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Knowledge of cancer diagnosis may affect survival
In a Psycho-Oncology study of adults in China with lung cancer, patients who knew of their cancer diagnosis generally survived longer than those who did not. (2020-04-08)
What cells does the novel coronavirus attack?
Scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Thorax Clinic at Heidelberg University Hospital have examined samples from non-virus infected patients to determine which cells of the lungs and bronchi are targets for novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) infection. (2020-04-07)
Cancer scientists at Purdue aim to use protein power to stop tumor growth
Purdue University scientists have created a new therapy option that may help halt tumor growth in certain cancers such as prostate, which is among the most common types of cancer in men. (2020-04-07)
Identification of new factors important in maintaining lung function in the elderly
Japanese researchers have found that elderly carriers of a specific DsbA-L gene type are at increased risk for lung function decline. (2020-04-06)
Hereditary mutation that drives aggressive head and neck, and lung cancers in Asians
New research from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore at the National University of Singapore revealed a genetic variant in a gene called MET that is responsible for more aggressive growth of head and neck, and lung cancers in Asian populations. (2020-04-06)
Lung cancer surgery: Better survival probabilities with a higher case volume
In the surgical treatment of lung carcinoma, the more frequent performance of such interventions has a positive effect on treatment results -- the survival probabilities increase. (2020-04-02)
COPD linked to heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked
COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, indicates research published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-04-02)
New sensors could offer early detection of lung tumors
MIT researchers have developed a urine test that can offer early detection of proteins linked to lung cancer. (2020-04-01)
Cancer research, the guardian of the genome has a new ally
They identified a protein that, like a switch, controls the onset of cell death processes in cancer cells, which are regulated by p53, the protein known as 'the guardian of the genome.' The findings will be used to develop more tailored and effective cancer treatments. (2020-03-31)
Cancer treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors may lead to thyroid dysfunction
Thyroid dysfunction following cancer treatment with new treatments called immune checkpoint inhibitors is more common than previously thought, according to research that was accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and will be published in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
New therapeutic strategies proposed for some lung and kidney cancers
New therapeutic strategies proposed for some lung and kidney cancers. (2020-03-30)
Researchers discover potential boost to immunotherapy
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered a pathway that regulates special immune system cells in lung cancer tumors, suppressing them and allowing tumors to grow. (2020-03-30)
Oral apixaban as good as dalteparin for treating cancer-associated clots
For people with cancer, the oral blood thinner apixaban is at least as effective as dalteparin, a low molecular weight heparin given by injection, in preventing a repeat venous thromboembolism (VTE), or blood clot, with no excess in major bleeding events, according to Phase 3 trial results presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Blood test accurately detects over 50 types of cancer, often before symptoms show
Researchers have developed the first blood test that can accurately detect more than 50 types of cancer and identify in which tissue the cancer originated, often before there are any signs of the disease. (2020-03-30)
Blood test detects wide range of cancers, available to at risk individuals in clinical study
In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy, according to an international team of researchers led by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. (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)
Oncotarget Characterization of iPS87, a prostate cancer stem cell-like cell line
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 12 reported outside its natural niche, the cultured prostate cancer stem cells lost their tumor-inducing capability and stem cell marker expression after approximately 8 transfers at a 1:3 split ratio. (2020-03-27)
Moffitt researchers discover novel role of specific histone deacetylase in lung cancer
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center are trying to identify alternative strategies to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). (2020-03-26)
Trastuzumab deruxtecan shows early promise in patients with non-breast/gastric cancers
A HER2-targeted antibody-drug conjugate, fam-trastuzumab deruxtecan-nxki (Enhertu), showed signs of clinical activity in multiple non-breast/non-gastric cancer types, according to results from a phase I study. (2020-03-25)
How tissues harm themselves during wound healing
Researchers from Osaka University discovered that increased expression of Rbm7 in apoptotic tissue cells results in the recruitment of segregated-nucleus-containing atypical monocytes, leading to tissue fibrosis. (2020-03-25)
Lung cancer therapy may improve outcomes of metastatic brain cancer
A medication commonly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread, or metastasized, may have benefits for patients with metastatic brain cancers, suggests a new review and analysis led by researchers at St. (2020-03-25)
Lung cancer trials supported by drug industry stronger
Lung cancer clinical trials supported by the pharmaceutical industry demonstrate no more bias compared to studies funded by other sources, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. (2020-03-25)
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)
Adjusting processing temperature results in better hydrogels for biomedical applications
Biohydrogels have been studied closely for their potential use in biomedical applications, but they often move between sols and gels, depending on their temperature, changes that can pose issues depending on the intended use. (2020-03-24)
Bacterial protein fragment kills lung cells in pulmonary fibrosis, study finds
A bacterial protein fragment instigates lung tissue death in pulmonary fibrosis, a mysterious disease affecting millions of people worldwide, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mie University in Japan. (2020-03-24)
Engineers model mutations causing drug resistance
Whether it is a drug-resistant strain of bacteria, or cancer cells that no longer react to the drugs intended to kill them, diverse mutations make cells resistant to chemicals, and 'second generation' approaches are needed. (2020-03-24)
How personalization and machine learning can improve cancer outreach ROI
The effectiveness of outreach programs varies widely over time and across patients. (2020-03-24)
Wuhan study shows lying face down improves breathing in severe COVID-19
In a new study of patients with severe COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) hospitalized on ventilators, researchers found that lying face down was better for the lungs. (2020-03-24)
Interactions between cancer cells and fibroblasts promote metastasis
In order to colonize other organs and grow into metastases, tumor cells that detach from the parent tumor need to manipulate their new microenvironment and create a 'metastatic niche'. (2020-03-23)
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)
AI may help predict responses to non-small cell lung cancer systemic therapies
Using standard-of-care computed tomography (CT) scans in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers utilized artificial intelligence (AI) to train algorithms to predict tumor sensitivity to three systemic cancer therapies. (2020-03-20)
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)
Oncotarget Early prediction of resistance to tyrosine kinase inhibitors
Oncotarget Volume 11, Issue 11 reported that at clinical progression, 64 EGFR T790M plasma positive patients were subjected to second line-treatment with osimertinib and strictly monitored during the first month of therapy. (2020-03-20)
A protein that helps trap bacteria may contribute to metastasis in breast cancer
The protein peptidyl arginine deiminase 4 (PAD4), which enables some immune cells to trap bacteria, promoted breast cancer metastasis in mice when expressed in cancer cells, according to data published in Molecular Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2020-03-19)
E-cigarette users had substances linked to bladder cancer in urine, review finds
In a review published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers compiled the results of 22 different studies that analyzed the urine of people who used e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, including cigarettes, to check for evidence of cancer-linked compounds or biomarkers of those compounds. (2020-03-19)
Melanoma is killing fewest Americans in decades
Advances in treatment have led to the largest yearly declines in deaths due to melanoma ever recorded for this skin cancer, results of a new study suggest. (2020-03-19)
Certain cancers come with higher risk of serious heart rhythm disorder
People with a history of cancer have an over two-fold risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart rhythm disorder, compared to the general population, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
High levels of iron in the lung linked to increased asthma severity
Iron build-up in the lung cells and tissues is associated with worse asthma symptoms and lower lung function, according to new research published in the European Respiratory Journal. (2020-03-17)
Selective killing of cancer cells by cluttering their waste disposal system
Mixed-charge nanoparticles assemble into crystals and cause the death of thirteen types of cancer lines. (2020-03-16)
UK study highlights importance of spirometry in diagnosing COPD
A UK study of patients participating in low-dose CT lung cancer screening highlights the importance of spirometry (breathing tests) in the assessment of possible chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and demonstrates that over-reliance on radiological changes alone may result in detection of clinically insignificant disease. (2020-03-13)
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