Tag: Cancer

Cancer, coronavirus are a dangerous mix, new studies find

New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found. They are the largest reports on people with both diseases in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain

As summer starts, sun safety slashes skin cancer risk

(HealthDay)—With many beaches and parks opening in time for Memorial Day, the American Cancer Society is reminding people to practice sun safety. Overexposing yourself to the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, which is the most common cancer in the United States, with almost 5.5 million cases each year. That’s more than breast, colon,

Breast cancer drug can delay progress of prostate cancer

Trials found that prostate cancer in men who had taken olaparib took more than seven months to progress. In comparison it progressed after three and a half months in men who received just hormone treatments. Considered kinder than chemotherapy, final results from the trial should lead to the drug’s approval for prostate cancer treatment in

Game theory suggests more efficient cancer therapy

Cancer cells not only ravage the body—they also compete with each other. Cornell mathematicians are using game theory to model how this competition could be leveraged, so cancer treatment—which also takes a toll on the patient’s body—might be administered more sparingly, with maximized effect. Their paper, “Optimizing Adaptive Cancer Therapy: Dynamic Programming and Evolutionary Game

Suspect cells’ ‘neighbor’ implicated in colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer kills more than 50,000 people a year in the United States alone, but scientists have struggled to find the exact mechanisms that trigger the growth of tumors in the intestine. Cancer researchers have zeroed in on a tightly sequestered group of stem cells within the intestine as suspects in the development of colon

Polyps and colorectal cancer risk

Patients with polyps have a higher risk of colorectal cancer, and those with sessile serrated polyps, tubulovillous adenomas, and villous adenomas had a higher colorectal cancer mortality. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Endoscopic screening reduces colorectal cancer and mortality by detection and removal

New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients

New blood test for prostate cancer could help monitor patients without invasive procedure and would reveal if they need urgent treatment Prostate cancer is most common among UK men with 50,000 diagnosed a year Study published in Journal of Clinical Investigation offers hope of a blood test At present the cancer is diagnosed through physical

Colorectal cancer burden shifting to younger individuals

The burden of colorectal cancer is swiftly shifting to younger individuals as incidence increases in young adults and declines in older age groups, according to the latest edition of Colorectal Cancer Statistics 2020, a publication of the American Cancer Society. A sign of the shift: the median age of diagnosis has dropped from age 72

Team explores pathway to open up blood cancer treatments

Reversing runaway inflammation in the bone marrow could lead to major breakthroughs in treatments for some blood cancers, according to a new publication by scientists at Hackensack Meridian Health’s Center for Discovery and Innovation. The CDI team’s findings could ultimately improve cancer treatments for people of advanced age, like that of adult acute myeloid leukemia

Doctors told to consider coughing as symptom of LUNG CANCER

Doctors told to consider shortness of breath and coughing as symptoms of LUNG CANCER because they are the earliest signs of the killer disease Researchers examined 27,795 records of patients from across the country They had been diagnosed with lung cancer between year 2000 and 2017 Rate of coughs and shortness of breath increased as

Gene expression pattern pinpoints high-risk colorectal cancer

A new technique could dramatically reduce the number of colorectal cancer patients who unnecessarily undergo major surgery to remove tumors, instead of a minimally invasive procedure. Biomedical scientist Xin Wang of City University of Hong Kong and colleagues have used machine learning to identify a gene expression pattern, or signature, associated with colorectal cancer spreading,

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer

One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria say researchers. Scientists say their idea- as yet unproven—is supported by the available evidence, which is that bacterial induced inflammation is linked to cancer. The paper in the journal Medical Hypotheses is by Lancaster University medical student Auday Marwaha, Professor Jim

Editing RNA delivers precision strike on triple-negative breast cancer

The move toward targeted anti-cancer treatments has produced better outcomes with fewer side-effects for many breast cancer patients. But so far, advances in precision medicine haven’t reached people diagnosed with so-called triple-negative breast cancer. An innovative compound developed in the lab of Scripps Research chemist Matthew D. Disney, Ph.D., offers a new potential route to