Thursday, May 25, 2017

A new strategy for choosing cancer drugs

Choosing the best treatment for a cancer patient is often an inexact science. Drugs that work well for some patients may not help others, and tumors that are initially susceptible to a drug can later ..

Stopping breast cancer metastasis in its tracks

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that combining genetic therapy with chemotherapy delivered to a primary tumor site is extremely effective in preventing breast cancer metastasis. Dr. Noam Shomro..

IL-34: New, possible target to tackle drug-resistant cancer cells

A team of researchers has discovered that chemoresistant lung cancer cells suppress immune functions and strengthen resistance to chemotherapy by producing interleukin-34 (IL-34) — a type of cytokine...

Scientists find lethal vulnerability in treatment-resistant lung cancer

Researchers working in four labs at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a chink in a so-called “undruggable” lung cancer’s armor — and located an existing drug that might provide a treatment. ..

How brain tumors spread, become resistant to therapy

Research teams from Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University have jointly discovered that the usually protective enzyme FBW7 is commonly mutated and inactivated in childhood brain cancers causing ..

Consumption of a bioactive compound from Neem plant could significantly suppress development of prostate...

Oral administration of nimbolide, over 12 weeks shows reduction of prostate tumor size by up to 70 per cent and decrease in tumor metastasis by up to 50 per cent (From left to right) Principal Invest..

Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors and may yield insight into how they will respond to certain therapies. The system is based on levels of enzymes called proteases, whic..

Teen girls with a family history of breast cancer do not experience increased depression...

More and more girls are expected to have to confront breast cancer fears as modern genomics technology makes it easier to detect strong risk factors such as inherited BRCA1/2 mutations. But a new stud..

Skin cancer: Drug combination could improve immunotherapy

The results of studies involving researchers from the MedUni Vienna and Vienna General Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) show that the effect of immunotherapy on malignant melanoma (black ski..

Iron nanoparticles make immune cells attack cancer

Iron nanoparticles can activate the immune system to attack cancer cells, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. A mouse study found that ferumoxytol p..

Young cancer survivors in economic struggle

If you survive cancer at young age, then you have a higher risk of becoming unemployed and economically dependent than others, a Norwegian study shows. Maria Winther Gunnes Credit: University of Berg..

Widespread adoption of SBRT has improved survival rates for elderly patients with early stage...

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, ..

Custom-tailored strategy against glioblastomas

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. Rese..

How cancer’s ‘invisibility cloak’ works

UBC researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system, a crucial step that allows tumours to metastasize and spread throughout the body. “The immune system is..