Cancer Research

Using light-emitting nanoparticles, scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumors and track their spread, potentially leading to...
by Rutgers University
2:32pm
12.14.2017
A simple, non-invasive procedure that can indicate how long patients with cancer that has spread to the brain might survive and whether they are likely to...
by University of Liverpool
9:27am
12.12.2017
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Researchers have published results of a pilot study testing a new way of pinpointing the minority of men who have aggressive prostate tumors at the time of...
by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
3:08pm
12.1.2017
People who inherit genetic changes that alter the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma, a major new study...
by Institute of Cancer Research
9:21am
12.1.2017
The immune cells trained to fight off the body’s invaders can become defective. It’s what allows cancer to develop. So most cancer immunotherapy research has...
by University of Michigan Health System
9:26am
11.20.2017
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The American Society of Clinical Oncology is the latest organization to warn that alcohol consumption causes cancer.
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2:50pm
11.10.2017
Alterations in four main genes are responsible for how long patients survive with pancreatic cancer, according to a new study. Before now, the presence and...
by University of Rochester Medical Center
9:38am
11.3.2017
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Researchers report that the composition of people's gut bacteria may explain why some of them suffer life-threatening reactions after taking a key drug for...
by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
9:32am
11.1.2017
A study reveals “hidden” variability in how tumor cells are affected by anticancer drugs, offering new insights on why patients with the same form of cancer...
by Harvard Medical School
1:59pm
10.31.2017
A public-private partnership involving big-data supercomputing, artificial intelligence, and data sharing aims to push cancer drugs out to consumers faster...
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2:50pm
10.30.2017
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Results of a study of nine women suggest that the genomic roots of many ovarian tumors may indeed arise in the fallopian tubes.
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
10:22am
10.23.2017
A new study conducted by an alliance between industry and academia highlights a new approach to targeting key cancer-linked proteins, thought to be "...
by University of Liverpool
9:46am
10.20.2017
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A human gene called p53, which is commonly known as the "guardian of the genome," is widely known to combat the formation and progression of tumors. Yet,...
by University of California, San Diego
9:39am
10.19.2017
Melanoma, a cancer of skin pigment cells called melanocytes, will strike an estimated 87,110 people in the U.S. in 2017. A fraction of those melanomas come...
by Cornell University
2:26pm
10.18.2017
Scientists have clarified how the Warburg effect, a phenomenon in which cancer cells rapidly break down sugars, stimulates tumor growth.
by VIB (The Flanders Institute for Biotechnology)
2:56pm
10.13.2017
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Scientists discovered the first compound that directly makes cancer cells commit suicide while sparing healthy cells. The new treatment approach was directed...
by Albert Einstein College of Medicine
2:20pm
10.9.2017
Forty percent of cancer cases in the U.S. are the types of tumors with a link to obesity, according to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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3:06pm
10.5.2017
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Primary brain tumors encompass a wide range of tumors depending on the cell type, the aggressiveness, and stage of tumor. Quickly and accurately characterizing...
by Texas Advanced Computing Center
2:43pm
10.5.2017
A study that teases apart the biological mechanisms by which human papillomaviruses (HPV) cause cancer has found what researchers say is a new strategy that...
by Georgetown University Medical Center
11:37am
10.2.2017
Scientists have found that deadly childhood brain tumors are actually 10 different diseases that should each be diagnosed and treated based on their specific...
by Institute of Cancer Research
1:50pm
9.28.2017
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For hundreds of years, Chinese calligraphers have used a plant-based ink to create beautiful messages and art. Now, one group reports that this ink could...
by American Chemical Society
1:58pm
9.27.2017
Up to one-fifth of cancer patients use marijuana to mitigate the symptoms of battling their disease, according to a new survey and study of a cancer center in...
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10:07am
9.25.2017
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Clinical trials are fundamental to the development of new treatments for cancer, yet the annual accrual to cancer clinical trials worldwide is low, estimated...
by European Society for Medical Oncology
9:21am
9.11.2017
A new study has found a possible silver lining of the Zika virus, which was officially declared a global health emergency in 2016. The same elements of the...
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2:00pm
9.5.2017
Soon young Americans with a cancer of bone marrow and blood will have their white blood cells extracted from their blood, shipped to a manufacturing center,...
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@SethAugenstein
2:51pm
8.30.2017
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Immunotherapy is an emerging field in the global fight against cancer, even though scientists and clinicians have been working for decades to find ways to help...
by University of Calgary
9:45am
8.30.2017
Gastric carcinoma is one of the most common causes of cancer-related deaths, primarily because most patients present at an advanced stage. The main cause of...
by Max Planck Society
9:08am
8.17.2017
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Cancers can be successfully fought or eradicated, if caught early enough. Now, a study outlines a potentially game-changing screening methodology to catch some...
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2:52pm
8.16.2017
Patients who choose to receive alternative therapy as treatment for curable cancers instead of conventional cancer treatment have a higher risk of death,...
by Yale University
2:02pm
8.15.2017
A new report finds that colorectal cancer mortality rates have increased in adults under 55 since the mid-2000s after falling for decades, strengthening...
by American Cancer Society
2:49pm
8.9.2017
Scientists report they have discovered a biochemical process that gives prostate cancer cells the almost unnatural ability to change their shape, squeeze into...
by Johns Hopkins Medicine
9:55am
8.8.2017
A contagious face cancer has killed off a majority of an absolutely unique animal, the legendary Tasmanian devil. A team has developed big plans to derive...
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@SethAugenstein
9:54am
8.4.2017
Researchers have identified molecules that are responsible for metastatic lung cancer cells binding to blood vessels in the brain.
by University of Portsmouth
1:12pm
8.2.2017
Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease also have a higher risk of cancer, according to a new study of more than 65,000 women. The study is the...
by University at Buffalo
1:46pm
8.1.2017
In one of the largest efforts to build a comprehensive catalog of genetic vulnerabilities in cancer, researchers have identified more than 760 genes upon which...
by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
1:41pm
7.27.2017
A new study indicates that cancer patients and survivors have a ready weapon against fatigue and "chemo brain": a brisk walk.
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:20pm
7.25.2017
By 2030, 67 percent of the cancer population will be patients 65 and older, according to the FDA. But older adults, especially those over the age of 75, are...
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2:36pm
7.24.2017
How well cancer patients fare after chemotherapy can be affected by their social interaction with other patients during treatment, according to a new study.
by NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute
12:31pm
7.19.2017
Yeast, the same one used in baking and in brewing beer, reproduces rapidly by division making it a good model system for studying adaptive evolution in an...
by Lehigh University
2:31pm
7.18.2017
Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study. Male mice were fed a diet of 10 percent tomato powder...
by Ohio State University
4:43pm
7.13.2017
A new study conducted by an international team of lung cancer researchers has identified new genetic variants for lung cancer risk.
by University of Liverpool
2:11pm
7.11.2017
A new study indicates that survivors of the Holocaust have experienced a small but consistent increase in the risk of developing cancer. The findings offer an...
by Wiley
9:10am
7.10.2017
Chemotherapy opens a molecular door for metastasis, and the aggressive spread of breast cancer, according to a new study that promises to prompt some worries...
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10:10am
7.7.2017
A new report finds more than half of all cancer deaths in men in 2013 in China and more than a third of those in women were attributable to a group of...
by American Cancer Society
2:18pm
7.6.2017
Cancer cells kill most often by crawling away from their original tumors to later re-root in vital parts of the body in a process called metastasis. Now, a...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
1:26pm
6.30.2017
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