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Medical News Today: Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 hours
Large-scale study finds genetic errors associated with brain cancer
MNT A new genomic study identifies 13 new genetic loci associated with an increased risk of glioma - the most common form of brain cancer. 2 hours
MIT researchers develop new technique for early liver cancer diagnosis
NEWS MEDICAL In many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, exposure to a fungal product called aflatoxin is believed to cause up to 80 percent of... 4 hours
Kent state researchers use DNA origami to create ‘nano cage’ for deeper study of cancer cell growth
NEWS MEDICAL According to the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 1,688,780 new cancer cases diagnosed... 5 hours
Scientists show p300 protein may stop MDS from developing into leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl... 8 hours
Minority colorectal cancer patients report higher burden of poor quality-of-life than whites
SCIENCE DAILY A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a... 8 hours
FDA approves new maintenance therapy for recurrent cancers
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zejula (niraparib) for the maintenance treatment (intended to delay cancer growth) of adult patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer,... 8 hours
Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate
NEWS MEDICAL In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins University has added significantly to evidence that large... 8 hours
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypes
SCIENCE DAILY An international consortium of researchers has conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer. 9 hours
New finding could lead to earlier liver cancer diagnosis
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have now developed a way to determine, by sequencing DNA of liver cells, whether cells have been exposed to aflatoxin. This profile of mutations could be used to predict... 9 hours
Study finds higher burden of poor health-related quality-of-life among minority colorectal cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL A study of racial disparities in health-related quality of life of colorectal cancer patients revealed among several findings, that Hispanics and blacks had a... 9 hours
Largest ever brain cancer study reveals new secrets to inherited risk
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have uncovered a treasure trove of information about the genetic causes of brain cancer in the largest ever study of the disease. 9 hours
Dermatology experts review current screening practice for melanoma in the U.S.
NEWS MEDICAL The Future Science Group journal Melanoma Management, today announces the publication of a new perspective article, in which over 50 leaders in the dermatology field critically... 10 hours
From the room next door to the next planet over
SCIENCE DAILY The new Albert Chadwick Research Room inside the Roberts Proton Therapy Center is no ordinary laboratory space. In fact, there’s nothing else quite like it anywhere else in... 14 hours
New imaging project for new applications in cancer diagnostics
NEWS MEDICAL Innovative medical device contractor ITL Group has partnered up with King’s College London (KCL) to develop a ground-breaking cancer imaging project. 16 hours
New study discloses role of specific proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL Many cancer patients struggle with the adverse effects of chemotherapy, still the most prescribed cancer treatment. For patients with pancreatic cancer and other aggressive... 16 hours
Scientists discover mechanism that causes cancer cells to self-destruct
SCIENCE DAILY A new study reveals the role of three proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells while they're dividing. The research finds that these proteins can be specifically modified to unleash an... 17 hours
Cancer therapy: Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
SCIENCE DAILY Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained... 17 hours
Medical News Today: Study finds 12 genetic variants that raise the risk of ovarian cancer
MNT A large-scale study identifies 12 new genetic loci associated with a risk of ovarian cancer and confirms 18... 17 hours
Patent analysis reveals that saffron bioactives can be used to treat multiple disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Increased stress levels, sleep disorders and obesity have become hallmarks of present lifestyle. These conditions are often correlated with serious health problems... 18 hours
Nanocages dramatically facilitate structure formation of biomolecules
PHYS.ORG Macromolecules regularly fold and unfold themselves inside cells. Their diverse three-dimensional structures help determine their functions. Understanding molecule folding can shed light on complex physical processes that may influence diseases, cancers and allergies. 18 hours
Simple colour changing test can help speed up research for cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL A simple colour changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed by University of Bath scientists, allowing research to progress... 18 hours
Scientists turn mammalian cells into complex biocomputers
Science Magazine Sophisticated genetic circuitry spliced into cells could lead to cancer therapies, tissue generation on demand 18 hours
Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water
PHYS.ORG Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction. While this treatment can also be delivered in different modalities (i.e. electrons... 19 hours
WATCH: Firefighters shave heads to support colleague's son with cancer
ABC NEWS Caleb Lambert, 3, was diagnosed with stage 3 neuroblastoma on Feb. 11. 19 hours
Color change test to help cancer research advance
SCIENCE DAILY A simple color changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed, allowing research to progress at a much greater speed than has been possible until now. 19 hours
Men with learning difficulties four times more likely to die of testicular cancer
SCIENCE DAILY People with learning difficulties are 4 times more likely to die of testicular cancer than the general population. This is the first... 21 hours
Scientists report genetic test to help predict men at most risk from aggressive prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive prostate cancer,... 21 hours
Color change test to help cancer research advance
PHYS.ORG A simple colour changing test to help scientists investigate potential cancer drugs has been developed by University of Bath scientists, allowing research to progress at a much greater speed than has been... 21 hours
4 in 10 men may not be receiving adequate prostate cancer treatment in England
SCIENCE DAILY Almost 4 in 10 men with high-risk or locally advanced prostate cancer (prostate cancer that is likely to or that... 21 hours
Travelling-wave ion mobility mass spectrometry elucidates structures of gold fingers
PHYS.ORG Drugs containing gold have been used for centuries to treat conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, they might be effective against cancer and HIV. One mechanism by which... 22 hours
New genetic test may give men better view on how to deal with prostate cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists are reporting a test which can predict which patients are most at risk from aggressive... 1 day
Medical News Today: Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades
MNT New study finds that women who take oral contraceptives may be at lower risk of some cancer types - including cervical cancer... 1 day
Medical News Today: Bumps on the skin: Pictures, causes, and treatments
MNT Learn all about common types of bumps found on the skin, from skin tags to melanomas, including their causes, treatment options, and when to see a... 1 day
Are dialysis patients being over-screened for colon cancer?
MNT A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit from such screening. 1 day
Virtual environment education decreases anxiety before prostate cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Radiation therapists and physicians know that education can reduce anxiety before radiation treatment but lack a standardized tool. In an effort to solve this problem, a multidisciplinary team from Jefferson... 2 days
Increase in BRCA testing may not necessarily mean better diagnosis of women at risk, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in... 2 days
Researchers study risk of thrombosis and bleeding in urological surgery
NEWS MEDICAL The international CLUE Working Group studied the risk of thrombosis and severe haemorrhage after urological cancer operations and other forms of urological surgery. 2 days
Metabolism and epigenetics play role in cancer development
SCIENCE DAILY A new study investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. The new research shows that if epigenetics is disrupted, it might switch on oncogenes... 2 days
Combination of high-intensity ultrasound and immunotherapy may be effective in treating cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In a new study published today in JCI Insight, UC Davis researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1... 3 days
Colorectal cancer rates appear to be increasing among young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Colorectal cancer rates have been rising for every generation since 1950, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. 3 days
Major grant funds research effort that seeks to understand complexity of invasive cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A $9.5 million, five-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will fund an intensive multidisciplinary research effort that seeks to better... 3 days
Immunotherapy drug becomes first FDA-approved treatment for metastatic MCC
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday granted accelerated approval to the checkpoint inhibitor Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of patients with metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC), including those who... 3 days
Medical News Today: Metastatic breast cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and outlook
MNT Metastatic breast cancer can occur if the initial cancer treatment isn't successful and the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. Learn about it here. 3 days
Researchers develop nanoparticle to deliver potential new drug to breast cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL The research, a collaborative project between Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University, began at the Queen's Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology in... 3 days
Early detection of colorectal cancer can save lives
NEWS MEDICAL Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society. 3 days
Study finds increased body fat in childhood brain cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL McMaster University researchers have discovered that while survivors of childhood brain tumours have a similar Body Mass Index (BMI) to healthy children with no cancer, they have more... 3 days
Berkeley researchers search for cancer clues in sample of blood
NEWS MEDICAL One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study, led by bioengineers at UC... 3 days
Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells
SCIENCE DAILY Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan, report scientists. The researchers detected the olfactory receptor OR51B4 in tumor cells taken from the rectum... 3 days
Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Patients diagnosed with a glioblastoma, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months. Based on recent information on the mechanisms of chemotherapy, a team of researchers developed... 3 days
Review provides new understanding of cytokine mediated effects on inflammatory disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers studying chronic inflammation that can lead to the development of lung diseases such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and cancer, are focusing on the role cytokines play in regulating the... 4 days
Computer program developed to diagnose and locate cancer from a blood sample
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is... 4 days
Study reveals intriguing crosstalk between metabolism and epigenetics in cancer development
NEWS MEDICAL A study published in Briefings in Functional Genomics investigated how epigenetics can modulate human's genetic program -- it can emphasize or silence genes. 4 days
In a sample of blood, researchers probe for cancer clues
SCIENCE DAILY One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study has taken an important step... 4 days
WATCH: Can birth control pills protect women from cancer?
ABC NEWS Dr. Jen Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss a study on the connection between contraceptives and protecting women from certain types of cancer. 4 days
New analysis reveals high rate of colon cancer screening among dialysis patients
NEWS MEDICAL A new analysis reveals a relatively high rate of colon cancer screening among US patients on dialysis, even though they rarely stand to benefit... 4 days
scientists pinpoint critical step in dna repair cellular aging Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
PHYS.ORG VIDEO DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival, and cancer prevention, yet cells' ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. 4 days
MSK scientists discover epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) have identified, for the first time, an epigenetic mechanism promoting breast cancer. 4 days
Random DNA copying ‘mistakes’ account for most cancer mutations, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying "mistakes" account for nearly two-thirds of the... 4 days
Research suggests way to reverse age-related and radiation-induced DNA damage
NEWS MEDICAL DNA repair is essential for cell vitality, cell survival and cancer prevention, yet cells' ability to patch up damaged DNA declines with age for reasons not fully understood. 4 days
Medical News Today: Most cancer mutations result from DNA copying errors
MNT Random, unpredictable DNA 'mistakes' account for almost two thirds of the mutations in cancers, according to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. 4 days
Scientists developing novel imaging techniques to provide immediate diagnoses for cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Neurosurgeons at The Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI), North America’s largest neurosurgical training program and scientists at The Arizona State University Biodesign Institute (ASU), in... 4 days
Research suggests novel strategy to target genetic anomaly in prostate cancers
NEWS MEDICAL ​New research suggests a novel strategy to target a genetic anomaly that occurs in half of all prostate cancers. 4 days
Study identifies potential risks for mothers who are cancer survivors
NEWS MEDICAL For young women facing a new cancer diagnosis, fertility preservation can be an important consideration in treatment planning. Now a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center-led... 4 days
New clinical approach offers hope for patients with aggressive brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others... 4 days
FDA grants accelerated approval to new drug for treatment of rare form of skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Bavencio (avelumab) for the treatment of adults... 4 days
PRECISION Panc project aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL The development of new treatments for pancreatic cancer is set to be transformed by a network of clinical trials, aiming to find the right... 4 days
Study compares arm measures to BMI for assessing nutritional status of leukemia survivors
NEWS MEDICAL Arm anthropometry is a simple method to determine if a person is overweight or obese, and because it can distinguish between fat... 4 days
Genome sequencing approach opens door to therapy options for rare, neglected cancers
NEWS MEDICAL An international team of scientists led by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and UConn School of Medicine have reported the results... 4 days
Nearly Two-Thirds of Cancers Are Due to Random DNA 'Mistakes'
LIVE SCIENCE Cancer is a disease cause by mistakes in DNA, and now a new study finds that majority of these mistakes are completely random — they're not due to... 4 days
Cancer in young women and teens may harm future pregnancies, study finds
ABC NEWS Study found women who had cancer in adolescence may have issues with pregnancy. 4 days
Cancer Is Partly Caused By Bad Luck, Study Finds
NPR Researchers have long known behavior, environment and genetics play a role in cancer. A study in Science finds luck is also a major factor. Nearly two-thirds of cancer mutations arise... 5 days
Critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging pinpointed
SCIENCE DAILY The body's ability to repair DNA damage declines with age, which causes gradual cell demise, overall bodily degeneration and greater susceptibility to cancer. Now, research reveals a critical step in a molecular... 5 days
Most cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying 'mistakes'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying 'mistakes' account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is... 5 days
Debate reignites over the contributions of ‘bad luck’ mutations to cancer
Science Magazine Two years after a controversial paper that some said downplayed how preventable cancer might be, the researchers try to advance their case 5 days
[Report] Stem cell divisions, somatic mutations, cancer etiology, and cancer prevention
Science Magazine Cancers are caused by mutations that may be inherited, induced by environmental factors, or result from DNA replication errors (R). We studied the relationship between the... 5 days
[Report] A conserved NAD+ binding pocket that regulates protein-protein interactions during aging
Science Magazine DNA repair is essential for life, yet its efficiency declines with age for reasons that are unclear. Numerous proteins possess Nudix homology domains (NHDs)... 5 days
[Perspective] Genes, environment, and “bad luck”
Science Magazine It is a human trait to search for explanations for catastrophic events and rule out mere “chance” or “bad luck.” When it comes to human cancer, the issue of natural causes versus bad luck was raised... 5 days
[Editors' Choice] Notch1 promotes cancer spread
Science Magazine Author: Priscilla N. Kelly 5 days
[Report] PI3K pathway regulates ER-dependent transcription in breast cancer through the epigenetic regulator KMT2D
Science Magazine Activating mutations in PIK3CA, the gene encoding phosphoinositide-(3)-kinase α (PI3Kα), are frequently found in estrogen receptor (ER)–positive breast cancer. PI3Kα... 5 days
[This Week in Science] Cancer and the unavoidable R factor
Science Magazine Author: Paula A. Kiberstis 5 days
[Cancer] Notch1 promotes cancer spread
Science Magazine Mutations that activate Notch have been identified in several cancers. Weiland et al. find that Notch1 signaling within endothelial cells (ECs) promotes the invasion of distant – [Read More] 5 days
[Cancer Therapy] Chromatin state dictates drug response
Science Magazine Drugs inhibiting the phosphoinositide-(3)-kinase (PI3K) signaling pathway are effective in a subset of breast cancer patients. Tumors become resistant to these drugs, however, and this – [Read More] 5 days
[Cancer Etiology] Cancer and the unavoidable R factor
Science Magazine Most textbooks attribute cancer-causing mutations to two major sources: inherited and environmental factors. A recent study highlighted the prominent role in cancer of replicative (R) – [Read More] 5 days
[Cholesterol Sensing] Lysosomal cholesterol activates mTORC1
Science Magazine The mTORC1 kinase is a master nutrient sensor that governs cellular metabolism. When dysregulated, this kinase drives several human diseases, including cancer and diabetes. Recent work – [Read More] 5 days
Random mutations play large role in cancer, study finds
SCIENCE-NEWS Mistakes made while copying DNA account for more mutations in cancer cells than environment or inheritance do. 5 days
Researchers identify odorant troenan that can inhibit colorectal cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan. This is reported by the research team headed by Prof Dr Dr Dr habil. Hanns Hatt... 5 days
Medical News Today: Surviving cancer may increase risk of birth complications
MNT As more people survive cancer, research into later life effects are increasing. A new study looks at the impact on preterm birth and cesarian sections. 5 days
Researchers find another immune system link science said didn't exist
SCIENCE DAILY A part of the body thought to be disconnected from the immune system actually interacts with it, report investigators, and that discovery helps explain cases of male infertility,... 5 days
Medical News Today: Lung cancer in pictures: What does it look like?
MNT In this article, learn about the different types of lung cancer, what tests are available, what the symptoms are, and what treatments are available. 5 days
Intratumoral vaccination prolongs survival in mouse model of early stage resected pancreatic cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Building on their previous research focusing on vaccination within a tumor (intratumoral) for the most common form of pancreatic cancer, investigators from Rutgers Cancer... 5 days
Study finds steady increase in BRCA testing among low-risk women
NEWS MEDICAL Discovery of the BRCA genetic mutation in the mid-90s represented a breakthrough in breast and ovarian cancer prevention. About 5-10% of breast cancer cases and 10-18% of ovarian cancer cases... 5 days
Single-cell analysis reveals subtypes of colorectal tumors
MNT Combining single-cell genomics and computational techniques, a research team including Paul Robson, Ph.D. 5 days
Caution needed for drugs in development for most common malignant pediatric brain tumor
MNT Researchers led by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have worked out how a crucial cancer-related protein, a "histone writer" called Ezh2,... 5 days
AMP releases new guidelines for validation of NGS-based oncology panels
NEWS MEDICAL The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver... 5 days
New genetic biomarker for colon cancer may lead to development of personalized treatment
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute identified a new genetic biomarker for colon cancer that may lead to development of... 5 days
Loss of partner to suicide may increase risk for mental and physical disorders
NEWS MEDICAL People who lose a partner to suicide are at increased risk for a number of mental and physical disorders, including cancer, depression,... 5 days
Researchers examine potential for microRNAs to detect gastrointestinal cancer in blood, bodily fluids
NEWS MEDICAL Blood tests that could detect cancer before it develops show promise for the future of screening and prevention, though researchers continue to test which... 5 days
Significant increase in number of women tested for BRCA gene, but many high-risk patients still missing out
SCIENCE DAILY Previously, mainly women with a history of cancer were referred for genetic testing, but... 5 days
Breast Implants Linked to Cancer: How Does It Happen?
LIVE SCIENCE Women with breast implants are at increased risk of developing a rare type of cancer, the FDA said. But how do these implants increase the risk of cancer? 5 days
Scientists pinpoint critical step in DNA repair, cellular aging
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