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Scientists discover how breast cancer cells spread from blood vessels
Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body. (2016-02-09)

Blood sample new way of detecting cancer
A new RNA test of blood platelets can be used to detect, classify and pinpoint the location of cancer by analysing a sample equivalent to one drop of blood. Using this new method for blood-based RNA tests of blood platelets, researchers have been able to identify cancer with 96 per cent accuracy. This according to a study at UmeƄ University in Sweden recently published in the journal Cancer Cell. (2015-11-12)

Scientists discover how body fights to control spread of cancer
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found how two molecules fight in the blood to control the spread of cancer cells. (2007-01-08)

Study finds multiple markers for breast and ovarian cancer
Scientists from the Uppsala Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR) have made a promising discovery that could improve the early diagnosis of breast and ovarian cancers through a simple blood test. (2005-07-28)

CancerSEEK: Generalized screening for multiple cancer types
Researchers have developed a noninvasive blood test based on combined analysis of DNA and proteins that may allow earlier detection of eight common cancer types. In more than 1,000 patients, their method, dubbed CancerSEEK, detected cancer with a sensitivity of 69 to 98 percent (depending on cancer type). (2018-01-18)

Invisible blood in urine may indicate bladder cancer
Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School found that one in 60 people over the age of 60 who had invisible blood in their urine -- identified by their GP testing their urine -- transpired to have bladder cancer. The figure was around half those who had visible blood in their urine -- the best known indicator of bladder cancer. However, it was still higher than figures for other potential symptoms of bladder cancer that warrant further investigation. (2014-08-31)

New research sheds light on how stem cells turn into blood cells
Researchers funded by the Canadian Cancer Society have discovered how certain messages that are carried within stem cells can trigger those cells to become blood cells. This may provide a new way to make blood from human stem cells that could be used to regenerate the blood system in patients. (2009-03-05)

More blood vessels in hormone-resistant prostate tumors
Patients with advanced prostate cancer are often treated with hormones, but when the tumours start growing again they have more and different blood vessels, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. This discovery paves the way for new treatments for hormone-resistant prostate cancer. (2009-12-15)

Lung cancer signatures in blood samples may aid in early detection
Now, a new study published by Cell Press in the Sept. 13 issue of the journal Cancer Cell identifies protein signatures in mouse blood samples that reflect lung cancer biology in humans. The research may lead to better monitoring of tumor progression as well as blood based early detection strategies for human lung cancer that could have a substantial impact on disease prognosis. (2011-09-12)

New target for the fight against cancer as a result of excessive blood vessel formation
New blood vessel formation (angiogenesis) stimulates the growth of cancer and other diseases. Anti-angiogenic inhibitors slow down cancer growth by disrupting the blood supply to the tumor. To date, the success of these treatments is limited by resistance, poor efficiency and harmful side effects. In the leading scientific journal Cell, Peter Carmeliet (VIB-KU Leuven) and his team reported that sugar metabolism (a process that we call glycolysis) also plays an essential role in the formation of new blood vessels. (2013-08-01)

Blood cancer's Achilles' heel opens door for new treatments
New findings about an aggressive form of leukemia could aid the development of novel drugs to treat the condition. (2019-04-25)

Researchers identify method to diagnose cancer in patients with early onset diabetes
Patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer can develop elevated blood sugar levels up to three years before their cancer diagnosis, according to the results of a study by Mayo Clinic researchers published the journal Gastroenterology. (2018-06-20)

Discovery could lead to new treatment for rare blood disease
A new study shows cancer cells found in the lesions on the skin of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma patients originate from the blood, not the skin as was believed. The protocol to treat the disease was to eliminate the cancer cells from the skin. Based on the findings, researchers believe it would be more effective to treat the malignant clones in the blood rather than waiting until the cells reach the skin and present as lesions. (2020-01-27)

Spreading cancer survives via signals from nearby blood vessels long before new vessels are grown
In one of the clearest models of cancer metastasis, scientists have shown that spreading cancer cells receive growth-sustaining signals from nearby blood vessels telling them where to go for permanent nourishment and oxygen. (2003-12-19)

Scientists at Yale provide explanation for how cancer spreads
Metastasis, the spread of cancer throughout the body, can be explained by the fusion of a cancer cell with a white blood cell in the original tumor, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers, who say that this single event can set the stage for cancer's migration to other parts of the body. (2008-04-29)

Cancer cells make blood vessels drug resistant during chemotherapy
Scientists have identified how inflammatory changes in tumors caused by chemotherapy trigger blood vessel anomalies and thus drug-resistance. Through mice experiment, the team also found that the combined usage of an inhibitor and anticancer drug makes chemotherapy more effective. (2020-07-01)

Blood test for liver cancer risk
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists have developed a blood test that can predict some future cases of liver cancer in hepatitis B patients. The test is based on a biomarker that detects mutations in the hepatitis B virus (HBV) that tend to speed up cancer development in people who test positive for the virus. (2004-03-30)

New strategy to combat cancer: Streamlining blood vessel walls
Our blood vessels have a built-in rescue-mechanism that springs into action when there is insufficient oxygen in our tissues. VIB scientists at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have now discovered that this mechanism can be mobilized in the battle against cancer. When there is a shortage of oxygen, the cells lining the inner wall of blood vessels acquire a different shape, and they behave differently, too. The researchers have named this new appearance a (2009-02-12)

Blood transfusions from precancerous blood donors do not increase risk of cancer
There is no evidence to suggest that blood transfusions from donors with undiagnosed cancer are associated with increased risk of cancer among recipients. The findings are reported in an article in this week's edition of the Lancet. (2007-05-17)

New blood test detects early stage ovarian cancer
Research on a bacterial toxin first discovered in Adelaide has led to the development a new blood test for the early diagnosis of ovarian cancer -- a disease which kills over 1000 Australian women and 150,000 globally each year. (2018-11-19)

Study shows high blood calcium levels may indicate ovarian cancer
A new study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is the first to report that high blood calcium levels might predict of ovarian cancer, the most fatal of the gynecologic cancers. (2013-01-23)

Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. The work was recently published in Oncotarget. (2019-11-12)

Piggy-backing proteins ride white blood cells to wipe out metastasizing cancer
Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered a new way to destroy metastasizing cancer cells traveling through the bloodstream -- lethal invaders that are linked to almost all cancer deaths -- by hitching cancer-killing proteins along for a ride on life-saving white blood cells. (2014-01-06)

Scientists develop markers capable of detecting minute numbers of cancer cells in blood
Scientists have identified three molecular markers which, when used together, are capable of detecting minute amounts of metastatic cancer cells in the blood of patients. Although this research is in its early days, they told the 3rd European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona that they hope it will lead to the development of a simple and easy test to spot cancer cells that are spreading from the original tumour. (2002-03-23)

Measuring segments of genetic material may help predict and monitor recurrence after thyroid cancer
A new analysis has found that the presence of short segments of genetic material (known as microRNA) within papillary thyroid cancer tumors suggests a likelihood of recurrence after patients undergo surgery. The study, which is published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, also found that elevated blood levels of the genetic material after surgery may indicate a higher possibility of recurrence after thyroidectomy. (2013-10-28)

Sunshine vitamin ups bowel cancer survival odds, study finds
Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, a University of Edinburgh study shows. (2014-07-09)

VIB-K.U. Leuven scientists clear the way to alternative anti-angiogenic cancer therapy
Scientists attached to VIB and K.U. Leuven have succeeded in decoding a potential new anti-cancer mechanism. The researchers discovered that normalizing abnormal tumor blood vessels through HRG (histidine-rich glycoprotein) prevents metastasis of tumor cells and enhances chemotherapy efficiency. (2011-01-07)

A Finnish-Swiss team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen, Switzerland, have determined the crystal structure of the ligand binding domain of a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in complex with one of its ligands (VEGF-C). VEGFs and their receptors have been identified as major targets for drug development in cancer therapy and the VEGF receptor that the groups analyzed is currently the most important target of such drugs. (2010-01-18)

Bristol scientists find key to unlock body's own cancer defence
Scientists at Bristol University have found that a protein present in normal body tissues can prevent tumour growth. (2004-11-01)

Blood test can help some bowel cancer patients avoid unnecessary drug side-effects
Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy. (2015-03-25)

Cancer cells' transition can drive tumor growth, UF Health researchers find
As cancerous tumors fester in the body, they need an ever-increasing blood supply to deliver the oxygen and nutrients that fuel their growth. Now, a team led by University of Florida Health researchers has established how some tumors bolster their own blood supply. (2016-12-21)

Blood chromosome differences are linked to pancreatic cancer
A new study shows that a blood marker is linked to pancreatic cancer, according to a study published today by scientists at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center and Mayo Clinic. (2012-10-23)

High blood testosterone levels associated with increased prostate cancer risk
Men over 50 years of age with high blood levels of testosterone have an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the National Institute on Aging. The finding throws some doubt on the safety of testosterone replacement therapy, the investigators say. (2004-05-09)

Higher end of normal blood platelet count could indicate cancer
Blood platelet counts at the higher end of normal suggest a high risk of cancer in men aged 60 or over, and should be investigated, according to new University of Exeter research. (2020-07-27)

ECOG-ACRIN discovers a simple blood test may predict recurrence of breast cancer
Late recurrence five+ years after surgery accounts for at least half of all breast cancer recurrences. There are no tests that identify who is at highest risk. ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group researchers studied a blood test for circulating tumor cells, finding that in women cancer-free five after diagnosis, 5% had a positive test, which was associated with a 35% recurrence risk after two years, compared with only 2% with a negative test. Findings require follow-up. (2017-12-08)

New target protein for colon cancer identified
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified a new potential target protein (c-Cbl) they believe can help further the understanding of colon cancer and ultimately survival of patients with the disease. (2018-07-17)

Researchers develop blood test to detect lung cancer
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, but a new blood test that shows 90 percent accuracy could save lives by identifying it years earlier than current imaging techniques. The test would benefit those with high risk factors such as age, smoking and genetic history. The test is now being transformed into an easy-to-use format for clinicians, and could become the first blood test to predict cancer since the PSA test was introduced in the 1970s. (2006-07-31)

Blood test for inflammation may be sign of colon cancer
A blood test used to determine the level of inflammation in the body may offer some help in assessing colon cancer risk, according to results of a study to be presented by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center's Gong Yang, M.D., M.P.H., at the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2010-04-19)

Low folate levels may cut bowel cancer risk
Low levels of folate, a B vitamin found in fruits and leafy green vegetables, may cut the risk of bowel cancer, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. (2006-04-24)

Malaria medicine chloroquine inhibits tumor growth and metastases
A recent study by investigators at VIB and KU Leuven has demonstrated that chloroquine also normalizes the abnormal blood vessels in tumors. This blood vessel normalization results in an increased barrier function on the one hand -- thereby blocking cancer cell dissemination and metastasis -- and in enhanced tumor perfusion on the other hand, which increases the response of the tumor to chemotherapy. (2014-08-11)

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