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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Rewriting the Book on Chemo-Resistant Cancers With a DNA Library

May 29, 2015 — Researcher are finding out why ovarian cancer is resistant to certain types of chemo and hope to eventually identify a different drug ... read more

Biomarker Analysis Reveals Several Potential Treatment Targets in Subtype of Anal Cancer

May 29, 2015 — A multiplatform biomarker analysis of squamous cell anal carcinoma samples has revealed several actionable ... read more

May 27, 2015 — An international scientific team has successfully created a three-dimensional model of a cancerous tumour using a 3D printer. Their model could ultimately help discover new drugs and cast new light ... read more

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

Melanoma Rates Dramatically Increasing in Children and Young Adults

May 28, 2015 — The incidence of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, has increased by more than 250% among children, adolescents and young adults since 1973, according to new ... read more

Nivolumab Treatment in Melanoma Patients Has Manageable Safety Profile

May 28, 2015 — The monoclonal antibody nivolumab has shown promise as a therapeutic agent, particularly by improving the survival rates of melanoma patients. Medical researchers have presented data from a ... 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

New Target for Treating Drug-Resistant Melanoma Found

May 28, 2015 — A new study explains why some melanoma tumors are resistant to BRAF inhibitor treatment. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing more than 8,000 people in the U.S. each year. ... read more

Scientists Discover Key to What Causes Immune Cell Migration to Wounds

May 28, 2015 — Immune cells play an important role in the upkeep and repair of our bodies, helping us to defend against infection and disease. Until now, how these cells detect a wounded or damaged site has largely ... 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

Pathway Identified That May Cause Seizures, Shorten Survival for Patients With Severe Brain Tumors

May 27, 2015 — A chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor, has been identified by ... 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

May 27, 2015 — Our environment can have a major impact on how we develop, and it turns out it's no different for cancer cells. A team of researchers reports that two different mouse models of breast cancer ... read more

Researchers Identify Origin of Chromosomal Oddity in Some Cancer Cells

May 27, 2015 — Surveys of the genomic terrain of cancer have turned up a curious phenomenon in some tumor cells: a massive rearrangement of DNA in one or a few chromosomes, thought to be produced during a single ... read more

Study Could Explain Why Ovarian Cancer Treatments Fail

May 27, 2015 — Ovarian cancer cells can lock into survival mode and avoid being destroyed by chemotherapy, an international study reports. The research used whole genome sequencing to analyse tumor DNA samples from ... 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

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