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Scientists identify possible key in virus, cancer research

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 11:00
Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.

Scientists identify possible key in virus, cancer research

Medical News Today: Lymphoma/Leukemia News - August 28, 2015 - 11:00
Florida State University researchers have taken a big step forward in the fight against cancer with a discovery that could open up the door for new research and treatment options.

Future Science OA explores current research into protein misfolding diseases

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 10:00
Special issue of Future Science OA examines amyloid aggregation, the causes of protein misfolding diseases, and the future of therapyFuture Science Group (FSG) today announced the publication of...

Mammary gland is shaped by adaptive immune system during development

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 10:00
In experiments with mouse tissue, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that the adaptive immune system, generally associated with fighting bacterial and viral infections, plays an active role...

A new virus in liver cancer

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 09:00
More than a cause of a simple infection, viruses are often involved in the development of serious diseases.

Exploding the drug deadlock: Repurposing nitroglycerin for anti-cancer treatments

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 09:00
Using nitroglycerin -- a medicine used for chest pain -- to fight cancer? That's dynamite!

Researchers thwart cancer cells by triggering 'virus alert'

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 28, 2015 - 08:00
Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day...

Researchers thwart cancer cells by triggering 'virus alert'

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 08:00
Working with human cancer cell lines and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and elsewhere have found a way to trigger a type of immune system "virus alert" that may one day...

The DNA damage response goes viral: A way in for new cancer treatments

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 28, 2015 - 08:00
Every organism--from a seedling to a president--must protect its DNA at all costs, but precisely how a cell distinguishes between damage to its own DNA and the foreign DNA of an invading virus has...

Colorful potatoes may pack powerful cancer prevention punch

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Compounds found in purple potatoes may help kill colon cancer stem cells and limit the spread of the cancer, according to a team of researchers.

Scientists reveal cellular clockwork underlying inflammation

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Cell structure discovery adds insight into chronic diseasesNuclear magnetic resonance-derived images depict the structures of proteins Tom1 (green) and Tollip (red).

Researchers mimic viral infection in colon cancer stem cells, identify druggable target to potentially root out disease, end relapse

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 28, 2015 - 07:00
Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells - the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse - have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an immune...

Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 27, 2015 - 16:00
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

Stiffer breast tissue in obese women promotes tumors

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 27, 2015 - 16:00
Women who are obese have a higher risk and a worse prognosis for breast cancer, but the reasons why remain unclear.

Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 27, 2015 - 16:00
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease.

21-gene recurrence score and receipt of chemotherapy in patients with breast cancer

Medical News Today: Breast Cancer News - August 27, 2015 - 15:00
Use of the 21-gene recurrence test score was associated with lower chemotherapy use in high-risk patients and greater use of chemotherapy in low-risk patients compared with not using the test among...

CanDL database shines light on clinically important cancer gene mutations

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 27, 2015 - 15:00
Many clinical trials use genome sequencing to learn which gene mutations are present in a patient's tumor cells.

New strategy improves detection of genetic mutations in hereditary colorectal cancer

Medical News Today: Colorectal Cancer News - August 27, 2015 - 11:00
Enhanced accuracy and reduced turnaround time of testing can provide vital information for patients suspected of having lynch syndrome and their family members, according to a report in The Journal...

3-D model of solid tumors explains cancer evolution

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 27, 2015 - 11:00
They're among the most powerful tools for shedding new light on cancer growth and evolution, but mathematical models of the disease for years have faced an either/or stand off.

3-D cancer models give fresh perspective on progress of disease

Medical News Today: Oncology News - August 27, 2015 - 11:00
Computer models of developing cancers reveal how tiny movements of cells can quickly transform the makeup of an entire tumour.