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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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Many late-stage lung cancer patients do not get treatment

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

A national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment.

Biosimilars create opportunities for sustainable cancer care

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Biosimilars create opportunities for sustainable cancer care, says the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) in a position paper published in ESMO Open.

Cachexia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

What causes cachexia, what are the risk factors, and what are the complications? Can cachexia be prevented, and what is cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome?

Malaria drug successfully treats 26-year-old brain cancer patient

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

After her brain cancer became resistant to chemotherapy and then to targeted treatments, 26-year-old Lisa Rosendahl's doctors gave her only a few months to live.

Baker's yeast enzyme could help treat leukemia, study suggests

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:00:00 PST

Researchers reveal how an enzyme found in baker's yeast could offer a safer, more effective treatment option for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

Sun exposure at work could lead to one skin cancer death a week

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Working in the sun could lead to one death and around five new cases of melanoma skin cancer a week, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

Senescence promotes chemotherapy side effects and cancer relapse

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Standard chemotherapy is a blunt force instrument against cancer - and it's a rare cancer patient who escapes debilitating side effects from systemic treatments that mostly affect dividing cells...

Reducing the radioresistance of cancer

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Most people recognize that many forms of cancer are treated with radiation therapy. However, some may not realize that there are cancer cells with the ability to survive this type of treatment.

Best treatment option written in cancer's genetic script

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalised therapy will be possible in the future for...

Cell division study opens new leads against hard-to-treat cancers

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:00:00 PST

A protein that controls cell division also has a key role in switching genes on and off, scientists have found, in a discovery which could reinvent cancer treatment.

How well do we understand the relation between incorrect chromosome number & cancer?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Over a century ago, a German-born scientist experimenting with impregnated sea urchin eggs had an insight that led to one of the first modern theories of cancer.

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.

Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...

New genes identified that regulate the spread of cancers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered a new biological target for drugs to reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients.

Suppressing a DNA-repairing protein in brain could be key to treating aggressive tumours

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Targeting a specific DNA-repairing protein in the brain could be an effective way to treat the most aggressive type of brain tumour, a study suggests.

Scientists raise warning over drugs targeting key cancer mechanism

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have expressed concerns about developing drugs against two molecular targets that had been considered highly promising, after finding that specifically blocking their function adversely...

Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have uncovered how tumours are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes1 - the storage units of DNA - according to two new studies...

Spread of triple-negative breast cancer could be halted with existing drug

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

Researchers find a class of drugs used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer might also reduce the spread of triple-negative breast cancer.

Lung cancer: Delayed chemotherapy after surgery may still be beneficial

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.

Has the Affordable Care Act reduced socioeconomic disparities in cancer screening?

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Out-of-pocket expenditures are thought to be a significant barrier to receiving cancer preventive services, especially for individuals of lower socioeconomic status.

Cancers evade immunotherapy by 'discarding the evidence' of tumor-specific mutations

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Discovery could explain widespread acquired resistance among patients treated with immune checkpoint blockade drugs.

Enzyme target for slowing bladder cancer invasion

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at Okayama University have uncovered a potential new therapeutic target for invasive bladder cancer.

Grilled, barbecued meats may raise death risk for breast cancer survivors

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:00:00 PST

A high intake of grilled, barbecued, or smoked meats has been linked to increased mortality risk among breast cancer survivors in a new study.

Cancer cells' ability to break free and spread arises from 'broken switch'

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PST

Study finds that a broken switch allows cancer cells to shrug off shape-changing and movement constraints of their extracellular matrix to grow and spread.