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Overstuffed cancer cells may have an Achilles' heel
In a study using yeast cells and data from cancer cell lines, Johns Hopkins University scientists report they have found a potential weak spot among cancer cells that have extra sets of chromosomes, the structures that carry genetic material. (2019-07-22)
Discovery shows how difficult-to-treat prostate cancer evades immune system
Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered how an aggressive form of prostate cancer called double-negative prostate cancer (DNPC) metastasizes by evading the the immune system. (2019-07-18)
Cancer genes and the tumor milieu
In a recent study published in Cancer Research, researchers demonstrate the role of an oncogene in altering the immediate environment of tumors. (2019-07-08)
Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells
When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. (2019-07-08)
Hormone therapy for prostate cancer may raise risk of Alzheimer's, Dementia
A Penn study of more than 150,000 men with prostate cancer shows androgen deprivation therapy was associated with a higher likelihood of developing dementia when compared to patients who were not exposed to the treatment. (2019-07-08)
Cancer cells will become vulnerable
Researchers from HSE University (The Higher School of Economics) have used machine learning to discover that the two most widespread DNA structures -- stem-loops and quadruplexes -- cause genome mutations that lead to cancer. (2019-07-08)
Discovery of mechanism behind precision cancer drug opens door for more targeted treatment
New research that uncovers the mechanism behind the newest generation of cancer drugs is opening the door for better targeted therapy. (2019-07-04)
Adults with type 2 diabetes face high risk of dying from cancer
Cancer has overtaken cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death in Scottish adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. (2019-07-03)
Does marital status affect prognosis after breast cancer diagnosis?
In a Cancer Medicine study of 298,434 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2012, married patients had a better prognosis than patients who were single, who in turn had a better prognosis than those who were divorced, separated, or widowed. (2019-07-03)
Milk and dairy products can help prevent chronic disease
Ángel Gil, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Granada, has recently coordinated a study reviewing worldwide scientific literature on the role of dairy products in health and in the prevention of chronic diseases (cardiovascular, metabolic syndrome, colon or bladder cancer, and type 2 diabetes). (2019-07-03)
Androgen deprivation therapy associated with risk of alzheimer, dementia diagnoses in older men with prostate cancer
Data for 154,089 older men diagnosed with prostate cancer were used to analyze the association between androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone-suppressing therapy used to treat prostate cancer, and subsequent diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or dementia. (2019-07-03)
Researchers at IDIBELL-ICO describe a new resistance mechanism
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the ProCure Program of the Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO) published today at Cancer Research a study describing a new mechanism in cancer that turns cells into malignant cells and contradicts what had been published so far about drug resistance that prevent the formation of blood vessels (anti-angiogenics). (2019-07-02)
Study probes how to tell elderly patients not to bother with cancer screening
Over the past decades, the idea that all adults should get regularly screened for cancer -- with mammograms, colonoscopies and prostate specific antigen blood tests -- has been conveyed to the public time after time. (2019-07-02)
Bench to beside study of a targetable enzyme controlling aggressive prostate cancer
Prostate cancer represents a major health challenge and there is currently no effective treatment once it has advanced to the aggressive, metastatic stage. (2019-07-02)
Shorter courses of proton therapy can be just as effective as full courses prostate cancer
Treating prostate cancer with higher doses of proton therapy over a shorter amount of time leads to similar outcomes when compared to standard dose levels and treatments and is safe for patients. (2019-07-01)
Noninvasive test improves detection of aggressive prostate cancer
A team of researchers from UCLA and the University of Toronto have identified a new biomarker found in urine that can help detect aggressive prostate cancer, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of men each year from undergoing unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy treatments. (2019-07-01)
Risk prediction model may help determine if a lung nodule will progress to cancer
A risk prediction model developed using clinical and radiological features could stratify individuals presenting with a lung nodule as having high or low risk for lung cancer. (2019-06-27)
Nutritional cues regulate pancreatic tumor's 'cell drinking'
Desperate for nutrients, rapidly growing pancreatic tumors resort to scavenging 'fuel' through an alternative supply route, called macropinocytosis. (2019-06-27)
Newly defined cancer driver is fast, furious and loud
A new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center finds that the gene FOXA1 overrides normal biology in three different ways to drive prostate cancer. (2019-06-26)
Genetically modified virus combats prostate cancer
In a study with mice, a gene therapy developed in Brazil kills cancer cells and avoids adverse side effects when combined with chemotherapy. (2019-06-26)
Researchers reach milestone in use of nanoparticles to kill cancer with heat
Researchers have developed an improved technique for using magnetic nanoclusters to kill hard-to-reach tumors. (2019-06-26)
How human genetic data is helping dogs fight cancer
Colorado study sequences 33 canine cancer cell lines to identify 'human' genetic changes could be driving these canine cancers, possibly helping veterinary oncologists use more human medicines to cure cancer in dogs. (2019-06-25)
New combination therapy established as safe and effective for prostate cancer
A novel therapy using two targeted treatments for prostate cancer has been shown to maximize efficacy while reducing side effects according to research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) 2019 Annual Meeting. (2019-06-25)
Study reveals elevated cancer risk in children with birth defects
A collaborative team of scientists led by Baylor College of Medicine has assembled the largest study to date to evaluate cancer risk in children with birth defects. (2019-06-25)
Pathogen engineered to self-destruct underlies cancer vaccine platform
A team of investigators has developed a cancer vaccine technology using live, attenuated pathogens as vectors. (2019-06-24)
Interim scan during prostate cancer therapy helps guide treatment
New prostate cancer research shows that adding an interim scan during therapy can help guide a patient's treatment. (2019-06-24)
Nuclear medicine PSMA-targeted study offers new options for cancer theranostics worldwide
Research presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) describes a new class of radiopharmaceuticals, named radiohybrids (rh), that offer a fresh perspective on cancer imaging and radioligand therapy (theranostics). (2019-06-24)
Inflammatory mechanisms may underlie increased risk of prostate cancer among WTC responders
Inflammatory and immune-regulatory mechanisms were found to be altered in animal models and in archived prostate cancer tumor samples of responders exposed to dust from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on Sept. (2019-06-20)
Researchers find link between exposure to world trade center dust and prostate cancer
World Trade Center (WTC) responders with prostate cancer showed signs that exposure to dust from the World Trade Center site had activated chronic inflammation in their prostates, which may have contributed to their cancer, according to a study by Mount Sinai researchers in Molecular Cancer Research in June. (2019-06-20)
New p53 gene discovery sheds light on how to make cancer therapies more effective
Scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center have discovered that the loss of a protein called DBC1 in breast cancer cells leads to the dysregulation of normal anti-cancer functions, contributing to cancer cell growth and resistance to therapies. (2019-06-20)
Long thought harmless, a glycan biomarker may cause pancreatic disease and cancer
A widely recognized biomarker for pancreatic disease, CA19-9, thought to be benign for decades, may in fact be a promoter for the development of these diseases, including pancreatic cancer. (2019-06-20)
Mapping and measuring proteins on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells
Researchers from Kanazawa University on the development of a technique to closely track a specific protein on the surfaces of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) in cells. (2019-06-19)
Study reveals global disparities in cervical cancer rates among women with HIV
A new International Journal of Cancer study indicates that rates of invasive cervical cancer (ICC) are particularly high in women living with HIV in South Africa or Latin America. (2019-06-19)
WVU researcher studies new treatment for pancreatic cancer
If the American Cancer Society's projections prove accurate, more people will die from pancreatic cancer than from breast, brain, ovarian or prostate cancer this year. (2019-06-14)
Two genes implicated in development of prostate enlargement, Stanford study finds
In a new study, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a molecular pattern that flags prostate enlargement, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia, and have even identified two genes that likely play a role in the development of the condition. (2019-06-14)
Carboplatin & paclitaxel chemotherapy alone should remain standard treatment for endometrial cancer
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the primary endpoint of the NRG Oncology clinical trial NRG-GOG 0258, which showed that carboplatin and paclitaxel chemotherapy preceded by radiotherapy with concurrent cisplatin, or combined modality therapy, did not significantly increase recurrence-free survival for women with stage 3-4A endometrial cancer when compared to chemotherapy with carboplatin and paclitaxel alone. (2019-06-13)
New finding: Biomarker indicates tumor aggressiveness and poor prognosis in men with prostate cancer
Mortality due to prostate cancer is usually related to its likelihood to metastasize, especially to bone. (2019-06-12)
Community pharmacies make a lifestyle impact for patients with prostate cancer
Cardiovascular health and physical activity levels of prostate cancer patients improve following successful interventions by community pharmacies, new research in the British Medical Journal reports. (2019-06-12)
Study shows more effective method for detecting prostate cancer
Each year, 1 million men in the US undergo biopsies for prostate cancer. (2019-06-12)
Novel agent reactivates an immune call by LIF blockade
Promising new therapy with a dual mechanism of action to eliminate cancer stem cells and activate the immune system now in clinical development. (2019-06-11)
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