New research published this week in JAMA Oncology has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs.... NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Cancer drugs don't always work as intended, researchers warn  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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Georgia Cancer Center awarded $6 million grant to improve access to clinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
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Targeting cell division in pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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KU Cancer Center awarded grant to expand reach of clinical trials to Kansas’ rural communities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance have been awarded a grant to expand the... more
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An international group of researchers working with Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) in the Netherlands determined that SkinVision – the first CE-marked skin cancer application based on extensive clinical... more
Cancer patients with low income and no insurance see fewer trial benefits  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
When it comes to benefiting from experimental treatments offered in cancer clinical trials, your health insurance status and where you live matters, according to... more
Talking receptors may affect relaxin at work  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A research team investigating the promising anti-fibrotic effects of a drug version of the hormone, relaxin, has discovered that the receptor through which it mediates its therapeutic actions can communicate and/or interact with other... more
Age affects efficacy of immunotherapy treatment for breast cancer, preclinical study reveals  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Recent clinical trials have indicated that immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy, which is designed to unleash a patient's immune system to attack cancer, has... more
Quest for new cancer treatment crosses milestone  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A cancer therapy has crossed a milestone in clinical trials, a major development in a decades-long quest to develop a treatment that destroys tumors without the debilitating side effects of chemotherapy, invasive surgery and... more
Lung-MAP study: Majority of cancer patients don't understand genomic test results  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A majority of cancer patients don't understand key aspects of the genomic test results they receive as participants in biomarker-driven clinical trials, according to a first-of-its-kind... more
More targeted, less toxic: The golden future of cancer treatment  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New synthetic molecules are up to 24 times more effective at killing cancer cells than a widely-used cancer drug and they're built with resistance-fighting features to keep them... more
Medical News Today: Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link  MNT · 4 weeks
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer. more
New way to target cancer's diversity and evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Scientists have revealed close-up details of a vital molecule involved in the mix and match of genetic information within cells -- opening up the potential to target proteins of this family to... more
Two uveitis drugs perform similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Methotrexate and the more expensive mycophenolate mofetil performed similarly in a head-to-head clinical trial that compared the two drugs for treating noninfectious uveitis, an eye disease that accounts... more
Research may provide better tools for designing personalized protocols for cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 17 hours
Diversity – at least among cancer cells – is not a good thing. Now, research from the Weizmann Institute of Science shows that in... more
CRISPR may explain why so many experimental cancer drugs fail  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Scientists have used CRISPR–Cas9 to investigate how ten cancer drugs interact with their protein target, revealing some intriguing findings. more
Pre-coating liposomes with an artificial protein corona reduces capture by immune system  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Despite considerable, decade-long efforts in the field of nanomedicine, fewer nanoparticle technologies than expected have made it to clinical trials. Understanding the role of... more
Misperceptions about racial economic progress are pervasive  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The vast majority of Americans underestimate the magnitude of economic inequality between Whites and racial minorities, particularly Black and Latinx people, new data indicate. more
Autism rates growing faster among racial minorities in the United States, research shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Autism rates among racial minorities in the United States have increased by double digits in recent years, with black rates now exceeding... more
Nab-Paclitaxel drug combo reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A recent large German study has shown that a new combination therapy for breast cancer treatment leads to a lowered risk of the disease coming back. A commentary on this... more
Research team finds that population density is key to evolution  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A multiuniversity research team including a Florida State scientist has found that a lack of predators creates an environment that is key to evolutionary changes found in guppies. more
Nanotherapy: Controlled delivery of chemotherapeutics to fight cancer stem cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Chemotherapy is one of the most used treatments against cancer, along with surgery and radiotherapy. In a chemotherapy treatment, one or several drugs are administered to the patient... more
Overcoming resistance in pancreatic cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
In pancreatic cancer cells' struggle to survive, the cells choose alternative routes when their main pathways are blocked by drugs. Researchers recently developed a new cocktail of drugs that shrink pancreatic tumors in mice by blocking both the... more
High-tech gel aids delivery of drugs  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Drugs that help prevent the formation of unwanted or harmful proteins are currently being developed to treat a number of diseases, including cancer. The drugs are based on small interfering RNA, or siRNA, which are pieces... more
High-tech gel aids delivery of drugs  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Drugs that help prevent the formation of unwanted or harmful proteins are currently being developed to treat a number of diseases, including cancer. The drugs are based on small interfering RNA, or siRNA, which are pieces... more
Liquid biopsies reveal genetic alterations linked to cancer drug resistance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows that liquid biopsies taken from blood provide a more complete picture than traditional biopsy of both the genetic diversity of a patient's cancer and how... more
Diversity of Plasmodium falciparum across Sub-Saharan Africa  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have identified the regional character to Plasmodium falciparum across Africa. Malaria, infecting 219 million individuals in 2017, remains a threat to public health and regional stability. Human movement and the introduction of antimalarial... more
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