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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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Rare but fatal pediatric brain tumor may be stopped with new molecule

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists have tested the pharmacological equivalent of a molecule that stops the growth of an extremely aggressive pediatric brain tumor.

Cancer: New way of tracking rare T cells should improve immunotherapy

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Scientists have found a way of tracking rare T cells to guide selection of cell populations in adoptive T cell transfer - a cancer immunotherapy.

Broad cancer vaccine may be out of reach

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

The high level of genetic diversity between individual tumors suggests that if it were to be developed, a broad cancer vaccine would be unlikely to work for more than 0.

Incarceration linked to excess burden of cancer, new study finds

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

People who spend time in jails and prisons are more likely to develop certain types of cancer than the general population in Ontario, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS...

Eating 10 portions of fruits and veg daily best for health

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 PST

While eating five portions of fruits and vegetables daily brings health benefits, new research finds eating 10 portions every day is even better.

Death rates from cancer will fall faster in men than in women in Europe in 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Death rates from cancer in the European Union (EU) are falling faster in men than in women, according to the latest predictions for European cancer deaths in 2017, published in the leading cancer...

Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology at the Douglas...

Quality of life with those with advanced cancer improved through walking

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Walking for just 30 minutes three times per week could improve the quality of life for those with advanced cancer, a new study published in the BMJ Open journal has found.

DNA patterns can unlock how glucose metabolism drives cancer, study finds

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Less aggressive cancers are known to have an intact genome-the complete set of genes in a cell-while the genome of more aggressive cancers tends to have a great deal of abnormalities.

ELMO1 at the heart of the metastatic process of tumor cells

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A group of French and American scientists led by Dr. Géraldine Guasch at the Cancer Research Center in Marseille France (CRCM, INSERM) uncover how aggressive transition zone tumors grow and spread...

Many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use for financial reasons

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

A new analysis indicates that many cancer survivors change their prescription drug use (including skipping doses or requesting cheaper medications) for financial reasons.

How cancers trick the immune system into helping rather than harming them

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how certain cancers hijack the immune system for their benefit, tricking it into helping rather than harming them.

Study associates proximity to oil and gas development and childhood leukemia

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of...

Weight gain throughout life may raise risk of esophageal, stomach cancers

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research finds that gaining weight from the age of 20 may increase the risk of developing esophageal and stomach cancers later in life.

Researchers identify phosphorylation process vital to cancer growth

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists at VIB-KU Leuven have identified a new mechanism that impacts tumor growth.

Oesophageal cancer: Loss of muscle mass represents a significant risk to survival

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Oesophageal cancer patients who suffer loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) during neoadjuvant therapy (chemotherapy prior to surgery) survive, on average, 32 months less than patients with no...

Scalp cooling device may help reduce hair loss for women with breast cancer receiving chemotherapy

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Two studies in JAMA examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after chemotherapy.

Cancer: New method tags elusive tumors for targeted therapy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Some tumors are difficult to target because their cells have no unique receptors to tag. Now, researchers reveal a way to manually introduce them.

Organo-metal compound seen killing cancer cells from inside

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers have witnessed - for the first time - cancer cells being targeted and destroyed from the inside, by an organo-metal compound discovered by the University of Warwick.

Penn vet study shows how solid tumors resist immunotherapy

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

Immunotherapies have revolutionized cancer treatment, offering hope to those whose malignancies have stubbornly survived other existing treatments.

Neurons support cancer growth throughout the body

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Cancer cells rely on the healthy cells that surround them for sustenance. Tumors reroute blood vessels to nourish themselves, secrete chemicals that scramble immune responses, and, according to...

New method reduces adverse effects of rectal cancer treatment

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that short-course preoperative radiotherapy combined with delayed surgery reduces the adverse side-effects of rectal cancer surgery without...

Newfound effect of cancer drug may expand its use

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A drug first designed to prevent cancer cells from multiplying has a second effect: it switches immune cells that turn down the body's attack on tumors back into the kind that amplify it.

Neural network learns to select potential anticancer drugs

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Scientists from Mail.Ru Group, Insilico Medicine and MIPT have for the first time applied a generative neural network to create new pharmaceutical medicines with the desired characteristics.

IFT20 protein's role in helping cancer cells to invade

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

An international research team has discovered that the IFT20 protein helps some cancer cells to invade by facilitating the transportation of membranes and proteins within parts of the cell.