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Are yearly body exams an answer to rising skin cancer rates?
SCIENCE DAILY As summer nears and more people prepare to go out in the sun, a dermatologist and dermatopathologist discusses the conflicting recommendations over full body skin inspections. 2 hours
Counting the cuts in Mohs surgery: A way to improve care and reduce costs
SCIENCE DAILY In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average... 3 hours
England's cancer drugs fund 'failed to deliver meaningful value to patients and society'
SCIENCE DAILY Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the... 4 hours
Unravelling the mystery of DNA attacks in cells' powerhouse could pave way for new cancer treatments
SCIENCE DAILY A five-year study has found the mechanism responsible for repairing damage to mitochondrial DNA. This discovery... 4 hours
Scientists launch new virtual platform to aid global search for treatment of leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Finding a cure for a rare type of blood cancer could be accelerated by a new virtual platform that allows researchers easy... 5 hours
Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas
PHYS.ORG A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year,... 9 hours
FDA approves new drug and chemotherapy combination for treatment of adult patients with AML
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Rydapt (midostaurin) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed acute... 17 hours
Study takes first step towards identifying best practices for Mohs micrographic surgery
NEWS MEDICAL In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices,... 22 hours
New prognostic tool accurately predicts recurrence of parathyroid cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk. 22 hours
Complement factor P is a ligand for the natural killer cell-activating receptor NKp46
Science Magazine Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are involved in immune responses to microbes and various stressed cells, such as tumor cells. They include group... 23 hours
Helpful tool allows physicians to more accurately predict parathyroid cancer recurrence
SCIENCE DAILY A newly-created prognostic tool reliably predicts the recurrence of parathyroid cancer, enabling physicians to identify patients at the highest risk. Consequently, the tool also helps to... 1 day
Gene critical for tumor progression also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages... 1 day
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Don't Go Far Enough (Op-Ed)
LIVE SCIENCE Do the new guidelines about screening for prostate cancer go far enough? 1 day
HPV vaccine as cancer prevention is a message that needs to catch on
SCIENCE-NEWS Vaccination against HPV is cancer prevention, but low vaccination rates suggest that message isn’t clear. 1 day
UK jury convicts doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries
ABC NEWS A jury in central England has found a prominent breast cancer surgeon guilty of carrying out unnecessary operations 1 day
Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new research. 1 day
Gene critical for tumor growth also encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages... 1 day
New research focuses on tobacco control and long-term health issues in post-conflict zones
NEWS MEDICAL In new research published today by King's College London - Institute of Cancer Policy and the Conflict & Health Research Group in the journal ecancermedicalscience, the difficulties of... 1 day
Single gene encourages growth of intestinal stem cells, supporting 'niche' cells, and cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth... 1 day
Efficient catalyst developed for producing pronucleotides
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers with Merck & Co., Inc. has developed an efficient catalyst for producing pronucleotides, paving the way perhaps to a new class of drugs for combatting viruses and cancer. In their paper published... 1 day
Stivarga receives expanded FDA approval for treatment of liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Stivarga (regorafinib) to include treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC or liver cancer) who have... 1 day
Women could help spot male partners' skin cancer, research shows
NEWS MEDICAL Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye... 1 day
Follow-up colonoscopies associated with a significantly lower incidence of bowel cancer
MNT Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds research published in Lancet Oncology. 1 day
FDA approves new drug for common form of liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. 1 day
Researchers show resident T cells in the skin depend on CD103 molecule for their anti-tumor function
NEWS MEDICAL The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and... 1 day
VUMC researcher receives grant to test efficacy of drug for reversing precancerous stomach lesions
NEWS MEDICAL Vanderbilt University Medical Center cancer researcher James Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D., has received a two-year, $200,000 grant from the DeGregorio Family... 2 days
Study evaluates treatment patterns and outcomes of elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation... 2 days
Female partners can help facilitate early melanoma detection in men over 50, research shows
SCIENCE DAILY Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer,... 2 days
NETRF announces $4 million in collaborative grants to study neuroendocrine tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The Neuroendocrine Tumor Research Foundation today announced its largest research commitment ever -- $4 million in collaborative grants -- most from its new Accelerator Grants program... 2 days
Pregnancy does not increase expectant mothers' melanoma risk
SCIENCE DAILY Expectant mothers need not be concerned that they are more prone to develop melanoma, or will have a worse prognosis if they do get this serious skin cancer, than women who are... 2 days
'Volumetric' imaging method reveals chemical content
PHYS.ORG A "chemical imaging" system that uses a special type of laser beam to penetrate deep into tissue might lead to technologies that eliminate the need to draw blood for analyses including drug testing and early detection... 2 days
Treatment improved overall survival in elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no treatment. 2 days
Chemoresistance in breast cancer is related to varying tumor cell populations
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this... 2 days
Computational research details the activation mechanism of p38?
SCIENCE DAILY p38? is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions. A new study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby paving the way... 2 days
Scientists Find Link between Immune System, Memory and Structure of Brain
SCI-NEWS.COM In two separate studies, researchers have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain... 2 days
An old cancer drug's degrading new look
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A multifunctional catalyst that stereoselectively assembles prodrugs
Science Magazine The catalytic stereoselective synthesis of compounds with chiral phosphorus centers remains an unsolved problem. State-of-the-art methods rely on resolution or stoichiometric chiral auxiliaries. Phosphoramidate prodrugs are a critical component of pronucleotide (ProTide) therapies used... 2 days
New blood cancer study with 'outstanding' results
SCIENCE DAILY Research reveals 'transformative outcomes' for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 2 days
Medical News Today: Italian-style coffee could halve the risk of prostate cancer
MNT Drinking at least three cups of Italian-style coffee every day may lower men's risk of prostate cancer by more than 50 percent, new research... 2 days
Molecule identified that helps give resident T cells in the skin their anti-cancer punch
SCIENCE DAILY The molecule CD103 is key to the long-term residence of T cells in the skin and to their anti-tumor function,... 2 days
Ohio zoo euthanizes 29-year-old polar bear that had cancer
PHYS.ORG The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Ohio says it has euthanized a 29-year-old male polar bear after veterinarians determined he had liver cancer with limited treatment options. 2 days
New fiber optic probe brings endoscopic diagnosis of cancer closer to the clinic
SCIENCE DAILY In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to... 2 days
Computational research details the activation mechanism of p38-alpha
PHYS.ORG The protein p38α is a member of a family of molecules that transmit outside signals throughout the cell, thus allowing for an appropriate cell response, such as proliferation, differentiation, senescence, or death.... 2 days
Overcoming cancer treatment resistance
SCIENCE DAILY A collaborative team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops. 2 days
New fiber optic probe brings endoscopic diagnosis of cancer closer to the clinic
PHYS.ORG In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to... 2 days
New opportunities found to overcome cancer treatment resistance
SCIENCE DAILY A collaborative team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment in cancer is truly a moving target, there are opportunities to overcome the resistance that develops. 2 days
Virtual human simulation can help medical students learn advanced communication skills
NEWS MEDICAL For medical student Katie Goldrath, the first time delivering difficult health news came when she had to tell a young woman named Robin and her mom,... 2 days
E-cigarettes do not promote development of cancer in laboratory cells
NEWS MEDICAL A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was... 2 days
Scientists announce ‘outstanding’ results of new blood cancer study
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have described new results of a blood cancer study as 'outstanding' in tackling previously untreatable forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia. 2 days
Unstable chromosomes in lung tumors increase risk of cancer relapse, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL The New England Journal of Medicine and Nature has published the first findings from the Cancer Research UK-funded Tracking Cancer Evolution through Treatment (Rx),... 2 days
AI key to driving precision medicine in cancer?
NEWS MEDICAL It is worth noting that in the U.S. and in many countries, digital pathology is still at a very early stage, compared to many other fields that were digitized 15 or 20... 2 days
Understanding and predicting tumor resistance may open door to additional treatment options
NEWS MEDICAL A collaborative Cleveland Clinic, University of Oxford and Moffitt Cancer Center team of researchers has proven the theory that, while resistance to targeted treatment... 2 days
Gallbladder cancer rates decreasing in men, not women; late-stage diagnosis on the rise
MNT Gallbladder cancer is a rare, but aggressive disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 3,700 people in the... 2 days
Study examines post-operative seizure outcomes after insular tumor resection
NEWS MEDICAL Winner of the Journal on Neuro-Oncology Award sponsored by Kluwer Academic Publishers, Doris Du Wang, MD, presented her research, Seizure Outcome After Surgical Resection of Insular Glioma, during the 2017... 3 days
Yale study finds optimal radiation treatment for early-stage glottic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Radiotherapy alone is often used to treat early-stage glottic cancer, a cancer of the vocal chords, however, the optimal radiation treatment schedule remains unknown. 3 days
UVA honored again as one of 69 NCI-designated cancer centers
NEWS MEDICAL University of Virginia Cancer Center has again been honored as one of just 69 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers for its work researching new and better cancer treatments. 3 days
Study investigates plasticity of motor representations in patients with brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Winner of the Brainlab Community Neurosurgery Award, Sandro Krieg, MD, presented his research, Plasticity of Motor Representations in Patients with Brain Lesions: a Navigated TMS Study,... 3 days
New technique dramatically accelerates search for new cancer treatments
NEWS MEDICAL A new technique developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for new... 3 days
Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment
ABC NEWS Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday 3 days
[Research Articles] Transient CDK4/6 inhibition protects hematopoietic stem cells from chemotherapy-induced exhaustion
Science Magazine Conventional cytotoxic chemotherapy is highly effective in certain cancers but causes dose-limiting damage to normal proliferating cells, especially hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs).... 3 days
Tracking unstable chromosomes helps predict lung cancer's return
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have found that unstable chromosomes within lung tumors increases the risk of cancer returning after surgery, and have used this new knowledge to detect relapse long before standard testing. 3 days
Fighting cancer with immunotherapy: Signaling molecule causes regression of blood vessels
SCIENCE DAILY Immunotherapy with T-cells offers great hope to people suffering from cancer. Some initial successes have already been made in treating blood cancer, but treating solid tumors... 3 days
Genes need to be screened for stem cell transplants
SCIENCE DAILY As stem cell lines grow in a lab dish, they often acquire mutations in the TP53 (p53) gene, an important tumor suppressor responsible for controlling cell growth. New research findings... 3 days
Blood tests track lung cancer gene changes, aiding treatment
ABC NEWS Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment, they reported Wednesday 3 days
HIPPO's molecular balancing act helps nerves not short circuit
SCIENCE DAILY It may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body's peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally, researchers have discovered. They... 3 days
Medical News Today: Breast rashes: Which symptoms suggest cancer?
MNT Breast rashes or changes do not usually indicate breast cancer, but can be symptoms of two rare but aggressive types. When should you see a doctor? 3 days
FDA warns 14 companies for illegal promotion and selling of cancer cure products
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters today to 14 companies based out of U.S., who are selling more... 3 days
Medical News Today: Worldwide statistics on breast cancer: Diagnosis and risk factors
MNT In this article, learn about statistics on breast cancer, if diet and obesity are risk factors, and racial differences within the U.S. for breast... 3 days
Potential new treatment for kidney failure in cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despite the high occurrence, it is still not... 3 days
Studies uncover link between immune system, brain structure and memory
NEWS MEDICAL The body's immune system performs essential functions, such as defending against bacteria and cancer cells. However, the human brain is separated from immune cells in the bloodstream by... 3 days
Using lasers to examine space, bugs and bones
PHYS.ORG A novel way to harness lasers and plasmas may give researchers new ways to explore outer space and to examine bugs, tumors and bones back on planet Earth. 3 days
Drinking more than three cups of Italian-style coffee each day lowers prostate cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Add another typical component of the Italian way of life to the long list of foods characterizing one of the... 3 days
Researchers develop highly sensitive method to detect early stages of colorectal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A highly sensitive method that can detect even the earlier stages of colorectal cancer has been developed by researchers in Japan. Shimadzu Corporation, the... 3 days
Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI offers greater range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications
PHYS.ORG Nanodiamonds - synthetic industrial diamonds only a few nanometers in size - have recently attracted considerable attention because of the potential they offer for the targeted delivery of... 3 days
Study reveals promising results for primary liver cancer patients treated with SIR-Spheres Y-90 resin microspheres
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with advanced or inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) who usually received one or two treatments with liver-directed SIR-Spheres... 3 days
Study identifies expression of tumor antigen as marker for aggressive ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a... 3 days
Higher spending for cancer surgery may indicate worse patient care
NEWS MEDICAL Higher costs for complex cancer surgery may be an indicator for worse -- rather than better -- quality of care, according to new research by experts at Rice... 3 days
Study: Prostate cancer patients willing to pay up to $2,000 for new high-tech biopsy technique
NEWS MEDICAL Prostate cancer patients are willing to pay up to $2,000 of their own money for a new high-tech... 3 days
Tumor marker for aggressive ovarian cancer identified
SCIENCE DAILY Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large study. 4 days
Ancient stress response provides clues to cancer resistance
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer -- its high... 4 days
Patients with positive fecal screening test, sooner is better for colonoscopy
SCIENCE DAILY The risk of colorectal cancer increased significantly when colonoscopy was delayed by more than nine months following a positive fecal screening test, according to a large... 4 days
Negative emotions can inspire cancer patients, study shows
NEWS MEDICAL Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. 4 days
Bad feelings can motivate cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. But a recent study shows that these seemingly negative emotions can actually be... 4 days
Chemotherapy drug may increase vulnerability to depression
SCIENCE DAILY A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new study. 4 days
Children conceived after fertility treatments are at increased risk for pediatric cancers
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that babies born from mothers who underwent fertility treatments are at increased risk of developing many types of pediatric cancers and... 4 days
High rate of tumor shrinkage among pancreatic cancer patients
SCIENCE DAILY Adding cisplatin to standard gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel drug treatment provided a very high rate of tumor shrinkage for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a pilot clinical trial.... 4 days
Study finds link between fertility treatments and pediatric tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have found that babies born from mothers who underwent fertility treatments are at increased risk of developing many types of pediatric cancers and tumors... 4 days
Cancer institute reinstates director after uproar from staff and funder
Science Magazine University of Utah’s board has reversed the dismissal of Mary Beckerle 4 days
Beware of Bogus Cancer Treatments, FDA Says
LIVE SCIENCE Americans should be wary of products claiming to treat or cure cancer, as a number of products are falsely making these claims, the FDA said. 4 days
Research shows how TET2 protein loss can open door for mutations that drive blood cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Imagine this scenario on a highway: A driver starts to make a sudden lane change but realizes his mistake and... 4 days
Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
SCIENCE DAILY Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study now... 4 days
FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer 4 days
Environmental enrichment triggers mouse wound repair response
PHYS.ORG Living in a stimulating environment has a wide range of health benefits in humans and has even been shown to fight cancer in mice, but the underlying mechanisms have been unclear. A study published... 4 days
New way to speed search for cancer cures dramatically
SCIENCE DAILY A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for new treatments and cures. And the technique will benefit not... 4 days
Medical News Today: Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer
MNT Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows. 4 days
Medical News Today: Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib
MNT A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective... 4 days
Studying a catalyst for blood cancers
SCIENCE DAILY A new paper describes how TET2 loss can open the door for mutations that drive myeloid, lymphoid, and other cancers. 4 days
Mayo Clinic study shows surgery could more than double life expectancy for kidney cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage... 4 days
'Pharmacoscopy' enables immunomodulatory drug discovery by analyzing immune cell interactions
PHYS.ORG The immune system consists of a great variety of cell types fulfilling diverse tasks in monitoring tissue homeostasis to protect against pathogens and to remove damaged cells. To... 4 days
Synthetic scaffold loaded with cancer-fighting T cells effectively shrinks solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Cellular therapy hasn't had much success in fighting solid tumors, partly because it's been difficult to deliver anti-cancer T cells to the tumors. 4 days
Bio-prospecting for better enzymes
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