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Stem cell propagation fuels cancer risk in different organs

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 26, 2016 - 12:00
Experiments reveal the crucial contribution of stem cells to the origins of cancer in different organs.

Oxygen can impair cancer immunotherapy in mice

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 26, 2016 - 12:00
Researchers have identified a mechanism in mice by which anticancer immune responses are inhibited within the lungs, a common site of metastasis for many cancers.

Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Medical News Today: Lung Cancer News - August 26, 2016 - 07:00
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby...

Smokers with newly discovered genetic markers have higher lung cancer risk

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 26, 2016 - 07:00
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby...

Being overweight, obese linked to increased risk of eight more cancers

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 25, 2016 - 15:00
Excess weight may hold a greater cancer burden than we thought; researchers have linked being overweight or obese to an additional eight cancer types.

Could a drug be repurposed for cancer-driven bone disease?

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 25, 2016 - 12:00
An enzyme that blocks bone growth and spurs bone destruction may be a culprit behind cancer-driven bone disease, researchers say.

Cancer treatment side effects influenced by patient expectations

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 24, 2016 - 14:00
Study of breast cancer patients whose treatment included tamoxifen finds their expectations influenced number and severity of experienced side effects.

Cancer treatment side effects influenced by patient expectations

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 24, 2016 - 14:00
Study of breast cancer patients whose treatment included tamoxifen finds their expectations influenced number and severity of experienced side effects.

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behaviour of stem and cancer cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 24, 2016 - 14:00
A discovery in the field of biomaterials may open new frontiers in stem and cancer cell manipulation and associated advanced therapy development.

Tel Aviv University research reveals how melanoma spreads to other organs in the body

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 24, 2016 - 07:00
In a landmark discovery, researchers at Tel Aviv University have unraveled the metastatic mechanism of melanoma, the most aggressive of all skin cancers.

Expecting the worst increases side-effects in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant hormone therapy

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 23, 2016 - 14:00
A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer has found that the number and seriousness of side-effects they experienced were...

Early indicator of esophageal cancer risk found in Barrett's cells

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 14:00
Testing genetic diversity of Barrett's cells in food pipe could give early indication of which people with Barrett's have higher risk of esophageal cancer.

Gene therapy via ultrasound could offer new tool in fight against heart disease and cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 14:00
Combining ultrasound energy and microbubbles to poke holes in cells may prove to be a new tool in the fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer, according to researchers from the University...

Expecting the worst increases side-effects in breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant hormone therapy

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 14:00
A study of women receiving hormone therapies such as tamoxifen as part of their treatment for breast cancer has found that the number and seriousness of side-effects they experienced were...

Breast density and risk may be useful for guiding mammography screening frequency

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 23, 2016 - 12:00
Women between the ages of 50 and 74 may benefit from more or less frequent mammography screening than is generally recommended, depending on breast density and risk.

Breast density and risk may be useful for guiding mammography screening frequency

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 12:00
Women between the ages of 50 and 74 may benefit from more or less frequent mammography screening than is generally recommended, depending on breast density and risk.

Socioeconomic factors - not race or ethnicity - influence survival of younger patients with multiple myeloma

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 12:00
Advances in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell, have led to improved survival predominantly among young and white patients, with less of an...

Asthma: Researchers at University of Liege have discovered a type of eosinophil that plays a protective and beneficial role

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 23, 2016 - 07:00
With the right treatment schedule, medications known as hypoxia-activated prodrugs (HAPs) could help prevent drug resistance in a subtype of lung cancer, according to a study published in PLOS...

Increased eye cancer risk linked to pigmentation genes that dictate eye color

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 22, 2016 - 15:00
New research identifies genetic mechanisms behind rare form of melanoma are also associated with genetic risk for skin melanoma.

'Born to be bad' or 'born to be benign' - testing cells for esophageal cancer risk

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 22, 2016 - 14:00
Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Academic Medical...