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The web of death
Cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but also brings side effects for healthy organs. Scientists around David Ng, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, are now trying to take a completely different approach: By means of targeted and localized disruption of the cancer cells' structure, its self-destruction mechanism can be activated. In laboratory experiments, they have already demonstrated initial successes. (2020-09-10)

New cancer vaccine platform a potential tool for efficacious targeted cancer therapy
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered a solution in the form of a cancer vaccine platform for improving the efficacy of oncolytic viruses used in cancer treatment. (2018-10-05)

Anti-psychotic drug pushes cancer stem cells over the edge
An anti-psychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia appears to get rid of cancer stem cells by helping them differentiate into less threatening cell types. The discovery reported in the Cell Press journal Cell on May 24 comes after researchers screened hundreds of compounds in search of those that would selectively inhibit human cancer stem cells, and it may lead rather swiftly to a clinical trial. (2012-05-24)

Cancer cells deactivate their 'Velcro' to go on the attack
To form metastases, cancer cells must be able to migrate. But cancer cells are connected to each other by 'Velcro'. University of Louvain (UCLouvain) researchers have discovered that certain cancer cells manage to suppress this 'Velcro' effect so that they can migrate more easily. It's a mechanism called endocytosis. The next step? Understanding the role of this mechanism (endocytosis) in the formation of metastases, which could ultimately help fight them! (2020-05-13)

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)

Stem cells which 'fool immune system' may provide vaccination for cancer
A study published in Stem Cells reveals the potential for human stem cells to provide a vaccination against colon cancer. (2009-10-07)

Researchers identify stem cell gene with unique role
Researchers at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and the University of South Florida have identified a gene whose expression is shared by both the earliest stem cells--embryonic stem cells--and by tissue-specific stem cells in adults. The finding has implications for the control of stem cell growth. (2001-10-04)

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)

The long view: Understanding why cancer strikes late
We all know that cancer happens more often in older people. The reason seems to be that cancer develops slowly, first passing through a series of benign stages. Our understanding of how cancer develops over a lifetime is limited by the extreme difficulty of monitoring these slow changes, but new work reported this week aids this effort by employing mathematical modelling to analyze epidemiological data on the relationship between age and cancer. (2004-02-02)

Magnetic nanoparticles show promise for combating human cancer
Scientists at Georgia Tech and the Ovarian Cancer Institute have further developed a potential new treatment against cancer that uses magnetic nanoparticles to attach to cancer cells, removing them from the body. The treatment, tested in mice in 2008, has now been tested using samples from human cancer patients. (2010-02-01)

Strengthening the tumor-fighting ability of T cells
Researchers may have found a new way to promote immune cell attack on tumors. The new study, by a team of scientists in Milan, Italy, will be published online on March 24 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2008-03-24)

Genetic link to cervical cancer
Certain combinations of genes that encode receptors on innate immune cells increase the risk of developing cervical cancer, according to a study by Mary Carrington and colleagues in the April 4 issue of The Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2005-04-04)

Researchers discover protein that could help prevent the spread of cancer
A protein capable of halting the spread of breast cancer cells could lead to a therapy for preventing or limiting the spread of the disease. (2011-05-04)

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. Cancer cells alter their metabolism to grow and expand across other organs. A new study by Prof. Sarah-Maria Fendt from the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology and her PhD student Ilaria Elia has shown that breast cancer cells require the nutrient pyruvate to do this. (2019-03-04)

New method to help spot gastric cancer cells
Researchers from the Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and City University of Hong Kong (CityU), in cooperation with doctors from the First Hospital of China Medical University, jointly proposed an optically induced electrokinetics (OEK) microfluidic method for label-free separation and characterization of gastric cancer cells. (2020-08-05)

Scientists zero in on how lung cancer spreads
Cancer Research UK scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells. (2014-12-24)

Sabotage as therapy: Aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells
Yale Cancer Center researchers may have discovered a new way of harnessing lupus antibodies to sabotage cancer cells made vulnerable by deficient DNA repair. The study, led by James E. Hansen, M.D., assistant professor of therapeutic radiology at Yale School of Medicine, found that cancer cells with deficient DNA repair mechanisms (or the inability to repair their own genetic damage) were significantly more vulnerable to attack by lupus antibodies. (2014-09-02)

New study to combat the most common form of liver cancer
Scientists at the University of Southampton are to investigate the best way to use natural killer cells to target the most common form of liver cancer. (2012-10-12)

Breast stem cell fate is regulated by 'notch'
A normal developmental protein that sometimes goes awry has been implicated in breast cancer. This discovery indicates the mechanism by which inappropriate expression of the notch pathway may contribute to breast cancer. (2008-10-08)

UAlberta prostate cancer researcher and team developing 'homing beacon drugs' to target cancer cells
A medical researcher with the University of Alberta and his team just published their findings about their work on developing 'homing beacon drugs' that kill only cancer cells, not healthy ones, thanks to nano-technology. (2012-11-20)

Cancer tumours form surprising connections with healthy brain cells
Anti-epileptic medicine can curb the dangerous communication and possibly be part of future treatment. (2019-09-27)

Fish fat kills cancer cells
Fatty acids from fish oils and fatty fish can destroy the power station - the mitochondria- in certain types of cancer cells, making the cells commit suicide. These are the conclusions in a new thesis that Hilde Heimli at the Institute for Nutrition Research at the University of Oslo, in Norway, presented in October 2002. The study was supported by the Norwegian Cancer Society. (2002-10-14)

A possible explanation for recurring breast cancer
In October, we mourned those who died of breast cancer and celebrated all of the women (and men) who have survived. What many of those survivors worry about, though, is that their breast cancer may come back. It has puzzled scientists and health care providers that cancer can suddenly reappear, often with a vengeance, months or years after treatment is over. (2016-11-15)

Leukemia drug shows promise for skin, breast and other cancers
A leukemia drug called dasatinib shows promise for treating skin, breast and several other cancers, according to researchers at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. (2014-08-18)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
The Medical Conference will present updates on basic science, clinical, and survivorship issues that relate to the development, treatment, and sequelae of metastatic breast cancer. (2016-08-09)

Marker for aggressive prostate cancer doubles up as a drug target
Researchers have discovered that a marker found on aggressive prostate cancer cells could also be used as a way to guide treatments to the cancer. (2016-11-08)

New clues on how cancer spreads
Researchers have dramatically advanced medicine's understanding of how cancer migrates, showing that cancer cells are accompanied by growth-enabling stromal cells when they travel in the bloodstream to new sites in the body. (2010-10-10)

Cancer vaccine targets immortalisation factor in cancer cell
A new vaccination strategy targeting telomerase, one of the enzymes responsible for making cancer cells immortal, has been developed at the Norwegian Radium Hospital. (2002-07-03)

New study discovers 'killer peptide' that helps eliminate resistant cancer cells
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers shows that when therapy-sensitive cancer cells die, they release a 'killer peptide' that can eliminate therapy-resistant cells. (2017-08-08)

Exploring the causes of cancer
Cells communicate with other cells in our bodies by sending and receiving signals. Cancer can occur when these signals are 'dysregulated' and abnormal cells grow out of control. (2015-11-23)

New ruthenium-based drugs show promise for killing cancer cells
A new study by University of Kentucky researchers shows how light and strained ruthenium-based drugs may be more effective at fighting cancer cells and less toxic to healthy cells than a similar and widely used drug. (2012-06-11)

UAlberta medical researchers discover new potential chemotherapy
Medical researchers at the University of Alberta have discovered that knocking out a particular (2012-12-13)

Using gold nanoparticles to hit cancer where it hurts
Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have shown that by directing gold nanoparticles into the nuclei of cancer cells, they can not only prevent them from multiplying, but can kill them where they lurk. (2010-02-15)

New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
A new drug developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists prevented human prostate cancer cells from spreading to other tissues without any toxic effects. The drug turns off the (2012-04-03)

New research reveals cancers need a 'perfect storm' of conditions to develop
Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to developing the disease. (2016-08-25)

New link between estrogen and breast cancer
The female sex hormone estrogen turns on a gene linked to breast cancer, according to new research by Brisbane scientists. (2007-08-24)

Cancer cells show resilient nuclear rupture repair, but expose weakness in doing so
A new study led by Cornell University engineers finds that cancer cells have a resilient ability to repair themselves, but the nuclear deformation and rupture can compromise the genomic integrity of the cancer cells, which could drive further cancer progression. (2016-03-24)

New study shows promise for targeting breast cancer metastasis
A new study by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers suggests that targeting a protein known as collagen XIII could be key for suppressing breast cancer metastasis. (2018-10-08)

Bitter melon juice prevents pancreatic cancer in mouse models
A University of Colorado Cancer study published today in the journal Carcinogenesis shows that bitter melon juice restricts the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metabolize glucose, thus cutting the cells' energy source and eventually killing them. (2013-03-12)

Researcher finds key to drug resistant bowel cancer
Blocking a molecule could bypass bowel cancer's defence against the drug cetuximab, according to new research. (2016-11-08)

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