Cancer Research

Cancer Patients Want To Believe In Alternative Medicine Miracles, And Ignore Serious Risks

Would famous Apple CEO Steve Jobs be alive today if he had accepted science the same way he accepted technology? Pancreatic cancer will kill half of patients but he guaranteed his death when he waited 9 months after his 2003 diagnosis to have surgery that ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2018 - 9:26am

How AMPK, Thought To Suppress Cancer, Actually Helps It Survive

The protein complex AMPK is thought to suppress cancer, by slowing cellular metabolism, but it can also help some tumors grow. But why? A new study says it has solved the mystery. AMPK acts as a fuel gauge for the cell, overseeing energy input and output t ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 8 2018 - 1:16pm

I1307K and E1317Q polymorphism in the APC gene in colorectal cancer patients and two groups in Colombian population.

Ana María Mora 1, Andrés Gutiérrez 2, Marina Ordóñez 1, Amparo Mora 3, Antonio Ormaza 3-4, Germán Junca 3-4, Alejandro Giraldo 2-3 1 Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia 2 Fundación Gillow, Bogotá, Colombia 3 Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá ...

Blog Post - Ana Maria Mora - Feb 11 2019 - 10:08pm

Cancer Deaths Continue To Fall But A Crisis May Still Be On The Horizon

Death rates from cancer have been falling for 25 years, but the next generation may cause a tick back up. Cancer is the second leading cause of death, behind heart disease. Both have age as risk factors but also behavioral components. For cancer, smoking h ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 9 2019 - 7:44pm

Genetically Modified Chicken Can Lay Eggs That Help Create Drugs For Cancer

Chicken eggs are already used for growing viruses that are used as vaccines, such as the flu jab but science is going one better; chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs as part of the egg white. A new study found the ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 28 2019 - 11:08am

Mammography, Treatment Improvements Have Prevented 483,000 Breast Cancer Deaths In The U.S. Since Just 1989

A new analysis finds that mammography and improvements in breast cancer treatment have led to a terrific number of women's lives saved since 1989. ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2019 - 10:32am

Immune Checkpoint Molecule Can Stop Cancer All By Itself

An immune checkpoint molecule, SA-4-1BB developed for cancer immunotherapy also protects against future development of multiple types of cancer when administered by itself, shows a new study. The recombinant protein molecule SA-4-1BBL has been used to enh ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 19 2019 - 11:41am

'Cellular Barcoding' Reveals How Breast Cancer Spreads

Cellular barcoding has been used to tag, track and pinpoint cells responsible for the spread of breast cancer from the main tumor into the blood and other organs, and also revealed how chemotherapy temporarily shrinks the number of harmful cells, rather t ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 18 2019 - 4:18pm

Paper Claims A Link Between Glyphosate And Cancer But Fails To Show Evidence

A new analysis,which appeared in the journal Mutation Research, claims To show evidence linking exposure to the common weedkiller glyphosate to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a rare form of cancer, but it provides no new data and is not what it presents its ...

Article - Geoffrey Kabat - Feb 20 2019 - 10:43am

Pancreatic Cancer And Why Alex Trebek Is Right To Be Optimistic

Legendary "Jeopardy" host Alex Trebek recently announced that at age 78 he has been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Then he stated he was confident he was going to beat the odds. Was he just engaging in positive thinking publicly while ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Mar 8 2019 - 2:55pm