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Lowering pH inside cells may put the brakes on cancer growth
A new study focusing on the environment inside cancer cells may lead to new targeted treatment strategies. (2018-08-16)
Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment, say experts
Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment. (2018-08-12)
Novel blood test predicts kidney cancer risk and survival five years prior to diagnosis
In a new study published in Clinical Cancer Research, investigators explore whether a blood test can detect higher concentrations of KIM-1 in patients who will go on to develop kidney cancer up to five years later. (2018-08-10)
Scientists identify genetic marker for gastric cancer prognosis
Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. (2018-08-09)
Mayo research team identifies genes that increase risk for triple-negative breast cancer
A research team led by Fergus Couch, Ph.D., a geneticist at Mayo Clinic, has identified specific genes associated with an increased risk for developing triple-negative breast cancer. (2018-08-06)
Cannabinoid improves survival rates of mice with pancreatic cancer
Mice with pancreatic cancer that were treated with a naturally occurring constituent of medicinal cannabis alongside chemotherapy, survived almost three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, a new study reports. (2018-07-30)
Complementary medicine for cancer can decrease survival
People who received complementary therapy for curable cancers were more likely to refuse at least one component of their conventional cancer treatment, and were more likely to die as a result, according to researchers from Yale Cancer Center and the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research Center (COPPER) at Yale School of Medicine. (2018-07-19)
Cannabinoids may have a vast array of anti-cancer effects
Previous research has shown that cannabinoids can help lessen side effects of anti-cancer therapies. (2018-07-18)
Study results may lead to improved diagnostics for breast cancer
A study in Molecular Oncology indicates that examining the protein and RNA in leftover materials from routine diagnostic tests for breast cancer may lead to more accurate diagnoses. (2018-07-18)
Study offers strategies to prevent death by suicide in patients with cancer
In addition to focusing on curing or prolonging the life of patients with cancer, it is important to also address mental health aspects of cancer care, especially because there is an elevated incidence of death by suicide in this patient population. (2018-07-18)
Breath tests may allow for earlier detection of pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer carries a very poor prognosis as most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage. (2018-07-18)
New target protein for colon cancer identified
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease. (2018-07-17)
Weight loss surgery may affect the risk of cancer
A new analysis published in the BJS (British Journal of Surgery) indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual's risk of developing cancer. (2018-07-16)
Engineered cancer cells can fight primary and metastatic cancer
A new study leverages the power of gene editing, capitalizing on cancer cells' self-homing ability to take a critical step toward using cancer cells to kill cancer. (2018-07-11)
American Cancer Society outlines blueprint for cancer control in the 21st century
The American Cancer Society is outlining its vision for cancer control in the decades ahead in a series of articles that forms the basis of a national cancer control plan. (2018-07-10)
Extended tamoxifen therapy may increase risk of endometrial cancer
There is clear evidence that extended adjuvant tamoxifen therapy for 10 years reduces local recurrence and improves breast cancer-free survival in women with oestrogen receptor-positive breast cancer. (2018-07-05)
Fluorescent molecules reveal how cancer cells are inhibited
A team of researchers at Lund University in Sweden has developed a fluorescent variant of a molecule that inhibits cancer stem cells. (2018-06-25)
An emerging drug discovery approach to combat cancer
This review paper will cover recent advances in the development of chemotherapeutic agents against several metabolic targets for cancer therapy, including glucose transporters, hexokinase, pyruvate kinase M2, glutaminase, and isocitrate dehydrogenase. (2018-06-21)
Putting the brakes on metastatic cancer
A groundbreaking discovery by University of Alberta researchers has identified previously-unknown therapeutic targets that could be key to preventing the spread of cancer. (2018-06-20)
Researchers identify method to diagnose cancer in patients with early onset diabetes
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology. (2018-06-20)
Mayo Clinic discovers gene mutations linked to pancreatic cancer
Six genes contain mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. (2018-06-19)
Protein analysis may reveal new cancer treatment targets
Researchers have used lab technology called mass spectrometry to study the proteins expressed by human cancer cells. (2018-06-15)
Does cancer increase risk of diabetes?
Developing cancer was associated with increased risk for later diabetes in a nationally representative sample of the Korean general population. (2018-06-07)
'Lipofilling' technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery
Autologous fat transfer, also known as 'lipofilling,' is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient's own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. (2018-06-06)
Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive
Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands according to research published today in the British Journal of Cancer. (2018-06-06)
Mayo Clinic researchers take a step closer to developing a DNA test for liver cancer
A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corporation have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer. (2018-06-05)
Cancer fighting effects of aspirin revealed in bowel tumor study
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have shed light on how taking aspirin can help to stave off bowel cancer. (2018-06-04)
Is exercise associated with lower risk of death for adult survivors of childhood cancer?
Vigorous exercise is associated with reductions in the risk of death among adult survivors of childhood cancer. (2018-06-03)
Study updates global burden of cancer
Population aging and growth largely fueled an increase in cancer cases between 2006 and 2016, and large disparities continue to exist between countries in cancer incidence, deaths and the disease's associated disability. (2018-06-02)
Ovarian cancer statistics, 2018
A new report from the American Cancer Society provides an overview of ovarian cancer occurrence and mortality data. (2018-05-29)
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)
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