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Babies with brain tumors could benefit from targeted treatment
Brain cancer in infants is biologically distinct from other childhood brain tumors and could be successfully treated with targeted drugs, a new study has shown. (2020-04-01)
Those living in rural areas, uninsured or on Medicaid less likely to receive recommended lung cancer treatment
Keck Medicine of USC study reveals that socioeconomic status disparities cause lung cancer patients who live in rural areas or are uninsured or on Medicaid to miss out on treatment that improves five-year lung cancer survival rate (2020-03-25)
Despite failures, chemo still promising against dangerous childhood brain cancer, DIPG
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows, '... medicine does reach DIPG tissue in good quantities that have the potential to be effective against the tumor,' says lead researcher. (2020-03-25)
Study sheds light on fatty acid's role in 'chemobrain' and multiple sclerosis
Medical experts have always known myelin, the protective coating of nerve cells, to be metabolically inert. (2020-03-23)
Cancer patients over 65, on multiple medicines, are at higher risk of hospitalization
Older patients with prostate, breast, or lung cancer are more likely to be hospitalized after chemotherapy if they take more than five other medicines. (2020-03-20)
Therapeutic HPV vaccine may improve outcomes in advanced cervical cancer
Combining a therapeutic vaccine for human papilloma virus (HPV) with two standard chemotherapy drugs may extend survival in patients with advanced, recurrent cervical cancer, according to a phase 1/2 trial involving 77 patients. (2020-03-18)
Experimental drug combination shows potential for triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center discovered a role for MYCN in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), a particularly aggressive form of the disease, and identified a potential intervention for further clinical investigation. (2020-03-11)
Biomarker tests for decision-making on chemotherapy for breast cancer: No evidence of transferability
Biomarker tests for decision-making on chemotherapy for breast cancer: No evidence of transferability 27.02.2020 The tests assign different women to the group 'low risk of recurrence.' It thus remains unclear who could omit chemotherapy. (2020-03-06)
Chemotherapy after surgery halves risk of rare kidney cancer coming back
Chemotherapy halves the risk of a rare form of kidney cancer coming back after surgery, the largest ever trial conducted in the disease worldwide has found. (2020-03-05)
A new strategy to prevent the most aggressive tumors from generating resistance to chemotherapy
One of the most frequent problems when treating cancer is that the tumors develop resistance to therapies. (2020-02-27)
SWOG study shows genetic effects of pre-surgical chemo in breast cancer
Results from one of the first studies to determine the effects of pre-surgical, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy on the breast cancer genome offer up two key insights. (2020-02-26)
Study shows long-term survival benefit for certain patients with advanced lung cancer
According to the results of a large, global study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers, even a tiny amount of a biomarker known as PD-L1 (programmed death-ligand1) can predict a long-term survival benefit from using pembrolizumab (Keytruda). (2020-02-20)
First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen
Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilized five years later. (2020-02-18)
Intratumoral heterogeneity may be responsible for chemotherapy resistance in patients with small cell lung cancer
A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that chemotherapy results in increased heterogeneity within small cell lung cancer, leading to the evolution of multiple resistance mechanisms. (2020-02-17)
NUS researchers identify novel protein to prevent neuropathy from chemotherapy
A team of researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified a novel protein that would prevent the development of neuropathy, a major side effect of chemotherapy, in cancer patients. (2020-02-17)
CDI laboratory explores pathway to open up blood cancer treatments
The CDI team's findings could ultimately improve cancer treatments for people of advanced age, like that of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (2020-02-14)
What fuels a 'domino effect' in cancer drug resistance?
KAIST researchers have identified mechanisms that relay prior acquired resistance to the first-line chemotherapy to the second-line targeted therapy, fueling a 'domino effect' in cancer drug resistance. (2020-02-11)
'Genetic rewiring' drives cancer's drug resistance
Tiny RNA molecule rewires signalling network in bile duct cancer. (2020-02-11)
Mayo researchers discover way to prime cancer tumors for immunotherapy
A cancer tumor's ability to mutate allows it to escape from chemotherapy and other attempts to kill it. (2020-02-07)
Cancer vaccine could boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy
Supercharging the mutation rate in cancer cells can create a powerful vaccine that is able to boost the effectiveness of immunotherapy, a major new study reports. (2020-02-07)
How hereditary genetic testing results impact breast cancer treatment
Women with early stage breast cancer who test positive for an inherited genetic variant are not always receiving cancer treatment that follows current guidelines, a new study finds. (2020-02-06)
Shift in treatment modalities associated with improved outcomes in uveal melanoma patients with live
New retrospective study indicates that the shift of treatment from systemic chemotherapies to liver-directed therapies provides survival benefits. (2020-02-03)
Less chemotherapy may have more benefit in rectal cancer
GI Cancers Symposium: Colorado study of 48 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy, found that patients receiving lower-than-recommended doses in fact saw their tumors shrink more than patients receiving the full dose. (2020-01-30)
Doctors and immunologists implement a new approach for melanoma treatment
Worldwide, the incidence rates of skin cancer, like other types of cancer, is increasing. (2020-01-27)
Male fertility after chemotherapy: New questions raised
Professor Delbès, who specializes in reproductive toxicology, conducted a pilot study in collaboration with oncologists and fertility specialists from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) on a cohort of 13 patients, all survivors of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma. (2020-01-22)
Improved brain chip for precision medicine
The Akay Lab biomedical research team at the University of Houston is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer chip previously developed in their lab. (2020-01-16)
A solid vaccine for liquid tumors
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a deadly blood cancer that kills most of its victims within five years. (2020-01-14)
Study finds novel molecular therapeutic target for colon cancer
Researchers have found a way to help make chemotherapy more effective in treating colon cancer. (2020-01-13)
Brain tumour research could help future precision medicine
New research on brain tumours could improve patient diagnosis and treatment options as part of a precision medicine approach. (2020-01-07)
Half the amount of chemo prevents testicular cancer from coming back, new trial shows
Testicular cancer can be prevented from coming back using half the amount of chemotherapy that is currently used, a new clinical trial has shown. (2020-01-02)
Closer to identifying leukemic stem cells
Researchers at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute have developed innovative diagnostic trials to identify cells resistant to leukemia treatment. (2020-01-02)
Obesity is a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer
A recent study showed that being overweight or obese was a risk factor for cardiotoxicity in chemotherapy-treated patients with breast cancer, but it did not take into account related cardiac risk factors or other classic risk factors of cardiotoxicity produced by anthracycline and trastuzumab. (2019-12-23)
Affordable Care Act led to improved treatment of colorectal cancer among young adults
An Affordable Care Act provision that allowed young adults to be covered under their parents' insurance led to a shift to earlier-stage diagnosis and more timely receipt of adjuvant chemotherapy among young colorectal cancer patients, according to a new American Cancer Society study. (2019-12-19)
Study finds less-aggressive chemotherapy after initial treatment for metastatic colorectal cancer to be more beneficial
A Mayo Clinic study involving 5,540 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer finds that maintenance chemotherapy after initial treatment is more beneficial for patients whose disease is under control, compared with more aggressive treatment. (2019-12-19)
Antioxidant use during chemotherapy risky for breast cancer patients
Breast cancer patients who take the dietary supplements known as antioxidants, as well as iron, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, during chemotherapy may be at increased risk of disease recurrence and death, according to new study results appearing in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. (2019-12-19)
Cancer therapy may be aided by induced macropinocytosis, a rare form of cell death
In laboratory experiments, a metabolic inhibitor was able to kill a variety of human cancer cells of the skin, breast, lung, cervix and soft tissues through a non-apoptotic route -- catastrophic macropinocytosis. (2019-12-18)
Breast-conserving treatment without surgery not supported at this time
Results from NRG Oncology's BR005 study show that breast-conserving treatment without surgery cannot be recommended, based on the study criteria of clinical complete response, radiological complete response (rCR)/near rCR, and negative tumor bed biopsies. (2019-12-13)
Mitochondria are the 'canary in the coal mine' for cellular stress
Mitochondria, tiny structures present in most cells, are known for their energy-generating machinery. (2019-12-13)
Mayo Clinic researchers present findings at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Dec. (2019-12-13)
Ultrasound blasts potent glioblastoma drug into brain tumor
A potent drug for glioblastoma can't be used in patients. (2019-12-12)
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