liver cancer caused by bile acids. (2020-07-01)
Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
Scientists have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance. (2020-07-01)
Moffitt develops tool to detect patients at high risk for poor lung cancer outcomes
In a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, Moffitt Cancer Center researchers have shown how the use of radiomics can improve lung cancer screening by identifying early stage lung cancer patients who may be at high risk for poorer outcomes, and therefore require aggressive follow-up and/or adjuvant therapy. (2020-07-01)
Discovery of key protein behind cancer relapse and progression can lead to new therapies
Reports show that cancer is the second-highest leading cause of death globally. (2020-06-30)
Glowing dye may aid in eliminating cancer
When a solid cancer is surgically removed, any small piece that is left behind increases the chance of a local recurrence or spread. (2020-06-30)
Yale Cancer Center study validates combination therapy for aggressive endometrial cancer
Yale Cancer Center (YCC) scientists have found that combining the targeted drug trastuzumab with chemotherapy significantly improves survival rates for women with a rare, aggressive form of endometrial cancer. (2020-06-29)
New evidence for how blood clots may form in very ill COVID-19 patients
Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) have been implicated in causing excessive clotting in cancer patients. (2020-06-29)
Side effects of testicular cancer predicted by machine learning
In collaboration with Rigshospitalet, researchers from DTU Health Technology have developed a machine learning model that can predict chemotherapy-associated nephrotoxicity, a particularly significant side effect in patients treated with cisplatin. (2020-06-26)
Rapid genomic profiling of colon cancers can improve therapy selection for patients
A new multicenter study led by researchers from Dartmouth's and Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Norris Cotton Cancer Center show that across different types of cancer centers, results for mutation testing that are critical to therapeutic selection in patients with colorectal cancer can be obtained quickly, accurately and less invasively using a new instrument. (2020-06-26)
Early-onset colorectal cancer study in young adult men reveals 'hotspots' of death in US
A study led by Charles Rogers, PhD, examines a trend of increasing incidence and mortality among young men diagnosed with colorectal cancer. (2020-06-26)
Identified genes that predispose to cancer by impairing the immune system
The study shows that the involvement of certain genes that predispose to cancer also affects the immune system, which could facilitate tumor growth. (2020-06-25)
Racial disparities in surgery rates for esophageal cancer
Black patients with esophageal cancer are less likely to receive life-saving surgery for early-stage disease than white patients. (2020-06-25)
University of Cincinnati research uncovers clues in use of immunotherapy for breast cancer
UC researchers have found a potential new combination therapy for breast cancer that would integrate use of the body's immune system with targeted treatment for a particular protein that advances cancer. (2020-06-24)
Cancer study shows how chemicals cause complex cell mutations
Fresh insights into why some harmful substances are so efficient at causing cancer could aid the quest for better treatments. (2020-06-24)
BU study: High deductible health plans are widening racial health gaps
The growing Black Lives Matter movement has brought more attention to the myriad structures that reinforce racial inequities, in everything from policing to hiring to maternal mortality. (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)
Starved cancer cells became more sensitive to chemotherapy
By preventing sugar uptake, researchers succeeded in increasing the cancer cells' sensitivity to chemotherapeutic treatment. (2020-06-23)
Postoperative atrial fibrillation does not impact on overall survival after esophagectomy
Volume 11, Issue 25 of Oncotarget reported that Administration of landiolol hydrochloride was found to be associated with reduced incidence of atrial fibrillation after esophagectomy for esophageal cancer in our previous randomized controlled trial. (2020-06-23)
Unravelling the circuitry that controls cancer growth and spread
Research led by Queen Mary University of London has revealed novel insights into the molecular circuitry controlling cancer cell growth and spread. (2020-06-23)
Vitamin D may help prevent a common side effect of anti-cancer immunotherapy
New research published in CANCER indicates that taking vitamin D supplements may help prevent a potentially serious side effect of a revolutionary form of anti-cancer therapy. (2020-06-22)
Online program improves insomnia in adolescent and young adult cancer survivors
In a study published today by Pediatric Blood and Cancer, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute show that an online program developed specifically for AYA cancer survivors can significantly alleviate insomnia and improve overall quality of life. (2020-06-22)
Biomarker test highly accurate in detecting early kidney cancer
A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists, say scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (2020-06-22)
Black cancer patients better represented in publicly-funded clinical trials
Black patients are better represented in taxpayer-funded clinical trials testing new cancer treatments compared to trials run by pharmaceutical companies - although black patients are not fully represented in cancer clinical trials, regardless of sponsor. (2020-06-22)
New class of precision medicine strips cancer of its DNA defenses
A new precision medicine targeting cancer's ability to repair its DNA has shown promising results in the first clinical trial of the drug class. (2020-06-22)
Breakthrough discovery to transform prostate cancer treatment
A novel formulation of the prostate cancer drug abiraterone acetate - currently marketed as Zytiga - will dramatically improve the quality of life for people suffering from prostate cancer, as pre-clinical trials by the University of South Australia show the new formulation improves the drug's effectiveness by 40 per cent. (2020-06-20)
Researchers find a new therapeutic target in pancreatic cancer
The development of pancreatic cancer is driven by coexisting mutations in an oncogene involved in controlling cell growth, and in a tumor suppressor gene. (2020-06-18)
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)
Anal cancer's first randomized trial for inoperable disease sets the treatment standard
Results from first randomized trial for inoperable anal cancer suggest that carboplatin-paclitaxel become the standard treatment for these patients. (2020-06-18)
Study shows sedentary behavior independently predicts cancer mortality
In the first study to look at objective measures of sedentary behavior and cancer mortality, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that greater inactivity was independently associated with a higher risk of dying from cancer. (2020-06-18)
New test paves the way for tailored treatment of deadliest form of ovarian cancer
University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have led an international team in developing a new test to better diagnose different types of ovarian cancer, a tool that could one day guide and improve treatment options for women diagnosed with the most common and deadliest form of the disease. (2020-06-17)
Combination biomarker predicts response to immune checkpoint therapy in patients with advanced bladder cancer
A combination of two biomarkers was predictive of improved clinical responses and prolonged survival following treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in patients with advanced bladder cancers. (2020-06-17)
Patient-personalized sequencing pipeline steps up sensitivity of tumor DNA monitoring
A sequencing pipeline that integrates a patient's specific tumor genetic data boosts the sensitivity of tests that detect cancer cell DNA circulating in the blood, according to a newly published study. (2020-06-17)
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)
TERAVOLT registry tracks outcomes among thoracic cancer patients sickened by COVID-19
New data from TERAVOLT, a global consortium that tracks outcomes of people with thoracic cancers affected by COVID-19, offers clues as to why they experienced a high death rate of 33% when the coronavirus swept across Europe. (2020-06-16)
Cancer patients less likely to be prescribed cardioprotective medications
As cancer survivor rates increase with modern treatments, cardiovascular disease (CVD) rates are rising in cancer patients and survivors and CVD has emerged as a leading cause of long-term preventable death in this population. (2020-06-16)
Muscles support a strong immune system
In the fight against cancer or chronic infections, the immune system must be active over long periods of time. (2020-06-15)
Drug with new approach on impeding DNA repair shows promise in first clinical trial
Berzosertib, an ATR-targeting drug, improves progression-free survival in combination with chemotherapy in patients with high-grade serous ovarian cancer. (2020-06-15)
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