Mutations of the KRAS gene are commonly known to lead to cancer. However, deeper understanding of exactly how they do this continues to be explored by cancer researchers.
Once again, researchers at Penn's Abramson Cancer Center have extended the reach of the immune system in the fight against metastatic melanoma, this time by combining the checkpoint inhibitor tremelimumab with an anti-CD40 monoclonal antibody drug.
It’s a wet day at Bristol Motor Speedway, so if you’re waiting for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 in Support of Steve Byrnes and Stand Up to Cancer (phew!) to start, NASCAR has a live update page set up for any possible rain delays. They’re drying the track now, but more rain is on the way. Read more...
A 2-year-old girl from Thailand who died of cancer has become the youngest person in the world to be cryogenically frozen.
The hope is to give oncologists a tool to let them figure out quickly whether a treatment is working and, if it is, to keep monitoring for resistance.
In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, examines research demonstrating the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
New work by the University of Colorado Cancer Center presented at AACR 2015 demonstrates a gene expression model that predicts canine osteosarcoma response to doxorubicin, potentially allowing veterinary oncologists to better choose which drug to use with their patients.
Genetically modified versions of patients' own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Show More Summary
The PD-1 inhibitor pembrolizumab, a cancer immunotherapy drug, shrank or halted growth of tumors in 76 percent of patients with pleural mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that arises in the outer lining of the lungs and internal...Show More Summary
Blame it on stress. Jeremy Clarkson revealed in a column Sunday that he'd been told he might have a cancerous lump on his tongue, just two days before getting into a physical altercation with a Top Gear producer. The incident ultimately...Show More Summary
When word got out that Rhythm Heaven/Tengoku music director Tsunko was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, fans were sent into a state of fear for both the man and the series he co-created. Thankfully, he has reportedly responded well to treatment. Show More Summary
Merck’s immune-boosting cancer drug, Keytruda, bested the standard of care in advanced melanoma, the deadly skin cancer, and showed promising results in non-small cell lung cancer. Based on these data, Merck says it will file an application with the Food and Drug Administration for Keytruda to be used in non-small cell [...]
Earlier this week, the Israeli Ministry of Health published a report revealing that cancer rates among children in Haifa were higher than in other Israeli regions, likely due to the industrial emissions.
Non-toxic, inexpensive and eco-friendly: This is the sensible, healthy and easy way to clean your home. Most store-bought cleaners contain chemicals that can cause not just eye and skin irritations but even cancer, asthma and birth defects. Show More Summary
Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the disease.
Poorer outcomes for African-American women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer, compared with European-American patients, appears to be due, in part, to a strong survival mechanism within the cancer cells, according to a study.
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18th-century doctors blamed women for their breast cancer diagnoses and disappointed thatShow More Summary
A growing number of states are requiring doctors to tell women when they have dense tissue, but some say the knowledge only causes unnecessary fear.
A review of two clinical trials that are a part of the Women's Health Initiative delves further into the association between hormone therapy and the risk of breast cancer.
Kesha looks white hot while stepping out for the 2015 Delete Blood Cancer Gala on Thursday evening (April 16) in New York City. The 28-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by Peyton List, Georgia May Jagger, Randy Jackson, and Olivia Palermo. 100% of the proceeds will be used for bone marrow donor registration. Blood [...]