Cancer Research

Why Some Prostate Cancers Are More Aggressive

Why are some prostate cancers are more aggressive and result in death when others can be treated? The answer could mean more optimal treatment; aggressive forms could still get the full treatment while less harmful forms can get a less damaging approach. ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 23 2020 - 7:31am

Lung Cancer Trials From Industry Aren't More Biased, But They Are Better

Clinical trials in the modern regulatory environment are so expensive that many companies with a product that is going into a phase III clinical trial will just sell out to a Big Pharma company that can afford it. It's a necessary, yet somehow despise ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2020 - 7:01am

ACE-i And ARB Medications May Reduce Colorectal Cancer Risk

Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-i) or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) medications are prescribed for conditions such as heart failure, high blood pressure or heart disease. They inhibit or block angiotensin, a chemical that causes arter ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2020 - 4:58pm

Defensive Medicine Increases Costs In Dermatology

Dermatopathologists, skin cancer specialists, may be ordering additional tests or second opinions out of caution but they may also be thinking about checking off boxes to prevent malpractice lawsuits. ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jul 20 2020 - 10:19am

Colon Cancer Mystery: Are Too Many Antioxidants The Problem?

TP53 is a gene found in every cell. It produces a protein called p53 which acts as a cell's barrier, even suppressing genetic mutations in the cell. However, if p53 becomes damaged, it no longer protects the cell as well. Perhaps even the opposite, it ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2020 - 9:25am

Melanoma: Why Lymph Nodes Matter In How Cancer Cells Spread

If you or someone you know have gotten a cancer diagnosis, you know one of the first tests is to see if it has spread to your lymph nodes. That is because they will often be a harbinger of spread to distant organs. Most cancer deaths happen after cancer sp ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 21 2020 - 5:31am

There Is Now No Racial Disparity In Lung Cancer Incidence- Except For White Women

Historically, lung cancer incidence rates have been higher in Black people than White people among men of all ages and among younger women, likely reflecting historically higher smoking rates in Black adults. That is no longer the case, and in women the tr ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 24 2020 - 9:56am

Melittin: Honeybee Venom Compound Kills Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Cells

The compound melittin, found in honeybee venom, rapidly destroyed triple-negative breast cancer and HER2-enriched breast cancer cells in a recent study. In the 1950s, bee venom was found to reduce the growth of tumors in plants and in the last two decades ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 4 2020 - 10:08am

Mesothelioma Gets Its First Treatment In 16 Years

Bristol-Meyers Squibb has received the first drug regimen approved for mesothelioma in 16 years and the second FDA-approved systemic therapy for mesothelioma has gotten U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The combination therapy is Opdivo (nivoluma ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 2 2020 - 3:57pm

Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer? Migraine's Silver Lining

The first time I experienced migraine with aura, I was shopping. I remember looking up at the fluorescent lighting overhead and wondering where that weird triangle rainbow was coming from. An hour later, I was in tears and curled up in my bed with all the ...

Article - Jen Palmares Meadows - Oct 10 2020 - 9:37am