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Study Shows How BPA May Affect Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, revealing a potential mechanism for how the disease grows, according to a study led by researchers in the Department of Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Prostate screening often occurs without discussion of benefits, risks

(Brown University) Less than a third of men in a large national survey reported talking with their doctor about both the pros and cons of the PSA blood test for prostate cancer, and the likelihood has decreased further since a national panel recommended against the test.

Protein identified as potential druggable target for pancreatic cancer

(University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center) A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the most deadliest with a less than 10 percent, five-year survival rate. Show More Summary

ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario update guideline on radiation therapy for prostate cancer

(American Society of Clinical Oncology) The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update on brachytherapy (internal radiation) for patients with prostate cancer. Show More Summary

Georgia Cancer Center participates in NCI-driven initiative to understand racial, ethnic, age disparities in 6 cancers

(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is one of a dozen sites across the nation helping build a molecular profile of six cancers that often strike early and disparately.

Announcing the inaugural online immuno-oncology symposium

(Future Science Group) Oncology Central is delighted to be hosting, 'Practical clinical aspects of immuno-oncology' a two-day online symposium exploring the latest developments in cancer immunotherapy, chaired by Professor Angus Dalgleish (St. George's, University of London).

Interferon-beta producing stem cell-derived immune cell therapy on liver cancer

(Kumamoto University) Induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell-derived myeloid cells (iPS-ML) that produce the anti-tumor protein interferon-beta (IFN-beta) have been produced and analyzed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan. Using...Show More Summary

Rogue breast tumor proteins point to potential drug therapies

(Washington University School of Medicine) For patients with difficult-to-treat cancers, doctors increasingly rely on genomic testing of tumors to identify errors in the DNA that indicate a tumor can be targeted by existing therapies. Show More Summary

Novel approach can reveal personalized breast cancer treatments

(Baylor College of Medicine) Researchers from various institutions, including Baylor College of Medicine, have developed a new way to approach breast cancer treatment. First, they search for the proteins that drive tumor growth, and then test in the lab drugs that potentially neutralize these specific biological drivers.

Findings support use of less invasive hysterectomy for early-stage endometrial cancer

(The JAMA Network Journals) Researchers found similar rates of disease-free survival and no difference in overall survival among women who received a laparoscopic or abdominal total hysterectomy for stage I endometrial cancer, according to a study published by JAMA.

Researchers show p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients

(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that p300, a protein that increases gene expression by attaching acetyl molecules to DNA, may stop myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) from developing into acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Tracking real-time proton induced radiation chemistry in water

(American Institute of Physics) Proton therapy is a promising form of radiation treatment used to kill cancerous cells and effectively halt their rapid reproduction, and the fundamental understanding for it is contained in the radiation induced water chemistry that occurs immediately after the interaction. Show More Summary

USDA Quietly Drops Plan to Test for Monsanto's Glyphosate Weed Killer in Food

38 minutes agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

The World Health Organization said that glyphosate probably causes cancer. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has quietly dropped a plan to start testing food for residues of glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer and the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s branded Roundup herbicides. Show More Summary

Toward glow-in-the-dark tumors: New fluorescent probe could light up cancer

(Michigan Technological University) A fluorescent probe developed by Michigan Tech chemist Haiying Liu lights up the enzyme beta-galactosidase in a cell culture. The glowing probe-enzyme combination could make tumors fluoresce, allowing surgeons to cut away cancer while leaving healthy tissue intact.

UQ opens new era in cancer research and drug development

(University of Queensland) New cancer-fighting drugs could emerge from The University of Queensland in coming years, thanks to a state-of-the-art imaging facility opened today.

How graphene quantum dots can fight cancer, counterfeiting and wine spoilage

42 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In the world of materials, graphene is the spunky new kid who's annoyingly good at everything he tries. It's super strong, light, functionally non-toxic and thermally and electrically conductive, and is just beginning to show up in commercial products. Show More Summary

Algorithm-aided blood test could help locate cancer early

44 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Patients have better odds in the fight against cancer if it's caught early, but diagnosis often involves invasive biopsies that aren't usually undertaken unless there's already reason to suspect the presence of cancer. But soon it could...Show More Summary

Astaxanthin compound found to switch on the FOX03 'longevity gene' in mice

(University of Hawaii Cancer Center) An Astaxanthin compound has been found to switch on the FOX03 'longevity gene' in a study using mice at the University of Hawaii. Researchers measured a nearly 90 percent increase in the activation of the gene in the animals' heart tissue. Show More Summary

This is No Ordinary Cat [Video]

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Mayo Clinic researchers identify interaction among proteins that cause cancer cells to metastasize

ROCHESTER Minn. – Researchers at Mayo Clinic have identified an interaction among proteins that allows cancer cells to grow and metastasize. They say the discovery may play a role in developing a better understanding of how tumors grow in a variety of malignancies, including breast, prostate, pancreatic, colon, lung and skin cancers. Their work is […]

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