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Skin cancer could be prevented with 'sunscreen gene'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2016 - 16:00
Researchers have identified a gene called UVRAG that repairs cellular DNA damage caused by ultraviolet radiation - a primary cause of skin cancer.

You are what you eat: Immune cells remember their first meal

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2016 - 16:00
Scientists at the University of Bristol have identified the trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response - a discovery that may pave the way for new treatments for many human diseases.

Mouse study: Triple-therapy cocktail shrinks triple-negative breast tumors

In a new study using mice and lab-grown human cells, a scientific team led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers show how a triple-drug cocktail can shrink triple-negative breast...

Lab cell study shows that HOXA5 protein acts as tumor suppressor in breast cancer

Many breast cancers are marked by a lack of HOXA5 protein, a gene product known to control cell differentiation and death, and lower levels of the protein correspond to poorer outcomes for patients.

FDA approve immunotherapy drug for bladder cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2016 - 14:00
The FDA have given accelerated approval to Tecentriq (atezolizumab), a PD-1/PD-L1 inhibitor, to treat urothelial carcinoma, the most common type of bladder cancer.

Fighting cancer with the help of someone else's immune cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2016 - 11:00
A new step in cancer immunotherapy: researchers from the University of Oslo/Oslo University Hospital and the Netherlands Cancer Institute show that even if one's own immune cells cannot recognize...

Adolescent diet may impact later-life breast density, breast cancer risk

Breast density is a known risk factor for breast cancer. New research shows that adolescent diet may influence whether breasts become dense in later life.

Adolescent diet may impact later-life breast density, breast cancer risk

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 20, 2016 - 07:00
Breast density is a known risk factor for breast cancer. New research shows that adolescent diet may influence whether breasts become dense in later life.

Intake of dietary fat in adolescence associated with breast density

Consuming high amounts of saturated fat or low amounts of mono- and polyunsaturated fats as an adolescent was associated with higher breast density in young adulthood.

Cancer can be combated with reprogrammed macrophage cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2016 - 15:00
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have generated antibodies that reprogramme a type of macrophage cell in the tumour, making the immune system better able to recognise and kill tumour...

Cancer risk: Is it influenced by a healthy lifestyle?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2016 - 15:00
Cancer is affected by lifestyle factors. People who avoid tobacco, limit alcohol intake, exercise, and have a healthy BMI have a higher chance of avoiding it.

Colon cancer: Primary tumor location predicts survival

An analysis of data from a large colon cancer treatment trial finds if the cancer starts on the left side of the colon, patient survival is longer than if it starts on the right.

Colon cancer: Primary tumor location predicts survival

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2016 - 14:00
An analysis of data from a large colon cancer treatment trial finds if the cancer starts on the left side of the colon, patient survival is longer than if it starts on the right.

Two-pronged attack on chemotherapy-resistant leukemia cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2016 - 12:00
All stems from malignant transformed precursor lymphocytes, the blood's defense cells. Nowadays, four out of five young leukemia patients can be treated successfully with aggressive chemotherapy.

Two-pronged attack on chemotherapy-resistant leukemia cells

All stems from malignant transformed precursor lymphocytes, the blood's defense cells. Nowadays, four out of five young leukemia patients can be treated successfully with aggressive chemotherapy.

Impoverished background affects cancer risk later in life

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 19, 2016 - 09:00
A person's risk of developing some cancers is affected by how they grew up, according to a new report by Cancer Research UK scientists published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Keeping fit may help prevent cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 18, 2016 - 14:00
Study of pooled data finds more leisure-time physical activity is tied to lower risk of 13 cancers, supporting the idea that keeping fit should be a key part of cancer prevention.

Cisplatin may cause more permanent hearing loss in people with Cockayne syndrome

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 18, 2016 - 14:00
Chemotherapy drug cisplatin is used to treat breast, prostate, neuroblastoma, melanoma and many other cancers.

3D printed replica bone used to identify bone cancer treatment

Medical News Today: Oncology News - May 18, 2016 - 12:00
A team from Nashville, Tennessee, has used 3D printing to construct accurate replicas of human bone tissue in order to study properly, for the first time, how tumours and bones interact and how...

Drug against breast cancer is also highly potent against a frequent form of leukaemia

Cancer cells have an abnormal cell division and survival machinery -- they grow faster than they die.