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Surgery benefits older women with breast cancer
In a BJS (British Journal of Surgery) analysis of 18,730 older patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer in the UK, the risk of dying from breast cancer was greater in patients treated with primary endocrine therapy than in those who received surgery. (2018-05-23)
Lifestyle counseling program may reduce risk of certain cancers
A five-year healthy lifestyle counseling program for adult men was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancers related to overweight, diet, and smoking over 25 years. (2018-05-23)
Study examines treatment options for women with recurrent ovarian cancer
New research indicates that for women with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer whose cancer has relapsed after surgery, a second surgery is worth considering. (2018-05-23)
Studies examine effect of testing frequency after treatment, surgery for colorectal cancer
Two studies and a related editorial examined the effect of more or less frequent follow-up testing after treatment or surgery for colorectal cancer. (2018-05-22)
Colon cancer -- Targeting tumor cell plasticity
Cell type switch helps colon cancer evade treatment, a study suggests. (2018-05-16)
Reducing cholesterol could enhance T-cell cancer immunotherapy
Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated for the first time that lowering blood cholesterol levels could enhance the success of a specific type of T-cell immunotherapy in fighting cancer. (2018-05-16)
Many patients with rectal cancer may not need chemoradiotherapy
It's unclear whether all patients with advanced rectal cancer need chemoradiotherapy, or whether some can forego the treatment and therefore be spared its side effects. (2018-05-11)
Study paves the way for better treatment of prostate cancer
A new study published today has found a way to identify men with locally advanced prostate cancer who are less likely to respond well to radiotherapy. (2018-05-10)
Study may help explain racial disparities in prostate cancer
New research published in Molecular Oncology may help explain why African American men are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and a higher risk of dying from the disease compared with European American men. (2018-05-09)
Distress in men following prostate cancer can be reduced
A new web-based support program will help reduce the psychological stress that impacts men who are recovering from prostate cancer. (2018-05-01)
Disparities found in lung cancer care, survival in US versus England
Despite steady declines in death rates in recent years, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths in wealthy countries. (2018-05-01)
Patients in major prostate cancer study older, sicker than average patient population
Researchers at Henry Ford Hospital compared the patient population of a major US prostate cancer study with patients found in three US cancer databases, ultimately finding the patients of the study to be inconsistent with the average prostate cancer patient. (2018-04-24)
Study examines sperm production in men with testicular cancer
In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm. (2018-04-19)
Scientists find some human cancers to be 'evolutionary accidents'
New research, published in Biological Reviews and conducted by researchers from the University of Liverpool and Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde (Brasília, Brazil) has found some type of cancers unique to humans may be a result of evolutionary accidents. (2018-04-17)
A new, streamlined approach to diagnosing and treating bowel cancer
Researchers at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide have discovered a faster, more cost-effective way to determine which DNA mutations cause human bowel cancer. (2018-04-17)
When prostate cancer reaches bone, bone cells may drive overall growth of the disease
When prostate cancer metastasizes to bone, it can become especially dangerous. (2018-04-16)
To starve pancreatic tumors, researchers seek to block 'self-eating,' other fuel sources
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers and their collaborators are reporting preclinical findings for a potential two-treatment strategy to block multiple mechanisms of cancer cell metabolism in pancreatic cancer at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in Chicago. (2018-04-13)
Training the immune system to fight ovarian cancer
A personalized cancer vaccine safely and successfully boosted immune responses and increased survival rates in patients with ovarian cancer, according to results from a pilot clinical trial. (2018-04-11)
Ludwig scientists share new cancer research findings at 2018 AACR Annual Meeting
Ludwig Cancer Research released today the full scope of findings to be presented by Ludwig researchers at this year's American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., April 14-18, 2018. (2018-04-11)
Breast cancer detected in transmen undergoing mastectomy
The number of transmen seeking gender-confirming surgery has risen in the past decade. (2018-04-05)
New receptor genes turn T-cells into powerful liver cancer foes
Mouse genes that make human T cells powerful at fighting liver cancer could one day help patients do the same, scientists report. (2018-04-03)
Researchers find new trigger for onset of colon cancer, which may lead to better therapies
A new function of a colon cancer gene has been found to bring several activators of this disease to a halt. (2018-04-02)
New colon cancer finding could lead to earlier diagnosis -- and better outcomes
For many years, physicians have puzzled over why people with 'clean' colonoscopies went on to develop colon cancer. (2018-03-28)
More than 2,500 cancer cases a week could be avoided
More than 135,500 cases of cancer a year in the UK could be prevented through lifestyle changes, according to new figures from a Cancer Research UK landmark study. (2018-03-22)
US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation statement on behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends behavioral counseling to help reduce the risk of skin cancer from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in persons ages 6 months to 24 years with fair skin types. (2018-03-20)
Risk of a second breast cancer can be better quantified in women carrying a BRCA mutation
The risk of a second breast cancer in patients with high-risk BRCA gene mutations can be more precisely predicted by testing for several other genetic variants, each of which are known to have a small impact on breast cancer risk. (2018-03-20)
Prognostic role of elevated mir-24-3p in breast cancer
Using nanostring and RNA-sequencing technologies researchers from the NYU School of Medicine, the Perlmutter Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School identified mi R-24-3p as a potential novel marker of breast cancer metastases in breast cancer. (2018-03-01)
Familial breast cancer not only inherited genetically, finds new study
Doctors will be better able to predict breast cancer risk thanks to pioneering work led by University of Melbourne researchers, who have identified heritable but non-genetic markers for breast cancer susceptibility. (2018-02-28)
Effective pediatric cancer treatment is possible in the midst of a refugee crisis
Six years into Lebanon's refugee crisis, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon at the American University of Beirut Medical Center offer a blueprint for effective childhood cancer treatment during turmoil. (2018-02-28)
Screening for ovarian cancer not recommended
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women without symptoms and who are not known to be at high risk (such as those who have certain hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk for ovarian cancer). (2018-02-13)
Molecular 'magnets' could improve cancer immunotherapy
Chemicals that attract specialised immune cells toward tumours could be used to develop better immunotherapies for cancer patients, according to new research published in Cell. (2018-02-08)
Study reveals substantial impact of chronic diseases on cancer risk
Several common chronic diseases together account for more than a fifth of new cancer cases and more than a third of cancer deaths, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2018-01-31)
Research test identifies BRCA2 gene mutations that lead to breast, ovarian cancers
A new test developed by researchers at Mayo Clinic shows which mutations in the BRCA2 gene make women susceptible to developing breast or ovarian cancers. (2018-01-25)
Starving cancer cells of sugar -- does it work?
Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School and collaborators from Austria have demonstrated for the first time a novel cell death pathway that describes how depletion of sugar causes cancer cell death. (2018-01-25)
Researchers find link between breast cancer and two gene mutations
Individuals with Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that has long been known to carry dramatically increased risk of colorectal cancer and uterine cancer, now also have an increased risk of breast cancer. (2018-01-19)
CancerSEEK: Generalized screening for multiple cancer types
Researchers have developed a noninvasive blood test based on combined analysis of DNA and proteins that may allow earlier detection of eight common cancer types. (2018-01-18)
Review examines the pros and cons of surgery to reduce the risk of cancer
Genetic testing is commonplace for many inheritable cancer syndromes, and with that comes the knowledge of being a gene carrier for some patients. (2018-01-17)
Math can predict how cancer cells evolve
Applied mathematics can be a powerful tool in helping predict the genesis and evolution of different types of cancers, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. (2018-01-16)
New research improves our understanding of cancer cell regulation
New research measures how changes in kinase activity can influence the growth, development and regulation of cancer cells. (2018-01-10)
With these special bacteria, a broccoli a day can keep the cancer doctor away
NUS Medicine researchers have engineered bacteria that specifically targets colorectal cancer cells and converts a substance in some vegetables into an anticancer agent. (2018-01-10)
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