Tag: Cancer

Cutting cancer off at the head

Osaka City University detects cancer cells in 2ml blood samples and connects them back to their origin tumor—creating a new diagnostic tool that may aid in quicker and more accurate anti-cancer measures. Using a 2 ml blood sample from 100 gastric cancer patients, researchers succeeded in identifying cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream and trace

Cancer researchers discover new salivary gland

Researchers at the Netherlands Cancer Institute have discovered salivary glands in a previously unknown location. This is potentially great news for patients with head and neck tumors: Radiation oncologists will now be able to circumvent this area to avoid potential complications. The research is forthcoming in Radiotherapy & Oncology. Advanced technology allows scientists to visualize

CAC Helps ID CVD Risk in Women Receiving RT for Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 — For women with breast cancer, coronary artery calcium (CAC) detected on radiotherapy (RT)-planning computed tomography (CT) scan is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, according to a study presented at the annual European Breast Cancer Conference, held virtually from Oct. 2 to 3. Roxanne Gal, from the University of Utrecht

A Guide to Managing Hair Loss Caused by Chemotherapy

This story is part of Survivor's Guide, a series on navigating the impact of breast cancer through beauty and self-care. Losing your hair is just one side effect of chemotherapy, but it's the most visible. In fact, "hair loss in breast cancer patients and survivors is considered one of the top side effects that affect

Cancer Takes Heavy Toll on Women’s Work and Finances: Study

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2020 — Young women with cancer are at a high risk for employment and financial consequences, a new study finds. “Our study addresses the burden of employment disruption and financial hardship among young women with cancer — a group who may be at particular risk for poor financial outcomes after cancer given

Nuclear magnetic resonance insights set stage for next-gen targeted cancer therapies for adults and children

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have visualized previously unknown structures of the ABL kinase, offering insight for designing the next generation of targeted therapies for adult and childhood cancers. The work will advance understanding of treatment resistance to targeted cancer therapies. The findings appear as an advance online publication today in Science. Central

Study shows notable outcomes with cryoablation and prostate cancer

A less-invasive treatment technique called hemi-gland cryoablation (HGCryo)—destroying the areas of the prostate where cancers are located by freezing them—provides a high rate of effective prostate cancer control, according to a new study published in The Journal of Urology, Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). “Freedom from cancer, as documented by biopsy, was

Certain Cancer Treatments May Heighten Danger From COVID-19

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2020 — People with cancer are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. Now, a preliminary study suggests that certain cancer therapies may heighten those odds even further. Researchers found that of 3,600 U.S. cancer patients who contracted COVID-19, the highest risk of death was among those who’d received cancer treatment within the

Chadwick Boseman worked through colon cancer. 3 other people with the illness talked to Insider about what that’s really like.

After Chadwick Boseman's tragic death from colon cancer at age 43, fans and celebrities lauded everything the "Black Panther" actor accomplished in his too-short life. Some people with cancer said they found the discourse was rooted in misconceptions about living with the disease, as if it's a sudden acute illness rather than a disability.  Not

Honeybee venom destroyed breast cancer cells: Study

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 2 Venom from honeybees rapidly destroyed triple-negative breast cancer, a type of cancer that has limited treatment options, and HER2-enriched breast cancer cells, according to a study published in the journal npj Precision Oncology.  Using the venom from over 300 honeybees and bumblebees in England, Ireland and Perth,

Research team pairs 3-D bioprinting and computer modeling to examine cancer spread in blood vessels

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have paired 3-D-printed, living human brain vasculature with advanced computational flow simulations to better understand tumor cell attachment to blood vessels, the first step in secondary tumor formation during cancer metastasis. The unique approach, developed with outside collaborators, lays the foundation for developing a predictive capability that can help

Helping children with cancer spend more time IV-pole-free

Children being treated for cancer often spend long days receiving chemotherapy intravenously or through a port. They also often require regular blood transfusions, including platelets (which are involved in clotting, and produced in bone marrow), to maintain stability and health. But the platelet administration process is often agonizingly slow, typically taking hours, which means children