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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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Advanced liver cancer: Selective internal radiation therapy safer than sorafenib

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A phase III trial of selective internal radiation therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma has found the treatment is safer and just as effective as sorafenib.

Nanovaccine shows potential as immunotherapy for cancer

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Nanoparticles that carry antigens can promote immune response that slows tumor growth and extends survival in several mouse models of cancer, study shows.

Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

A third of emergency cancer patients in England haven't seen their GP

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Around one third (34 per cent) of cancer patients diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their doctor beforehand, according to a Cancer Research UK funded study published in the...

Beta blocker shows cancer-fighting properties

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer.

Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Spermidine - a compound found in aged cheese, mushrooms, and other foods - helped to prevent liver cancer and increase lifespan in mice, new study reveals.

Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes of cancer patients ages...

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Using a new statistical approach, researchers have uncovered thousands of genetic mutations that might be involved in cancer development.

Research team discovers how immunotherapy can fight some cancers

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What if our immune system could cure cancer? This logic seems almost too simple to be true, but it forms the basis of an emerging cancer treatment - immunotherapy.

Top research projects from the University of Illinois at Chicago

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago are constantly pushing boundaries. In this Spotlight feature, we will discuss some recent advances.

Drug based on malaria protein shows promise against treatment-resistant bladder cancer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Mouse study finds that treating cisplatin-resistant bladder cancer with a recombinant protein from the malaria parasite has significant anti-tumor effect.

UCLA scientists combine a peptide with a nano cancer drug formulation to improve treatment effectiveness and prevent metastasis in pancreatic cancer

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Study shows the peptide enhances a vascular access pathway for nanocarriers in pancreatic cancer.

Immune system can spot tell-tale change in identity of cancer antigens - study

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study has identified novel mechanisms whereby T cells may be able to distinguish an emerging class of targets specifically increased on cancer cells.

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late.

Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

In this article learn about breast anatomy, the early symptoms and warning signs of breast cancer, and what to do if you spot these signs.

Specialized blood vessels enhance tumor-fighting immunotherapy

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists from VIB and KU Leuven, together with colleagues from the University of California and the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research have demonstrated that , anti-angiogenic...

New study offers hope for more effective treatment of leukemia

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The discovery of a protein signature that is highly predictive of leukemia could lead to novel treatments of the leading childhood cancer, according to new study showing that competition among...

Potential new treatment found for 'chemo brain'

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research explains the brain chemistry behind chemotherapy-induced cognitive dysfunction and finds a potential new therapy for preventing it.

Breast thermography: Technology, benefits, and cancer signs

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about how thermography works, the process of a thermograph, what thermographs detect, the technology, and the benefits of their use.

PID1 gene enhances effectiveness of chemotherapy on brain cancer cells

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have found that the gene PID1 enhances killing of medulloblastoma and glioblastoma cells.

Global inequalities in survival for childhood leukaemia persist, highlighting need for better care

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Although global inequalities in survival from childhood leukaemia have narrowed, they still persist with five-year survival in some countries nearly twice as high as in others for children...

Targeting blood vessels to improve cancer immunotherapy

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

EPFL scientists have improved the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy by blocking two proteins that regulate the growth of tumor blood vessels.

Melatonin may protect the small intestine from oral radiation treatment in rats

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Gut toxicity can limit the use of radiotherapy in cancer patients.Oral melatonin can protect the small intestine in rats subjected to radiotherapy of the tongue, according to a study published...

Breast cancer: A visual guide to self-examination

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A monthly breast self-examination can identify abnormalities and help catch cancer in its early stages. Learn more about how it works in this article.

Small molecule may offer new way to fight pancreatic cancer

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A new study of mice suggests that treating pancreatic tumors with the small microRNA molecule MIR506 may inhibit growth and spread of cancer cells.