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Research on cell division provides new clues to how a common cancer treatment works


When chemotherapy was first invented, its premise seemed relatively simple: to curb the growth of tumors by stopping…
For Low-Risk Thyroid Cancer Patients, Less May be More for Post-surgery Surveillance


Not all patients feel the same way about medical treatment. Some are “minimizers,” preferring to see a doctor…
Cancer Patients Want to Pull Back the Curtain on Pathology

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Some of the most important players on a cancer patient’s health care team are people they typically never…
Engineered T Cells May Be Harnessed to Kill Solid Tumor Cells

October 3, 2019

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small…
Study will offer genetic cancer tests at primary-care level

October 3, 2019

It may sound odd, but most tests for hereditary cancer risks are prescribed by doctors after the patient has been…
Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

October 3, 2019

A biochemist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research…
Scientists found a way to significantly improve treatment outcomes for a rare type of ovarian cancer

October 1, 2019

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most commonly occurring cancer in women – it is not very common. And…
Map showing gene interactions could lead to new cancer therapies

September 30, 2019

Nearly 150,000 cancer-related deaths can be attributed annually to Epstein-Barr (EBV) virus, in part because of the lack…
Researchers move closer to ‘magic’ cancer treatment

September 30, 2019

Imagine cancer treatment without chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. Just a small aspirin-like pill. Sound like magic? That’s because…
Patients could stop breathing for a while to make radiation therapy more accurate

September 29, 2019

Radiation therapy can be a very effective way to treat cancer – tumour are zapped with a very…
Malaria drug increases the effectiveness of chemotherapy against head and neck cancers

September 28, 2019

World War 2 was a global-scale conflict and, therefore, soldiers had to work in mosquito-ridden areas. Malaria was…
Scientists found a way to reactivate ‘tumour suppressor’ genes

September 28, 2019

You would get cancer all the time, if your body was not ready to react and suppress the…
Nanoparticles used to transport anti-cancer agent to cells

September 27, 2019

Scientists from the University of Cambridge have developed a platform that uses nanoparticles known as metal-organic frameworks to…
Discovery could improve MDS cancer treatment

September 26, 2019

Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), one of the most common blood cancers, has very few treatment options. Now, researchers at…
Yale researchers use immune system to attack glioblastoma

September 25, 2019

The Yale laboratory of Sidi Chen, assistant professor of genetics in the Systems Biology Institute and Yale Cancer…
Psoriasis drug target offers potential for osteosarcoma

September 25, 2019

A treatment for psoriasis could be repurposed to treat a rare but aggressive form of youth cancer, new…
Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

September 24, 2019

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of…
New family of drugs which could combat prostate cancer identified at University of Bath

September 24, 2019

The drugs are up to 20 times more effective than existing drugs targeting the AMACR protein. A new…
Two Studies Show Promise, Safety of Proton Therapy in the Brain in Children with Cancer

September 23, 2019

From improving outcomes in children with brain cancer to lowering the risk of damage to the brainstem in…
Study points to new drug target in fight against cancer

September 19, 2019

Researchers have identified a potential new drug target in the fight against cancer. In a study in the Proceedings of…
A curiosity driven genetic discovery that should impact cancer treatments

September 18, 2019

A team of geneticists with a desire to understand the inner workings of genes implicated in cellular identity…
Prostate Cancer Patients Can Pursue Healthy Sex Lives After Surgery

September 18, 2019

There’s a perception that surgery to treat prostate cancer will spell the end of a man’s sex life.…
Existing drug could treat aggressive brain cancer

September 11, 2019

A research team from the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that a compound molecule used for…
Synthetic Biologists Extend Functional Life of Cancer-Fighting Circuitry in Microbes

September 9, 2019

Bioengineers and biologists at the University of California San Diego have developed a method to significantly extend the…
Fertility-sparing surgery is as good as radical surgery for early ovarian cancer

September 5, 2019

Young women with early stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer…
Cracking “virus code” could help fight cancer

September 5, 2019

Ad26 is a virus of great interest to the scientific and medical community. Ad26 is both a human…
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…
Liver Transplant Candidates with Public Insurance Have Worse Waitlist Outcomes Than Those with Private Insurance

September 4, 2019

Patients with similar liver cancer characteristics on the waitlist for a liver transplant had significantly worse outcomes with…
Blocking Specific Protein Could Provide a New Treatment for Deadly Form of Prostate Cancer

September 4, 2019

Penn study provides rationale for clinical trial evaluating CDK7 inhibitors in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Blocking a kinase…
Meet the alpacas that are helping researchers who study autism, Alzheimer’s and cancer

August 30, 2019

Alpacas aren’t the typical animals that drivers spot as they wind their way through rural Tennessee, but there’s…
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