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Reducing the radioresistance of cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 17, 2017 - 08:00
Most people recognize that many forms of cancer are treated with radiation therapy. However, some may not realize that there are cancer cells with the ability to survive this type of treatment.

Best treatment option written in cancer's genetic script

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 16, 2017 - 16:00
An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalised therapy will be possible in the future for...

Cell division study opens new leads against hard-to-treat cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 16, 2017 - 10:00
A protein that controls cell division also has a key role in switching genes on and off, scientists have found, in a discovery which could reinvent cancer treatment.

How well do we understand the relation between incorrect chromosome number & cancer?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 16, 2017 - 08:00
Over a century ago, a German-born scientist experimenting with impregnated sea urchin eggs had an insight that led to one of the first modern theories of cancer.

Rural Americans at higher risk of death from five leading causes

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 16, 2017 - 08:00
A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts.

Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 13, 2017 - 14:00
In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...

Inhibition of EZH2 might be new therapy of multiple myeloma

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - January 13, 2017 - 14:00
In a study published in the scientific journal Oncotarget, researchers from Uppsala University show how the protein EZH2 affects the development of multiple myeloma, and that inhibition of EZH2...

A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 13, 2017 - 08:00
A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat...

New genes identified that regulate the spread of cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 12, 2017 - 14:00
Research led by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has discovered a new biological target for drugs to reduce the spread of tumours in cancer patients.

Suppressing a DNA-repairing protein in brain could be key to treating aggressive tumours

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 12, 2017 - 08:00
Targeting a specific DNA-repairing protein in the brain could be an effective way to treat the most aggressive type of brain tumour, a study suggests.

Scientists raise warning over drugs targeting key cancer mechanism

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 12, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists have expressed concerns about developing drugs against two molecular targets that had been considered highly promising, after finding that specifically blocking their function adversely...

New insights into mechanisms of breast cancer development and resistance to therapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - January 11, 2017 - 14:00
Why does breast cancer develop and how come certain patients are resistant to established therapies?

Researchers reveal how cancer cells cope with genetic chaos

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 11, 2017 - 08:00
Scientists have uncovered how tumours are able to grow despite significant damage to the structure and number of their chromosomes1 - the storage units of DNA - according to two new studies...

Genetic basis of aggression in prostate cancer

Medical News Today: Prostate News - January 10, 2017 - 14:00
New insights into the genetic drivers of prostate cancer that may inform treatment decisions are highlighted in two papers published online in Nature and Nature Communications this week.

Older lung cancer patients face significant treatment burden

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - January 10, 2017 - 08:00
Depending on the type of treatment older lung cancer patients receive, they can spend an average of one in three days interacting with the healthcare system in the first 60 days after surgery or...

Halting lethal childhood leukemia

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - January 10, 2017 - 08:00
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered the genetic driver of a rare and lethal childhood leukemia and identified a targeted molecular therapy that halts the proliferation of leukemic...

Spread of triple-negative breast cancer could be halted with existing drug

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - January 9, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find a class of drugs used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer might also reduce the spread of triple-negative breast cancer.

Spread of triple-negative breast cancer could be halted with existing drug

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 9, 2017 - 16:00
Researchers find a class of drugs used to treat estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer might also reduce the spread of triple-negative breast cancer.

Lung cancer: Delayed chemotherapy after surgery may still be beneficial

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - January 9, 2017 - 15:00
Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.

Lung cancer: Delayed chemotherapy after surgery may still be beneficial

Medical News Today: Oncology News - January 9, 2017 - 15:00
Non-small cell lung cancer patients who need time to recover from surgery may still benefit from delayed chemotherapy started up to 4 months afterward.