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Medical News Today: Research reveals how UV rays activate skin cancer
MNT Researchers from Cornell University may have discovered how UV rays trigger skin cancer and found a potential way to prevent melanomas from occurring. 13 hours
Medical News Today: Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?
MNT Researchers have found a link between oral sex and smoking and an increased risk of a type head and neck cancer triggered... 2 days
Direct‐acting antiviral therapy linked to 71% reduction in liver cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting - held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases - found that eradication... 2 days
Daily aspirin therapy linked to reduced risk of HBV‐related liver cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases – found that daily... 2 days
Liver cirrhosis mortality found to be greater than that of five major cancers
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases... 2 days
Pharmacological stimulation of nicotinic receptor could be strategy to treat lung inflammation
NEWS MEDICAL It has been amply proven that smoking can cause serious diseases such as emphysema and cancer. A new study, however, shows that pharmacological stimulation... 2 days
Childhood cancer survivors commonly stay at jobs to keep health insurance, new study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A significant number of childhood cancer survivors are worried about keeping their health insurance, to the point of letting it... 2 days
Gene circuit can be used to switch on inside cancer cells and stimulate immune attack, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL A new study, conducted by researchers at MIT, suggests that a recently developed synthetic... 2 days
Medical News Today: Daily aspirin could ward off liver cancer
MNT Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests. 2 days
More cancer patients now have insurance because of Obamacare
ABC NEWS The law has reduced the number of uninsured Americans. 2 days
Study shows how nerves drive prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a switch that causes tumor vessels to proliferate, show researchers. Their earlier research -- which first implicated nerves in fueling prostate cancer -- has prompted a... 2 days
Cancer-linked proteins: Drugging the 'undruggable'
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be 'undruggable'. 2 days
Can an aspirin a day keep liver cancer away?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that daily aspirin therapy was significantly associated with a reduced risk in hepatitis B related liver cancer. 2 days
More cancer patients now have insurance because of health care law
ABC NEWS The law has reduced the number of uninsured Americans. 2 days
How obesity promotes breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an... 2 days
UGA researchers pinpoint factors that drive sharp rise in breast cancer genetic testing
NEWS MEDICAL A sharp rise in the number of women seeking BRCA genetic testing to evaluate their risk of developing breast cancer was driven... 2 days
Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL In a study in today's issue of Science, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore Medicine, report that certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth by triggering a... 2 days
World leaders commit to protect people from harms of NCDs
NEWS MEDICAL Heads of State and Government and ministers from around the world today committed to new and bold action to reduce suffering and death from noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily... 2 days
HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer risk remains generally low, study suggests
NEWS MEDICAL The prevalence of throat (oropharyngeal) cancers caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) has increased in recent decades, and some groups are much more likely than others to have the... 2 days
Medical News Today: How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth
MNT Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have pinpointed how certain nerves drive the growth of prostate cancer using a metabolic 'switch.' 3 days
New CAR-T cell therapy offers effective option for certain blood cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is one of the first centers nationwide to offer... 3 days
Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide
NEWS MEDICAL Small RNA molecules originally developed as a tool to study gene function trigger a mechanism hidden in every cell that forces the cell to commit suicide, reports a new Northwestern... 3 days
Mutant gene found to fuel cancer-promoting effects of inflammation
SCIENCE DAILY A new mechanism has been uncovered linking a human gene's function to chronic inflammation. Through large-scale genomic analyses, the researchers discovered that 'mutant p53' amplifies the impact of inflammation, leading... 3 days
Fundamental research enhances understanding of major cancer gene
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have provided new insights into the role of PTEN, a major cancer gene, in controlling cell growth and behavior. PTEN is the second most commonly altered gene in human cancers, particularly... 3 days
Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body's immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the disease. 3 days
Key molecular link in major cell growth pathway
SCIENCE DAILY A team of scientists has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells regulate growth with how they sense and make available the nutrients required for growth. The researchers' findings also... 3 days
Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack
MIT Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack 3 days
One to 10 mutations are needed to drive cancer, scientists find
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have provided unbiased estimates of the number of mutations needed for cancers to develop, in a study of more than 7,500... 3 days
Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice
SCIENCE DAILY Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with... 3 days
Genetic testing recommended for children considered at risk for most common eye cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible... 3 days
Rare cancer linked with textured breast implants may be underreported, misunderstood
SCIENCE DAILY A rare cancer in patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients and physicians may be aware of the risks associated... 3 days
Adrenergic nerves activate an angio-metabolic switch in prostate cancer
Science Magazine Nerves closely associate with blood vessels and help to pattern the vasculature during development. Recent work suggests that newly formed nerve fibers may regulate the tumor microenvironment, but their exact... 3 days
Tumor angiogenesis gets nervous
Science Magazine 3 days
UCSD researchers discover how mutant gene amplifies inflammation to fuel cancer
NEWS MEDICAL A human gene called p53, which is commonly known as the "guardian of the genome," is widely known to combat the formation and progression of tumors. Yet, mutant... 3 days
New research provides insights into role of key cancer gene
NEWS MEDICAL New research represents a promising step towards better understanding of a key cancer gene. A long-running collaboration between researchers at the Babraham Institute, Cambridge, and the AstraZeneca IMED Biotech Unit... 3 days
Medical News Today: 'Synthetic gene circuit' may improve effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy
MNT A synthetic gene circuit that elicits tumor-specific immune responses may overcome some of the problems with current cancer immunotherapies, study finds. 3 days
Physical, psycho-social interventions in advanced lung cancer patients improve functional capacity
NEWS MEDICAL Physical exercise and psycho-social interventions in patients with advanced stage lung cancer improved functional capacity, which may be linked to quality of life benefits. 3 days
Gut bacteria from wild mice boost health in lab mice
PHYS.ORG Laboratory mice that are given the gut bacteria of wild mice can survive a deadly flu virus infection and fight colorectal cancer dramatically better than laboratory mice with... 3 days
Breast cancer cells recycle their own ammonia waste as fuel
SCIENCE DAILY Breast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth, report scientists. The insights shed... 3 days
Improving gene delivery methods
PHYS.ORG Scientists in China are exploring new ways to treat cancer using gene therapy. We find out how their work inspired this beautiful and intricate design on the cover of Polymer Chemistry. 3 days
A statistical fix for the replication crisis in science
PHYS.ORG In a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment. Without the drug, only 32 percent of previous patients did the... 3 days
Study finds underlying causes of racial, ethnic disparities in cancer survival
NEWS MEDICAL Racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival in the U.S. are well documented, but the underlying causes are not well understood. To better explain disparities, researchers examined cancer... 3 days
Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells
PHYS.ORG Some anti-cancer drugs are encapsulated to allow gradual release, spreading their effect over a longer time. For example, one formulation of the chemotherapy doxorubicin... 4 days
Xstrahl receives FDA 510 (k) clearance for marketing its Photoelectric Therapy System
NEWS MEDICAL The Photoelectric Therapy System is a compact and ergonomic superficial X-Ray therapy system operating in the 10 kV to 80 kV range intended for... 4 days
Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies
NEWS MEDICAL A latest study has shown that Aristolochic Acids (AA) – that are commonly used as a natural product found in some natural remedies, could be associated with liver cancers. Researchers... 4 days
Researchers examine how palliative care impacts heart failure patients
NEWS MEDICAL Patients living with heart failure receive palliative care significantly less often than patients with other illnesses, including cancer, despite evidence that such care improves symptom management and quality of life. 4 days
FDA OKs 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer; 1st for adults
ABC NEWS U.S. regulators approve 2nd gene therapy for blood cancer, 1st one for adults 4 days
Researchers release the brakes on the immune system
SCIENCE DAILY Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural “brakes” in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response. Researchers have... 4 days
Therapeutic form of arsenic is a potential treatment for deadly type of brain cancer
SCIENCE DAILY From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage,... 4 days
Matchmaking with consequences: When cells become cancerous
SCIENCE DAILY Myc proteins play an important role when cells become cancerous. Researchers have studied just how they do this. They might thus open up ways to develop new therapies. 4 days
Identification of XBP1-u as a novel regulator of the MDM2/p53 axis using an shRNA library
Science Magazine Cell cycle progression is a tightly controlled fundamental process in living cells, with any defects being closely linked... 4 days
[Research Articles] ALK is a therapeutic target for lethal sepsis
Science Magazine Sepsis, a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by infection, is a major public health concern with limited therapeutic options. We provide evidence to support a role for anaplastic lymphoma... 4 days
[Research Articles] Aristolochic acids and their derivatives are widely implicated in liver cancers in Taiwan and throughout Asia
Science Magazine Many traditional pharmacopeias include Aristolochia and related plants, which contain nephrotoxins and... 4 days
[Editors' Choice] Nuclear jailbreak: DNA escapes and inflames
Science Magazine Cytosolic DNA sensors detect fragmented or damaged DNA that escapes the nucleus during cellular senescence or cancer and induces inflammation. 4 days
New findings explain how UV rays trigger skin cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the US in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A... 4 days
Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens
SCIENCE DAILY The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than... 4 days
Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Is on the Rise
LIVE SCIENCE Cases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to breast implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review. 4 days
Medical News Today: Hormone therapy for prostate cancer increases cardiac risk
MNT Androgen-deprivation therapy is widely used to treat prostate cancer. In a recent study, the potential risks to heart health are examined. 4 days
Machine learning identifies breast lesions likely to become cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study. Researchers said the technology has the potential to reduce... 4 days
Battling flames increases firefighters' exposure to carcinogens
PHYS.ORG The threat of getting burned by roaring flames is an obvious danger of firefighting, but other health risks are more subtle. For example, firefighters have been found to develop cancer at higher rates than... 4 days
New 3-D imaging technique for future precision medicine toolbox
PHYS.ORG For an illness like cancer, doctors often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans for a more definitive diagnosis, based on reconstructing a 3-D organ from multiple 2-D image slices. At... 4 days
medical news today colorectal cancer new less toxic drug target uncovered Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered
MNT VIDEO New research uncovers a novel, less toxic drug target for treating colorectal cancer, which currently affects approximately 135,000 people in the U.S. 5 days
speeding up cancer screening Speeding up cancer screening
ESA Delivering breast cancer screening results in a day instead of today’s standard two weeks is being proposed by an ESA incubator start-up company using paperless technology and online... 5 days
Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care
ABC NEWS Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by tumor boards, which match treatments to gene mutations 5 days
Arsenic trioxide could be powerful therapy to extend lives of certain glioblastoma patients
NEWS MEDICAL From Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie, arsenic is often the poison of choice in popular whodunits. But in ultra-low dosage, and in... 5 days
Genetic diversity plays major role in evolution of drug resistance
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research... 5 days
WATCH: Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for daughter with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' 2-year-old daughter Sophie is receiving cancer treatments at Children's Medical Center Dallas. 5 days
Scientists receive critical funding to study treatments for three deadly cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of... 5 days
Synthetic compound targets enzyme that supports survival and dissemination of metastatic cells
NEWS MEDICAL Cancer can most often be successfully treated when confined to one organ. But a greater challenge lies in treating cancer that has metastasized, or... 5 days
Woman writes tribute to nurses caring for her 2-year-old with cancer
ABC NEWS Shelby Skiles' note was liked by thousands on Facebook. 5 days
Study could pave way for more effective cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL Many tumors possess mechanisms to avoid destruction by the immune system. For instance, they misuse the natural "brakes" in the immune defense mechanism, which normally prevent an excessive immune response.... 5 days
The Latest: Appeals court tosses award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman... 5 days
Yeast spotlights genetic variation's link to drug resistance
PHYS.ORG Researchers have shown that genetic diversity plays a key role in enabling drug resistance to evolve. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Institute for Research on Cancer and Ageing... 5 days
Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case
ABC NEWS A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her... 5 days
Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder contributed to cancer
ABC NEWS Appeals court tosses $72 million verdict in lawsuit alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder... 5 days
Cancer: New compound targets energy generation, thereby killing metastatic cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified an enzyme that supports the survival and dissemination of metastatic cells, and developed a synthetic compound that targets the enzyme and kills the metastatic cells... 5 days
Bolstering fat cells offers potential new leukemia treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients, says a new study. Researchers found that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located... 5 days
Many pelvic tumors in women may have common origin: Fallopian tubes
SCIENCE DAILY Most, and possibly all, ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them, report investigators. 5 days
Timing of melanoma diagnosis, treatment critical to survival
SCIENCE DAILY A new study underscores the importance of early detection and treatment of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The research indicates that the sooner patients were treated, the better their survival,... 5 days
Novel mechanism of resistance to anti-cancer drugs
SCIENCE DAILY Investigators have discovered a novel non-genetic cause of resistance to the targeted anti-cancer therapy cetuximab. Their findings suggest a strategy for overcoming this resistance. 5 days
Biology of childhood brain tumor subtypes offers clues to precision treatments
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas (PLGG), the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine with... 5 days
Scientists discover how sugar fuels cancer growth
NEWS MEDICAL A nine-year research project looking at the link between sugar and cancer has led to an important breakthrough in cancer research. 5 days
Matchmaking with consequences
PHYS.ORG Most human tumours have one thing in common: They harbour drastically increased amounts of the so-called Myc proteins. Animal experiments show that such high Myc concentrations contribute to causing cancer. But Myc proteins not only have harmful properties, they are... 5 days
Study reveals link between cancer relapse and body’s immune system
NEWS MEDICAL Results from a new study conducted at the Institute of Cancer Research, London, suggests cancer cells that remain in the body after treatment, utilize the immune system of... 5 days
Chemists develop optical imaging tool to target cancer cells
PHYS.ORG Dr. Ning Fang of the Chemistry Department at Georgia State University has developed a new optical imaging technique, Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking (SPORT), to image rotational motions in... 5 days
Study uses precision medicine approach to find effective treatments for rare cancers
NEWS MEDICAL For the first time, researchers have been able to identify effective treatments for patients with rare cancers by analyzing genes and proteins in their... 5 days
Most ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Most - and possibly all - ovarian cancers start, not in ovaries, but instead in the fallopian tubes attached to them. 5 days
Cascade of costs could push new gene therapy above $1 million per patient
NEWS MEDICAL Outrage over the high cost of cancer care has focused on skyrocketing drug prices, including the $475,000 price tag for the country's... 5 days
Medical News Today: Cancer recurrence may be stopped with immunotherapy
MNT A new study shows how the body's immune system is 'tricked' into not attacking cancer cells, causing relapse. Immunotherapy proves effective in mice. 6 days
Novel gene expression signature assay could help enhance lymphoma management
NEWS MEDICAL Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive cancer and the most frequently diagnosed non-Hodgkin lymphoma worldwide (nearly 40% of cases). Recent advancements indicate that both the prognosis... 6 days
CHOP researchers discover key differences among gene fusions in childhood brain tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers investigating pediatric low-grade gliomas, the most common type of brain tumor in children, have discovered key biological differences in how mutated genes combine... 6 days
Dietary combination transforms lethal breast cancers into highly treatable form
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found a dietary combination that transforms the most lethal of all breast cancers into a highly treatable breast cancer. 6 days
Using artificial intelligence to improve early breast cancer detection
MIT Model developed at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could reduce false positives and unnecessary surgeries. 6 days
Scientists develop revolutionary blood screening test to diagnose breast cancer
NEWS MEDICAL In a potential major breakthrough in breast cancer research, scientists at the Center for Translational Cancer Research at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute of... 6 days
Scientists discover new non-genetic cause of resistance to anti-cancer therapies
NEWS MEDICAL The targeted anti-cancer therapies cetuximab and panitumumab are mainstays of treatment for advanced colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. 6 days
Wake Forest Baptist scientists win grant to develop more effective treatments for brain cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Glioblastoma is the most aggressive cancer that originates in the brain. Current therapies can slow the disease, but more often... 6 days
Factors associated with disparities in breast cancer survival studied
NEWS MEDICAL According to a latest study, several factors are responsible for the differences in the survival statistics of the non-elderly women with breast cancer. For example in 2012, the health reports... 6 days
CHLA and Keck Medicine of USC develop new liquid biopsy for tumor of the retina
NEWS MEDICAL Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not... 6 days
New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery
NEWS MEDICAL How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or a hernia repair? Or a gallbladder removal? 6 days
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