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Meeting the Challenge of Simultaneous Pregnancy and Leukaemia

For most women, pregnancy is a joyful time filled with the anticipation of baby’s arrival. But, a woman who is fighting cancer experiences unique challenges if she becomes pregnant during her treatment. The latest case report published in ecancermedicalscience describes the case of a woman who had the double burdens of chronic leukaemia and an […]

Devoloping a New Tool to Fight Cancer via Phototherapy

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered an important advance in the field of cancer imaging and phototherapy, using a single-agent system that may ultimately change the efficacy of cancer surgery and treatment around the world. Show More Summary

Using Immunotherapy to Boost Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rates

A specialized type of immunotherapy — even when used without chemotherapy or radiation — can boost survival from pancreatic cancer by more than 75 percent, according to a new study in mice by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Human clinical trials are planned within the next year. Led by Drs. Sunil Hingorani and Phil […]

Overcoming the Anxiety Associated with Breast Cancer Screening

Recent American Cancer Society (ACS) breast cancer screening guidelines consider the anxiety created by false-positive mammography an “important but not critical outcome” when deciding who should be screened. A study published in the...Show More Summary

Novel Immunotherapy Strategies Suggested by White Blood Cells

One goal of immunotherapy is to rally a patient’s often over-burdened immune cells to effectively attack a tumor. Among foot soldiers on the immune front line is a subpopulation of white blood cells called “patrolling monocytes,” whose job is to cruise the bloodstream, cart off cellular debris, and block invasion of a less benign population […]

Researchers Discover a Potential New Acute Myeloid Leukemia Drug Target

Acute myeloid leukemia is a relatively rare form of cancer that is in desperate need of new treatment options. The malignancy begins in the bone marrow, and from there can spread rapidly to the bloodstream, depriving the body of the essential blood cells that carry oxygen and fight infections. Rockefeller University researchers have revealed a […]

Vitamin D, Calcium Intake Won’t Reduce Colorectal Polyps

Vitamin D and calcium supplements fail to protect against developing colorectal cancer, according to a large, randomized study at 11 U.S. hospitals including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The study results, published in the New...Show More Summary

A New Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy

In a study published in the journal Science, an international collaboration of investigators from Dana-Farber, Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital, and the University of Strasbourg uncovered a mechanism that allows key...Show More Summary

Antioxidants Have Hidden Dangers for People at Risk of Melanoma

New research at Sahlgrenska Academy has found antioxidants can double the rate of melanoma metastasis in mice, reinforcing past findings that antioxidants hasten the progression of lung cancer. According to Professor Martin Bergö, people...Show More Summary

Researchers Uncover a Potential New Treatment for Bladder Cancer

A mycobacterium that is more effective in treating superficial bladder cancer and does not cause infections was recently discovered by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona researchers. This may lead to an improved treatment for patients with bladder cancer. Show More Summary

Saving Lives with Better Cancer Screening Kits

According to a Cancer Research UK study published in Biomed Research International, thousands more people would take part in bowel cancer screening if the kit included extras, such as gloves and “poo catchers”. This is a simple way medical professionals could save many lives. The London study looked at how to increase the number of people […]

Advancing Cancer Research without Animal Testing

To advance cancer research and reduce animal testing, a team of scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have received funding to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue. The £417,000 award from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) will […]

New Study Links Height to Cancer

Being taller may come with a significant downside, as cancer risk has been found to increase with height in both Swedish men and women. This is the result of research recently presented at the 54th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting. This long-term study is the largest carried out on the association between height and […]

Lung Cancer Screenings Not Linked to Unnecessary Treatment

Studies have shown that lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can reduce lung cancer mortality in high-risk patients by 20%. As a result, private insurers and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services agreed to cover LDCT lung cancer screening for select patients, but critics raised concerns that false-positive results could lead to […]

A Breakthrough in Cancer Treatment May Help Prevent Current Cells from Spreading

A team of researchers at the MedUni Vienna has confirmed in a recent study its new concept for the targeted treatment of ovarian cancer. The concept is intended to better control the development of resistance and improve treatment outcomes. The strategy focuses on halting tumour growth by inhibiting two signal networks instead of just one. […]

New Data Shows Blood Cancer Survival Rates Are Not Consistent

Comparisons of cancer patients’ survival and care in Europe up to 2007 show that although more patients are surviving for at least five years after diagnosis, there are large variations between countries. Survival disparities are particularly significant in regards to patients suffering from cancers of the blood. Dr Milena Sant, from the Fondazione IRCCS Istituto […]

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