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Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

October 10, 2019

What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains…
Jeffrey Bryan and his team at the University of Missouri have helped advance a patient-specific, precision medicine treatment for bone cancer in dogs.
New precision medicine procedure fights cancer, advances treatment for pets and humans

January 31, 2019

In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists at the University of Missouri have helped advance a patient-specific, precision medicine treatment for bone…
Evidence Grows for Positive Impact of Aspirin

October 11, 2018

The results of a study led by Harvard Medical School researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital support evidence…
Steep U.S. increase projected for rare skin cancer

February 23, 2018

The number of U.S. cases of Merkel cell carcinoma, an often-fatal skin cancer, is rising about six times…
Olfactory receptors: New molecular targets detected in colorectal cancer cells

March 23, 2017

Growth of colorectal cancer cells can be inhibited with the odorant troenan. This is reported by the research…
Researchers discover how breast cancer mutation in BRCA1 causes protein to self-destruct

February 28, 2017

Genetic mutation disarms tumor suppressor in breast cancer Of the more than 3 million people with breast cancer…
Study shows low-dose chemotherapy regimens could prevent tumor recurrence in some cancers

November 23, 2016

Conventional, high-dose chemotherapy treatments can cause the fibroblast cells surrounding tumors to secrete proteins that promote the tumors’…
Genetically engineering disease-fighting cells

November 10, 2016

A new technique improves the safety of cancer immunotherapy The human body produces T cells to recognize and…
Age at cancer diagnosis may affect the risk of death from heart disease

November 10, 2016

The age at which cancer survivors were diagnosed for cancer may help determine their risk of death from…
Scientists discover a cause of multiple resistance to cancer chemotherapy

November 10, 2016

A new study by researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Dr. Manel Esteller, has found…
Mutations in bone cells can drive leukemia in neighboring stem cells

October 28, 2016

Indirect effect seen in Noonan syndrome model — clues to prevent recurrence Certain DNA mutations in bone cells…
Fighting cancer with the power of immunity

October 24, 2016

New treatment elicits 2-pronged immune response that destroys tumors in mice Harnessing the body’s own immune system to…
New research verifies TASINs as viable target for colon cancer therapies

October 23, 2016

A small molecule called TASIN-1 can selectively kill cells with a mutation that is considered to be a…
Discovery of blood biomarkers for early pancreatic cancer detection

October 23, 2016

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer because early stage symptoms are relatively light,…
Estrogen signaling impacted immune response in cancer

October 19, 2016

New findings suggest that anti-estrogen therapy combined with immunotherapeutic drugs could extend survival in patients with a variety…
Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

September 29, 2016

Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors…
Fighting cancer with sticky nanoparticles

September 22, 2016

Sticky nanoparticles that deliver drugs precisely to their targets — and then stay there — could play a…
Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy

September 21, 2016

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology…
Examining mitochondrial DNA may help identify unknown ancestry that influences breast cancer risk

September 21, 2016

Genetic testing of mitochondrial DNA could reveal otherwise unknown ancestry that can influence a person’s risk for certain…
Researchers identify genes that make sarcomas less aggressive

September 18, 2016

Duke Cancer Institute and Rice University researchers have identified a network of regulatory genes (the microRNA-200 family, ZEB1,…
Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells

September 18, 2016

Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center successfully developed a synthetic polymer that can transport a…
Study finds potential new biomarker for cancer patient prognosis

August 31, 2016

Indicator of chromosomal instability could be used to predict patient response to cancer treatment To treat or not…
Laser ablation becomes increasingly viable treatment for prostate cancer

June 13, 2016

Prostate cancer patients may soon have a new option to treat their disease: laser heat. UCLA researchers have…
Researchers discover that breast cancer tumor growth is dependent on lipid availability

April 5, 2016

In an article published in Nature Communications, scientists at IRB Barcelona reveal that breast cancer cells require fatty…
Shape-shifting engineered nanoparticles for delivering cancer drugs to tumors

February 21, 2016

Professor Warren Chan designs modular nanoparticles attached to strands of DNA that can change shape to gain access…
Early trial shows injectable agent illuminates cancer during surgery

January 6, 2016

Doctors at the Duke University School of Medicine have tested a new injectable agent that causes cancer cells…
Treating aortic aneurysms through virtual reality

October 10, 2015

Virtual models can be created in the angiography room thanks to an approach developed by researchers at the…
Genetic testing all women for breast cancer might not be worth the cost

September 4, 2015

Women who are carriers of mutated BRCA genes are known to have a significantly higher risk for developing…
Radiation Costs Vary Among Medicare Patients with Cancer

August 12, 2015

Cost of radiation therapy among Medicare patients varied most widely because of factors unrelated to a patient or…
Thin Colorectal Cancer Patients Have Shorter Survival Than Obese Patients

July 2, 2015

Although being overweight with a high body-mass index (BMI) has long been associated with a higher risk for…
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