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Distinguishing fatal prostate cancer from 'manageable' cancer now possible
Scientists at the University of York have found a way of distinguishing between fatal prostate cancer and manageable cancer, which could reduce unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy. (2018-10-18)
Larger families reduce cancer risk
Families with many children have a lower risk of cancer. (2018-10-10)
New study shows promise for targeting breast cancer metastasis
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as collagen XIII could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. (2018-10-08)
New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a solution in the form of a cancer vaccine platform for improving the efficacy of oncolytic viruses used in cancer treatment. (2018-10-05)
ALS drug may help treat prostate cancer
Researchers have discovered a new use for an old drug as a potential treatment for prostate cancer. (2018-10-03)
Analysis of published studies links processed meat consumption to breast cancer risk
Studies on red and processed meat consumption with breast cancer risk have generated inconsistent results. (2018-10-02)
Eight of 10 people with cancer risk genes don't know it
Genomic screening of more than 50,000 people shows that more than 80 percent of those who carry an identifiable genetic risk for breast, ovarian, prostate, and pancreatic cancer don't know it despite frequent interaction with the healthcare system. (2018-09-21)
New micro-platform reveals cancer cells' natural behavior
A new cell culture platform allows researchers to observe never-before-seen behaviors of live cancer cells under the microscope, leading to explanations of long-known cancer characteristics. (2018-09-19)
New blood test detects early stage pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic cancer is currently very difficult to detect while it is still resectable. (2018-09-17)
Drug for pancreatic cancer developed by college of pharmacy researchers
University of Houston researchers have developed a new medicine that can inhibit two of the major pathways of pancreatic cancer. (2018-09-11)
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)
First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments
Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows. (2018-08-13)
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)
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