Cancer Research

Long-Term Obesity Linked To Cancer Risk In White US Women

The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is correlated with cancer risk in a PLOS Medicine longitudinal study. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 16 2016 - 5:02pm

Control Cancer By Making The Tumor Cell Environment Hostile

While preventing cancer is impossible, what will be possible soon is making cancer far more manageable, like diabetes, and treatment far less debilitating. A new drug delivery system called a "metronomic dosage regimen," uses significantly lower ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2016 - 8:54am

Whole Brain Radiotherapy Offers Little Benefit When Lung Cancer Has Spread To The Brain

People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet. The phase 3 randomized trial found that whole brain radi ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 6 2016 - 7:00am

ATR Inhibitors Prove Effective In 2 Pre-clinical Models Of Cancer

Tumours are an accumulation of cells that divide without control, accumulating hundreds of chromosomal alterations and mutations in their DNA. These alterations are triggered in part by a type of damage to the DNA known as replicative stress. To survive i ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 28 2016 - 6:30am

New Score Seeks To Expand Pool Of Kidneys Available For Transplant

With over 120,000 patients in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, scientists and physicians are constantly looking to expand the pool of available organs through increasing donation and optimizing allocation. Researchers analyzed data from ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 28 2016 - 5:51am

Early Pancreatic Cancer Detection Using Blood Biomarkers

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal forms of cancer. Early detection is essential to improve prognoses. Working toward that goal, a collaboration of researchers in Japan has discovered proteins in the blood which improve the detection of pancreati ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2016 - 11:00am

1 In 6 Women With Breast Cancer Didn't Go To The Doctor Because Of A Lump

One in six women (17 percent) diagnosed with breast cancer go to their doctor with a symptom other than a lump- the most commonly reported breast cancer symptom- according to data from 2009/10 National Audit of Cancer Diagnosis in Primary Care presented a ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2016 - 10:00am

Epigenetic Predictors Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecological malignancy., the seventh most common cancer in women and the 18th most common cancer overall, with over 200,000 new cases worldwide each year. ...

Article - Tushar Tomar - Nov 11 2016 - 10:45am

The “Glycan” Way to Treat Prostate Cancer

A recent news post on an exciting breakthrough in prostate cancer, which appeared this month of November 2016, piqued my interest since the subject was close to the research I worked on myself as a postdoctoral researcher.   I worked on deciphering the ty ...

Blog Post - Smitha Dutt - Nov 16 2016 - 2:52pm

Dormancy, Latency, Cannibalization- How Breast Cancer Can Suddenly Reappear

How cancer can suddenly reappear months, or years after treatment is complete is an ongoing mystery in incology. A new study finds dormant tumor cells might have become latent because they cannibalized—basically ate—the body’s own stem cells. The team had ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2016 - 7:01am