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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

New Switch Decides Between Genome Repair, Death of Cells

Sep. 27, 2016 — The genetic information of every cell is encoded in the sequence of the DNA double helix. Double strand breaks in the DNA, which can be induced by radiation, are a dangerous threat to the cells, and ... read more

Skin Cancer: Drug Combination Could Improve Immunotherapy

Sep. 27, 2016 — The results of studies show that the effect of immunotherapy on malignant melanoma (black skin cancer) can be improved by combining it with other cancer treatments. However, the results also show ... read more

Widespread Adoption of SBRT Has Improved Survival Rates for Elderly Patients With Early Stage Lung Cancer

Sep. 26, 2016 — Survival rates for elderly patients who received stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) rose from roughly 40 to 60 percent over the past decade, ... read more

Young Cancer Survivors in Economic Struggle

Sep. 26, 2016 — Young cancer survivors have a 40 per cent higher risk of becoming unemployed, than others, say researchers, noting that they also have a 40 per cent higher risk of receiving governmental financial ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Glioblastomas are incurable malignant brain tumors. Usually the patients affected survive for only a few months. In addition, every tumor is quite different, which makes treatment very difficult. ... read more

Team Compares Effectiveness of Four PD-L1 Tests

Sep. 23, 2016 — In a recent study, a research team compared the performance of the four available PD-L1 assay tests. They found that one of the assays failed to reveal comparable levels of PD-L1, a tumor-promoting ... read more

New Hope in Fight Against Aggressive, Often Hard to Treat Brain Tumor

Sep. 23, 2016 — A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is ... read more

Precision Medicine Trial First of Its Kind to Show Benefit to Patients

Sep. 23, 2016 — A clinical trial for types of advanced cancer is the first of its kind to show that precision medicine – or tailoring treatment for individual people – can slow down the time it takes for a tumor ... read more

One Single Biopsy Not Sufficient to Guide Treatment Decisions in Prostate Cancer, Say Researchers

Sep. 22, 2016 — While the majority of prostate cancers are slow growing and not fatal, some are aggressive and lethal. Genomic fingerprinting can help predict a tumor's aggressiveness and tailor treatment ... read more

Melanoma Tumors Use Interferon-Gamma Mutations to Fight Immunotherapy

Sep. 22, 2016 — Melanoma tumors use genetic mutations in a prominent immune response pathway to resist the immunotherapy ipilimumab, researchers report. These findings open the door to testing an array of IFN-y ... read more

Sweet News: Sucralose Is Not Linked to Cancer, Study Finds

Sep. 22, 2016 — In a society where obesity is increasingly recognized as a risk factor for disease, low- and no-calorie ingredients are logical choices for those wishing to manage their weight.  However, some ... read more

Sharpshooting Nanoparticles Hit the Target

Sep. 22, 2016 — Multi stimuli-responsive nanocapsules selectively deliver drugs to exactly where they are needed, say researchers. The researchers created the multifunctional nanocapsules by wrapping magnetic iron ... read more

Key Requirement for Regulatory T Cell Function Discovered

Sep. 22, 2016 — A key requirement for the function of regulatory T cells—immune cells that play a critical role in many biological processes, from suppressing inflammation and deadly autoimmunity to helping tumors ... read more

New Insights Into Potent Cancer Tumor Suppressor Gene

Sep. 22, 2016 — TP53 is one of the most potent genes in the human genome at preventing cancer and hence is termed a tumor suppressor gene, explain researchers. The TP53 gene has even greater anti-cancer activity ... read more

Sep. 22, 2016 — The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. With the passing of years, the regulation of the DNA gradually gets disrupted, which is an important cause of aging. ... read more

Unexpected Cause of Mutation in Cancer Identified

Sep. 21, 2016 — Researchers looking for a missing cause of a common type of mutation in breast cancer cells have uncovered the biochemical culprit and found that it may also be a general source of mutation in other ... read more

New Strategy Identified for Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Sep. 21, 2016 — A promising new approach to the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been discovered by a team of researchers. In their report, the investigators have identified a crucial dysfunction in ... read more

Neutrophils Are Key to Harnessing Anti-Tumor Immune Response from Radiation Therapy, Study Finds

Sep. 21, 2016 — Combining targeted radiation therapy with a neutrophil stimulant enhances anti-tumor immunity, according to new research into cancer ... read more

Shedding Light on the Mutational Landscape of the Most Common Pediatric Cancer

Sep. 21, 2016 — Genomic alterations have been discovered in pediatric relapsed ALL that cause both therapy resistance and improved clinical response to multi-agent chemotherapy ... read more

Sep. 21, 2016 — 'Training' immune cells boosts effectiveness in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), report scientists. A small clinical trial provides evidence that the immune system's ... read more

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