Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women who are overweight or obese have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer before age 50 as women who have what is considered a normal body mass index (BMI), according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In the United States, overall […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers in Brazil have identified a correlation between oral cancer progression and the abundance of certain proteins present in tumor tissue and saliva. The discovery offers a parameter for predicting progression of the disease—whether cervical lymph node metastasis is present, for example—and points to a strategy for overcoming the limitations of […]Continue Reading ...
Radiation oncologists at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) are now treating patients with the GammaPod, a new FDA-cleared radiation therapy for early-stage breast cancer. The UMGCCC is the first site to treat patients with this first-of-its-kind system, which was invented by University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Results from an multi-institutional, phase 3 clinical trial show that older patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) have a significantly lower rate of disease progression if treated with the newer targeted drug, ibrutinib, rather than bendamustine plus rituximab—the regimen previously considered as one of the most effective therapies in this group […]Continue Reading ...
The combined PET-CT unit at the Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging at University Putra Malaysia is being used to investigate new ways to measure tumour aggressiveness. Credit: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Researchers at University Putra Malaysia found a relationship between some markers of inflammation in the body and the aggressiveness of certain malignant tumours. They […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain People who quit smoking see their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) immediately begin to drop, but it may take up to 16 years for their health to reach the level of someone who has never smoked, according to a new Vanderbilt study. Previous studies have shown the association between quitting and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists have made a major discovery that shines a new, explanatory light on the link between obesity and cancer. Their research confirms why the body’s immune surveillance systems—led by cancer-fighting Natural Killer cells—stutter and fail in the presence of excess fat. Additionally, it outlines possible paths to new treatment strategies that […]Continue Reading ...
A triple therapy combining two immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICPIs) with the standard-of-care chemotherapy, a hypomethylating agent called azacitidine, has shown promising results for treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML), according to findings from a Phase II study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Findings from the study, led by […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Mehrotra is the co-scientific director of the oncology and immunotherapy programs in the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and a member of the Hollings Cancer Center. Credit: Sarah Pack. Medical University of South Carolina Adoptive cell transfer (ACT) is a promising cancer immunotherapy that involves isolating T cells from […]Continue Reading ...
Confocal picture of microglia stained with macrophage-specific marker (IBA) shown in yellow. Cell nuclei are shown in pink (Hoechst). Credit: LIH The NorLux Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at LIH’s Department of Oncology conducts research on brain diseases, with a special emphasis on glioma biology, drug resistance and systems approaches. Within this research unit, Dr. Alessandro Michelucci focuses […]Continue Reading ...
Jennifer Munson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, is leading a research team that may have found a solution to stopping the spread of brain cancer cells. Credit: Virginia Tech The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body […]Continue Reading ...
Working in the lab of Craig Jordan, Ph.D., first author Courtney Jones shows that leukemia stem cells depend on amino acid metabolism, and that the drug venetoclax blocks this action, killing the cells. Credit: University of Colorado Cancer Center Think of energy metabolism like a party popper: Ripping something apart releases a bang. Most of […]Continue Reading ...
Scanning electron micrograph of human T lymphocyte or T cell. Credit: NIAID/NIH A new discovery by an international research team—co-led by UBC Canada 150 Research Chair Josef Penninger and Harvard Medical School neurobiologist Clifford Woolf—could have implications for therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases. In a study published today in Nature, researchers outline a new […]Continue Reading ...
Breast cancer cells. Credit: NIH Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into deadly malignancies. But a new discovery from UC San Francisco demonstrates that cancer is more than just a mutineer that seizes control of the cell’s administrative operations—it’s also a clever engineer, capable […]Continue Reading ...
Brains. Credit: Kai Schreiber Surgeons could soon eavesdrop on a patient’s brain activity during surgery to remove their brain tumour, helping improve the accuracy of the operation and reduce the risk of impairing brain function. Patients with low-grade gliomas in their brains – a slow-spreading, but potentially life-threatening tumour – will usually receive surgery to […]Continue Reading ...
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