Cancer News

Glioblastoma: 2 proteins may drive growth and recurrence of this brain cancer

New targets for glioblastoma, which are believed to drive the grow and recurrence of this brain tumor, have been identified.

Ovarian cancer biomarker discovered may predict treatment response

An ovarian cancer biomarker that may help in predicting the treatment response and improve outcomes for patients with the epithelial form of the disease, has been discovered.

Brain cancer stem cells target may lead to immunity treatment

Research on brain cancer stem cells has identified immune system targets, and even an experimental vaccine.

Breast cancer metastasis to the brain may be protein driven

Cancer metastasis from the breast to the brain may be due to a protein, according to new research.

Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) biomarker discovered

A biomarker for Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) has been discovered, which can help diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of this disease.

Cancer risk in women reduced through diet and exercise

The risk of dying from cancer was found 20% lower among postmenopausal women who followed guidance on diet, weight, physical activity, and alcohol intake.

Cancer treatment resistance study identifies tumor suppressor

Cancer treatments face resistance for various reasons, and researchers are focusing on a suppressor protein that may kill cancer cells.

Thyroid cancers among minorities and poor populations are diagnosed at more advanced stage

Thyroid cancer diagnosed in minorities and people of low socioeconomic status is more likely to be at advanced stage.

Prostate cancer is over-diagnosed in 42% of cases, leading to new personalized tools

Prostate cancer is over-diagnosed in 42% of cases, leading to unnecessary treatment and side-effects. Now a tool is being developed against that trend.

Cervical cancer diagnosis and staging through simple test

Cervical cancer diagnosis and stage indication via a blood-based test has been demonstrated, which can help in prompt treatment.

Metastasized melanoma diagnosis and treatment supported by new technique

Melanoma metastases can be diagnosed, staged and treated more effectively through a new radiopharmaceutical technique.

Melanoma drug combination approved by the FDA

A skin cancer (melanoma) treatment combination from GlaxoSmithKline has won accelerated approval from US regulators.

New advanced lung cancer immunotherapy shows potential

Non Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) treatment outcomes may be substantially improved through a new type of immunotherapy.

Protein controlling cervical cancer drivers analyzed

Researchers analyzed the structure of a cervical cancer related protein (called E6AP) in high detail.

E-cigarettes may promote lung cancer in high-risk individuals

Cancerous behavior in high-risk lung cells was increased when exposed to electronic cigarette vapor in a lab setting.

Brain cancer target revealed in new study

Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common and most aggressive form of brain cancer. Scientists identified a new gene behind this tumor, which may be a target for new treatments.

Cancer patients may overcome sleep problems with behavioral interventions

Cancer patients may have sleep problems or even insomnia due to pain or side effects, and two behavioral interventions may help them overcome them.

Cancer and nutrition may be genetically linked

Diet and nutrition may affect genes driving cancer cell growth, and researchers are exploring impact on prevention and treatment.

Prostate cancer risk drivers identified

Prostate cancer growth and metastasis depends on a particular genome variant, according to new research which can improve understanding of prostate cancer risk.

Rare brain tumor may be treated more effectively based on genetics

A mutated gene in rare brain tumors (craniopharyngiomas) has been identified, possibly leading to better treatment. The cancer is currently treated with surgeries & radiation.

Kidney cancer patients treated with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy preserve kidney function

Patients treated for kidney cancer with robot-assisted partial nephrectomy & have chronic kidney disease preserved kidney function, even better than those without chronic kidney disease.

Future neuroblastoma treatment may be based on natural substance

Research on neuroblastoma cells showed a substance (ellagic acid, found in red berries and nuts for instance) may be the basis for future treatment for this childhood cancer.

Multiple myeloma gene mutations may affect treatment strategies

Genetic mutations related with multiple myeloma cells appear more complicated than thought before, perhaps affecting treatment strategies for this type of cancer.

Head and neck cancer patients benefit from intensity-modulated radiation therapy

Head and neck cancer patients receiving intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) experience fewer side effects and have better overall survival compared to standard radiotherapy.

Childhood leukemia linked to immune cell development

Pediatric leukemia may be related to a cellular mechanism which, instead of fighting infection, rearranges DNA and may cause cancer.

Pancreatic cancer gene mutations could be detected by simple blood test

Gene mutations related to pancreatic cancer may be detected by a blood tests, without a biopsy, according to the latest research.

Personalized prostate cancer treatment goes beyond Gleason scores

Researchers shift focus to prostate tumor genomic analysis to identify the best treatment among radiation, surgery, or other therapy.

Colon cancer recurrence: follow-up tests improve detection

Screening via Computed Tomography (CT) and an antigen, each had improved rate of surgical treatment of colon cancer recurrence, compared with minimal follow-up.

Advanced stomach cancer experimental combination treatment prolongs survival

Advanced gastric cancer patients' survival was prolonged with a combination of an experimental angiogenesis inhibitor and chemotherapy, in a large trial.

Breast cancer metastasis explained by stem cell properties

Breast cancer stem cells were shown to be responsible for metastasis in specific ways. This discovery may enable the use of markers towards more effective treatments.

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