- A Case-Study Of Abnormal Growth Formation And Regression
This case-study suggests that a genetic predisposition, such as susceptibility to sunburn, can result in abnormal growth or “tumour” formation without proper sunscreen protection, as previously described in Science 2.0 [Sunburn with Sunscreen: A Case-Study ...
Article - Chanda Siddoo-Atwal - Dec 23 2015 - 1:56pm
- Why Do So Few Want To Be In Cancer Clinical Trials?
Nearly one in four publicly sponsored cancer clinical trials fail to enroll enough participants, which means progress is impeded and a lot of time and money has been wasted. What accounts for that? Patients grumble about cost- if you go to Stanford Medica ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 29 2015 - 7:58pm
- T Cells That Recognize HER2 Receptor May Prevent HER2+ Breast Cancer Recurrence
Recurrence of HER2-positive breast cancer after treatment may be due to a specific and possibly cancer-induced weakness in the patient's immune system-- a weakness that in principle could be corrected with a HER2-targeted vaccine-- according to a new ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 30 2015 - 7:24pm
- Gene Linked To Cancer Suppression May Actually Promote Its Spread
A gene believed to suppress the growth and spread of cancer has the opposite effect in some forms of colorectal cancer, researchers have found. Sprouty2 is the gene and the new paper studied it in cancer cell models, mouse models and human biopsy samples ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 5 2016 - 10:01am
- Childhood Leukemias: Different Forces Than Adults
For half a century, cancer researchers have struggled with a confusing paradox: If cancer is caused by the occurrence and accumulation of cancer-causing (oncogenic) mutations over time, young children should get less cancer since they have fewer mutations ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2016 - 7:30am
- New Data On Why Most Aggressive Brain Tumor Treatments Fail
Two small structural elements, called decorin and lumican, could be decisive in the development of a resistance to the drugs currently used for treating glioblastoma multiforme, such as temozolamide. Glioblastoma multiforme is the most frequent and aggre ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2016 - 7:30am
- Skin Cells Turn Into Stem Cells That Are Cancer Cell Killers
Researchers have turned skin cells into cancer-hunting stem cells that destroy the brain tumors known as glioblastoma – a discovery that may offer a new and more effective treatment for the disease. The survival rate beyond two years for a patient with a ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 26 2016 - 7:10am
- Sunbather Paradox: Sun Worshippers Live Longer Than Those Who Avoid The Sun
Women who sunbathe are likely to live longer than those who avoid the sun, even though sunbathers are at an increased risk of developing skin cancer. This paradox baffles oncologists and has suggested that the war on sunshine has been unjustified. ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 29 2017 - 8:31pm
- High Doses Of Common Chemo Drug Methotrexate Limit Relapses Of Childhood Leukemia
With a cure rate approaching 90 percent, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer, is one of the big "success stories" of modern cancer treatment. Yet up to 20 percent of patients with a high risk of relapse a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2016 - 4:08pm
- Testosterone Therapy Doesn't Raise Risk Of Aggressive Prostate Cancer In New Study
Men with low levels of the male sex hormone testosterone need not fear that testosterone replacement therapy will increase their risk of prostate cancer, according to an analysis of more than 250,000 medical records. In the study, researchers found that, ...
Article - News Staff - May 9 2016 - 7:02am