Monday, April 24, 2017

New statistical analysis reveals thousands of rare mutations linked with cancer

Credit: Original image by Thomas A. Peterson, CC BY Scientists have identified thousands of previously ignored genetic mutations that, although rare, likely contribute to cancer growth. The finding..

Is DAA therapy for hepatitis C associated with an increased risk of liver cancer?

According to data from eight studies being presented at The International Liver Congress™ 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, there remains continued debate on whether patients are at risk of developi..

Second cancers deadlier in young patients

Credit: UC Davis Health Second cancers in children and adolescents and young adults (AYA) are far deadlier than they are in older adults and may partially account for the relatively poor outcomes o..

MD Anderson and Lion Biotechnologies announce strategic alliance to conduct clinical trials of TILs

HOUSTON and SAN CARLOS, Calif. - The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Lion Biotechnologies, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel cancer immunotherapies based on tumor-infilt..

Noninvasive imaging test shown accurate in ruling out kidney cancers

The latest in a series of studies led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine shows that addition of a widely available, noninvasive imaging test called 99mTc-sestamibi SPECT/CT to CT or MRI increase..

Singapore scientists provide new insights on how cancers evade the immune system

A team of scientists from Singapore has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body's immune system. Focusing on gastric cancer (GC), the third leading cause of cancer death worldwid..

Pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant therapy in certain breast cancer patients predicts low risk...

Credit: MD Anderson Cancer Center HOUSTON - Select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy may be able to avoid follow-up breast and lymph node, or..

Amino acids in diet could be key to starving cancer

Cutting out certain amino acids -- the building blocks of proteins -- from the diet of mice slows tumour growth and prolongs survival, according to new research* published in Nature. Researchers at ..

Nutrient offers hope to stop deadly march toward cirrhosis, liver cancer

CORVALLIS, Ore. - A new study suggests that one type of omega 3 fatty acid offers people who are obese or have a poor diet a chance to avoid serious liver damage. This is something that no available..

What makes pancreatic cancer so aggressive?

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive tumour types because it starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient morta..