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Three non-invasive methods used to predict who has NASH agree only about 20% of the time
Researchers and clinicians have been trying to find a way to diagnose nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) without taking a liver tissue biopsy, but according to new research, formulas that aim to predict NASH based on risk factors do not agree with each other and their accuracy varies. (2020-03-31)
NIH-funded studies show stents and surgery no better than medication, lifestyle changes at reducing the risk for heart attack
Invasive procedures such as bypass surgery and stenting -- commonly used to treat blocked arteries -- are no better at reducing the risk for heart attack and death in patients with stable ischemic heart disease than medication and lifestyle changes alone. (2020-03-30)
Disasters can affect cervical cancer screening for years
Screening is important for the early detection of cervical cancer, but rates were significantly affected, in some areas for years, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (2020-03-27)
New type of immunotherapy hinders the spread of ovarian cancer
Malignant ovarian cancer is insidious: Known and feared for vague and uncharacteristic symptoms that often mean the disease is discovered so late that on average only four out of six patients are still alive after five years. (2020-03-26)
The YAP signal plays a crucial role in head-and-neck cancer onset
Joint research between Kobe University and National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center has revealed that mice with mutations in the YAP signal pathway develop head-and-neck cancer over an extremely short period of time (world's fastest cancer onset mouse model), indicating that this pathway plays a crucial role in the onset of these cancers. (2020-03-25)
Changes in surface sugarlike molecules help cancer metastasize
Changes in a specific type of sugarlike molecule, or glycan, on the surface of cancer cells help them to spread into other tissues, according to researchers at UC Davis. (2020-03-24)
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers develop new tool for performing cancer liquid biopsies
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide. When caught in its early stages, before metastasis (which is the growth of a secondary tumor separate to the primary site of cancer), it is known that cancer survival rates are higher. (2020-03-23)
Research shows most bird feed contains troublesome weed seeds
Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management suggests there may be one unintended consequence to this popular hobby. (2020-03-20)
Advances in genetic, geospatial techniques aid efforts to fend off invasive insects
In the fight to protect native ecosystems from invasive insects and related arthropod species, promising new tools are arising from rapid advances on a pair of research fronts: genetic analysis and geospatial technology. (2020-03-19)
New contrast agent for early diagnosis of brain metastases
A group of researchers led by Leif Schroeder from the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut fuer Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) have found a way to detect metastases in certain types of cancer in the brain at an early stage, using only minimal amounts of contrast agent. (2020-03-19)
Careless cancer cells may be susceptible to future drugs
Could the ability of cancer cells to quickly alter their genome be used as a weapon against malignant tumors? (2020-03-11)
Researchers identify marker that may predict whether lung cancer likely to spread
Researchers at Tulane University have identified a protein on tumor-derived extracellular vesicles that indicates if a NSCLC tumor is likely to metastasize, according to a new study in Science Advances. (2020-03-11)
World's first minimally invasive tricuspid valve replacement performed in Toronto
The world's first minimally invasive tricuspid valve replacement was performed at St. (2020-03-11)
City of Hope scientists identify first invasive case of rare mold in a cancer patient
City of Hope scientists have found a toxic fungus previously thought to not be infectious in the sinus tissues of a man with refractory acute lymphocytic leukemia. (2020-03-11)
Study reveals rising colorectal cancer rates among young adults
A population-based analysis from England indicates that the incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing rapidly in young adults. (2020-03-10)
Chip for liquid biopsy will help to detect prostate cancer
Researchers of Sechenov University together with their colleagues from Australia used the microfluidics technology to develop a device able to isolate cancer cells from urine of patients with prostate cancer. (2020-03-10)
Prostate cancer 'fingerprint' detected in blood sample
Scientists at UCL have invented a new test to identify the earliest genetic changes of prostate cancer in blood: a process which could allow doctors to see if cancers have spread, monitor tumor behavior and enable better treatment selection. (2020-03-09)
Urine test could reduce unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies
Unnecessary prostate cancer biopsies could be reduced by 60% thanks to new research from the University of East Anglia. (2020-03-09)
Using artificial intelligence to assess ulcerative colitis
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have developed an artificial intelligence system with a deep neural network that can effectively evaluate endoscopic data from patients with ulcerative colitis, which is a type of inflammatory bowel disease, without the need for biopsy collection. (2020-03-05)
Being overweight may raise your risk for advanced prostate cancer
A new study links being overweight in middle age and later adulthood to a greater risk of advanced prostate cancer. (2020-03-04)
It's what's inside that matters: Locking up proteins enables cancer metastasis
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) found that internalizing claudin-1 enables cancer cells to increase cell motility and to metastasize to lymph nodes. (2020-03-03)
Number of cancer cases in Canada will increase in 2020 as population ages
As Canada's population grows and ages, the cancer burden will remain high and even increase in 2020, according to a study on projected cancer rates published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-03-02)
Mayo researchers recommend all women with breast cancer diagnosis under age 66
A study by researchers at Mayo Clinic published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggests that all women with a breast cancer diagnosis under the age of 66 be offered germline genetic testing to determine if they have a gene mutation known to increase the risk of developing other cancers and cancers among blood relatives. (2020-03-02)
Immune cells may improve accuracy of predicting survival in colorectal cancer
The density of immune cells, called tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, when combined with analysis of tumor budding may serve as a method to more accurately predict survival in patients with stage III colon cancer. (2020-03-02)
Researchers announce progress in developing an accurate, noninvasive urine test for prostate cancer
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have made significant progress toward development of a simple, noninvasive liquid biopsy test that detects prostate cancer from RNA and other specific metabolic chemicals in the urine. (2020-02-28)
Roadmap to a win-win against invasive weeds
Researchers at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, have created the world's first framework, to better guide the management of terrestrial invasive species. (2020-02-27)
Abbreviated MRI outperforms 3D mammograms at finding cancer in dense breasts
According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, when screening women at average risk with dense breast tissue, abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected significantly more cancers (almost two and a half times as many) than digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography). (2020-02-25)
Portable 'electronic nose' can accurately pick up esophageal cancer precursor
A portable 'electronic nose' can accurately pick up the precursor condition to food pipe (esophageal) cancer, known as Barrett's esophagus, indicates a proof of principle study, published online in the journal Gut. (2020-02-25)
Valley physicians pioneer groundbreaking technology to help dialysis patients
Phoenix-area kidney specialist Randy Cooper, MD, will present his initial four-year data on a new type of dialysis access called Ellipsys at the upcoming American Society for Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), February 21-23, in Las Vegas. (2020-02-24)
Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad
Extra copies of chromosomes are typical in cancerous tumor cells, but researchers taking a closer look find that some extra copies promote cancer growth while others actually inhibit cancer metastasis. (2020-02-24)
Targeting hibernating breast cancer cells in the lung could reduce secondary cancers
Healthy lung cells support the survival of breast cancer cells, allowing them to hibernate in the lung before forming secondary tumors, according to new research, conducted in mice, from the Crick. (2020-02-24)
Colorectal cancer partner-in-crime identified
A protein that helps colorectal cancer cells spread to other parts of the body could be an effective treatment target. (2020-02-20)
Scientists find many gene 'drivers' of cancer, but warn: Don't ignore 'passengers'
A massive analysis of the entire genomes of 2,658 people with 38 different types of cancer has identified mutations in 179 genes and gene regulators as 'drivers' -- variations in DNA sequences that lead to the development of cancer. (2020-02-20)
Investigating Medicaid expansion's association with insurance status, diagnosis, treatment among patients with cancer
More than 925,000 adults in the National Cancer Database with a new diagnosis of invasive breast, colon or lung cancer were included in this observational study that examined how Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was associated with insurance status, cancer stage at diagnosis and timely treatment. (2020-02-19)
Cancer screening among women prescribed opioids
US women who take prescription opioids are no less likely to receive key cancer screenings when compared to women who are not prescribed opioids. (2020-02-18)
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)
Road salt harmful to native amphibians, new research shows
The combined effects of chemical contamination by road salt and invasive species can harm native amphibians, according to researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York. (2020-02-17)
Pancreatic cancer 'time machine' exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion
A pancreatic cancer 'time machine' engineered by Purdue University researchers has revealed that the disease is even more unpredictable than previously thought: cancer cells promote each other's invasiveness when they grow together. (2020-02-17)
Vitamin E effective, safe for fatty liver in HIV patients
A type of fatty liver disease that commonly affects patients with HIV can be safely treated with vitamin E, a McGill-led study has found. (2020-02-14)
Research reverses the reproductive clock in mice
Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the ageing process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive. (2020-02-12)
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