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Study: Aggressive Breast Cancers Store Large Amounts of Energy, Which Enables It to Spread

October 7, 2019

The finding suggests a potential target in the metabolism that could slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis. Cancer cells…
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

October 4, 2019

A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown…
Study finds age may hinder cancer development

September 30, 2019

A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. Ageing is…
Pancreatic cancer discovery reveals how the aggressive cancer rules fuels its growth

September 30, 2019

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help…
Light-activated metal catalyst destroys cancer cells’ vital energy source

September 24, 2019

A space-age metal that formed part of the asteroid that destroyed the dinosaurs could provide a new method…
Capturing cancer cells in 3-D

September 23, 2019

What makes cancer so deadly is its ability to spread, a process called metastasis. This doesn’t take place…
Cancer cells turn to cannibalism to survive chemotherapy

September 20, 2019

Researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine have discovered that some cancer cells survive chemotherapy by eating their…
Once-common hysterectomy technique linked to worse uterine cancer outcomes

September 19, 2019

Every year, nearly 700,000 American women have surgery to remove their uterus (hysterectomy) or uterine fibroids (myomectomy). A laparoscopic…
On-the-move cancer cells prefer a “comfort cruise,” follow predictable paths of least resistance

September 16, 2019

New research from a group of Vanderbilt biomedical engineers reveals that while cancer cells move quickly in metastasis,…
Cancer drugs don’t always work as intended, researchers warn

September 13, 2019

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified 10 cancer drugs currently in clinical trials that do…
Sneaky Spread of Breast Cancer

September 13, 2019

Metastasizing breast cancers typically seek out the bones, lung and brain. Brain metastases are especially dangerous; many people…
Overcoming resistance in pancreatic cancer

September 10, 2019

Cancer is relentless and resilient. When a drug blocks a cancer cell’s main survival pathway, the cell avoids…
Protein Mapping Pinpoints Why Most Metastatic Melanoma Patients Do Not Respond to Immunotherapy

September 10, 2019

Tel Aviv University and Sheba Medical Center researchers say they have discovered why more than half of patients with…
Killing cancer cells with nanoparticles

September 5, 2019

Another collaborative project from a nanoparticles expert at The University of Texas at Arlington has yielded promising results…
Claire Lifan Chen and Ata Mahjoubfar. Credit: Tunde Akinloye/UCLA.
Deep learning enables scientists to identify cancer cells in blood in milliseconds

August 22, 2019

Technique could allow cells to be extracted in real time, help prevent cancer from spreading. Researchers at UCLA…
Nanoparticle therapy targets lymph node metastases

August 20, 2019

Metastasis, in which cancer cells break free from the primary tumor and form tumors at other sites, worsens…
Electromagnetic fields may hinder spread of breast cancer cells

August 9, 2019

Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research…
Researchers take key step toward cancer treatments that leave healthy cells unharmed

August 6, 2019

Researchers have opened up a possible avenue for new cancer therapies that don’t have the side effects that…
New ‘don’t eat me’ signal may provide basis for cancer therapies

August 2, 2019

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered a new signal that cancers seem to use to evade…
Common feature of cancer cells may also be their Achilles’ heel

July 29, 2019

In a study using yeast cells and data from cancer cell lines, Johns Hopkins University scientists report finding a potential…
Cellular soldiers designed to kill cancer cells that get loose during surgery, stop metastasis

July 26, 2019

Cellular soldiers created using the body’s own defenses can track down and kill escaping cancer cells during surgeries,…
This image shows six devices with biosensors to detect whether a cancer cell is alive when it passes through a tiny hole for fluids. The devices fit on a 3-inch wide piece of glass. Image credit: Zhongtian Lin
Cancer Device Created at Rutgers to See if Targeted Chemotherapy is Working

July 17, 2019

Rutgers researchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer…
Scientists use time travel to trace how cancer evolves

July 12, 2019

It’s possible to take precancerous cells back in time, so to speak, revealing individual DNA mutations in their…
Cancer cell’s “self eating” tactic may be its weakness

July 2, 2019

Cancer cells use a bizarre strategy to reproduce in a tumor’s low-energy environment; they mutilate their own mitochondria!…
New basic understanding of how lung cancer spreads

June 28, 2019

Lung cancer cells use antioxidants, endogenous or dietary, to spread in the body by activating a protein called…
Yale scientists discover molecular key to how cancer spreads

June 27, 2019

Yale researchers have discovered how metastasis, the spread of cancer cells throughout the body, is triggered on the…
Cancer is smarter than you think: Q&A with Geeta Mehta

June 21, 2019

Decoding the sophisticated inner workings of cancer to help us fight it. Geeta Mehta studies cancer not simply as…
Signature of an ineffective immune response to cancer revealed

June 21, 2019

Our immune system is programmed to destroy cancer cells. Sometimes it has trouble slowing disease progression because it…
Researchers identify compounds that starve melanoma cancer cells of energy

June 20, 2019

Researchers at Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University have found a possible counterpunch to the…
A homing beacon for chemotherapy drugs

June 13, 2019

Killing tumor cells while sparing their normal counterparts is a central challenge of cancer chemotherapy. If scientists could…
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