Blog Profile / ScienceDaily: Cancer

Filed Under:Diseases & Conditions / Cancer
Posts on Regator:1291
Posts / Week:20.6
Archived Since:September 12, 2016

Blog Post Archive

New breast cell types discovered

A joint effort by breast cancer researchers and bioinformaticians has provided new insights into the molecular changes that drive breast development.

One-size treatment for blood cancer probably doesn't fit all, researchers say

Though African-American men are three times more likely to be diagnosed with a blood cancer called multiple myeloma, most scientific research on the disease has been based on people of European descent. That trend is problematic considering...Show More Summary

Encouraging oxygen's assault on iron may offer new way to kill lung cancer cells

Blocking the action of a key protein frees oxygen to damage iron-dependent proteins in lung and breast cancer cells, making them easier to kill, report investigators.

How common are new cancers in cancer survivors?

One quarter of adults 65 or older and 11 percent of younger patients diagnosed with cancer from 2009 to 2013 had a prior cancer history.

HLF-gene controls generation of our long-term immune system

When the HLF (hepatic leukemia factor) gene -- which is expressed in immature blood cells -- does not shut down on time, we are unable to develop a functional long-term immune system, investigators have found. This could be a very early stage of leukemia, they say.

Specific tumor environment found that triggers cells to metastasize

The environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic behavior in cancer cells, a team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians has discovered. Specifically, when tumor cells are confined in a dense environment, the researchers found that they turn on a specific set of genes and begin to form structures that resemble blood vessels.

Decongestant revealed as 'highly effective' in starving cancer cells

Cancer researchers seeking non-toxic alternatives to harmful chemotherapy are reporting a highly significant result for a humble cold remedy.

New cell therapy for relapsed leukemia patients, suggested by clinical trial

A significant proportion of children and young adults with treatment-resistant B-cell leukemia who participated in a small study achieved remission with the help of a new form of gene therapy, according to researchers.

Osimertinib improves progression-free survival in Asian EGFR-mutated lung cancer patients

Osimertinib improves progression-free survival compared to standard first line therapy in Asian patients with EGFR-mutated non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to the Asian subset analysis of the FLAURA trial.

Some cancer therapies may provide a new way to treat high blood pressure

Drugs designed to halt cancer growth may offer a new way to control high blood pressure (hypertension), say investigators. The finding could offer a real advance in hypertension treatment because although a number of high blood pressure drugs are now available, they work by different mechanisms that are not suited for all patients.

Cell-weighing method could help doctors choose cancer drugs

Researchers can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple myeloma patients. Their predictions correlated with how those patients actually fared when treated with those drugs.

Overweight women may need more frequent mammograms

Women with higher body mass index (BMI) face an increased risk of not detecting their breast tumor until it has become large, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings suggest that women with higher BMI may need shorter intervals between mammography screening exams.

How to switch liver cancer cell growth from 2-D to 3-D structures

A discovery might help designers of miniature 'lab-on-a-chip' technologies to grow three-dimensional colonies of cancer cells inside a chip's tiny chambers, rather than the merely two-dimensional colonies that they generally can culture now. Chips with 3-D cell arrays could furnish more realistic biological environments for drug testing.

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

A new study has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types of cancer, including those of the breast, kidney, bowel, and womb. Show More Summary

Protein key to cancer cells ability to spread identified

Scientists have made a discovery that could reduce the spread of cancer by hindering a protein that binds cancer cells together and allows them to invade tissues. The groundbreaking study identified a protein, known as cadherin-22, as...Show More Summary

Computer program finds new uses for old drugs

Researchers have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent...Show More Summary

Ancient enzyme could boost power of liquid biopsies to detect and profile cancers

Researchers are developing a new tool for liquid biopsy that can detect RNA biomarkers from cancer cells in a patient's blood much more accurately and completely than other existing methods. This could soon provide doctors with a more...Show More Summary

Development of new protein may lead to novel treatment options for cancer, birth defects

An artificial protein has been engineered that may block malignant properties of cancer cells as well as correct certain birth defects. The findings may lead to identifying new molecular targets suitable for therapeutic intervention...

Key to unlock blocked differentiation in microRNA-deficient embryonic stem cells

Scientists have partly solved a long-unanswered basic question about stem cells -- why are pluripotent stem cells that have mutations to block the production of microRNAs unable to differentiate?

Why testicular cancer is so responsive to chemo

A major step has been taken toward answering a key question in cancer research: Why is testicular cancer so responsive to chemotherapy, even after it metastasizes?

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC