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April 28, 2017

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April 28, 2017

Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50, Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2017 — Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this ... read more

Treatment Improved Overall Survival in Elderly Patients With Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Apr. 27, 2017 — Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no ... read more

Chemoresistance in Breast Cancer Is Related to Varying Tumor Cell Populations

Apr. 27, 2017 — Scientists have recreated and characterized the process of acquisition of resistance to chemotherapy in orthotopic animal models of breast cancer, unveiling the possibility of reversing this ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — p38? is a protein involved in chronic inflammatory diseases and cancer, among other pathological conditions. A new study provides a deeper understanding of the structure of this protein, thereby ... read more

Genes Need to Be Screened for Stem Cell Transplants

Apr. 26, 2017 — As stem cell lines grow in a lab dish, they often acquire mutations in the TP53 (p53) gene, an important tumor suppressor responsible for controlling cell growth. New research findings suggest that ... read more

Apr. 26, 2017 — It may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body's peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally, researchers have ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Patients who expressed the tumor antigen NY-ESO-1 had more aggressive cancers and were more likely to die early from their disease, according to a large ... read more

Ancient Stress Response Provides Clues to Cancer Resistance

Apr. 25, 2017 — Cancer cells deploy an ancient mechanism used by single-celled organisms to elevate their mutation rate in response to stress. This discovery explains one of the best-known hallmarks of cancer -- its ... read more

High Rate of Tumor Shrinkage Among Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Apr. 25, 2017 — Adding cisplatin to standard gemcitabine/nab-paclitaxel drug treatment provided a very high rate of tumor shrinkage for patients with advanced pancreatic cancer, according to the results of a pilot ... read more

Better Dosing of Meds: 'Cyclops' Algorithm Spots Daily Rhythms in Cells

Apr. 25, 2017 — Humans, like virtually all other complex organisms on Earth, have adapted to their planet's 24-hour cycle of sunlight and darkness. That circadian rhythm is reflected in human behavior, of ... read more

Bad Feelings Can Motivate Cancer Patients

Apr. 25, 2017 — Feeling down is a common side effect of being diagnosed with cancer. Anxiety, guilt, and distress often come hand-in-hand with diagnosis and treatment. But a recent study shows that these seemingly ... read more

Patients With Positive Fecal Screening Test, Sooner Is Better for Colonoscopy

Apr. 25, 2017 — The risk of colorectal cancer increased significantly when colonoscopy was delayed by more than nine months following a positive fecal screening test, according to a large ... read more

Chemotherapy Drug May Increase Vulnerability to Depression

Apr. 25, 2017 — A chemotherapy drug used to treat brain cancer may increase vulnerability to depression by stopping new brain cells from growing, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new technique will let a single cancer research lab do the work of dozens, dramatically accelerating the search for new treatments and cures. And the technique will benefit not just cancer research ... read more

Potential New Treatment for Kidney Failure in Cancer Patients

Apr. 25, 2017 — Kidney dysfunction is a frequent complication affecting more than 50 percent of all cancer patients, and is directly linked to poor survival. Despite the high occurrence, it is still not clear how ... read more

New Method to Grow Womb Lining and Mimic Menstrual Cycle in the Laboratory Dish

Apr. 25, 2017 — Scientists have succeeded in growing three-dimensional cultures of the endometrium, the uterus' inner lining, in a dish. These so-called endometrial organoids promise to shed light onto the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new paper describes how TET2 loss can open the door for mutations that drive myeloid, lymphoid, and other ... read more

Children Conceived After Fertility Treatments Are at Increased Risk for Pediatric Cancers

Apr. 25, 2017 — Researchers have found that babies born from mothers who underwent fertility treatments are at increased risk of developing many types of pediatric cancers and tumors ... read more

Implanted Scaffold With T Cells Rapidly Shrinks Tumors

Apr. 24, 2017 — A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical ... read more

T Cell Revival Correlates With Lung Cancer Response to PD-1 Immunotherapy

Apr. 24, 2017 — In lung cancer patients who were taking immunotherapy drugs targeting the PD-1 pathway, testing for CD8 T cell activation in their blood partially predicted whether their tumors would ... read more

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