Credit: CC0 Public Domain Patients treated with more-invasive surgical techniques for a type of early-stage lung cancer are more likely to become chronic opioid users than patients treated with minimally invasive surgery, highlighting the need for additional research into how pain management after surgery might be a contributing factor to the opioid addiction crisis, according […]Continue Reading ...
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are harnessing next-generation genomic technology to develop individualized drug cocktails in a new trial for children with a type of malignant brain tumor. This precision-medicine approach offers a new strategy in the treatment for high-grade glioma, an intractable brain cancer in which survival has plateaued for decades. In the trial, UCSF […]Continue Reading ...
While chemotherapy destroys cancerous cells along with normal cells, often with toxic and debilitating effects on a patients’ body, immunotherapy unleashes the body’s immune system to target tumour cells A revolutionary cancer treatment pioneered by the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been hailed as the future of fighting the disease—and it […]Continue Reading ...
Coated aspirin tablets. Image: Wikimedia Commons. Regular use of aspirin could help in the treatment of some cancers, finds a new review of 71 medical studies. The systematic review, which looked at the survival of 120,000 patients with cancer who took aspirin, compared with 400,000 patients who did not, showed that at any time following […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—A personalized vaccine held an aggressive group of cancers in check among more than half of patients who received it in a small, preliminary trial, researchers report. HER2-positive cancers are cancers that have too much of the HER2 protein on their surface. In that setting, a cancer can grow rapidly and be more likely to […]Continue Reading ...
Blood vessel with an erythrocyte (red blood cell, E) within its lumen, endothelial cells forming its tunica intima (inner layer), and pericytes forming its tunica adventitia (outer layer) Credit: Robert M. Hunt/Wikipedia/CC BY 3.0 A multi-disciplinary team of scientists, led by prof. Peter Carmeliet (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology) has made several breakthrough discoveries […]Continue Reading ...
Greg Findlay talks about saturation genome editing of BRCA1 at his thesis defense at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is an M.D./Ph.D. student at the school. Credit: UW Department of Genome Sciences A new scientific analysis of nearly 4,000 mutations deliberately engineered into the BRCA1 gene will immediately benefit people undergoing genetic […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study by UNSW Sydney medical researchers has shown that young cancer survivors struggle to imagine their future lives in detailed ways – one of the factors putting them at increased risk for mental health disorders later in life. The study in 77 young cancer survivors and 62 young people […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Today, a new blood cancer treatment was approved for use on the NHS in England. And in early September, NHS England announced another, similar treatment will be available to some children and young people with a different type of blood cancer. As with any new drug approval, these announcements are great […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Hasan Korkaya, tumor biologist at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University and PhD graduate student, Eunmi Lee in Korkaya’s lab. Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University A member of a protein family known for protecting our cells also protects […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Women with ovarian or endometrial cancer who followed the ketogenic diet for 12 weeks lost more body fat and had lower insulin levels compared to those who followed the low-fat diet recommended by the American Cancer Society, according to a new study published by researchers at the University of Alabama at […]Continue Reading ...
Engineering MФ-cancer cell fusion hybrids. Identifying MФ-cancer cell fusion hybrids via the co-expression of nuclear red fluorescent protein (RFP) and cytoplasmic green fluorescent protein (GFP) or yellow fluorescent protein (YFP). Credit: Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aat7828 In a recent study published in Science Advances, Charles E. Gast and co-workers detail the spontaneous process of cancer cell […]Continue Reading ...
Single-cell analysis reveals that stochasticity and paracrine signaling control interferon-alpha production by plasmacytoid dendritic cells. Credit: Eindhoven University of Technology Plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) are a rare type of immune cells that secrete large quantities of type 1 interferon (I-IFN), a key driver of immunity to infectious invaders and cancer. However, the mechanisms that control […]Continue Reading ...
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