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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Micro-RNA May Amplify Effectiveness of Sorafenib in Difficult Liver Cancer Cases

Feb. 17, 2017 — Only 25% of patients respond to sorafenib treatment, so researchers have endeavored to understand its mechanism of action and discover a way to boost its ... read more

Scientists Create Novel Model That Shows Progression from Normal Blood Cells to Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have created a novel model that shows the step-by-step progression from normal blood cells to leukemia and its precursor diseases, creating replicas of the stages of the disease to test ... read more

Adenoviruses and the Immune System Join Forces Against Cancer

Feb. 16, 2017 — Researchers have developed an oncolytic virus capable of redirecting the patient's immune system against their tumor cells. Their work may lead to the development of new therapeutic strategies ... read more

Scientists Reveal the Treadmilling Motion of Dividing Bacteria

Feb. 16, 2017 — An international team of scientists using the latest imaging techniques have revealed how bacterial division proteins build a partition wall across the cell, one molecule at a ... read more

Targeting the Biological Clock Could Slow the Progression of Cancer

Feb. 16, 2017 — Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumor growth? Yes, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Tumors that originate in other organs of the body and spread to the brain are known as metastatic brain tumors. According to the American Brain Tumor Association, this tumor type is the most common ... read more

Site of Care May Partly Explain Survival Difference Between Kids and Young Adults With Leukemia

Feb. 16, 2017 — Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who were not treated at specialized cancer centers had significantly worse five-year ... read more

More Patients With Early-Stage Breast Cancer May Be Able to Avoid Chemotherapy in the Future

Feb. 16, 2017 — Women with early-stage breast cancer who had an intermediate risk recurrence score (RS) from a 21-gene expression assay had similar outcomes, regardless of whether they received chemotherapy, a new ... read more

Study Associates Proximity to Oil and Gas Development and Childhood Leukemia

Feb. 15, 2017 — Young Coloradans diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia are more likely to live in areas of high-density oil and gas development compared to young Coloradans diagnosed with other types of cancer, ... read more

Genome Analysis Helps Keep Deadly Brain Cancer at Bay for Five Years

Feb. 15, 2017 — An analysis of a patient’s deadly brain tumor helped doctors identify new emerging mutations and keep a 55-year old woman alive for more than five years, researchers ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research shows how epithelial cells naturally turn over, maintaining constant numbers between cell division and cell ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Less aggressive cancers are known to have an intact genome--the complete set of genes in a cell--while the genome of more aggressive cancers tends to have a great deal of abnormalities. Now, a new ... read more

Regional Chemotherapy Technique for Extremity Sarcoma Salvages Limbs from Amputation

Feb. 15, 2017 — Patients with a type of advanced malignant cancer of the arms or legs have typically faced amputation of the afflicted limb as the only treatment option. However, a technique that limits the ... read more

Lifetime Weight Gain Linked to Esophageal and Stomach Cancers

Feb. 15, 2017 — People who are overweight in their twenties and become obese later in life may be three times more likely to develop cancer of either the esophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach, according to a ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — A combination of drugs known as SMAC Mimetics and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) amplifies kill rates of cancer tumor cells in laboratory ... read more

Plant-Made Virus Shells Could Deliver Drugs Directly to Cancer Cells

Feb. 15, 2017 — Viruses are extremely efficient at targeting and delivering cargo to cells. Researchers report they have harnessed this well-honed ability -- minus the part that makes us sick -- to develop ... read more

Analyzing Copies of Genes Offers New Treatment Possibilities for Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 15, 2017 — A team of researchers has developed a new tool to analyze an often overlooked aspect of cancer genetics -- an alteration that results in the loss or gain in a copy of a gene. This change, known as ... read more

Tumor-Targeting System Uses Cancer's Own Mechanisms to Betray Its Location

Feb. 15, 2017 — By hijacking a cancer cell's own metabolism, researchers have found a way to tag and target elusive cancers with small-molecule sugars. This opens treatment pathways for cancers that are not ... read more

Scalp Cooling Device May Help Reduce Hair Loss for Women With Breast Cancer Receiving Chemotherapy

Feb. 14, 2017 — Two studies examine hair loss among women with breast cancer who received scalp cooling before, during and after ... read more

Researchers Identify New Process to Raise Natural Armies of Cancer-Targeting T Lymphocytes

Feb. 14, 2017 — A new culture method has been discovered that unlocks the natural fighter function of immune T cells when they are passing through the bloodstream. This allows T cell armies to be raised directly ... read more

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