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Discovery may lead to precision-based strategy for triple negative breast cancer
A researcher in the Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine, working in collaboration with researchers from the University of Maryland, recently reported several important findings related to triple negative breast cancer and its future treatment in the journal Nature Nanotechnology. (2019-03-21)
Study in mice examines impact of reused cooking oil on breast cancer progression
New study in mice by University of Illinois researchers finds that the compounds in thermally abused cooking oils may trigger genetic, biochemical changes that hasten the progression of late-stage breast cancer, promoting tumor cells' growth and proliferation. (2019-03-21)
Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer
Previous studies have revealed a link between hot tea drinking and risk of esophageal cancer, but until now, no study has examined this association using prospectively and objectively measured tea drinking temperature. (2019-03-20)
Study: Protein linked to cancer growth drives deadly lung disease
A protein associated with cancer growth appears to drive the deadly lung disease known as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, according to new research from Cedars-Sinai. (2019-03-20)
Researchers use radiomics to predict who will benefit from chemotherapy
Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy, according to a new study. (2019-03-20)
Pushing MYC inhibition closer to the clinic
VHIO-born spin-off Peptomyc S.L. has developed and preclinically validated mini-protein MYC inhibitor as effective and tolerable against notoriously difficult-to-treat lung cancer subtype. (2019-03-20)
Precision-targeted liposomes curb triple-negative breast cancer, metastases in mice
A novel precision medicine strategy described in Science Advances offers an intriguing ray of hope for triple-negative breast cancer. (2019-03-20)
Drug used to control cholesterol found effective against cancer-associated cachexia
Experiments with mice suggest that treatment with atorvastatin can attenuate adipose tissue remodeling, leading to rapid weight loss and muscle atrophy. (2019-03-19)
Researchers develop new method to detect cancerous DNA in lung cancer patients' blood
A new method of determining the sequence of molecules in DNA can be used to accurately detect small fragments of cancerous genetic material in blood samples from lung cancer patients, according to new research in Annals of Oncology. (2019-03-19)
Prophylactic cranial irradiation: Improvements for advanced NSCLC
Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI), a technique used to prevent the clinical development of brain metastases, is established as a standard approach for many patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) after initial therapy. (2019-03-18)
The story of GARP: a potential target for cancer immunotherapy
In an article published in the March issue of Cancer Research, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina reveal how the cell surface receptor GARP plays a role in T regulatory cell function and migration to the gut. (2019-03-18)
Researchers predict 1.4 million deaths from all cancers in 2019 in the EU
Death rates from breast cancer are predicted to fall in all European Union (EU) countries in 2019 with the exception of Poland, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (2019-03-18)
Children's noses hold clues to serious lung infections, study shows
Tiny organisms in a child's nose could offer clues to improving the diagnosis and treatment of severe lung infections, research shows. (2019-03-15)
Non-invasive imaging technique valid for identifying small airway disease in lung
Landmark study confirms ability of non-invasive imaging technique to identify early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). (2019-03-14)
A peek into lymph nodes
The vast majority of cancer deaths occur due to the spread of cancer from one organ to another, which can happen either through the blood or the lymphatic system. (2019-03-14)
Study examines use of video-assisted surgery for known, suspected lung cancer in VA
A video-assisted thoracoscopic lung resection is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove part of a lung in patients with known or suspected lung cancer. This study used Veterans Affairs data for about 11,000 veterans who had lung resections from 2002 to 2015 to examine adoption of the procedure. (2019-03-13)
Potential cystic fibrosis treatment uses 'molecular prosthetic' for missing lung protein
An approved drug normally used to treat fungal infections could also do the job of a protein channel that is missing or dysfunctional in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, operating as a prosthesis on the molecular scale, says new research from the University of Illinois and the University of Iowa. (2019-03-13)
Scientists find new approach that shows promise for treating cystic fibrosis
Researchers say a widely-used antifungal drug may hold promise for treating people with cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disorder that causes serious damage to the lungs. (2019-03-13)
ZEB1 throttles therapeutic target, protecting KRAS-mutant lung cancer
A cellular identity switch protects a cancer-promoting genetic pathway from targeted therapy, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported in Science Translational Medicine. (2019-03-13)
Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes
As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new Dartmouth study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that they are more likely to turn to fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes than adult smokers trying to quit who more commonly prefer tobacco flavors, and that the younger population are likely to use multiple e-cigarette flavors at the same time. (2019-03-12)
Breath of fresh air in vasculitis research
A University of Tsukuba-led research team revealed that a single-nucleotide polymorphism in the promoter of the MUC5B gene encoding a mucin 5B confers susceptibility to interstitial lung disease (ILD) in Japanese patients suffering from antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). (2019-03-12)
Starving leukemia cells by targeting amino acids
Eliminating ASCT2 selectively stops the growth of leukemia cells, while having limited effects on healthy blood cells and hematopoetic (blood-forming) stem cells. (2019-03-12)
Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives
Right now, 96 percent of people who screen positive for lung cancer don't actually have a malignant growth. (2019-03-12)
Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute risk is very low at just 2 percent. (2019-03-12)
New 'tracers' improve diagnosis of cancer and may be useful for treatment
Researchers have identified two new nuclear medicine tracers that make it easier to diagnose and potentially treat multiple types of cancer, providing high-quality images with less patient preparation and shorter acquisition times. (2019-03-11)
Imaging technique finds differences between radiation-sensitive and resistant tumors
Researchers have begun pilot clinical trials using an imaging technique called Raman spectroscopy, which offers promise for guided cancer treatment and could spare some patients of the toxic side effects of ineffective radiation therapy. (2019-03-11)
Precision drugs could unmask cancers to immune system and boost effects of immunotherapy
Precision cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors have a previously unknown ability to boost the immune system, and could help many more patients benefit from immunotherapy, a new study reveals. (2019-03-08)
Potential way to improve cancer surgery outcomes by managing nontraditional risk factors
In a study of 142 patients preparing for cancer surgery, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have evidence that psychological or social risk factors such as depression, limited resilience and lack of emergency resources along with standard medical risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes are linked with higher risks of surgical complications. (2019-03-08)
Using precision medicine, researchers discover cause and treatment for specific lung disease
Researchers have identified that dysfunction of a specific immune cell, called B cells, underlies lung disease that affects patients with the rare immunological disorder known as common variable immunodeficiency (CVID). (2019-03-07)
Two for the price of one: Mechanistic insights lead to drug repositioning
A University of Tsukuba-led team confirmed that the binding of the cancer-promoting protein stratifin to phosphorylated SKP1 prevents the formation of a ubiquitinating enzyme complex. (2019-03-07)
Cancer death rate higher for patients with mental health history
Cancer patients who have been hospitalised for mental health problems prior to their cancer diagnosis were 73 percent more likely to die from their cancer compared to those who had never had psychiatric help, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer. (2019-03-06)
Cancer most frequently spreads to the liver; here's why
When cancer spreads to another organ, it most commonly moves to the liver, and now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they know why. (2019-03-06)
Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, Rutgers study finds
American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-03-04)
A new machine learning model can classify lung cancer slides at the pathologist level
Dartmouth researchers have developed a deep neural network to classify lung cancer subtypes on histopathology slides and found that it performed on par with three practicing pathologists. (2019-03-04)
Breast cancer cells rely on pyruvate to expand in new tissues
Most patients who die of breast cancer die of metastasis, the process by which cancer cells spread to other organs of the body. (2019-03-04)
Pumping iron could save your life
Researchers from Osaka University have found that sarcopenia, a condition characterized by decreased skeletal muscle mass, is strongly associated with poor treatment outcomes in lung cancer patients in response to programed death-1 (PD-1)-inhibitor therapy. (2019-03-04)
Cell atlas of the aging lung
Aging promotes lung function decline and increases susceptibility to diseases of the respiratory tract. (2019-02-28)
Shedding light -- literally -- on resistance to radiation therapy
A new Johns Hopkins study offers promise towards someday being able to non-invasively examine changes in cancerous tumors to determine whether they'll respond to radiation treatment, before treatment even begins. (2019-02-28)
New study links electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults
People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn't use tobacco products, according to a study published in Tobacco Control. (2019-02-28)
Liquid biopsy as effective as tissue biopsy for non-small cell lung cancer according to MD Anderson study
A multi-center study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center revealed that a liquid biopsy test called Guardant360®, is comparable to standard tissue biopsies in detection of guideline recommended biomarkers in advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), has a faster turn-around time, and has the potential to support identification of more patients who can be treated with targeted therapy. (2019-02-27)
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