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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)
GW Cancer Center receives $100,000 from Avon Foundation for Patient Navigator
Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity, accepted a check from the Avon Foundation at the annual walk in Washington, DC. (2017-07-19)
Cannibal cells may limit cancer growth
New research led by scientists at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge reveals a link between cell cannibalism and cancer biology. (2017-07-11)
Marker may improve lung cancer screening and detection
Investigators have found a new marker that might be used for diagnosing a common form of lung cancer, especially at late stages. (2017-07-07)
Bowel cancer diagnosis delayed by other illness
A new study revealed that additional serious long-term health conditions, such as heart disease, can push a bowel cancer diagnosis back by up to twenty six days. (2017-07-05)
Depression linked to physical health decline in cancer caregivers
A new report finds that symptoms of depression are the only significant predictor of caregivers' physical health decline. (2017-06-29)
Age-specific overall risk of breast, ovarian cancer among women with BRCA1/2 genetic mutations
Researchers conducted an analysis that included nearly 10,000 women with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutations to estimate the age-specific risk of breast or ovarian cancer for women with these mutations, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-06-20)
Report looks at liver cancer, fastest-growing cause of cancer deaths in US
A new report provides an overview of incidence, mortality, and survival rates and trends for liver cancer, a cancer for which death rates have doubled in the United States since the mid-1980s (2017-06-08)
How have HPV vaccines affected cervical cancer screening?
A new review looks at cervical cancer screening in the era of HPV vaccination. (2017-06-07)
Particulate air pollution linked to poor survival in liver cancer patients
In a recent study, exposure to particulate air pollution after being diagnosed with liver cancer was significantly associated with an increased risk of premature death. (2017-06-07)
Effect of treatment trials on survival of patients with cancer in US population
Joseph M. Unger, Ph.D., M.S., of the SWOG Statistical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Wash., and coauthors examined how the National Cancer Institute-sponsored network of cooperative cancer research groups has benefited patients with cancer in the general population. (2017-06-05)
Designer viruses stimulate the immune system to fight cancer
Swiss scientists from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and the University of Basel have created artificial viruses that can be used to target cancer. (2017-05-26)
Raised blood platelet levels 'strong predictor' of cancer
Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study. (2017-05-22)
Overweight boys at greater risk of colon cancer as adults, but losing weight may modify risk
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Porto, Portugal (May 17-20) suggests that overweight boys may be at greater risk of colon (bowel) cancer when they grow up than their slimmer friends. (2017-05-19)
Heart failure is as 'malignant' as some common cancers
A new analysis finds that, despite advances in care, men and women with a diagnosis of heart failure continue to have worse survival rates than patients with certain common cancers. (2017-05-04)
New method for early screening of colorectal cancer
A highly sensitive method that can detect even the earlier stages of colorectal cancer has been developed by researchers in Japan. (2017-04-25)
Delay in colonoscopy following positive screening test associated with increased risk of colorectal
Among patients with a positive fecal immunochemical test result, compared with follow-up colonoscopy at eight to 30 days, follow-up after 10 months was associated with a higher risk of colorectal cancer and more advanced-stage disease at the time of diagnosis, according to a study published by JAMA. (2017-04-25)
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