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Even light alcohol consumption linked to higher cancer risk in Japan
In a new Cancer study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks. (2019-12-09)
Reducing the side-effects of prostate hormone therapy with exercise
A prescription of short-term exercise for patients with advanced prostate cancer could help to reduce the side-effects of hormone therapy, according to new research. (2019-12-09)
Recruitment of miR-8080 by luteolin inhibits AR-V7 in castration-resistant prostate cancer
Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) have a poor clinical response to drugs for CRPC, including enzalutamide. (2019-12-05)
UConn researchers draw an evolutionary connection between pregnancy and cancer metastasis
Pregnancy might hold the key to understanding how cancer metastasizes in various mammals -- including humans, according to UConn and Yale researchers. (2019-12-05)
Does weight loss surgery affect colorectal cancer risk?
Although colorectal cancer is associated with obesity, it is unclear if weight loss surgery impacts the incidence of these tumors. (2019-12-04)
A mouse model of prostate cancer bone metastasis in a syngeneic immunocompetent host
The research team reports the establishment of B6Ca P, an allograft tumor line from a Hi-Myc transgenic mouse that had been backcrossed onto C57BL/6J background. (2019-12-04)
Stricter alcohol policies related to lower risk of cancer
In a new study, researchers at Boston Medical Center and Boston University have uncovered a new association between more restrictive alcohol policies and lower rates of cancer mortality. (2019-12-04)
Novel MRI-guided ultrasound treatment destroys prostate cancer
A novel MRI-guided procedure that uses therapeutic ultrasound effectively treats prostate cancer with minimal side effects, according to a new study. (2019-12-02)
Colorado study suggests new strategies against bone metastases from prostate cancer
University of Colorado Cancer Center study suggests a new approach, or, possibly two new approaches against prostate cancer bone metastases: While targeted therapies and anti-cancer immunotherapies have not been especially successful against primary prostate cancers, the study suggests that both these approaches may be effective against the bone metastases that grow from primary prostate cancers, and, in fact, the type of bone metastasis may dictate which targeted therapies and immunotherapies work best. (2019-12-02)
Olaparib becomes first gene-targeted medicine to show benefits in prostate cancer
The phase II trial TOPARP-B found that over 80 per cent of men with prostate cancer whose tumours had mutations in the BRCA genes responded well to treatment with the targeted drug olaparib. (2019-12-02)
Home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis
A new home urine test for prostate cancer could revolutionize diagnosis -- according to new research. (2019-11-28)
Inadequacies in current early-stage lung cancer treatment revealed
Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. (2019-11-27)
Prostate cancer 'super responders' live for 2 years on immunotherapy
Some men with advanced prostate cancer who have exhausted all other treatment options could live for two years or more on immunotherapy, a major clinical trial has shown. (2019-11-27)
Immunotherapy is safe following chemoradiotherapy for women with node-positive cervical cancer
Results from the NRG Oncology phase I clinical trial NRG-GOG 9929 show that utilizing the immunotherapy drug ipilimumab after chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is tolerated in the curative treatment of women with lymph node-positive cervical cancer. (2019-11-27)
Novel theranostic reagent could enhance detection and therapy of prostate cancer
A novel nuclear medicine radiotracer could help identify the extent of metastatic prostate cancer and select patients for therapy. (2019-11-26)
Prostate cancer: radiation therapy effective in patients with no further treatment options
Prostate cancer accounts for 26 percent of male cancer cases diagnosed in Germany. (2019-11-25)
Cancer patients are at higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke
The largest and most comprehensive study looking at deaths from cardiovascular disease among patients with 28 types of cancer with over 40 years of data has shown that more than one in ten cancer patients do not die from their cancer but from heart and blood vessel problems instead. (2019-11-24)
New study shows how cancer survivors develop opioid addictions
Opioids play an important role in how cancer patients manage pain, but the ongoing opioid epidemic has raised concerns about their potential for abuse. (2019-11-22)
Breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy & RT is treatable with localized RT without mastectomy
Approximately 10% of breast cancer patients treated with lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery [BCS]) and whole-breast radiation (WBI) will have a subsequent in-breast local recurrence of cancer (IBTR) when followed long term. (2019-11-22)
Cancer linked with a more than doubled risk of dying from stroke
People living with or beyond cancer are more likely to die from stroke than the general public, according to new Penn State research, and certain types of cancer may boost the risk even more. (2019-11-21)
Breast cancer recurrence score has different implications for men
A new study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) researchers published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, indicates that a lower threshold is needed for male patients to predict mortality using the genetic assay, Oncotype DX®, a commercial diagnostic test. (2019-11-20)
Study examines Appalachian Kentucky's breast cancer care disparities
Despite the benefits of breast reconstruction, women from Appalachia are less likely to have the surgery than non-Appalachian Kentuckians, according to a new study by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. (2019-11-20)
Receiving care in a multidisciplinary prostate cancer clinic increases discussion about treatment options and adherence to national guidelines
Newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients have multiple standard-of-care treatment options available, but many are not fully informed of their choices. (2019-11-19)
Cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015
The overall rate of new cancer cases is decreasing in men but increasing in women younger than 80 years, and obesity-related cancers are increasing in young people, according to a study on cancer trends in Canada from 1971 to 2015 published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association). (2019-11-18)
Omega-3 shows protection against heart disease-related death, without prostate cancer risk
Intermountain research team identified 87 patients who were part of the Intermountain INSPIRE Registry and had developed prostate cancer. (2019-11-17)
New candidate cancer genes identified using math models
Computational modeling is the use of computers to simulate and study the behavior of complex systems. (2019-11-15)
A step closer to cancer precision medicine
Researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Institute for Molecular Medicine (FIMM) at the University of Helsinki have developed a computational model, Combined Essentiality Scoring (CES) that enables accurate identification of essential genes in cancer cells for development of anti-cancer drugs. (2019-11-14)
Prostate cancer bone metastases thwart immunotherapy by producing TGF-β
Prostate cancer that spreads to the bone triggers the destruction of bone tissue that thwarts the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors. (2019-11-14)
FEFU scientists obtained new compounds with potential antitumor effect from sea sponge
Chemists from Far Eastern Federal University's School of Natural Sciences (SNS FEFU) developed a new method to synthesize biologically active derivatives of fascaplysin -- cytotoxic pigment of a sea sponge. (2019-11-14)
Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model
Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-11-14)
Turning 'junk' DNA into gold
Mining the rich uncharted territory of the genome or genetic material of a cancer cell has yielded gold for Princess Margaret scientists: new protein targets for drug development against prostate cancer. (2019-11-14)
Driver found for more deadly prostate cancer
A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists say. (2019-11-13)
Discovery: New biomarker for cancer stem cells
A University of Houston College of Pharmacy associate professor has discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow suit. (2019-11-13)
New technique could optimize PSMA-targeted prostate cancer therapy
Researchers have discovered a new way to optimize results in treating patients with prostate cancer tumors while minimizing negative side effects. (2019-11-13)
Protein could offer therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer
A protein that drives growth of pancreatic cancer, and which could be a target for new treatments, has been identified by researchers at the Crick. (2019-11-12)
Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age
The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF) -- one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke -- decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors diminishes their benefit in older patients, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-11-11)
Team plucks needle from genomic haystack, finding essential transcription factor binding sites
Using CRISPR/Cas9 knockout screens, a multi-institutional research team systematically interrogated the essentiality of more than 10,000 forkhead box protein A1 (FOXA1) and CTCF binding sites in breast and prostate cancer cells, finding that essential FOXA1 binding sites act as enhancers to orchestrate the expression of nearby essential genes. (2019-11-11)
Analysis by surgical trainees examines recommendations for mastectomy across the UK
A woman's decision to undergo mastectomy for breast cancer relies on communication with her surgeon and, in addition, often draws on recommendations from a 'multidisciplinary team' (MDT) of doctors from different specialties such as oncology and radiology. (2019-11-06)
Cancer risk drops in half with over 20% weight loss after bariatric surgery
Patients with severe obesity who had bariatric or weight-loss surgery and lost more than 20% of their total weight were 50% less likely to develop cancer compared to patients who did not have as much weight loss after surgery, according to a new study* presented today by Oregon Health & Science University researchers at the 36th American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Annual Meeting at ObesityWeek 2019. (2019-11-05)
AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumor to speed up diagnosis
Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2019-11-05)
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