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Poor oral health linked to a 75% increase in liver cancer risk, new study finds
Poor oral health is associated with a 75% increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, new research published in UEG Journal has found. (2019-06-17)
Identifying colorectal cancer subtypes could lead to improved treatment decisions
Identifying a metastatic colorectal cancer patient's Consensus Molecular Subtype could help oncologists determine the most effective course of treatment. (2019-06-12)
Determining risk of recurrence in triple-negative breast cancer
A personalized prognosis for patients diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer was the goal of a new study by Katherine Varley, Ph.D., researcher at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and assistant professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah. (2019-06-12)
Cancer survivors predicted to number over 22 million by 2030
There were more than 16.9 million Americans with a history of cancer on Jan. (2019-06-11)
New pathogens in beef and cow's milk products: More research required
In February 2019, the German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) presented findings on new infection pathogens that go by the name of 'Bovine Milk and Meat Factors' (BMMF). (2019-06-11)
Women caught in a pickle by their own immune systems
A team of scientists at Arizona State University is presenting a new hypothesis to explain why there are differences between women and men when it comes to human diseases. (2019-06-11)
Listening to music eases pain and other symptoms in patients with breast cancer
A European Journal of Cancer Care study found that listening to music at home reduced the severity of symptoms, pain intensity, and fatigue experienced by patients with breast cancer. (2019-06-05)
Zebrafish capture a 'window' on the cancer process
Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first time, that inflammatory cells use weak spots or micro-perforations in the extracellular matrix barrier layer to access skin cancer cells. (2019-06-04)
International clinical trial of new drug for men with advanced prostate cancer yields strong result
First results of phase III international clinical study called TITAN, which evaluated the effectiveness and safety of a new drug, apalutamide, to treat advanced prostate cancers. (2019-06-03)
CNIO researchers discover a new way to protect against high-dose radiation damage
Intensive radiotherapy can be toxic in 60% of patients with tumors located in the gastrointestinal cavity. (2019-05-30)
ASCO 2019: Delays lead to late-stage diagosis of young people with colorectal cancer
Median 294 days passed between the first time patients noticed rectal bleeding and the time they were diagnosed. (2019-05-29)
Early onset colorectal cancer rising fastest in the west
Early-onset colorectal cancer -- cancer occurring before age 50 -- is rising most rapidly in Western states, where healthy behaviors are prominent, according to a new study. (2019-05-29)
Using fruit flies to identify new treatment for a colorectal cancer patient
Erdem Bangi and colleagues demonstrate a new approach to developing personalized therapy for a patient with treatment-resistant colorectal cancer: using a fruit fly genetically modified with a patient's own cancer mutations to test candidate treatments. (2019-05-22)
Strawberry tree honey inhibits cell proliferation in colon cancer lines
Spanish and Italian researchers have proven that when honey from strawberry trees, a product typical of Mediterranean areas, is added to colon cancer cells grown in the laboratory, cell proliferation is stopped. (2019-05-20)
Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels
Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-19)
Cancer drugs promote stem cell properties of colorectal cancer
Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) and the Mannheim University Medical Center have now discovered that a certain group of cancer drugs (MEK Inhibitors) activates the cancer-promoting Wnt signalling pathway in colorectal cancer cells. (2019-05-16)
The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Colorectal cancer incidence on the rise among young adults in several high-income countries
The incidence of colon and rectal cancer in adults younger than 50 years has increased substantially over the latest available 10-year period in several high-income countries, going against a decline or stabilisation trend in the incidence of colorectal cancers within the overall populations of high-income countries. (2019-05-16)
Conquering cancer's infamous KRAS mutation
Scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys and PHusis Therapeutics have shown that a compound called PHT-7.3 shrinks KRAS-driven tumors in mice. (2019-05-14)
Rates of long-term opiate use rises in Medicare cancer survivors each year after diagnosis
Using Medicare data, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show for the first time that the rates of long term opiate therapy for older cancer survivors remain high for at least five years in cancer survivors. (2019-05-14)
Whole grain can contribute to health by changing intestinal serotonin production
Adults consuming whole grain rye have lower plasma serotonin levels than people eating low-fibre wheat bread, according to a recent study by the University of Eastern Finland and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). (2019-05-13)
New insights into treatment targets for men with advanced prostate cancers
A study published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Precision Oncology, an American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) journal, outlines findings from the largest-ever prospective genomic analysis of advanced prostate cancer tumors. (2019-05-13)
Cancer screening rates decline when patients see doctors later in day
Decision fatigue and doctors falling behind schedule may lead to lower cancer screening rates, Penn study finds. (2019-05-10)
Diabetes linked to numerous cancers in large Chinese study
A new Journal of Diabetes study from China, which has the highest number of people with diabetes among all countries, found that type 2 diabetes was linked with an elevated risk of 11 types of cancer in men and 13 types of cancer in women. (2019-05-09)
Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)
Inflammatory bowel disease during childhood linked to higher cancer rates and early death
A new Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics study revealed an increased risk of cancer and early death in individuals who developed inflammatory bowel disease-including ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) -- during childhood. (2019-05-09)
The clinical and biological significance of HER2 over-expression in breast ductal carcinoma in situ: A large study from a single institution
Upcoming publication from the British Journal of Cancer, investigating HER2 expression as a predictor of recurrence and development in patients with DCIS. (2019-05-07)
Fitness may affect risk of lung, colorectal cancer and survival likelihood after diagnosis
In a recent CANCER study, adults who were the most fit had the lowest risk of developing lung and colorectal cancer. (2019-05-06)
New review identifies four hallmarks of cancer metastasis
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of Kansas Cancer Center have identified four hallmarks of cancer metastasis -- when cancer has spread to different parts of the body from where it started. (2019-05-03)
DNA test is an effective cervical cancer screening tool for women in low-income countries
Dartmouth researchers have introduced an inexpensive DNA-based test for human papillomavirus (HPV), the cause of cervical cancer, in Honduras. (2019-05-03)
Tumor cells' drug addiction may be their downfall
Work by researchers at the Babraham Institute in partnership with the global biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca shows how cancer cells' acquired resistance to anti-cancer drugs proves fatal once the treatment compound is withdrawn. (2019-05-02)
The mechanism of action of an antitumour drug used for the treatment of gliobla
The antibody mAb806 is used to treat glioblastoma, although its mechanism of action has been unknown until now. (2019-05-02)
Novel vaccine for colorectal cancer shows positive phase I results
The vaccine proves safe in a small sample of human subjects, opening the way for the next phase of testing. (2019-04-25)
Analyzing colon cancer proteins and genes uncovers new potential treatments
Analyzing both the entire set of genes and all the proteins produced by colon cancer tissues from patient samples has revealed a more comprehensive view of the tumor that points at novel cancer biological mechanisms and possible new therapeutic strategies. (2019-04-25)
Blood cancer's Achilles' heel opens door for new treatments
New findings about an aggressive form of leukemia could aid the development of novel drugs to treat the condition. (2019-04-25)
Patients with cancer seen in the emergency department have better outcomes at original hospital
Patients with cancer requiring emergency department care had better outcomes at their original hospital or a cancer centre hospital than at alternative general hospitals, found research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-04-23)
BU, Johnson & Johnson Innovation alliance: Immune system boost could prevent lung cancer
BU, Johnson & Johnson Innovation alliance: why an immune system boost could prevent lung cancer (2019-04-23)
Air pollution poses risks for childhood cancer survivors
Study by Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers finds air pollution significantly increases the risk of hospitalizations for young cancer survivors. (2019-04-23)
Cervical cancer is more aggressive when human papillomavirus is not detected
Cervical cancer negative for the human papillomavirus (HPV) is rare but more aggressive: it is more frequently diagnosed at advanced stages, with more metastasis and reduced survival. (2019-04-17)
Study compares colonoscopy polyp detection rates and endoscopist characteristics
Previous research has suggested that specific factors about the doctor performing colonoscopy -- for example, a gastroenterologist versus a surgeon, female versus male -- were associated with different rates of detection of precancerous polyps. (2019-04-17)
Researchers pinpoint tumor-related protein, slow progression of cancers
A new study in Nature has identified a potential strategy for treating multiple forms of cancerous tumors: targeting a protein that maliciously rewires immune cells and impedes cancer therapies. (2019-04-17)
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