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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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Cellular immunotherapy targets a common human cancer mutation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

In a study of an immune therapy for colorectal cancer that involved a single patient, a team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) identified a method for targeting the...



Localised immunotherapy new possibility to treat bladder cancer

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Antibody-based immunotherapy is a new promising method to treat cancer. Unfortunately, today's treatments can result in adverse side effects.



HPV in Men: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

HPV is often associated with women, but men can get it too. Learn about its symptoms, links to a number of cancers, causes, and treatments.



One specific gene explains many diseases

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Genetic differences in the FADS1 gene determine the risk for many different diseases.



How a high-fat diet enhances the spread of cancer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 08:00:00 PST

As well as discovering a protein that is key to cancer metastasis, researchers have found that dietary fat works with this protein to worsen cancer spread.



Patients wait four months before seeking cancer diagnosis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Patients wait an average of four months before seeking a cancer diagnosis, researchers report at the ESMO Asia 2016 Congress in Singapore.



Supportive care for cancer patients remains inadequate

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore.



Optimism may boost women's longevity

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers suggest it pays to think positively, after finding that women who are more optimistic may be at lower risk of death from numerous diseases.



New data shed light on potential advantages of pacritinib for patients with myelofibrosis

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Pacritinib, currently on hold by the FDA, appears to be more effective in reducing spleen volume; twice-daily dose improves symptoms - this analysis comes from data before the clinical hold.



Cancer drug ibrutinib found helpful in treating graft versus host disease after transplant

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Ibrutinib could be promising new option for patients who don't respond to corticosteroid treatment.



Brain cancer: New biomarker could improve diagnosis of glioma

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

After analyzing data from many genetic studies, researchers find that a high expression of SHOX2 gene predicts poor survival in intermediate-grade gliomas.



Advances in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and other hematologic malignancies presented at ASH

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented significant new research findings in multiple myeloma, lymphoma and...



Researchers uncover protein-based 'cancer signature'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A research team at the University of Basel's Biozentrum has investigated the expression of ribosomal proteins in a wide range of human tissues including tumors and discovered a cancer type specific...



Daily handful of nuts slashes the risk of disease and death

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:00:00 PST

New study suggests the health benefits of nuts may be more wide-reaching than previously thought, and one may only need 20 grams a day to reap the rewards.



Chemotherapy drug may trigger new egg production in women

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Small study finds more young eggs in ovaries of women receiving drugs for treating Hodgkin's lymphoma, compared with differently treated or healthy women.



Psychosocial risk factors are associated with high readmission rates, longer hospital stays

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

A new study shows that psychosocial risk factors that impact a person's ability to cope with chronic stress are associated with significantly higher readmission rates and longer hospital stays...



Cancer: Molecular insights into anti-tumor effects of diabetes drug

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 PST

Study sheds new light at molecular level on how widely prescribed diabetes drug metformin protects epithelial barriers against stress and prevents tumors.



Phase I trial shows that a drug that inhibits the Notch signalling process is active in a range of advanced cancers

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A new anti-cancer drug that inhibits a key cell signalling process involved in many different cancers has shown that it is capable of stopping the progression of cancer and shrinking tumours.



Advanced soft tissue sarcomas respond to a combination of a new and an existing anti-cancer drug

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers working to find effective treatments for soft tissue sarcomas have discovered that combining a new anti-cancer drug with an existing one kills cancer cells not only in the laboratory...



Vietnam war veteran develops rare cancer after exposure to Agent Orange

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

A veteran with a rare type of cancer may have developed the condition after being exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, reveal doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports.



White wine may raise melanoma risk

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

New study suggests alcohol intake should be considered a risk factor for melanoma, after finding white wine may be independently linked to the skin cancer.



Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risk to stomach

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University.



Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and Cancer Research Institute launch collaboration on cancer neoantigens

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PST

The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy and the Cancer Research Institute (CRI) announce a major collaboration focused on neoantigens.



Cancer patients take comfort in peer stories on online forums

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

When faced with potentially life-threatening diseases such as cancer, people often seek information about the disease and support from peers.



Anti-cancer drug, CB-839, in combination with everolimus, stops tumours growing in patients with advanced kidney cancer

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

The first drug to target a key enzyme that cancer cells need to keep them alive has shown that it is effective in controlling disease in patients with advanced kidney cancer when it is used in...