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Cancer is a condition where cells in a particular part of the body develop and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy neighboring healthy tissue, including organs. There are over 200 various types of cancer, each with its met

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Cancer and Genetics: What's the Connection?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Some cancer cases occur in someone who's inherited a genetic mutation. Learn more about genetic testing and forms of cancer that can be hereditary.

Newer radiation technique has fewer side effects than traditional techniques for recurrent head and neck cancer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When a patient's cancer comes back, he or she is often left with limited treatment options and higher odds of debilitating side effects.

Low cancer symptom awareness linked to lower chance of survival

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In regions where cancer survival is poorer, people on average have lower awareness of cancer symptoms, according to findings published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Custom-tailored strategy against glioblastomas

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:00:00 PDT

Glioblastomas are incurable malignant brain tumors. Usually the patients affected survive for only a few months. In addition, every tumor is quite different, which makes treatment very difficult.

New hope in fight against aggressive and often hard to treat brain tumour

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Southampton have discovered a potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumour from spreading, which could lead the way to better...

Expectations may not match reality among cancer patients in some early phase clinical trials

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In a study of cancer patients considering whether they should participate in phase I clinical trials, a high percentage were willing to participate after discussions with clinical staff, but nearly...

Neutrophils are key to harnessing anti-tumor immune response from radiation therapy, study finds

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer immunology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Precision medicine trial first of its kind to show benefit to patients

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A clinical trial* for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine - or tailoring treatment for individual people - can slow down the time it takes for a tumour...

New insights into potent cancer tumour suppressor gene

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at the National University of Ireland Galway have shown that the TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity than previously thoughtNew insight into the function of a gene...

Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Medical tattooing, also known as dermatography, is routinely used by plastic surgeons for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy.

Cancer growth model simulates cell-killing ability of combos

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:00 PDT

New model could improve personalized treatment for people with one subtype of lung cancer.

Cancer: Shutting down fat synthesis in cancer cells stunts tumor growth

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Using an enzyme-blocking molecule that shuts down fat synthesis in cancer cells, researchers stunt tumor growth in transplanted cells and animal models.

How frequent are mental disorders in cancer patients?

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

In an investigation published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics a group of German investigators provides the largest survey of mental disorders in cancer.

Anxiety - a risk factor for death from cancer in men

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Men who suffer from anxiety are more than twice as likely to die from cancer as men who don't.

Smoking may affect DNA for more than 30 years

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some DNA methylation sites associated with smoking remain even 30 years after quitting smoking, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancers.

Artificial intelligence reveals mechanism behind brain tumour

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Uppsala University have used computer modelling to study how brain tumours arise.

Perkins researchers turn on cancer killing genes

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research have used an exciting new technology to successfully switch on dormant tumour suppressor genes in multiple cancer types.

Brain cancer and leukemia: New molecular mechanisms decoded

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A joint research published in Nature Communications has shown new molecular causes of brain cancer and leukemia.

Cancer: Four-stranded DNA could help develop targeted treatments

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

By discovering how quadruple-helix DNA may help cancer progress, researchers come up with a possible new way to target cancer cells selectively.

Children exposed to potentially toxic chemicals daily in household dust

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Toxic chemicals that are associated with cancer and developmental and reproductive health problems have been found widespread in household dust.

Quadruple helix form of DNA may aid in the development of targeted cancer therapies

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Scientists have identified where a four-stranded version of DNA exists within the genome of human cells, and suggest that it may hold a key to developing new, targeted therapies for cancer.

Pac-Man like protein which eats dead cells could help in the fight against cancer

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have identified a protein which causes cells to eat their dying neighbours, helping to prevent inflammation - something which is vital in the fight to stop...

Study reveals how ionising radiation damages DNA and causes cancer

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For the first time, researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have been able to identify in human cancers two characteristic patterns of DNA damage caused by...

Study examines cancer rates among World Trade Center-exposed firefighters

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Researchers found no overall increase in cancer risk among World Trade Center (WTC)-exposed firefighters following the 9/11 attacks compared with other firefighters from several US cities.

Melanoma may be stoppable with drug that halts cancer cell proliferation

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows revonedistat, a drug already in testing, blocks a protein that melanoma and other types of cancer cells rely on to replicate at great speed.