Cancer
Leukemia drugs hold promise for treatment-resistant lung cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
New live-cell drug discovery tool identifies two leukemia drugs and other small molecules as potential treatments for lung tumours that stopped responding to therapy. more
Abbreviated MRI detects more cancers than 3D mammography in women with dense breasts  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
According to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, abbreviated breast magnetic resonance imaging detected significantly more... more
The effects of obesity mirror those of aging  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 hours
R esearchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals:... more
Weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
New study findings suggest that weight gain after breast cancer is a greater problem than previously thought. more
Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The number of people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed an opioid medicine worldwide increased in the last two-and-a-half decades. more
New study associates intake of dairy milk with greater risk of breast cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women -- up to 80% depending on the... more
Regular physical activity may improve well-being of African American cancer survivors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
New research suggests that regular exercise may improve the well-being of African American cancer survivors, but most survivors do not meet current recommendations for physical activity. more
Advancement simplifies laser-based medical imaging  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
Photoacoustic imaging, a technique for examining living materials through the use of laser light and ultrasonic sound waves, has many potential applications in medicine because of its ability to show everything from organs to blood vessels to tumors. more
The golden state’s mixed record on lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 10 hours
It was a bewildering moment for Zach Jump, the American Lung Association's national director of epidemiology and statistics. more
Intake of dairy milk associated with greater breast cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Intake of dairy milk is associated with a greater risk of breast cancer in women, according to a new study conducted by researchers at Loma Linda University Health. more
Researchers uncover how cancer cells override environmental cues to consume energy  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Using human lung cancer cells, UT Southwestern researchers have uncovered how cells in general modulate their energy consumption based on their surroundings and, furthermore, how cancer... more
Researchers identify mechanisms underlying immunotherapy-associated tuberculosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Researchers at the University of Southampton have identified how new checkpoint inhibitor treatments for cancer can activate tuberculosis in some patients. more
Immunotherapy drug combination effective for patients with fast-growing neuroendocrine tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Many patients with rare, fast-growing neuroendocrine tumors respond well to a common immunotherapy drug combination, according to the first peer-reviewed publication out of DART, short for Dual Anti-CTLA-4... more
Chromosomal imbalance in cancer cells can either promote or inhibit metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Cancer cells are notorious for their genetic disarray. A tumor cell can contain an abundance of DNA mutations and most have the wrong number of chromosomes. more
New technology uses microwaves and AI for tumor detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. more
Guiding nanoparticles directly to the tumor cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Modern anticancer therapies aim to attack tumor cells while sparing healthy tissue. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and FU Berlin has made important progress in this area: the scientists have produced... more
DNA topological problems may cause lymphoma, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre, Madrid, and the Andalusian Molecular Biology and Regenerative Medicine Centre, Seville, published today a paper in Nature Communications that shows that DNA topological problems... more
How cancer cells stiff-arm normal environmental cues to consume energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
Using human lung cancer cells, researchers have uncovered how cells in general modulate their energy consumption based on their surroundings and, furthermore, how cancer cells override those cues... more
New tech takes radiation out of cancer screening  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have developed a new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation. The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence... more
Directing nanoparticles straight to tumors  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Modern anticancer therapies aim to attack tumor cells while sparing healthy tissue. An interdisciplinary team of researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and FU Berlin has made important progress in this area: the scientists have produced tiny nanoparticles that... more
CRISPR gene cuts may offer new way to chart human genome  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used the... more
New way to chart human genome with CRISPR/nanopore sequencing technique  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have successfully used the gene cutting... more
Inflammation caused by radiation can promote survival of triple-negative breast cancer cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
While radiation is successfully used to treat breast cancer by killing cancer cells, inflammation caused as a side-effect of radiation can have a contrary... more
CRISPR gene cuts may offer new way to chart human genome  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers say they have successfully used the gene cutting tool CRISPR... more
Breast cancer cells hibernate in the lung before forming secondary tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Healthy lung cells support the survival of breast cancer cells, allowing them to hibernate in the lung before forming secondary tumors, according to new research from... more
Directing nanoparticles straight to tumors  nanowerk · 1 day
A team of researchers has produced tiny nanoparticles that are designed to specifically target cancer cells. They can navigate directly to the tumor cells and visualize those using advanced imaging techniques. more
Directing nanoparticles straight to tumors  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Modern anticancer therapies aim to attack tumor cells while sparing healthy tissue. A team of researchers has now produced tiny nanoparticles that are designed to specifically target cancer cells. They can navigate directly to the tumor cells and... more
New methods to decipher how natural substances affect the body’s hormone balance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A team of researchers from Vienna has developed methods of deciphering precisely how plants and medicinal substances affect the body’s own hormone balance. Initial... more
IDT's new xGen Prism DNA Library Prep Kit launched  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Integrated DNA Technologies, a leading comprehensive genomics solutions provider, has launched the xGen Prism DNA Library Prep Kit, designed to produce high-quality Next Generation Sequencing data from precious but challenging... more
DNA nanostructures suit up for future missions  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Beating cancer and a plethora of other diseases does not only depend on getting hold of the right drugs—it's also about getting them to the right places in the body, while keeping damage to... more
Discovery may open up new avenues into improving cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New cancer immunotherapy approaches are revolutionizing treatment options for breast cancer patients. However, many lead to insufficient immune responses rendering the therapies incapable of completely eradicating tumors. more
UT Dallas scientists awarded CPRIT grants for lung, kidney cancer research  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas has awarded new grants totaling $1.8 million to two University of Texas at Dallas scientists for their research... more
Researchers develop new probe to detect common target of anti-inflammatory drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The Chan group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has recently developed a probe named CoxFluor, which is able to distinguish between Cyclooxygenase-2,... more
Researchers study why colon cancer is more lethal in pediatric and young adult patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Colon cancer is more likely to be lethal in children and young adults than middle-aged adults. In a single-institution study,... more
Advances in surgical care for patients with pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Earlier this year, doctors and researchers celebrated the news that the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer had crossed into double digits for the first time -; up from just... more
UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Like most people, John Gifford wasn't looking forward to a colonoscopy when he arrived on the UCI Medical Center campus in Orange in 2018. more
UCI neuro-oncologist uses comprehensive approach to battle brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When you're facing a cancer diagnosis with an average survival span of 12 to 18 months, every milestone is a victory. more
Technique used to study human epidemiology reveals coral disease risk factors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study published in Scientific Reports, a team of international researchers led by University of Hawaii at Mānoa postdoctoral fellow Jamie Caldwell used a statistical... more
Using newly discovered immune cell type to fight pancreatic cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Immunotherapy is showing great promise for treating cancer. But so far, this approach has been effective in only about 20% of all cancers. To advance those results, researchers... more
Comprehensive tumor profiling reveals why osteosarcoma does not respond to immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Comprehensive profiling of tumor samples taken from patients with osteosarcoma shows that multiple factors contribute to the traditionally poor responses observed from treatment with immune checkpoint... more
New Jersey governor reveals likely cancerous kidney tumor  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he has what is probably a cancerous tumor on his kidney and will undergo surgery next month to remove it more
Physics tool helps track cancer cell diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team took a novel, interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the behavior of breast tumor cells by employing a statistical modeling technique more commonly used in physics and economics. The team was able to demonstrate... more
Tumor neoantigenicity assessment with CSiN score incorporates clonality and immunogenicity to predict immunotherapy outcomes  Science Magazine · 4 days
Lack of responsiveness to checkpoint inhibitors is a central problem in the modern era of cancer immunotherapy. Tumor neoantigens are... more
Defining the emergence of myeloid-derived suppressor cells in breast cancer using single-cell transcriptomics  Science Magazine · 4 days
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are innate immune cells that acquire the capacity to suppress adaptive immune responses during cancer. It remains elusive... more
Tools used to study human disease reveal coral disease risk factors  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In a study published in Scientific Reports, a team of international researchers led by University of Hawai'i (UH) at Mānoa postdoctoral fellow Jamie Caldwell used a... more
Origins of immune system mapped, opening doors for new cancer immunotherapies  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A first cell atlas of the human thymus gland could lead to new immune therapies to treat cancer and autoimmune diseases. Researchers mapped thymus tissue through... more
Newly found bacteria fights climate change, soil pollutants  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Cornell researchers have found a new species of soil bacteria—which they named in memory of the Cornell professor who first discovered it—that is particularly adept at breaking down organic matter, including the... more
Administering immunotherapy alongside chemoradiation for advanced NSCLC appears to be safe and tolerable  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey shows administering the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab together with chemotherapy given at the same time... more
UAH research could have broad implications for immunotherapy and cancer treatment  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Research into engineering artificial organs that mimic the functions of human lymph nodes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville has garnered one of its professors... more
HCI at University of Utah to host 7th annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Conference  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The 7th annual Metastatic Breast Cancer Research Conference will be hosted by Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah... more
New study expands the knowledge on tumor-suppressor role of HERC proteins  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The RAF protein could be a therapeutical target to treat the tumor growth in regulated pathways by the p38 protein, according to a new study published... more
Researchers map the cellular diversity of entire salivary gland tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
What goes on inside and between individual cells during the very earliest stages of tumor development? Single cell sequencing technologies and a mouse model have enabled researchers to... more
Researchers reveal new vulnerability in MYC-driven lymphomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have revealed a new vulnerability in lymphomas that are driven by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells. more
Finding new clues to combat glioblastoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Glioblastoma is an aggressive, killer disease. While victims of this fast-moving brain tumor comprise only about 15% of all people with brain cancer, its victims rarely survive more than a few years after diagnosis. more
Global study shows long-term survival benefit for a subset of patients with advanced lung cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
According to the results of a large, global study led by Yale Cancer Center researchers, even a tiny... more
Statistical modeling technique helps track tumor cell diversity  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Cancer cells are a wily adversary. One reason the disease outfoxes many potential treatments is because of the diversity of the cancer cell population. Researchers have found this population difficult to characterize... more
How does the intestine heal?  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The intestine is an amazing organ in multiple ways, not least of which is its capacity to heal itself even when it is injured or damaged. Finally, a study by researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, published in the... more
Study exposes the Achilles' heel of deadly ccRCC tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
An experimental drug already shown to be safe and help some patients with clear cell renal cell carcinoma, a deadly form of kidney cancer, effectively disables its molecular target. more
MD Anderson collaborates with Denali Therapeutics to advance novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a strategic research collaboration with Denali Therapeutics Inc. to develop novel therapies... more
Prostate cancer: Causes, symptoms & treatment  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men. more
Researchers identify a protein that aids in colorectal cancer metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A protein that helps colorectal cancer cells spread to other parts of the body could be an effective treatment target. more
New biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis of lung cancer identified  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Applying bioinformatics to resolve biological problems. This is the objective of the research group of the University of Malaga "BI4NEXT", which, in one of its latest studies, developed... more
New front opened in fight against common cancer driver  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have revealed a new vulnerability in lymphomas that are driven by one of the most common cancer-causing changes in cells. The team hopes that this could be a new... more
Microchannel network hydrogel-induced ischemic blood perfusion connection  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Controlled angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels) at damaged sites is an unresolved issue in the clinical setting. Most attempts include local treatment with pro-angiogenic molecules,Jo although the approach can induce inflammatory coupling, tumorous... more
Researchers design new drug cocktail to kill brain and soft tissue cancers  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering have designed a new drug cocktail that kills some types of brain and soft tissue cancers... more
New project aims to gain insights into bone metastasis in breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new project just launched at Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences in Krems aims at gaining insights into the development of... more
Duck-billed dinosaur's tail had tumors found in children  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
Paleontologists found peculiar cavities in the tailbones of a duck-billed dinosaur, suggesting that it suffered from tumors caused by Langerhans cell histiocytosis. more
Bioengineers create light-controllable CAR T cells for cancer immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a control system that could make CAR T-cell therapy safer and more powerful when treating cancer. more
Both strands of microRNA cooperate to drive cancer growth and aggressiveness, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Researchers long thought that only one strand of a double-stranded microRNA can silence genes. Though recent evidence has challenged that dogma, it's... more
Cancer risk in psoriatic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A new study published in February 2020 in the journal JAMA Dermatology reports that there is a 21% increased risk of cancer in patients with psoriasis, but not with psoriatic arthritis alone. more
First baby born from frozen immature eggs matured in the lab  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Cancer can take a toll on a woman’s body, with many unable to conceive after rigorous treatments. In some cases, especially for women who have no... more
Scientists develop novel method for detecting blood vessels inside tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
During neuroendoscopic surgery of, for example, brain tumors, the characteristics of the operating space, usually narrower than that of other endoscopic surgery, are determined by visual inspection through... more
Targeting turncoat immune cells to treat cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A new study has identified a mechanism by which regulatory T cells, which suppress immune responses, adapt their metabolism to thrive in the harsh microenvironment of the tumor. more
Study uncovers factors linked with discontinuing breast cancer therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
For women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, long-term endocrine therapy can greatly reduce the risk of recurrence. Many women, especially those in underserved populations, do not continue treatment, however. more
Higher case numbers correlated with better results in breast cancer surgery  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In complex surgery, does a correlation exist between the volume of services provided per hospital or per surgeon and the quality of the treatment results? more
Racial disparities found in timing and type of treatment for colorectal cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
In a new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Associate Professor Dr. Cara Frankenfeld of the George Mason College of Health and Human... more
Interfering MSN-NONO complex-activated CREB signaling serves as a therapeutic strategy for triple-negative breast cancer  Science Magazine · 6 days
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is life-threatening because of limited therapies and lack of effective therapeutic targets. Here, we found that... more
Engineering light-controllable CAR T cells for cancer immunotherapy  Science Magazine · 6 days
T cells engineered to express chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) can recognize and engage with target cancer cells with redirected specificity for cancer immunotherapy. However, there is a lack of ideal CARs for... more
[Research Articles] Anti-PD-1 treatment impairs opioid antinociception in rodents and nonhuman primates  Science Magazine · 6 days
Emerging immunotherapies with monoclonal antibodies against programmed cell death protein–1 (PD-1) have shown success in treating cancers. However, PD-1 signaling in neurons is largely... more
[Research Articles] Inhibition of the ALDH18A1-MYCN positive feedback loop attenuates MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma growth  Science Magazine · 6 days
MYCN-amplified neuroblastoma (NB) is characterized by poor prognosis, and directly targeting MYCN has proven challenging. Here, we showed that aldehyde dehydrogenase family... more
Research shows the way to more efficient EPO production  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
To many people, EPO rhymes with doping and cycling. But in fact, EPO is an important medical drug. This hormone works naturally in the body by stimulating red blood cell... more
One drug, many diseases  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
It seems too good to be true: a single drug that could treat humanity's worst afflictions, including atherosclerosis, cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and arthritis. All of these diseases have one thing in common—they involve an inflammatory protein called NLRP3. Now, biotech... more
Pancreatic cancer 'time machine' reveals tumor development and invasion  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers. Patients can expect as low as a 9% chance to live for at least five years after being diagnosed. more
Pancreatic cancer 'time machine' reveals cancer development and invasion  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Pancreatic cancer has one of the worst survival rates among cancers. Patients can expect as low as a 9% chance to live for at least five years after being diagnosed. more
IU researcher identifies new genomic regions that increase skin cancer risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
An Indiana University cancer researcher has identified eight new genomic regions that increase a person's risk for skin cancer. more
Lengthening prostate cancer screening intervals for men could improve outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A new study in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, published by Oxford University Press, finds significant benefits to lengthening the amount of time between prostate cancer... more
Fruit flies have a new defense strategy to deal with oxidative stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Oxidative stress affects all living organisms, and the damage it causes is believed to play a part in cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and a... more
Updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations released  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do not need to repeat screening for 10 years. more
NUS researchers identify new protein to prevent chemotherapy-induced neuropathy  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
A team of researchers from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine has identified a novel protein that would prevent the development of neuropathy in cancer patients who receive... more
Risk factors for endometrial cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
An analysis of 149 scientific studies has identified 24 genetic variants which predispose women to endometrial cancer. more
Fruit flies have a radical strategy for dealing with free radicals  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Oxidative stress affects all living organisms, and the damage it causes is believed to play a part in cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and a number of... more
New 3D model shows how breast cancer cells interact with the body’s stem cells  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A Loughborough University Ph.D. student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body... more
Statins could reduce ovarian cancer risk, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A genetic study has found evidence to suggest that women who take statins in the long term could be less likely to develop ovarian cancer, according to new research funded by Cancer... more
Supersensitive nanomaterials for DNA diagnostics and targeted drug delivery  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists have developed a smart material with unique properties, which holds promise for express DNA analysis and next-generation drugs against cancer and other serious diseases. more
New high-throughput method to study gene splicing at an unprecedented scale  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Genes are like instructions, but with options for building more than one thing. Daniel Larson, senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, studies this gene "splicing"... more
New insight into how stem cells interact with breast cancer cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Loughborough University Ph.D. student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body by using a novel 3-D model. more
Study provides insight into link between cancer driver gene and alternative splicing changes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A multi-institutional group of researchers led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has linked a strong cancer driver gene to changes in proteins... more
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