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Medical News Today: Cervical cancer deaths in the U.S. higher than previously estimated
MNT A new analysis finds that cervical cancer mortality rates in the United States may be higher than previous estimates have suggested. 25 minutes
Cervical cancer death rate among older and black women higher than previously thought
NEWS MEDICAL A woman's risk of dying of cervical cancer is higher than long believed, particularly among older and black women, new Johns Hopkins... 3 hours
Researchers unlock mechanism of drug resistance in aggressive breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists report findings of how triple negative breast cancer cells are able to bypass treatment with trametinib, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved drug that belongs to a... 2 days
STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy, a lung cancer procedure that removes a... 2 days
Researchers uncover mechanism of resistance used by triple negative breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Breast cancer cells are evasive, finding ways to bypass drugs designed to stop their unchecked growth. 2 days
UC San Diego researchers receive CIRM grants to advance studies on Zika virus and cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The Independent Citizens Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has approved a pair of $2... 2 days
As cells age, the fat content within them shifts
SCIENCE DAILY As cells age and stop dividing, their fat content changes, along with the way they produce and break down fat and other molecules classified as lipids. By providing broad insights... 3 days
Jumbled chromosomes may dampen the immune response to tumors
SCIENCE DAILY How well a tumor responds to immunotherapy may depend in part on whether its chromosomes are intact or in a state of disarray, a new study reports. The finding could... 3 days
Study shows that nanoparticles serve as a good tumor deoxygenation agent
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—One target therapy in cancer research is to suffocate the tumor. Cells need oxygen to survive so researchers have focused on methods for cutting off the... 3 days
Stop smoking services may improve mental health of smokers with depression
NEWS MEDICAL Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new research, funded by Cancer... 3 days
Chemotherapy prior to surgery could improve prognosis in African-American breast cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival rates from the disease, according to a new study. 3 days
Medical students' licensing exam barely covers items related to obesity, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Obesity is one of the most significant threats to health in the U.S. and is responsible for the development of multiple serious medical problems... 3 days
A quarter of men could safely avoid prostate biopsy if MRI is used
NEWS MEDICAL Performing an MRI scan of men with suspected prostate cancer could spare a quarter of men from having to undergo prostate biopsy,... 3 days
Breast cancer prognosis of African-American patients may improve with administration of chemotherapy before surgery, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Administering chemotherapy to African-American breast cancer patients prior to surgery could improve their prognosis and survival... 3 days
New compound could rid stem cell samples of potentially tumorigenic cells
PHYS.ORG Stem cells derived from adult cells, called human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), have great potential for basic research and regeneration therapies. But for clinical samples... 3 days
Precision medicine advances diagnosis and treatment of children with brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Precision medicine - in which diagnosis and treatments are keyed to the genetic susceptibilities of individual cancers - has advanced to the point where it can... 3 days
Salk scientists show how microenvironment signals encourage growth of pancreatic tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Just as an invasive weed might need nutrient-rich soil and water to grow, many cancers rely on the right surroundings in the body to thrive. 3 days
Study provides scientific insight into metastatic patterns of EGFR mutated NSCLCs
NEWS MEDICAL The discovery of several different subtypes of Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), the most frequent form of lung cancer, has been a major breakthrough in... 3 days
MGH-developed CTC-iChip with digital PCR assay improves detection of early-stage liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Use of an advanced form of the commonly used polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to analyze circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may greatly increase the... 3 days
New study estimates overall prevalence of genital HPV infection among men in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause... 3 days
Mayo Clinic researchers identify genetic promoter that drives lung cancer formation
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified a genetic promoter of cancer that drives a major form of lung cancer. 3 days
Podcast: Explaining menopause in killer whales, triggering killer mice, and the role of chromosome number in cancer immunotherapy
Science Magazine This week, we chat about a surprising reason why killer whales undergo... 4 days
[Disease Detection] An intelligent little sniffer
Science Magazine From ancient medical tests to roadside sobriety tests to cancer-sniffing dogs, the analysis of compounds in a puff of breath has long been used for clinical diagnoses. When equipped – [Read More] 4 days
[Drug Discovery] Brain cancer therapy
Science Magazine Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a deadly brain cancer, and a major challenge to its treatment with radiation is that the approach often leads to an even more aggressive form of the – [Read More] 4 days
[Cancer] Chromosomal chaos and tumor immunity
Science Magazine Cancer immunotherapy produces durable clinical responses in only a subset of patients. Identification of tumor characteristics that correlate with responses could lead to predictive – [Read More] 4 days
[Cancer Immunotherapy] Locking TNFR2 to kill ovarian cancer
Science Magazine The TNF (tumor necrosis factor) ligand family promotes tumor growth and progression. Torrey et al. developed an antibody that locks TNFR2, a TNF receptor found on immunosuppressive – [Read More] 4 days
Public reporting of lung cancer surgery outcomes provides valuable information about quality of patient care
SCIENCE DAILY The first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy has now been released by experts. 4 days
Digital assay of circulating tumor cells may improve diagnosis, monitoring of liver cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Use of an advanced form of the commonly used polymerase chain reaction method to analyze circulating tumor cells may greatly increase the... 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Brain cancer therapy
Science Magazine Author: Lisa D. Chong 4 days
[Research Article] Tumor aneuploidy correlates with markers of immune evasion and with reduced response to immunotherapy
Science Magazine Immunotherapies based on immune checkpoint blockade are highly effective in a subset of patients. An ongoing... 4 days
[This Week in Science] Chromosomal chaos and tumor immunity
Science Magazine Author: Paula A. Kiberstis 4 days
[In Depth] Mixed results from cancer replications unsettle field
Science Magazine The first results of a high-profile effort to replicate dozens of influential papers in cancer biology are roiling the biomedical community. Of the five studies the project has tackled so... 4 days
[This Week in Science] Locking TNFR2 to kill ovarian cancer
Science Magazine Author: Leslie K. Ferrarelli 4 days
[Perspective] Chromosomal chaos silences immune surveillance
Science Magazine Not all cancers, and not all individuals with the same cancer type, respond equally to immunotherapy—the use of antibodies to block so-called immune checkpoints in T cells—thereby unleashing immune responses against tumor cells. This can be... 4 days
Affordable Care Act made cancer screening more accessible for millions, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new research. 4 days
Researchers identify mechanism of oncogene action in lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified a genetic promoter of cancer that drives a major form of lung cancer. In a new paper, researchers provide genetic evidence that Ect2 drives lung adenocarcinoma tumor... 4 days
Precision medicine advances pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment
SCIENCE DAILY In the largest clinical study to date of genetic abnormalities in pediatric brain tumors, researchers performed clinical testing on more than 200 tumor samples and found that a majority had... 4 days
Northwestern Medicine investigators to lead clinical trial for people with rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL A novel national trial for people with no established alternative to treat their rare cancers is being co-led by Northwestern Medicine investigators, who helped... 4 days
Protein complex prevents genome instability
PHYS.ORG An international collaboration between Osaka University and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Switzerland is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage that can lead to instability of genetic material and... 4 days
Protein complex prevents genome instability
SCIENCE DAILY An international research collaboration is investigating the repair process of a serious form of DNA damage that can lead to instability of genetic material and tumor formation. The researchers are studying the roles of groups of proteins that... 4 days
Structure of atypical cancer protein paves way for drug development
SCIENCE DAILY The elusive structure of a cancer cell receptor protein has been uncovered by researchers. This protein can be leveraged to fight disease progression, say investigators. 4 days
scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research Scientists collaborate to reduce number of animals needed for breast cancer research
PHYS.ORG VIDEO More than 200 scientists have signed up to a tissue-sharing database designed to reduce the number of animals needed for biomedical research. 4 days
Small intestine tumors linked to improved survival in adolescents and young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are tumors that arise is the wall of the digestive tract, and most often occur in the stomach or small intestine.... 4 days
Overall survival of advanced NSCLC patients receiving treatment better than untreated patients
NEWS MEDICAL Non-small cell lung cancer patients with advanced disease receiving standard of care treatment have a higher overall survival than similar patients not receiving treatment. 4 days
‘Collateral lethality’ may create new therapeutic options for several cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer cells often delete genes that normally suppress tumor formation. These deletions also may extend to neighboring genes, an event known as "collateral lethality," which may create new... 4 days
Researchers uncover structure of cancer cell receptor protein that paves way for drug development
NEWS MEDICAL A team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has helped uncover the elusive structure of a... 4 days
ICLIO white paper spotlights top-level concerns in delivering immunotherapies for cancer
NEWS MEDICAL While momentum around immunotherapies for cancer continues to build, the high cost of these therapies places them at the center of debate about how best to... 4 days
ACA increases accessibility of recommended cancer screening for millions, research finds
NEWS MEDICAL The Affordable Care Act helped make recommended cancer screening more affordable and accessible for millions of Americans, according to new University of Virginia research. 4 days
Medical News Today: Cachexia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
MNT What causes cachexia, what are the risk factors, and what are the complications? Can cachexia be prevented, and what is cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome? 4 days
Malaria drug successfully treats 26-year-old brain cancer patient
MNT After her brain cancer became resistant to chemotherapy and then to targeted treatments, 26-year-old Lisa Rosendahl's doctors gave her only a few months to live. 4 days
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