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Genes identified that contribute to radiation resistance

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 12 hours 7 min ago
A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin have identified 46 genes in Escherichia coli that are necessary for its survival at exceptionally high levels of radiation.

Intervention strategy in in low-income families helps parents nurture children and reduce inflammation

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 12 hours 7 min ago
A new Northwestern University study suggests that an intervention focused on strengthening families can reduce inflammation, a chronic over activation of parts of the immune system that is important...

Novel regulator of the activity of a protein inactive in over 50% of human tumors

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 12 hours 7 min ago
Researchers at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the University of Barcelona have discovered the interaction between HERC2 proteins with another protein called p53 that is...

Possible target identified for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancer

Yale Cancer Center researchers used a new molecular analysis tool to accurately detect the level of an important target for immunotherapy in early-stage breast cancers.

Gene known as MED12 is altered in nearly 60 percent of fibroadenomas

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists from the National Cancer Centre Singapore, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, and Singapore General Hospital have made a seminal breakthrough in...

Enzyme lost in 100 percent of kidney tumors analyzed

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 13 hours 7 min ago
In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and cancerous cells in human kidney tissue, a research team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the...

New, powerful single-cell technique developed to study environmental effects on DNA

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 13 hours 7 min ago
Researchers at the BBSRC-funded Babraham Institute, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Single Cell Genomics Centre, have developed a powerful new single-cell technique to help...

In diseases like cancers and psoriasis, degradation is key to the activity of the miR-21 oncomiR

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 13 hours 7 min ago
Scientists from the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies in Japan have gained new clues that suggest the existence of a regulatory network that contributes to the irregular proliferation of...

'Pathogenic connection' between cancer and autoimmune disorders

Medical News Today: Oncology News - 13 hours 7 min ago
Researchers developing a potential vaccine for myasthenia gravis find that an inhibitor expressed in tumors is also found in people who have this disease.

Innovative data collection system for cancer patients developed to improve care and outcomes

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 15:00
An innovative new data collection system could revolutionize the way doctors provide treatment, helping them improve outcomes and decrease side effects for cancer patients, according to research...

Hidden information behind imaging tests for cancer may unlock new approaches to radiation therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 15:00
Information hidden in imaging tests could help doctors more accurately choose the radiation therapy dose needed to kill tumors, suggests a study of more than 300 cancer patients being presented at...

Study examines presence of uterine cancers among women at the time of hysterectomy using morcellation

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 15:00
Among women undergoing a minimally invasive hysterectomy using electric power morcellation, uterine cancers were present in 27 per 10,000 women at the time of the procedure, according to a study...

Targeted virus could boost chemo's effects for arm and leg cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 15:00
A genetically engineered version of a virus used for smallpox vaccination increases the effects of chemotherapy for patients with cancer of the arm or leg.

Enzyme may halt tumor growth in kidney cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 10:00
Researchers discover that FBP1 - an enzyme that controls metabolism - may halt tumor growth in clear cell renal cell carcinoma and is missing in tissue taken from its tumors.

First study worldwide to show higher concentration of trace elements in bone cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 09:00
In a study that is the only one of its kind worldwide, researchers from the MedUni Vienna, the Vienna Technical University and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute have investigated the distribution of...

Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from programs combining exercise and nutritional advice

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 09:00
Patients with advanced cancer can benefit from a rehabilitation program combining exercise, nutritional counselling and symptom control, according to an evidence review in CMAJ (Canadian Medical...

Gene discovered that links stem cells, aging and cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 08:00
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired.

Gene identified that fights metastasis of a common lung cancer

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - July 22, 2014 - 07:00
Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's...

Mapping decade of discovery to potential anticancer agent

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - July 22, 2014 - 07:00
The journal Cancer Cell has published research led by Dr. Tak Mak mapping the path of discovery to developing a potential anticancer agent.

Mapping decade of discovery to potential anticancer agent

Medical News Today: Oncology News - July 22, 2014 - 07:00
The journal Cancer Cell has published research led by Dr. Tak Mak mapping the path of discovery to developing a potential anticancer agent.