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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

Scorpion Venom Is Toxic to Cancer Cells

May 27, 2015 — In the venom from a scorpion from Colima, south-west state of Mexico, over a hundred proteins have been found and identified as having a "possible" toxic effect against cancer ... read more

Promising Trial Results of Brigatinib Show That All Next-Gen ALK Inhibitors May Not Be Created Equal

May 27, 2015 — Phase I/II clinical trial results show promising results for investigational drug brigatinib against ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), with 58 of 78 ALK+ patients responding to treatment, ... read more

Entolimod May Be a Promising Treatment Option for Many Solid Tumors

May 29, 2015 — The first clinical study of the anticancer effects of the novel agent entolimod are now available. Findings confirm preclinical evidence that the agent, which is derived from salmonella flagellin, is ... read more

New Tool to Study an Important Anti-Cancer, Immunosuppressive Target

May 28, 2015 — The chemical rapamycin is used clinically as an immunosuppressant and as an anti-cancer agent that works by inactivating a protein named TOR (Target Of Rapamycin). This protein is essential for the ... read more

Controlling Typhoid Bacterium Key to Prevent Gallbladder Cancer in India and Pakistan

May 28, 2015 — Controlling bacterial infections responsible for typhoid fever could dramatically reduce the risk of gallbladder cancer in India and Pakistan, according to study. The findings establish the causal ... read more

Trial Creates Six Percent Weight Loss After Breast Cancer Treatment

May 27, 2015 — Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. A new study shows that female breast cancer survivors are able to lose weight through modest lifestyle ... read more

May 28, 2015 — New research is helping to improve the ability of medical students and health professionals to detect early forms of skin cancer. The study concludes that traditional teaching methods can be improved ... read more

Importance of Clinically Actionable Results in Genetic Panel Testing for Cancer

May 27, 2015 — While advances in technology have made multigene testing, or 'panel testing,' for genetic mutations that increase the risk of breast or other cancers an option, authors of a review say ... read more

Potential Proteins Identified to Target in Osteosarcoma Treatment

May 27, 2015 — The genes and pathways that, when altered, can cause osteosarcoma have been identified by researchers using new models. The information could be used to better target treatments for the often-deadly ... read more

State Regulations for Indoor Tanning Could Lead to a National Regulatory Framework

May 27, 2015 — A national regulatory framework designed to prevent and limit indoor tanning is needed to alleviate the cancer burden and reduce the billions in financial costs from preventable skin cancer, say two ... read more

Common Cancer Drug Increases Collagen in Melanoma

May 27, 2015 — Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and investigators are uncertain how its presence affects the behavior of melanoma cells. The goal of their study was to understand how the ... read more

Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Treatment Can Have Late Sequelae

May 27, 2015 — In Hodgkin's lymphoma -- cancer of the lymph nodes -- nine out of ten patients survive the disease, thanks to the highly effective treatments that are now available. Depending on the type of ... read more

False Breast Cancer Alarm Has Negative Impact on Health

May 27, 2015 — The psychological strain of being told that you may have breast cancer may be severe, even if it turns out later to be a false alarm. Researchers are calling for improving screening accuracy, thus ... read more

Eating a Mediterranean Diet Could Cut Womb Cancer Risk

May 27, 2015 — Women who eat a Mediterranean diet could cut their risk of womb cancer by more than half (57 per cent), according to a new ... read more

Investigational Immunotherapy Treatment Shows Durable Response in Patients With Metastatic Melanoma

May 26, 2015 — Advanced-stage melanoma patients have significant improvement in durable response rate when treated with a genetically-modified form of a herpes virus, whose native form causes the common cold sore, ... read more

Study Suggests Using Excess Stress to Kill Therapy Resistant Breast Cancer

May 26, 2015 — Maxing out the inherently stressed nature of treatment-resistant breast cancer cells thwarts their adaptive ability to evolve genetic workarounds to treatment, according to a study. Looking at tumor ... read more

Nanotechnology Identifies Brain Tumor Types Through MRI 'Virtual Biopsy' in Animal Studies

May 26, 2015 — A tiny drug-delivery system has been invented that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through 'virtual biopsies' and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. The results ... read more

Study Finds Association Between Exposure to Aflatoxin and Gallbladder Cancer

May 26, 2015 — In a small study in Chile that included patients with gallbladder cancer, exposure to aflatoxin (a toxin produced by mold) was associated with an increased risk of gallbladder cancer. In Chile, ... read more

Clinical Trial Reduces Stress of Cancer Caregivers

May 26, 2015 — A randomized control trial demonstrates an intervention that successfully reduces the stress of caregivers in the context of cancer patients treated with stem cell transplantation. The study enrolled ... read more

Study Identifies Ebola Virus's Achilles' Heel

May 26, 2015 — The molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells has been identified by researchers. The findings, made in mice, suggest that drugs blocking entry to this ... read more

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