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Overweight before age 40 increases the cancer risk
The risk of cancer increases considerably if you gain weight before the age of 40. (2019-10-11)
Study provides insights on statins' link to lower prostate cancer risk
In a Cancer Medicine study of cancer-free men followed for a median of seven years, statin use was associated with a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. (2019-10-09)
New mechanism fueling brain metastasis discovered at Wistar
Wistar scientists described a novel mechanism through which astrocytes, the most abundant supporting cells in the brain, also promote cancer cell growth and metastasis in the brain. (2019-10-09)
Lymphoma stage at diagnosis may predict when and where new cancer forms
Colorado study shows the stage at which lymphoma is originally diagnosed impacts the types of second cancers that may form after treatment. (2019-10-08)
How the colon prioritizes gas detox over energy use
Smelly farts are one way our bodies manage our well-being. (2019-10-07)
Scientists have identified the presence of cancer-suppressing cells in pancreatic cancer
Researchers have identified cells containing a protein called Meflin that has a role in restraining the progression of pancreatic cancer. (2019-10-07)
Microbiome provides new clues to determining development of colon cancer
Findings showcasing a connection between bacteria in the microbiome and colon cancer, which may be used to screen younger populations at risk, were published in the journal Gastroenterology by researchers from the George Washington University. (2019-10-04)
Cancer data provide insights into occurrence, overdiagnosis, and treatment advances
Investigators analyzed 40 years of cancer burden data and examined patterns of incidence and mortality for various cancers, finding examples for which incidence and mortality moved in concert and examples where discordance in incidence and mortality indicate that overdiagnosis may be at play. (2019-10-02)
Experts advise against routine bowel cancer testing for all over-50s
Routine testing for bowel cancer should not be recommended for everyone aged 50-79 years because, for those at very low risk, the benefit is small and uncertain and there are potential harms, say a panel of international experts in The BMJ today. (2019-10-02)
Revolutionary simple blood tests for diabetic complications, cancer
With a revolutionary new approach that analyzed just a few drops of blood, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators detected earlier and more accurately if diabetic patients had developed life-threatening vascular complications such as heart disease, atherosclerosis and kidney failure. (2019-10-01)
Novel treatment combination for patients with BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer
The triplet combination of the BRAF inhibitor, encorafenib, MEK inhibitor, binimetinib, and EGFR inhibitor, cetuximab, significantly improves overall survival and also increases objective response rates compared with standard of care in patients with BRAF V600E-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer. (2019-09-30)
Liquid biopsy has prognostic role in colorectal cancer and potential for guiding therapy
Liquid biopsy is likely to play an increasing role in identifying patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) who are likely to relapse after surgery, and has potential for optimising treatment for individual patients, according to new research presented at the ESMO Congress 2019. (2019-09-28)
Cancer tumours form surprising connections with healthy brain cells
Anti-epileptic medicine can curb the dangerous communication and possibly be part of future treatment. (2019-09-27)
Using the immune system as a defence against cancer
Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity against cancer resurgence. (2019-09-26)
Study finds potential therapeutic target for prostate cancers with PTEN mutation
PTEN, a tumor suppressor gene mutated in about 20% of prostate cancers, relies on another gene, ARID4B, to function. (2019-09-24)
Strip steak: Bacterial enzyme removes inflammation-causing meat carbohydrates
When we eat red meat, the animal carbohydrate Neu5Gc is incorporated in our tissues, where it generates inflammation. (2019-09-23)
Method discovered to reactivate tumour fighting genes 'silenced' by cancer
Scientists at UCL have developed a method to reactivate 'tumour suppressor' genes, which are switched off by cancer cells -- a finding which could lead to new targeted biotherapies for cancer. (2019-09-23)
Here's proof that bowel cancer screening reduces deaths
New research led by the University of South Australia shows just how effective bowel cancer screening is in helping to reduce the number of bowel cancer deaths by up to 45%. (2019-09-19)
Gene-targeted cancer drugs, slow release overcome resistance
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to address failures in a promising anti-cancer drug, bringing together tools from genome engineering, protein engineering and biomaterials to improve the efficacy, accuracy and longevity of certain cancer therapies. (2019-09-16)
Just bad luck? Cancer patients nominate 'fate' as third most likely cause
What role does fate play when it comes to the 145,000 people diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia and 125,000 people in Vietnam? (2019-09-15)
Gutsy effort to produce comprehensive study of intestinal gases
UNSW Sydney chemical engineers have traced the journey of gases through the gut while further developing a non-invasive, gas-capturing capsule. (2019-09-15)
Patients diagnosed with cancer after skipping appointment more likely to die within a year
Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found. (2019-09-12)
Gene mutation, tissue location, signaling networks drive cancer incidence and severity
Mutated KRAS genes are commonly found in several cancers and not all KRAS mutations in the same organ tissue cause the same disease severity, according to three new studies from researchers at the Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. (2019-09-11)
Some cancer drugs in clinical trials don't work by hitting their targets
Multiple cancer drug candidates in clinical trials kill tumor cells through off-target effects instead of by interacting with their intended molecular targets, according to a new study. (2019-09-11)
UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries
Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-11)
Factors associated with longer wait times in colorectal cancer specialty care referrals
Delay in referral to specialty care for patients who have symptoms of colorectal cancer may lead to poor health outcomes. (2019-09-09)
Study supports germline testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients
Genetic testing for all metastatic breast cancer patients may be an optimal strategy for identifying additional patients with increased risk as well as response to targeted therapies, according to research published in JAMA Oncology. (2019-09-09)
Acute periodontal disease bacteria love colon and dirt microbes
Mythbuster: The idea that bacterial collaborations within microbiomes, like in the mouth, have evolved to be generous and exclusive very much appears to be wrong. (2019-09-09)
More targeted, less toxic: The golden future of cancer treatment
New synthetic molecules are up to 24 times more effective at killing cancer cells than a widely-used cancer drug and they're built with resistance-fighting features to keep them effective over time, unlike current chemotherapies. (2019-09-06)
Eating mushrooms may help lower prostate cancer risk
A new study published in the International Journal of Cancer found an inverse relationship between mushroom consumption and the development of prostate cancer among middle-aged and elderly Japanese men, suggesting that regular mushroom intake might help to prevent prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Obesity and psychosocial well-being among patients with cancer
In a study published in Psycho-Oncology, excess weight was linked with poorer psychosocial health among older adults diagnosed with breast cancer or prostate cancer. (2019-09-05)
Colour-change urine test for cancer shows potential in mouse study
A simple and sensitive urine test developed by Imperial and MIT engineers has produced a colour change in urine to signal growing tumours in mice. (2019-09-03)
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. (2019-09-03)
Genetically manipulating protein level in colon cancer cells can improve chemotherapy
Colorectal cancer outcomes may improve by genetically altering an immune-regulatory protein in cancer cells, making the cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy. (2019-08-26)
Sea snail compound reduces cancer risk
The remarkable ability of a small Australian sea snail to produce a colourful purple compound to protect its eggs is proving even more remarkable for its potential in a new anti-cancer pharmaceutical. (2019-08-26)
Removing cancer's protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments
Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumors, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments, according to a study part funded by Cancer Research UK and published in EBioMedicine today. (2019-08-25)
Study shows frying oil consumption worsened colon cancer and colitis in mice
In their paper published Aug. 23, 2019 in Cancer Prevention Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientists showed that feeding frying oil to mice exaggerated colonic inflammation, enhanced tumor growth and worsened gut leakage, spreading bacteria or toxic bacterial products into the bloodstream. (2019-08-23)
Antibiotics exposure linked to increased colon cancer risk
In an extensive 'data mining' analysis of British medical records, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center conclude that taking even a single course of antibiotics might boost -- albeit slightly -- the risk of developing colon cancer -- but not rectal cancer -- a decade later. (2019-08-21)
Antibiotic use linked to heightened bowel cancer risk
Antibiotic use (pills/capsules) is linked to a heightened risk of bowel (colon) cancer, but a lower risk of rectal cancer, and depends, to some extent, on the type and class of drug prescribed, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. (2019-08-20)
Revealed: How E. coli knows how to cause the worst possible infection
The discovery could one day let doctors prevent the infection by allowing E. coli to pass harmlessly through the body. (2019-08-16)
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