Archaeologists have discovered the earliest case of cancer dating back 3000 years. It was found in a skeleton in a tomb in Sudan in 2013. Analyzing the skeleton using radiography and a scanning electron microscope, they managed to get clear imaging of lesions on the bones which showed the cancer had spread to cause tumors […]
A major mitochondrial pathway that imbues cancer cells with the ability to survive in low-glucose environments has been pinpointed by researchers. By identifying cancer cells with defects in this pathway or with impaired glucose utilization, the scientists can predict which tumors will be sensitive to these anti-diabetic drugs known to inhibit this pathway.
A Stony Brook University-led international research team has discovered how a cellular protein, STAT3, which is overactive in a majority of cancers, interferes with an antitumor mechanism in cells and therefore promotes the growth of cancer.
Researchers from the Zaragoza UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) have announced the development of a new nanoparticle that selectively targets cervical cancer cells, while sparing healthy tissue from damage. The nanoparticles...Show More Summary
This is one of the few times that the show has explicitly referred to the original Arthur Conan Doyle canon (the episode’s title is a play on the story, “The Hound of the Baskervilles.”) However, besides the title and a reference to a cancer-finding device referred to as, “The Hound,” this episode has little in […]
New hope for the early detection of stomach cancer has been revealed with the identification of four new biomarkers in the blood of human cancer patients. Stomach or gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the world and the second leading cause of death due to cancer. It is typically without symptoms, so is rarely caught in its early stages.
In the annals of Victorian medical history, few foes receive as much bile as the corset, which physicians claimed contributed to miscarriages, cancer, and slow, crushing deaths. But while there are some health problems that can be linked to corsets, they aren't nearly the instruments of medical terror that they're popularly painted as. Read more...
Evidence presented at the 247th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society warns that thirdhand smoke damages DNA, attaching to it in a way that may result in cancer.The talk, titled "Thirdhand smoke causes DNAShow More Summary
A new report details how the superheating process used at plants like this one in Kentucky can release chemicals called dioxins into the air, which have been linked to cancer and birth defects. Photo by Geoff Bugbee Deep under California’s...Show More Summary
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center and Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital have been named the newest NCCN Member Institutions; NCCN now has 25 Member Institutions serving patients throughout the United States.
The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center (MCCC) announced today that it has been elected to membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), a nonprofit alliance of leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness and efficiency of care for cancer patients.
New research on dendritic cells from Roswell Park Cancer Institute suggests that manipulating the CD80/CD86 pathway may yield new strategies for treating multiple myeloma.
Gary Burger, frontman of proto-punk garage-rock weirdos The Monks, has died from pancreatic cancer. He was 72. Burger’s death was reported by Minnesota Public Radio, in a state where one of music’s most influential iconoclasts had spent...Show More Summary
Instagram loves Betty Simpson. The 80-year-old great-grandmother collected more than 86,000 followers after her great-grandson Zach Belden started an account for her in January as a way to support Simpson's battle with cancer. See also:...Show More Summary
This weekend, comedian David Brenner passed away after a struggle with cancer. He was 78. Typically, this is not the kind of thing we would cover, but then we found this epic clip of Brenner hosting The Tonight Show, with guests Vincent Price and Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Show More Summary
(Video Link) Animator Joe Russ drew inspiration for his epic length CGI short Fathoms from his father’s untimely death due to cancer when Joe was only seventeen, he drew the funds to complete the film from a successful Kickstarter campaign,...Show More Summary
University of Adelaide research has provided new hope for the early detection of stomach cancer with the identification of four new biomarkers in the blood of human cancer patients.
Scientists at Whitehead Institute have pinpointed a major mitochondrial pathway that imbues cancer cells with the ability to survive in low-glucose environments. By identifying cancer cells with defects in this pathway or with impaired glucose utilization, the scientists can predict which tumors will be sensitive to these anti-diabetic drugs known to inhibit this pathway.
Post by Adriana Velez. She was just nine weeks away from her due date when the worst happened. Jenna Hinman was pregnant with twin daughters when she suddenly was unable to breathe. She was rushed to the hospital, where doctors delivered her girls via C-section. Show More Summary
At this point, every chocolate lover with access to the internet or a newspaper knows that dark chocolate is good for you. Now, medical researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and Brigham and Women's Hospital...Show More Summary