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New model explains how our immune system sometimes helps cancer spread

December 17, 2019

Mathematicians at the University of Alberta have developed a model that explains how the immune system interacts with…
The risk of cancer diagnoses and death is likely overestimated

December 2, 2019

Cancer is  not a rare disease. Depending on your lifestyle, age, sex, genetics and many other factors, you…
Cancer Seems to Have Trouble Spreading in Microgravity

December 2, 2019

There are a number of health risks that come with going to space. Aside from the increased exposure…
A New Actor in Cancer Immunity

October 28, 2019

The immune system must strike an exquisite balance between vanquishing infections and cancer, while at the same time…
Advancing Early Cancer Detection Methods

October 28, 2019

An interdepartmental team at the University of Michigan obtains a prestigious NIH grant that will support an advanced…
Scientists found a virus that could be causing liver cancer in cats

October 27, 2019

Cancer is a terrible disease, affecting humans and animals. Its exact causes and mechanism is still poorly understood,…
Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

October 21, 2019

Engineers at MIT and elsewhere have tracked the evolution of individual cells within an initially benign tumor, showing…
Algorithm Personalizes Which Cancer Mutations Are Best Targets for Immunotherapy

October 18, 2019

As tumor cells multiply, they often spawn tens of thousands of genetic mutations. Figuring out which ones are…
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…
Tissue Type: Studies show drivers of cancer incidence and severity

September 13, 2019

The KRAS gene is one of the commonly mutated genes in cancer. More than 40 percent of colorectal cancers have…
Molecule discovered that regulates the development of cancer in a variety of human tumors

September 4, 2019

Sonia Guil, leader of the Regulatory and Chromatin RNA group of Josep Carreras Leukemia Research Institute, and Lourdes…
Enzyme Known for Promoting Cancer Also Protects Healthy Cells

September 4, 2019

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for…
Predicting the risk of cancer with computational electrodynamics

August 12, 2019

Researchers from Northwestern University are using Argonne supercomputers to advance the development of an optical microscopy technique that…
NIH researchers uncover role of repetitive DNA and protein sequences in tumor evolution

August 8, 2019

A team of researchers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
Maternal Obesity Linked to Childhood Cancer

July 11, 2019

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born…
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Mice with a human immune system help research into cancer and infections

June 26, 2019

Researchers from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital have succeeded in using mice with a transplanted human immune…
Genetic imbalance in immune system linked to biliary tract cancer

June 26, 2019

Patients with biliary tract cancer have altered genetic architecture in some immune system receptor systems. This has been…
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…
How does immune system know which cells can become cancerous? They tell about it themselves

June 12, 2019

Cancer occurs due to incorrect mutations of the cells. These mutations that could kickstart development of cancer happen…
Physics could answer questions about breast cancer spreading to bones

June 5, 2019

Researchers hope to learn how cancer cells generate enough force to move from a tumor site through the…
Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

May 3, 2019

New findings suggest an unexpected path to killing cancer cells could make the hottest cancer treatment — immunotherapy…
Cannabis could help cancer patients to stop losing weight

May 2, 2019

In the recent years cannabis has been getting a lot of scientific attention. Nowadays scientists agree that the…
Tissue environment plays important role in tumor formation

April 30, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers used a simple tumor model to show the importance of tissue…
How Colon Cancer Unfolds in the Body

April 26, 2019

‘Protein whisperers’ create a new line of sight into the deadly disease PNNL scientists and colleagues have taken…
Redefining the world of cancer

April 17, 2019

More than a decade ago, UCI biology professor Arthur Lander, broadened the focus of his research. Instead of studying…
‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

April 16, 2019

Scientists from King’s and Cambridge have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint…
‘Jumping genes’ drive many cancers

April 2, 2019

Mistakes in DNA are known to drive cancer growth. But a new study, from Washington University School of…
Mutations in noncoding genes could play big role in regulating cancer, study finds

March 20, 2019

RNA transcribed from genes that seem not to code for anything may play an important role in regulating…
Study Points to Virus-Related Acceleration in Some Cancers

March 18, 2019

While the human T- cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is known to cause a rare cancer of…
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