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Even smokers may benefit from targeted lung cancer treatments
No matter a patient's smoking history, when a targetable genetic alteration is present, matching the alteration with the appropriate targeted therapy is associated with a survival benefit of 1.5 years. (2017-12-13)
Cancer-causing mutation suppresses immune system around tumours
A new study shows that mutations in 'Ras' genes, which drive 25 percent of human cancers by causing tumour cells to grow, multiply and spread, can also protect cancer cells from the immune system. (2017-12-12)
ECOG-ACRIN discovers a simple blood test may predict recurrence of breast cancer
Late recurrence five+ years after surgery accounts for at least half of all breast cancer recurrences. (2017-12-08)
NUS researchers uncover novel pathway to suppress virus-induced cancers
Researchers at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have identified a novel molecular pathway by which a tumour suppressor, TIP60, inhibits the growth of cancer cells. (2017-12-06)
Study shows lower lung cancer rates in communities with strong smoke-free laws
Researchers at the University of Kentucky studied the correlation between communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws and the number of new lung cancer diagnoses. (2017-11-29)
How common are new cancers in cancer survivors?
One quarter of adults 65 or older and 11 percent of younger patients diagnosed with cancer from 2009 to 2013 had a prior cancer history. (2017-11-22)
Why are minorities underrepresented in genetic cancer studies?
Socio-cultural and clinical factors as well as healthcare processes were important drivers of a woman's willingness to provide saliva specimens for future cancer research. (2017-11-16)
Type 2 diabetes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer in black women
African American women with type 2 diabetes (often referred to as adult-onset diabetes) are at a greater risk for developing breast cancer. (2017-11-15)
Tapeworm drug fights prostate cancer
A medicine against parasites contains a substance that kills prostate and colon cancer. (2017-11-15)
Dresden scientists develop a sensor for the most important human cancer gene
The molecular smoke detector works like a TP53 sensor, which monitors the correct function of the gene. (2017-11-14)
Dietary isoflavones linked to increased risk of advanced prostate cancer
Dietary intake of isoflavones was linked with an elevated risk of advanced prostate cancer in a recent International Journal of Cancer study. (2017-11-08)
Experts call for virtual European cancer institute/infrastructure
A new article that addresses the challenges of cancer proposes combining innovative prevention and treatment strategies in a state-of-the-art virtual European Cancer Institute/Infrastructure that promotes sharing of the highest standards of practices and big data among countries and centers across Europe and beyond. (2017-10-31)
Air pollution is associated with cancer mortality beyond lung cancer
A large scale epidemiological study associates some air pollutants with kidney, bladder and colorectal cancer death. (2017-10-31)
Pregnancy poses no greater risk to breast cancer survivors
A recent study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicates that pregnancy does not incur a greater risk of relapse for survivors of breast cancer. (2017-10-26)
Three new lung cancer genetic biomarkers are identified in Dartmouth study
SNPs (single-nucleotide polymorphisms) are variations in our DNA that determine our susceptibility to developing some diseases. (2017-10-26)
Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammation
A study by UC San Diego biologists uncovered a new mechanism linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. (2017-10-19)
Workers at smaller companies less likely to be screened for cancer
A new study by American Cancer Society investigators finds workers at organizations with fewer than 25 employees are less likely to have been screened for three cancers, as were people working in certain occupations. (2017-10-12)
A new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer
IDIBELL-ICO scientists identify a new genetic marker accounts for up to 1.4 percent of cases of hereditary colon cancer. (2017-10-10)
Androgen receptor targeted imaging of prostate cancer as future modality for diagnosis
Future direction in prostate cancer imaging involves the development of androgen receptor based imaging using nonsteroidal antiandrogen agent for early diagnosis of prostate cancer. (2017-10-06)
Global burden of disease study focuses on liver cancer
A new article published by JAMA Oncology reports the results of the Global Burden of Disease 2015 study on primary liver cancer incidence, death and years of healthy life lost in 195 countries or territories from 1990 to 2015. (2017-10-05)
Plant substance inhibits cancer stem cells
Lab experiments show that the chemical compound damsin found in the plant Ambrosia arborescens inhibits the growth and spread of cancer stem cells. (2017-09-27)
Treatment of heart attack patients depends on history of cancer
Treatment of heart attack patients depends on their history of cancer, according to research published today in European Heart Journal: Acute Cardiovascular Care. (2017-09-20)
New study offers novel treatment strategy for patients with colon cancer
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. (2017-09-20)
NUS scientists combine antimalarial drug with light sensitive molecules for promising treatment of cancer
NUS scientists discovered that a combination of artemisinin, which is a potent anti-malarial drug, and aminolaevulinic acid, which is a photosensitizer, could kill colorectal cancer cells and suppress tumor growth more effectively than administering artemisinin alone. (2017-09-18)
Cancer patients receive less support to quit smoking than patients with heart disease
This research appears in the September/October 2017 Annals of Family Medicine. (2017-09-12)
Do cancer and its treatment affect later pregnancy outcomes?
An International Journal of Cancer study found that female survivors of certain types of cancer have higher risks of poor outcomes in pregnancies conceived after diagnosis than women without cancer. (2017-09-12)
Researchers identify possible new target in fight against lung cancer
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have identified a molecule called miR-124 in non-small cell lung cancer cells that plays a regulatory role in the cancer cells' fate -- determining whether or not the specific subtype of cancer cell will undergo programmed cell death. (2017-09-12)
Helping cancer survivors return to work
A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of published studies indicates that there are various employer-related factors that can help or hinder cancer survivors as they attempt to go back to work. (2017-09-07)
Recurrence of prostate cancer could be reduced thanks to exciting new discovery
Groundbreaking research could reduce the recurrence of prostate cancer in males, a new study in the journal Nature Communications reports. (2017-09-04)
New Zealand researchers makes 'natural born killer' cell discovery
An unexpected role for a white blood cell called the Natural Killer (NK) cell -- a critical cell for ridding the body of infection and cancer, has been discovered by researchers t New Zealand's University of Otago. (2017-08-31)
Researchers discover new immunotherapy combination effective at killing cancer cells
Researchers at the University of Calgary recently discovered an immunotherapy that uses existing cancer drugs in a whole new way. (2017-08-29)
Many young cancer patients do not receive adequate fertility information and support
All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. (2017-08-21)
Many women diagnosed with cancer have sexual health concerns
A new review published in the European Journal of Cancer Care indicates that, in women diagnosed with cancer, concerns pertaining to sexual health are diverse, multiple, and pervade all types and stages of cancer. (2017-08-11)
Using alternative medicine only for cancer linked to lower survival rate
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death, according to researchers from the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center. (2017-08-10)
Increased endometrial cancer rates found in women with high levels of cadmium
Through a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium -- a metal commonly found in foods such as kidneys, liver and shellfish as well as tobacco -- also had an increased risk of endometrial cancer. (2017-08-09)
New study discovers 'killer peptide' that helps eliminate resistant cancer cells
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a 'killer peptide' that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells. (2017-08-08)
Mutation in prostate tumors shown to change epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA
Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50 percent of patient tumor samples. (2017-08-07)
Mutation in prostate tumors shown to change epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA
Prostate cancer researchers have mapped the impact of an acquired mutation that alters epigenetic identity, the make-up of DNA, in about 50 percent of patient tumor samples. (2017-08-07)
Blocking the back-door that cancer cells use to escape death by radiotherapy
A natural healing mechanism of the body may be reducing the efficiency of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients, according to a new study. (2017-07-27)
Genetic predisposition to breast cancer due to non-brca mutations in ashkenazi Jewish women
Genetic mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2 increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer in Ashkenazi Jewish women. (2017-07-20)
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