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Medical News Today: Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Cancer Nutrition Consortium

Common side effects of cancer treatment can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weight loss. These side effects make getting proper nutrition a challenge. To improve the lives of cancer patients, leading cancer centers in the U.S.,...Show More Summary

Study provides better understanding of how brain tumors 'feed'

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) All cancer tumors have one thing in common - they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. Show More Summary

Study: A new way to slow cancer cell growth

(University of Rochester Medical Center) Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. Show More Summary

Study: Many patients with early-stage breast cancer receive costly, inappropriate testing

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have...Show More Summary

World's leading liver experts focus on continuing advancements in liver disease & transplantation

(Intermountain Medical Center) As the prevalence of liver disease continues to rise across the world, the growing number of people impacted by cirrhosis, liver cancer, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, is the focus of more than 1,700 of the world's leading liver disease experts.

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing, Says Fred Hutch Study

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer...Show More Summary

Moffitt researchers demonstrate mathematical modeling limits aggressive tumor cell growth

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) Researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at the Moffitt found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment.

Moffitt Researchers Demonstrate Mathematical Modeling Can Identify Ways to Limit Aggressive Tumor Cell Growth

Researchers in the Integrated Mathematical Oncology Department at Moffitt Cancer Center recent study found that mathematical models can be used to predict how different tumor cell populations interact with each other and respond to a changing environment.

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital Twitter Chat on Changing Default Approach to Tobacco Dependence

On May 31, 1-2 p.m. (CDT), The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children's Mercy Hospital will co-host an online discussion, via Twitter, about changing the way healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence.

Using a genetic signature to overcome chemotherapy-resistant lung cancer

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) often respond to standard chemotherapy, only to develop drug resistance later, and with fatal consequences. But what if doctors could identify those at greatest risk of relapse and provide a therapy to overcome or avoid it?

Skin color no shield against skin cancer

(Rush University Medical Center) The misconception that people with more pigment -- called melanin -- in their skin cells are protected from cancer-causing ultra-violet rays can be deadly. Melanoma, the least common form of skin cancer but also the deadliest, are more likely to be caused by genetics than the sun. Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Radio: Cancer nutrition / spinal cord injury story / stroke interventions

Common side effects of cancer treatment can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue and weight loss. These side effects make getting proper nutrition a challenge. To improve the lives of cancer patients, leading cancer centers in the U.S.,...Show More Summary

An elegans solution: Worm genetic screen maps cell-to-cell communication in human cancer

(Medical University of South Carolina) In the May 22, 2017, issue of Developmental Cell, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center developed a cross-species genetic screen in worms to follow cell-to-cell communication in human cancer. Show More Summary

Rise in lung adenocarcinoma linked to 'light' cigarette use

(Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center) A new study shows that so-called 'light' cigarettes have no health benefits to smokers and have likely contributed to the rise of a certain form of lung cancer that occurs deep in the lu...

Rush clinical trial provides new kidney cancer immunotherapy option

(Rush University Medical Center) A new clinical trial provides a new option for kidney cancer patients and adds to Rush's wider research efforts towards identifying immune system biomarkers to better predict which immunotherapy will work best for individuals no matter which cancer they're fighting.

How cancer cells flood the lung

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Lung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Researchers...Show More Summary

Erectile dysfunction medicines do not cause melanoma, analysis of large studies finds

(NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine) Use of the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra does not cause the development of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus designated as National Pancreas Foundation Center

Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville, Florida has been designated as a National Pancreas Foundation Center for the treatment and care of pancreatic cancer by the National Pancreas Foundation. The Florida campus joins Mayo Clinic’s Rochester, Minnesota campus as the second Mayo site to receive this designation. Show More Summary

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