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New model of genetically engineered immune cells may help fight solid tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center announced that they have built a new model of genetically engineered immune cells in mice that may... 51 minutes
Chemicals Produced by Vegetables Such as Cabbage and Cauliflower Protect Mice from Colon Cancer
SCI-NEWS.COM A new study led by Francis Crick Institute... 1 hour
Medical News Today: Urea dysfunctions in the liver may signal cancer
MNT New research suggests that a dysfunctional nitrogen metabolism may be an early sign of cancer. The findings may lead to better diagnostic tools. 2 hours
Researchers identify way to grow immune cells at large scale for preventing cancer reoccurrence
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, Mount Sinai researchers have identified a way to make large numbers of immune cells that can... 3 hours
Real-time dynamic monitoring of cell's nucleus for effective cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL To test for malignancy or monitor the effectiveness of cancer treatment, a person's tissue must be extracted, sent to a lab, stained and analyzed by a pathologist--a process... 3 hours
Scientists explore ways for drug therapies to reach deadly brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL The blood-brain barrier is a specialized network of vascular and brain cells that acts as the brain's security system, helping to safeguard the brain and regulate... 5 hours
“Zombie gene” protects elephants from cancer finds study
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has found that elephants do not get cancers as frequently as other animals because of a special gene that they carry. 7 hours
New 'zombie' gene found in elephants could help humans fight cancer
ABC NEWS They may not be the fastest or the smartest or even the scariest, but when it comes to beating cancer, elephants are the superheroes of the... 11 hours
Chemicals found in vegetables prevent colon cancer in mice
SCIENCE DAILY Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a new study shows. 13 hours
Zombie gene protects against cancer -- in elephants
SCIENCE DAILY LIF6, a dead gene that came back to life, prevents cancer by killing cells with DNA damage. 13 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
SCIENCE DAILY Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection. 15 hours
Scientists reveal role of 'junk DNA' in cancer dissemination
NEWS MEDICAL The more scientists explore so-called "junk" DNA, the less the label seems to fit. 15 hours
'Zombie' gene protects elephants from cancer, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants-;who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 16 hours
Clinical study suggests new treatment direction for head and neck cancer in heavy smokers
NEWS MEDICAL Patients with a greater than 10 pack/year history of smoking tend to develop an especially dangerous form of head and... 16 hours
A resurrected gene may protect elephants from cancer
SCIENCE-NEWS Researchers have found another gene that may play a role in explaining elephants’ cancer resistance. 16 hours
Anticancer drugs can help plants to battle infection
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection,... 16 hours
Study identifies potential guidance to treat gastric cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too... 16 hours
Potential guidance for gastric cancer treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads. Also known as tumor mutation burdens, measurement of high genetic mutation rates among... 17 hours
Medical News Today: Diets 'devoid of vegetable matter' may cause colon cancer
MNT Feeding mice a diet rich in a compound that results from the digestion of cabbage and other brassicas protected their gut from inflammation and... 17 hours
Scientists identify stress hormone as key factor in failure of immune system to inhibit leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified by scientists at the University of Kent as a key... 18 hours
Cancer-fighting drugs also help plants fight disease
PHYS.ORG Cancer-fighting drugs used on humans can help plants fight disease as well. That discovery, by two Washington State University plant pathologists, could help scientists develop new pathways for plants to battle infection, as revealed... 18 hours
Medical News Today: Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
MNT Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin... 19 hours
Stress hormone is key factor in failure of immune system to prevent leukemia
SCIENCE DAILY The human stress hormone cortisol has been identified as a key factor when the immune system fails to prevent leukemia taking hold. 19 hours
Elephants resist cancer by waking a zombie gene
PHYS.ORG An estimated 17 percent of humans worldwide die from cancer, but less than five percent of captive elephants—who also live for about 70 years, and have about 100 times as many potentially... 20 hours
Large collection of brain cancer data now easily, freely accessible to global researchers
SCIENCE DAILY A valuable cache of brain cancer biomedical data, one of only two such large collections in the country, has been made freely... 20 hours
Cetuximab+RT found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV+ oropharyngeal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY An interim analysis of data from a randomized clinical trial of patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer found that treatment with radiation therapy... 20 hours
Understanding the enzyme that enables bacteria to breathe arsenic
PHYS.ORG Arsenic-contaminated drinking water is a major health hazard, with chronic exposure causing illnesses and cancers. The World Health Organization estimates that in Bangladesh, for example, over 5 million people were... 20 hours
Chemo spray may offer alternative to conventional chemotherapy
PHYS.ORG Chemotherapy is often used as a follow-up treatment after surgical removal of a cancerous tumor in order to destroy any remaining cancer cells, but intravenous chemo drugs have notorious side effects and... 21 hours
Immunovia's new blood-based testing platform accurately detects non-small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Immunovia AB announced today that in a new collaborative study with a major global pharma company, Immunovia ́s innovative blood-based testing platform, IMMray could differentiate healthy... 23 hours
Medical News Today: New technique treats prostate cancer in just five radiotherapy sessions
MNT A new clinical trial proves the benefits of an innovative form of radiotherapy that reduces the treatment to five sessions instead of... 23 hours
Scientists identify mutational signatures in ovarian cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have identified distinct patterns of genetic mutation among patients with ovarian cancer that could help them personalise treatment in the future. 23 hours
‘No one is ever really ready’: Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day
NEWS MEDICAL In the end, it wasn't easy for Aaron McQ to decide when to die. The 50-year-old Seattle man — a former world traveler, triathlete... 1 day
Scientists unravel the mystery behind ovarian cancer with high-grade serous carcinoma
NEWS MEDICAL More than two-thirds of women with ovarian cancer have high-grade serous carcinoma. Up to 90 percent of HGSCs are not detected until they are beyond the... 1 day
Researchers show how specialized nucleic acid-based nanostructures could help target cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the "magic bullet" concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use... 1 day
Brown University researchers reveal key physical properties of 'giant' cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Polyploidal cancer cells--cells that have more than two copies of each chromosome--are much larger than most other cancer cells, are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatments... 1 day
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launches new CAR-T therapy trial
NEWS MEDICAL University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center launched a new clinical trial for CAR-T, joining a select group of hospitals offering the therapy and a smaller group of hospitals manufacturing... 1 day
OncoThira and NDSU enter into license agreement to develop, market cancer compounds
NEWS MEDICAL The NDSU Research Foundation and OncoThira have entered into a license agreement involving technology developed at North Dakota State University. 1 day
Study finds quality of doctor-patient discussions about lung cancer screening to be 'poor'
NEWS MEDICAL Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high... 1 day
Specialized delivery methods to help treat cancer, other disorders
SCIENCE DAILY More than 100 years ago, German Nobel laureate Paul Ehrlich popularized the 'magic bullet' concept -- a method that clinicians might one day use to target invading microbes without harming... 2 days
First study on physical properties of giant cancer cells may inform new treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Giant cancer cells are much larger and stiffer than other cancer cells and move further, study shows. 2 days
Medical testing: Drop the C-word to reduce anxiety and overtreatment
SCIENCE DAILY Medical researchers are calling for the word 'cancer' to be dropped from some doctor-patient conversations in a bid to reduce patient anxiety and harm from over treatment. The... 2 days
Medical News Today: What is the outlook for chronic lymphocytic leukemia?
MNT Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Although doctors can very rarely cure CLL, survival rates for... 2 days
Medical News Today: Experimental drug may treat 'undruggable' cancers
MNT Researchers have found a way to block a cell signaling pathway that is common to many hard-to-treat cancers and has so far defied attempts to target it. 2 days
Missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain... 2 days
'Undruggable' cancers slowed by targeting growth signals
SCIENCE DAILY As many as 50 percent of human cancer cases -- across a wide variety of tissues -- involve defects in a common cellular growth signaling pathway. These defects have so far defied most attempts... 2 days
Doctor-patient discussions neglect potential harms of lung cancer screening, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY Although national guidelines advise doctors to discuss the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening with high-risk patients because of a high rate of false positives... 2 days
Disrupted nitrogen metabolism might spell cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now shown that in many cancers, the patient's nitrogen metabolism is altered, producing detectable changes in the body fluids and contributing to the emergence of new mutations in cancerous tissue. 2 days
Duke researchers track missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma brain tumors can have an unusual effect on the body's immune system, often causing a dramatic drop in the number of circulating T-cells that help drive the body's defenses. 2 days
Scientists discover key vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Childhood leukemia is a diagnosis that no family ever wants to endure. While the treatment of most types of leukemia has improved steadily over the years, a few specific types remain very... 2 days
New genome analysis could identify people at higher risk of common deadly diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A research team at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and Harvard Medical School reports a new... 2 days
Researchers predict risk for common deadly diseases from millions of genetic variants
SCIENCE DAILY A research team reports a new kind of genome analysis that could identify large fractions of the population who have a much higher risk... 2 days
Scientists discover biomarker for kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have discovered a new blood biomarker that could help predict the risk of kidney cancer. 2 days
Altered nitrogen metabolism may contribute to emergence of new cancer mutations
NEWS MEDICAL Nitrogen is a basic building block of all the body's proteins, RNA and DNA, so cancerous tumors are greedy for this element. Researchers at the Weizmann... 2 days
Medical News Today: Leukemia: Do genes influence how people respond to therapy?
MNT Some people with acute myeloid leukemia are more responsive to chemotherapy than others. Why is this, and how can this knowledge lead to better... 2 days
Blood test could detect kidney cancer up to 5 years earlier
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney cancer. 2 days
Researchers discover secret communication hotline between breast cancers and normal cells
NEWS MEDICAL Australian researchers have uncovered a secret communication hotline between breast cancers and the normal cells surrounding them. Importantly, the messages sent back and forth between the... 2 days
Medical News Today: What can cause cramps after menopause?
MNT Although a person's monthly periods stop after they have been through menopause, they may still sometimes experience abdominal cramping. These cramps are usually nothing serious, but can sometimes be a... 2 days
Major new vulnerability of childhood leukemia uncovered
SCIENCE DAILY A team of researchers has recently uncovered a major new vulnerability of mixed lineage leukemia. Their findings demonstrate that a protein called LEDGF/p75 is regulated by phosphorylation, a molecular modification that changes the electrical... 2 days
World's first optical instrument to observe cancer cells in 4-D
PHYS.ORG A new optical instrument to help scientists observe live cells in 4-D and understand what triggers them to mutate and spread disease around the human body has received... 2 days
New marker in the blood could help predict person's risk of developing kidney cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists have discovered that a marker in the blood could help predict the risk that a person will develop kidney... 2 days
Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto
PHYS.ORG A cancer victim's surprise court victory over US pesticide maker Monsanto could open the floodgates to a slew of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner with a major case... 2 days
Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling
PHYS.ORG Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer tumbled more than 10 percent as markets opened Monday, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto. 2 days
Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems
PHYS.ORG Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz,... 2 days
Lumpectomy plus radiation associated with reduced risk of breast cancer death, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Lumpectomy plus radiation was associated with a small clinical benefit in reduced risk of breast cancer death compared with lumpectomy or mastectomy... 2 days
Removing the cancer label - overhaul in cancer classification proposed
NEWS MEDICAL Australian researchers have asked for changes in the way doctors tend to label low risk cancerous conditions as “cancer” leading to over treatment. Certain diagnoses such as localised... 2 days
FOXM1 contributes to treatment failure in acute myeloid leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About... 2 days
Medical News Today: Poison or cure? Arsenic can help treat cancer, study finds
MNT A new study shows how an arsenic oxide, in combination with an existing drug, can cure leukemia, and it may be able... 3 days
Monsanto owners call weed killer 'safe' after jury orders big payout
PHYS.ORG Monsanto's German owners insisted Saturday that the weed killer Roundup was "safe", rejecting a California jury's decision to order the chemical giant to pay nearly $290... 4 days
US giant Monsanto known for controversial chemicals
PHYS.ORG From "Agent Orange" and DDT to genetically modified crops, Monsanto has long been associated with controversial chemicals, but a US court order for it to pay damages because one of its herbicides may cause... 4 days
US jury orders Monsanto to pay $290mn to cancer patient over weed killer
PHYS.ORG A California jury ordered chemical giant Monsanto to pay nearly $290 million Friday for failing to warn a dying groundskeeper that its... 4 days
Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer
ABC NEWS Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people... 4 days
Study: Many pediatric brain tumor survivors do not achieve complete independence as adults
NEWS MEDICAL In the first study of its kind, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have found that more than half of pediatric central... 4 days
Novel blood-based marker may help predict kidney cancer years before clinical diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL A critical biomarker of kidney disease may help predict clear cell kidney cancer - the most common form of kidney cancer - years before... 4 days
PARP inhibitors show promise for treating and preventing brain disorders
NEWS MEDICAL A class of cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors could be useful for treating and preventing brain disorders, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and some... 5 days
Palliative care associated with reduced risk of suicide in veterans with lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a large-scale patient population study, recently published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, reveal palliative care is associated... 5 days
Researchers uncover new details in how the olfactory epithelium develops
NEWS MEDICAL Dogs, known for their extraordinarily keen senses of smell, can be trained to use their sensitive sniffers to find drugs, bombs, bed bugs, missing hikers and even cancer.... 5 days
Kidney cancer's developmental source revealed
SCIENCE DAILY In the first experiment of its kind, scientists have revealed the precise identity of cancer cells of the most common childhood and adult kidney cancers. Researchers showed the cancer cells are versions of specific healthy cells from developing... 5 days
NCCN releases new treatment guidelines for rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy
NEWS MEDICAL The National Comprehensive Cancer Network has released new treatment guidelines for a group of rare cancers that impact women during pregnancy. 5 days
Biomarkers responsible for exhaustion in cancer linked to fatigue in Parkinson's disease
NEWS MEDICAL Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease, according to new... 5 days
Medical News Today: Skin cancer may predict future cancers
MNT A new analysis finds that individuals who have multiple cases of a common skin cancer are more likely to develop cancer elsewhere in the body. 5 days
Scientists define key binding characteristics of protein associated with heart disease and breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Galectins attach to other proteins via the carbohydrates on their surfaces (sugar-binding proteins). As such they impact on a range... 5 days
New combination therapy for cancer cells could soon be a reality
NEWS MEDICAL A new cancer therapy using nanoparticles to deliver a combination therapy direct to cancer cells could be on the horizon, thanks to research from the University... 5 days
Innovative program by community health centers increases colorectal cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL An innovative program in community health centers to mail free colorectal cancer screening tests to patients' homes led to a nearly 4 percentage point increase in CRC screening,... 5 days
Game theory can be used to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches
NEWS MEDICAL Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve... 5 days
Patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia have higher risk of melanoma, shows study
NEWS MEDICAL While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, a Wilmot Cancer Institute scientific team made an important discovery -- these patients... 5 days
Survey shows people are unaware of the link between insufficient exercise and cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL It has long been accepted that regular exercise can assist in helping to prevent or reduce the risk of a... 5 days
Artificial intelligence model “learns” from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic
MIT Machine-learning system determines the fewest, smallest doses that could still shrink brain tumors. 5 days
New discovery could pave way for improved leukemia treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About... 5 days
Scientists find new molecular biomarker for gastric cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Although immunotherapy is seen as a very promising treatment for cancer, currently only 20 to 30 percent of patients respond positively. Being able to identify the people most likely to benefit from... 5 days
Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
SCIENCE DAILY The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. 5 days
Genetic mutations of appendix cancer identified, may impact treatment
SCIENCE DAILY To understand why some patients with appendix cancer respond to standard treatment while others do not, researchers performed genetic profiling on 703 appendiceal tumors -- the largest such study of... 5 days
Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
PHYS.ORG VIDEO The same way that yeast yields beer and bread can help hospital lab workers better track their daily radiation exposure, enabling a faster assessment of tissue damage that could lead to cancer. 6 days
Arsenic in combination with an existing drug could combat cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have discovered that arsenic in combination with an existing leukemia drug work together to target a master cancer regulator. The team is hopeful that the discovery could... 6 days
Melanoma linked with CLL, close monitoring recommended
SCIENCE DAILY While studying a large group of individuals with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), a research team made an important discovery: these patients had a sizable 600 percent higher risk of melanoma, the most dangerous form... 6 days
Biomarkers link fatigue in cancer, Parkinson's
SCIENCE DAILY Biological markers responsible for extreme exhaustion in patients with cancer have now been linked to fatigue in those with Parkinson's disease, according to new research. 6 days
Single-cell transcriptomes from human kidneys reveal the cellular identity of renal tumors
Science Magazine Messenger RNA encodes cellular function and phenotype. In the context of human cancer, it defines the identities of malignant cells and the diversity of... 6 days
Viewing cancer treatment as a game to find strategies that improve patient outcomes
SCIENCE DAILY Game theory can be utilized to identify potential flaws in current cancer treatment approaches and suggest new strategies to improve outcomes in... 6 days
Key role found for enzymes in DNA replication and sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that the TLK1 and TLK2 enzymes are critical for ensuring the copying of DNA. The research is based... 6 days
Finally, a potential new approach against KRAS-driven lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows KRAS-driven lung cancers are also marked by high levels of 'gel-forming mucins,' as seen in some forms of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cystic fibrosis.... 6 days
Wearable 'microbrewery' saves human body from radiation damage
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Print and probe—how 3-D printers could improve access to technologies essential for scientific discovery
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