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Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?
LIVE SCIENCE Recent court cases have highlighted the possible link between using talcum powder for feminine hygiene, and an increased risk of ovarian cancer. But is the link real? 1 hour
Vitamin C regulates stem cell function, curbs leukemia development, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY Not much is known about stem cell metabolism, but a new study from the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern has found that stem... 2 hours
miR-122 target sites in liver cancer: study links three genes to patient survival
SCIENCE DAILY A new study shows that a molecule that regulates liver-cell metabolism and suppresses liver-cancer development interacts with thousands of genes in liver... 2 hours
Childhood cancer survivors experience financial burden due to high out-of-pocket health care costs
NEWS MEDICAL Adult survivors of childhood cancer face an increased likelihood of financial difficulties related to out-of-pocket costs for their health care, compared with... 2 hours
Study reveals possible medical and industrial properties of avocado seed husks
NEWS MEDICAL A new study presented at the 254th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), suggests that avocado seed husks contain a treasure of... 8 hours
Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds
NEWS MEDICAL Nothing seemed to help the patient — and hospice staff didn't know why. They sent home more painkillers for weeks. But the elderly woman,... 9 hours
Female patients with esophageal cancer have superior response to treatment, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable... 9 hours
Algorithm speeds metabolic pathway analysis, spurring computational advances in network science
PHYS.ORG Scientists need a systematic understanding of cellular functioning to metabolically engineer microbes that produce biofuels and other high-value products, and to design drugs that combat pathogens... 9 hours
Novel nanolaser can serve as super-bright probe to detect and kill metastasized cancer cells
NEWS MEDICAL A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells... 11 hours
Medical News Today: Skin cancer and rashes: Cancerous and precancerous lesions
MNT A rash can be a sign of skin cancer. Find out the differences between cancerous and non-cancerous rashes, and the types of cancer that cause them. 12 hours
MUSC researchers show how non-coding RNA promotes tumor formation
NEWS MEDICAL A mechanism that pushes a certain gene to produce a non-coding form of RNA instead of its protein-coding alternative can promote the growth of cancer, report researchers at the Medical University of... 13 hours
New targets for drugs to treat fatty liver disease and liver cancer
SCIENCE DAILY There may no silver bullet for treating liver cancer or fatty liver disease, but knowing the right targets will help science develop the most... 18 hours
Nanolaser can detect, kill circulating tumor cells to prevent cancer metastases, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells in the... 18 hours
Plant virus-based system can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs
NEWS MEDICAL An article published in Experimental Biology and Medicine (Volume 242, Issue 14, August 2017) reports that a plant virus-based system can be used to deliver anti-cancer drugs. 20 hours
Zebrafish implanted with a cancer patient’s tumor could guide cancer treatment
Science Magazine Fish cancer “avatars” may be better than mice at revealing drugs’ effectiveness 23 hours
Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda
ABC NEWS Sen. John McCain is keeping a rigorous agenda while on break from Congress, despite recently being diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer 23 hours
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
ABC NEWS A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its... 24 hours
The Latest: Plaintiff wanted to help others in talc case
ABC NEWS The attorney for a hospitalized woman who won a $417 million judgment in a lawsuit claiming the talc in Johnson & Johnson's iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer... 1 day
Court: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in civil lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer
ABC NEWS Court: Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $417M in civil lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer 1 day
Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer
ABC NEWS A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in lawsuit that the talc in its... 1 day
Searching for the 'signature' causes of BRCAness in breast cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Breast cancer cells with defects in the DNA damage repair-genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 have a mutational signature known in cancer genomics as 'Signature 3.' But not all breast... 1 day
Medical News Today: Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
MNT Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may... 1 day
How a non-coding RNA encourages cancer growth and metastasis
SCIENCE DAILY A pro-tumor environment in the cell can encourage a gene to produce an alternative form of RNA that enables cancer to spread, report researchers. 1 day
Many young cancer patients do not receive adequate fertility information and support
SCIENCE DAILY All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation, researchers urge. 1 day
First integrated atlas of microRNA expression in human primary cells
PHYS.ORG The human body consists of hundreds of different cell types with very different functions and behaviors, despite the fact that the genome sequence of almost all cells of... 1 day
Comprehensive genomic analysis offers insights into causes of Wilms tumor development
SCIENCE DAILY Mutations involving a large number of genes converge on two pathways during early kidney development that lead to Wilms tumor, new research concludes. 1 day
Spaser can detect, kill circulating tumor cells to prevent cancer metastases, study finds
SCIENCE DAILY A nanolaser known as the spaser can serve as a super-bright, water-soluble, biocompatible probe capable of finding metastasized cancer cells in the... 1 day
Newly developed nomograms provide accurate predictions for patients with oropharyngeal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers recently developed and validated a nomogram that can predict 2-year and 5-year overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) for patients with local-regionally advanced oropharyngeal... 1 day
Women with a medical history of breast or ovarian cancer often fail to test for inherited genetic changes
NEWS MEDICAL A new study conducted by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health,... 1 day
Comparison of screening recommendations indicates annual mammography
SCIENCE DAILY When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. 1 day
Study: More than 80% of women at risk for breast, ovarian cancer have not taken simple genetic test
NEWS MEDICAL Of the nearly 4 million women in the United States who have... 1 day
Many young cancer patients do not receive oncofertilty related services, new analysis finds
NEWS MEDICAL All cancer patients of reproductive age should be provided with fertility information and referrals for fertility preservation. A new Psycho-Oncology analysis of the published... 1 day
sopping up sunblock from oceans to save coral reefs Sopping up sunblock from oceans to save coral reefs
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Coral reefs can't seem to catch a break. Not only are rising temperatures wreaking havoc with their environment, but emerging evidence suggests that a certain sunblock component in many lotions... 1 day
Study may provide valuable guidance to women about choosing mammography screening
NEWS MEDICAL When to initiate screening for breast cancer, how often to screen, and how long to screen are questions that continue to spark emotional debates. 2 days
McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer
ABC NEWS The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain... 4 days
Review of kidney cancer incidence in California signals end of a trend
NEWS MEDICAL A review of kidney cancer in California from 1988 through 2013 by the UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement has concluded that the... 4 days
UC Santa Cruz researchers fight pediatric cancer using big data
NEWS MEDICAL When you hear the words "Santa Cruz," you likely think of surf, sand and other beachside fun. It's easy to forget there is a world class research institution,... 4 days
UH gets $3.3 million funding from Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
NEWS MEDICAL The University of Houston has received $3.3 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 4 days
Research identifies new gene fusions and mutations linked to GIST tumors
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, with colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Fox Chase Cancer Center, have determined that a specific... 4 days
Study of California kidney cancer shows declining incidence, end of a trend
SCIENCE DAILY A study of kidney cancer incidence in California over 25 years is the first report to demonstrate that the rising rate of kidney cancer... 4 days
Two-step process leads to cell immortalization and cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Immortalization of cells is a necessary step in the development of cancer, and scientists think that the main cause is turning on an enzyme -- telomerase -- that lengthens chromosomal telomeres and... 4 days
How immature cells grow up to be red blood cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have identified the mechanism behind red blood cell specialization and revealed that it is controlled by an enzyme called UBE2O. This finding could spark the development of... 4 days
Histone 1, the guardian of genome stability
SCIENCE DAILY Genomic instability is the main risk factor for tumor development in humans. Therefore understanding its origin and and exploring therapeutic targets is paramount. Histone 1 silences a region of the genome that causes irreparable... 4 days
Vitamin C may encourage blood cancer stem cells to die
SCIENCE DAILY Vitamin C may 'tell' faulty stem cells in the bone marrow to mature and die normally, instead of multiplying to cause blood cancers. 4 days
FDA approves Besponsa – Pfizer’s new drug for rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) in the treatment of adults with relapsed or... 5 days
New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition. 5 days
Drug-like molecule appears to interfere with inflammatory response in variety of diseases
NEWS MEDICAL A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 5 days
Researchers get closer to creating new blood test that can identify breast cancer brain metastasis
NEWS MEDICAL Houston Methodist cancer researchers are now closer to creating a blood test that can identify breast cancer patients... 5 days
FDA approval provides new, targeted treatment option for adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell ALL
NEWS MEDICAL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of adults with relapsed... 5 days
FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia
ABC NEWS FDA approves new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed 5 days
'Switch' turns on immune cells' tumor-killing ability
SCIENCE DAILY Molecular biologists report for the first time how a microRNA molecule known as Lethal-7 (let-7) serves as a molecular control hub to direct the function of cytotoxic T lymphocytes by putting the brakes on... 5 days
New strategy to treat aggressive lung cancer
SCIENCE DAILY Research on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of lung cancer has now been shared in a new article. 5 days
Gold nanostars and immunotherapy vaccinate mice against cancer
PHYS.ORG By combining an FDA-approved cancer immunotherapy with an emerging tumor-roasting nanotechnology, Duke University researchers improved the efficacy of both therapies in a proof-of-concept study using mice. 5 days
New Pathology Atlas maps genes in cancer to accelerate progress in personalized medicine
SCIENCE DAILY A new Pathology Atlas is launched today with an analysis of all human genes in all major cancers showing the consequence of... 5 days
Women’s decision-making habits combined with values impact choice of breast cancer treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new study finds that more than half of women with early stage breast cancer considered an aggressive type of surgery to remove both... 5 days
Mutations in the promoter of the telomerase gene TERT contribute to tumorigenesis by a two-step mechanism
Science Magazine TERT promoter mutations (TPMs) are the most common non-coding mutations in cancer. The timing and consequences... 5 days
Modeling the cancer transcriptome
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Treating a tumor to metastasize
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A pathology atlas of the human cancer transcriptome
Science Magazine Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, and there is great interest in understanding the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis and progression of individual tumors. We used systems-level... 5 days
Scientists develop novel immunotherapy technology for prostate cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A novel immunotherapeutic strategy for the treatment of cancer based on the use of synthetic DNA to directly encode protective antibodies against a cancer-specific protein has been described in a new article. 5 days
New terahertz imaging could be useful tool for detecting early-stage skin cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to... 5 days
Research provides clues to how infectious bacteria may increase risk of cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage of the disease. 5 days
Medical News Today: Vitamin C may stop leukemia from progressing
MNT New research finds that high-dose vitamin C can genetically 'reprogram' leukemic cells to mature and die normally, instead of replicating to cause cancer. 5 days
Lab tests show molecule appears to spur cell death in tumors, inflammation
PHYS.ORG A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of... 5 days
Major breakthrough in the treatment of anal cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A breakthrough has been made that could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as have wider implications for other cancers. 5 days
Cell cycle-blocking drugs can shrink tumors by enlisting immune system in attack on cancer
SCIENCE DAILY A new study explains why CDK4/6 inhibitors can shrink tumor in some advanced breast cancers. CDK4/6 inhibitors trigger the immune... 5 days
Medical News Today: Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?
MNT High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who... 5 days
Could outdoor light exposure at night heighten breast cancer risk?
MNT High exposure to outdoor light during the night may increase women's breast cancer risk, a new study finds, particularly for women who work night shifts. 5 days
Medical News Today: Cancer drugs that halt tumors can also shrink them
MNT New research reveals how CDK4/6 inhibitors, approved cancer drugs that halt tumors, can also shrink them in some cases by promoting anti-tumor immunity. 5 days
New terahertz imaging approach could speed up skin cancer detection
PHYS.ORG Researchers have developed a new terahertz imaging approach that, for the first time, can acquire micron-scale resolution images while retaining computational approaches designed to speed up image acquisition.... 5 days
Energy dense foods may increase cancer risk regardless of obesity status
SCIENCE DAILY While there is a proven link between obesity and certain types of cancer, less is known about how the ratio of energy to food weight, otherwise... 5 days
Are stem cells the link between bacteria and cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY A new mechanism of stomach gland regeneration reveals impact of Helicobacter pylori infection. 5 days
Novel blood test identifies tumor-derived DNA in early-stage cancer patients
NEWS MEDICAL In a bid to detect cancers early and in a noninvasive way, scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report they have developed a test that spots... 5 days
often missing in the health care debate women s voices Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices
NEWS MEDICAL VIDEO Women, in particular, have a lot at stake in the fight over the future of health care. Not only do many depend on insurance coverage for maternity care and contraception,... 5 days
'Twinkling' enzymes could light the way to better cancer drugs
PHYS.ORG A new test to show the properties of biologically important enzymes could help to streamline development of new treatments. 5 days
Going nano in the fight against cancer
PHYS.ORG Imagine being able to see the signs of cancer decades before we can now. URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury and researchers from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have invented a technique that... 5 days
Medical News Today: Processed foods linked with cancer risk in slim older women
MNT Foods with high energy density, such as processed foods, are linked to a higher risk of obesity-related cancers in older women, regardless... 5 days
Study finds link between outdoor light at night and breast cancer risk
NEWS MEDICAL Women who live in areas with higher levels of outdoor light at night may be at higher risk for breast cancer than those living in areas... 6 days
Sanford Health launches solid tumor oncolytic virus clinical trial
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is the first site in the United States to launch a clinical trial using a genetically-engineered virus that aims to destroy therapy-resistant tumors. 6 days
Scientists discover novel therapeutic strategy to treat aggressive subgroup of lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Research conducted by a team of Norton Thoracic Institute scientists on a novel therapeutic avenue for an aggressive and difficult to treat subgroup of... 6 days
Kids First Data Resource Center aims to identify links between birth defects and childhood cancers
NEWS MEDICAL Children with structural birth defects are at a much higher risk of developing certain types of childhood cancers but scientists... 6 days
Liquid biopsies show potential use for cancer screening
NEWS MEDICAL A new study has shown the potential of analyzing cell-free DNA (cfDNA) present in patients’ blood for cancer markers in early cancer detection. This technique was used in some instances for patients... 6 days
Immunotherapy drug shows favorable safety profile in patients with advanced small cell lung cancer
NEWS MEDICAL The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab has demonstrated a favorable safety profile and "promising durable clinical activity" in pretreated patients who exhibit... 6 days
Toxic formaldehyde is produced inside our own cells, scientists discover
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed that some of the toxin formaldehyde in our bodies does not come from our environment -- it is a by-product of an essential reaction... 6 days
Problems with DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes that may be inherited for several generations
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists reveal that a fault in the process that copies DNA during cell division can cause epigenetic changes... 6 days
Austria orders recall of unapproved cancer drug
ABC NEWS Austrian authorities have ordered a recall of a cancer medication that was put on the market without proper approval 6 days
Popular immunotherapy target turns out to have a surprising buddy
SCIENCE DAILY The majority of current cancer immunotherapies focus on PD-L1. This well-studied protein turns out to be controlled by a partner, CMTM6, a previously unexplored molecule that is now... 6 days
Impaired DNA replication derepresses chromatin and generates a transgenerationally inherited epigenetic memory
Science Magazine Impaired DNA replication is a hallmark of cancer and a cause of genomic instability. We report that, in addition to causing genetic change, impaired... 6 days
[Editors' Choice] Prostate cancer loses when androgen receptor cant stick the landing
Science Magazine A small-molecule inhibitor blocks the interaction of the androgen receptor with DNA to target drug-resistant prostate cancer. 6 days
[Research Articles] Direct detection of early-stage cancers using circulating tumor DNA
Science Magazine Early detection and intervention are likely to be the most effective means for reducing morbidity and mortality of human cancer. However, development of methods for noninvasive... 6 days
Impaired DNA replication can cause epigenetic changes inherited for several generations
PHYS.ORG Cell division is key for renewing the cells in our tissues and organs. There are two particular processes in which cell division is crucial: embryonic development... 6 days
A metabolic treatment for pancreatic cancer?
SCIENCE DAILY Pancreatic cancer is now the third leading cause of cancer mortality. Its incidence is increasing in parallel with the population increase in obesity, and its five-year survival rate still hovers at just 8 to 9 percent. 6 days
Combination of traditional chemotherapy, new drug kills rare cancer cells in mice
SCIENCE DAILY An experimental drug combined with the traditional chemotherapy drug cisplatin, when used in mice, destroyed a rare form of salivary gland tumor and prevented... 6 days
Breakthrough research could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer
NEWS MEDICAL Specialists at The Christie and The University of Manchester have made a breakthrough which could potentially improve detection and treatment of anal cancer, as well as... 6 days
Vaginal estrogens do not increase cancer, cardiovascular disease risk in post-menopausal women
NEWS MEDICAL Women who have gone through menopause and who have been using a vaginal form of estrogen therapy do not have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease... 6 days
Estrogen receptor stem cells found in mammary glands
SCIENCE DAILY One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. Researchers have now identified... 6 days
Scientists discover novel lineage-restricted stem cell in the mammary gland
NEWS MEDICAL One of the key questions in stem cell and cancer biology is to understand the cellular hierarchy governing tissue development and maintenance and the cancer cell of origin. 6 days
Researchers identify new factors that may affect brain tumor cells' ability to resist treatment
NEWS MEDICAL The most aggressive variant of brain tumor - glioblastoma - has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is... 6 days
Blood biopsy helps identify targetable genetic alterations in patients with cancer of unknown primary
NEWS MEDICAL Using fragments of circulating tumor DNA in blood, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers were able to... 6 days
Brain tumor cells' adaptation to oxygen deprivation mapped
SCIENCE DAILY The most aggressive variant of brain tumor – glioblastoma – has an average survival rate of 15 months. There is therefore an urgent need for new treatment strategies for this group of... 6 days
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Often missing in the health care debate: Women’s voices
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