Mayo Clinic researchers aim to individualize cancer therapies through molecular profiling.
A study of Canadian women working shifts has added further support to the link between shift work and breast cancer. Researchers found that working shifts over the long-term doubled the risk of breast cancer, and was particularly associated with hormone-sensitive cancers. Shift work has been suggested as a risk factor for breast cancer, but there... [Continue Reading]
The expression of two particular genes in breast tumors predicts recurrence of the disease after treatment, researchers have reported. The finding may allow doctors to anticipate continuing treatments only for women at risk, for whom extended treatments would have a beneficial effect. Show More Summary
Researchers have found that since the introduction of the HPV vaccine, infection rates have dropped by almost 50 percent.
A certain type of fatty acid in the diet has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer. A new study has found that the intake and levels in the blood of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, found in high levels in oily fish, correlate with a significantly reduced risk of developing the disease. The... [Continue Reading]
Long-time cancer survivors provide a valuable service in mentoring those who are new to it.
While avoiding HPV infection through vaccination can prevent cervical cancer, after a person is infected, trying to eliminate the virus with drugs may not be the best approach. A new study on how HPV causes cells to become cancerous is helping researchers understand how the virus works, and suggests that in some cases, the virus... [Continue Reading]
More aggressive types of cancer tend to recur after the treatment of a primary tumor, with significant consequences for patients. Researchers have discovered a key protein that reduces breast cancer recurrence; recurring tumors tend to have lower levels of the protein. According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 40,000 women in the United States will... [Continue Reading]
Being open in talking about cancer may help with your sense of empowerment, reality and feeling of control over your personal situation.
During the development of an embryo, there are many different cell migration processes that organize tissues to form the body. One of the proteins required for developmental cell migration has now been shown to also be important for the growth and migration of breast cancer cells. A protein used by embryo cells during early development,... [Continue Reading]
Using mathematical models, researchers have developed a method to test how cells will react to novel anti-cancer strategies. In a new study, scientists have reported that complex modelling simulations have been able to predict the real behavior of normal and cancer cells to different treatment approaches. Here’s a good reason to pay attention in math... [Continue Reading]
Researchers have found that compounds released into the air by an agressive form of skin cancer could one day help doctors diagnose the disease in patients. Compared to normal cells, malignant melanoma cells release different types and concentrations of compounds, constituting a unique signature that advanced equipment can detect. Show More Summary
Quality of life issues affect cancer patients during treatment and years later for many.
Researchers have reported that two non-toxic measures, a ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, can increase the lifespan in a mouse model of cancer. The mice were affected by an aggressive, metastatic cancer, and treatments increased survival by 78%. Show More Summary
It is a disarmingly simple idea: create a blue button logo with a download moniker on it and let it loose so people can actually download, review, and keep their own medical records. But simple on the surface masks complexity below a...Show More Summary
Researchers have identified a protein that plays a major role in late-stage chronic myeloid leukemia. Targeting the protein with drugs could help patients with the disease in its terminal phase, after developing resistance to other treatments. Show More Summary
As we walk the halls and sit in the lectures at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, there's an elephant in the room. It is right there in front of us, but not many of us seem willing to talk about it. Fewer...Show More Summary
Every convention and large meeting has a theme, and at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago the theme is "Building Bridges To Conquer Cancer." But for me, the theme as articulated in my blog the other day is "Is it really different this time?" Some agree with me and some don't, but that's OK. Show More Summary
Anger is normal when dealing with cancer. What's key is how you deal with it. Try to direct it to something positive, be upfront about it and find a way to cope.
Another year and another annual meeting for the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. This is a meeting that regularly attracts many thousands of doctors, researchers, pharmaceutical folks and others interested in the science...Show More Summary