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Testicular tumors may explain why some diseases are more common in children of older fathers
A rare form of testicular tumor has provided scientists with new insights into how genetic changes arise in our children. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Danish Cancer Society, could explain why certain diseases are more common in the children of older fathers. (2009-10-25)

UTSA study describes drug that could prevent infertility in cancer patients
A new study led by Brian Hermann, assistant professor of biology at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem among cancer patients, as treatments for the disease often halt sperm production. (2017-02-13)

Researchers restore fertility in non-human primate model of childhood cancer survivorship
In a first, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Magee-Womens Research Institute have reported in a non-human primate model that immature testicular tissue can be cryopreserved, and later be used to restore fertility to the same animal. (2019-03-21)

Enhancing the effects of platinum-based anti-cancer drugs
Researchers have now identified a way to enhance the in vitro anticancer effects of the commonly used platinum-based drug cisplatin and hope that it might be possible to translate these data into the development of a clinical strategy to enhance the anti-cancer effects of platinum-based drugs. (2009-06-01)

Cancer deaths resulted in more than 4 million potential years of life lost in 2017
Deaths from cancer accounted for more than 4 million potential years of life lost in 2017, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. (2020-11-13)

Researchers at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center study exercise to curb 'chemo brain'
Researchers at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center are studying whether exercise can help curb memory and cognitive problems experienced by many cancer survivors following chemotherapy, with the help of funding from the Foundation established by well-known cancer survivor and athlete, Lance Armstrong. (2006-03-27)

Doctors report alarming increase in mumps-related testicle problems among young males
Urologists at a leading Irish hospital have reported an alarming increase in the number of teenage boys and young men developing mumps orchitis. They are urging colleagues to offer the MMR vaccine to unvaccinated males in the 15-24 age group and educate them about the condition, which causes one or both testicles to swell and can lead to fertility problems. (2010-03-30)

Men who can't produce sperm face increased cancer risk, Stanford-led study finds
Men who are diagnosed as azoospermic -- infertile because of an absence of sperm in their ejaculate -- are more prone to developing cancer than the general population, a study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine urologist has found. And a diagnosis of azoospermia before age 30 carries an eight-fold cancer risk, the study says. (2013-06-20)

Studies bolster evidence that insurance status affects cancer patients' health outcomes
Two new studies indicate that health insurance status may impact patients' health outcomes following a diagnosis of cancer. Cancer patients who were uninsured or had Medicaid coverage experienced a variety of disparities -- including being diagnosed at a later stage, receiving less than optimal treatment, and having shorter survival times -- when compared with patients with other forms of insurance. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. (2016-08-08)

Environmental chemicals implicated in cancer, say experts
New research at the University of Liverpool suggests that environmental contaminants, such as pesticides, are more influential in causing cancer than previously thought. (2006-03-20)

Two landmark fertility studies give hope to young male cancer patients
Research studies published in December issue of Human Reproduction bring new hope of preserving fertility for boys who face sterility after cancer treatment. (2002-11-27)

For young boys with cancer, testicular tissue banking may be option to preserve fertility
Boys diagnosed with cancer before reaching puberty have a unique option for possibly preserving future fertility, which is often endangered by cancer therapies. In an experimental procedure, the boys can have a tiny portion of their testis removed and frozen for their potential future use. Parents of prepubertal boys are willing to agree to the procedure and are grateful for the opportunity, even though there is currently no guarantee of clinical success. (2009-11-09)

New pathway found to enhance cancer treatment
Dartmouth Medical School (DMS) research points to a potentially larger role for retinoids in the treatment of cancer. The removal of a cell protein called RIP140 has significantly enhanced the cancer treatment and prevention abilities of retinoids, derivatives of vitamin A, in a laboratory setting. (2003-11-05)

Pioneering combination therapies may be the key to life saving cancer therapy
Combinations of radiotherapy and chemotherapy are achieving better results for patients with many kinds of cancer. (2001-10-22)

Twin study estimates familial risks of 23 different cancers
A large new study of twins has found that having a twin sibling diagnosed with cancer poses an excess risk for the other twin to develop any form of cancer. (2016-01-05)

Doubling of life expectancy over past two decades for people with Down's syndrome
A US population study in this week's issue of THE LANCET reports how life expectancy of people with Down's syndrome has doubled since the early 1980s. The study also highlights the unexpected finding that Down's syndrome appears to reduce the risk of many forms of cancer. (2002-03-21)

UBC graduate student finds a 'start/stop switch' for retroviruses
A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA. (2010-04-07)

Other highlights in the April 29 JNCI
Also in the April 29 JNCI are a mathematical model to predict response to tamoxifen, stem cell-like cancer cells that respond to targeted therapy, the risk of testicular cancer following exposure to pesticides, and a combination of targeted drugs that trigger cell death in mice. (2008-04-29)

No NELL2, no sperm motility; novel protein is essential for male fertility
An international team of researchers has identified a chain of events that matures the sperm and triggers their motility. The findings have implications for diagnostic and therapeutic research in male infertility and male contraceptive development. (2020-07-09)

Certain types of cancer becoming more common, while rates of others decreasing
Nation-wide statistics indicate that while some types of cancer are occurring less frequently, the rates of others are still surging upward. According to a new study published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, incidence of skin cancer is climbing in both sexes -- more men are facing prostate cancer, while more women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Cancers showing a decrease in incidence in both sexes include lung, stomach and colon cancers. (2006-12-15)

UCLA-led team may have found key to cause of Cushing disease
UCLA researchers and their colleagues have found that testicular orphan nuclear receptor 4 (TR4) is overexpressed in pituitary tumors that spark the excess production of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH). The scientists discovered that by knocking down TR4 in lab mice, they were able to reverse tumor growth and excess ACTH production. (2013-05-30)

Cancer survival rates in the young show inconsistent progress
A new study in JNCI Cancer Spectrum finds that dramatic increases in cancer survival in adolescents and young adults are undermined by continuing disparities by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. The patterns here suggest that most of the recent survival increases in this age group were driven by improvements in treatments for HIV/AIDS and related cancers. (2019-06-12)

New study on complete response rates for late-stage cancer
The report, 'Chemotherapy for Late-Stage Cancer Patients: Meta-Analysis of Complete Response Rates' by colleagues at Melbourne and Adelaide universities, has passed peer review on F1000Research. (2015-11-25)

Treatment not testicular cancer poses greatest risk to survivors' long-term health
Testicular cancer survivors can face an increased risk of long-term illness, not because of the malignancy, but the highly effective treatment they receive. As many as a quarter of survivors develop long-term neurological, hearing and circulation problems. And they are twice as likely to develop a secondary cancer. On a more positive note, up to 80 percent who attempt to become fathers after treatment are successful. (2009-10-15)

The novel function of self-renewal factor of spermatogonial stem cells is identified
A research team found a novel function of FGF2 in mammalian testis. Although it has demonstrated that both GDNF and FGF2 are the self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) in vitro, present study revealed that FGF2 acts to facilitate the differentiation of SSCs in vivo. The understanding of molecular mechanism regulating SSCs has potential for future applications for male infertility treatment. (2018-06-29)

Persons who survive cancer more likely to be unemployed
An analysis of previous studies finds an association between being a cancer survivor and being unemployed, compared to healthy individuals, especially for survivors of breast and gastrointestinal cancers, according to an article in the Feb. 18 issue of JAMA. (2009-02-17)

Rush receives grant from IDPH to focus on prostate screening for African-American men
The department of Preventive Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center has received a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to conduct a free prostate screening and referral program. (2002-04-08)

A journey between XX and XY
A team of researchers from the University of Geneva has been involved in a thorough genetic investigation based on the case of a child suffering from the Nivelon-Nivelon-Mabille Syndrome, a complex condition characterized mainly by a sexual development disorder. (2014-05-05)

Recovery from sperm suppression due to performance-enhancing drug abuse is slow
Decreased sperm and testosterone production caused by abuse of performing-enhancing hormones may be fully reversible once men stop taking the drugs, but full recovery can take at least nine to 18 months, according to research to be presented Sunday, March 24 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-25)

2 microRNAs promote spread of tumor cells
Scientists at The Wistar Institute and their colleagues have identified two microRNAs that promote tumors' deadly spread. One of the miRNAs may provide an early warning of metastatic breast cancer and the need for aggressive treatment. In a study to be published Feb. 1 in Nature Cell Biology that is available online, the researchers describe how two miRNAs transformed non-invasive human breast cancer cells into cells that rapidly metastasized in cell cultures and mice. (2008-01-28)

Study links water pollution with declining male fertility
New research strengthens the link between water pollution and rising male fertility problems. The study, by a team of UK scientists, shows for the first time how a group of testosterone-blocking chemicals is finding its way into UK rivers, affecting wildlife and potentially humans. (2009-01-18)

Single dose of chemotherapy is as effective as radiotherapy for testicular cancer
One-day treatment with the anticancer drug carboplatin is as effective and less toxic than three weeks radiation therapy for a type of testicular cancer, according to a report published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-07-21)

Molecular 'fossils' reveal evolutionary history of descending testicles
A new study, publishing 28 June in the open access journal PLOS Biology by Virag Sharma and Michael Hiller of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany, and colleagues, shows how 'molecular fossils' can reveal whether the testicles of long-dead mammals descended into the lower abdomen or scrotums, or were retained deep inside the abdomen. (2018-06-28)

Is risk for endocrine disease higher in survivors of cancer in adolescence, young adulthood?
An increased risk of endocrine diseases, such as thyroid disease, testicular dysfunction and diabetes, was associated with people who survived cancer as adolescents and young adults. (2018-06-29)

Cancer cases are rising in adolescents and young adults
Cancer cases in adolescents and young adults have risen by 30% during the last four decades, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate, according to researchers at Penn State College of Medicine. The team said further research into screening, diagnosis and treatment are needed to address the growing trend in this age group. (2020-12-01)

Reanalysis Of International Data Finds Sharp Decline In Sperm Density
After an extensive review of data from 61 published studies, three California researchers have concluded that a decline in average sperm density reported in the U.S. and other Western countries may be even greater than previously estimated. (1997-11-24)

The probability of surviving nine types of cancer is analyzed
Spanish epidemiologists have presented information on survival of nine types of cancer in Spain and have compared it with other European countries. At five years from diagnosis, the lowest survival rate is observed in lung cancer (less than 11 percent), and the highest in testicular cancer (95 percent). Cancer survival in Spain is at the European average. (2010-07-15)

UNC study supports role of circadian clock in response to chemotherapy
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has suggested that treatment is most effective at certain times of day because that is when a particular enzyme system -- one that can reverse the actions of chemotherapeutic drugs -- is at its lowest levels in the body. (2009-01-13)

Fox Chase Cancer Center's Ning Wong receives ASCO Cancer Foundation Career Development Award
The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation has selected Yu-Ning Wong, M.D., M.S.C.E., of Fox Chase Cancer Center, as one of 13 clinicians to receive a 2008 Career Development Award. Career Development Awards are presented to physicians in their second, third or fourth year as full-time faculty members in an academic setting. This award marks the third time ASCO has honored Wong's accomplishments since she began her professional career in oncology in 2002. (2008-05-14)

Potential Zika vaccine protects against pregnancy transmission and testicular damage
For the first time, a collaborative team led by The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has shown that a potential Zika vaccine quickly can protect fetuses against infection as well as protect males against testicular infection and injury. It also prevents a lowered sperm count after one vaccination. The findings are currently available in Nature Communications. (2017-09-26)

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