- Controlling Cervical Cancer In Latin America
Cervical cancer is an "enormous burden" for Latin American society, and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women in the region, say Drs. María Correnti and María Eugenia Cavazza of the Central University of Venezuela, Caracas, Venezu ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 18 2015 - 8:30am
- The Dilemma Of Screening For Prostate Cancer
Primary care providers are put in a difficult position when screening their male patients for prostate cancer--some guidelines suggest that testing the general population lacks evidence whereas others state that it is appropriate in certain patients. Now ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:29am
- Blood Test Could Match Cancer Patients To Best Treatments
Scientists have developed a blood test that could help pair cancer patients with the most suitable therapy for their disease and then track the tumor's progress to see if the treatment is working, according to research published today (Thursday) in C ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 15 2015 - 7:35am
- Evidence For How Incurable Cancer Develops
Researchers have made a breakthrough in explaining how an incurable type of blood cancer develops from an often symptom-less prior blood disorder. All patients diagnosed with myeloma, a cancer of the blood-producing bone marrow, first develop a relatively ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 10:00am
- Metabolism May Keep Cancer Cells In Check
Researchers have found that a long-known tumor suppressor, whose mechanism of holding cell growth in check has remained murky for over 40 years, works in part by keeping the cell's energy metabolism behaving in grown-up fashion. Tumor suppressors are ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 10:30am
- Why Antioxidants Might Make Your Cancer Worse
Antioxidants have made a fortune for the dietary supplement industry, but how many people really know what they are and why they’re supposedly good for you? One common claim is that the these molecules can protect you from cancer. This is supposedly becau ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 17 2015 - 3:38pm
- New Test To Predict Relapse Of Testicular Cancers
Scientists have developed a new test to identify patients who are at risk of suffering a relapse from testicular cancer. Assessing just three features of a common kind of testicular cancer- called non-seminomatous germ cell tumor- can identify those at mo ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 9:00am
- Test Could Predict Whether Breast Cancer Will Spread To The Brain
Women with particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer could be identified by a test that predicts whether the disease is likely to spread to the brain. An analysis of almost 4,000 patients with breast cancer found that testing for high activity in a p ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2015 - 1:09pm
- Nicotinamide Vitamin B3 Derivative Cuts Risk Of New Skin Cancers
A year of treatment with nicotinamide, a form of vitamin B3, significantly lowered the risk of common, non-melanoma skin cancer in high-risk patients, according to a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. All 386 participants in the study had a his ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2015 - 7:00am
- Surface Markers Allow New Diagnostic Approaches For Sarcoidosis
A team of scientists recently developed a new strategy to determine monocyte subsets involved in diseases. The results could help facilitating the diagnosis of sarcoidosis and may improve the respective patient management. Monocytes are white blood cells ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 29 2015 - 7:20pm