Cancer

Covid, Cancer, And Loneliness; Waking Up 'zombified' Cells; High Cost Of Dying

(MedPage Today) -- Loneliness and depression have taken a toll on millions of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, but cancer patients have been particularly hard hit. (Cancer) AstraZeneca announced that durvalumab (Imfinzi) plus tremelimumab...
Related topics: Oncology, Depression, Astrazeneca

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Unexpected Race-based Findings In Novel Prostate Cancer Study

(MedPage Today) -- Black men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) treated with abiraterone acetate (Zytiga) plus prednisone had similar survival outcomes but more toxicity compared with white men, a multicenter prospective...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Low-dose, Four-drug Combo Blocks Cancer Spread In Mice

Low doses of a four-drug combination helps prevent the spread of cancer in mice without triggering drug resistance or recurrence, shows a new study.
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research

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My Sister Was 18 Weeks Pregnant With Her Rainbow Baby When She Was Hit With Breast Cancer

"Alex was the youngest person in the oncology suite and people were staring at her pregnant belly. This was obviously not a situation people were used to seeing."
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Research Team Investigates Causes Of Tuberous Sclerosis

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) affects between one and two of every 10,000 new-born babies. This genetic disease leads to the formation of benign tumors which can massively impair the proper functioning of vital organs such as the kidneys, the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Tuberous Sclerosis, Genetics, Liver Disease, Liver Cancer

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Bicyclic Protein Mimetics Inhibit The Oncogene β-catenin

The inhibition of pathological protein–protein interactions is a promising approach for treating a large number of diseases, including many forms of cancer. A team of researchers has now developed a bicyclic peptide that binds to β-catenin—a...
Related topics: Proteins, Oncology, Medical Research

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New Research Outlines A Critical Driver In An Immune Cell's Defense Against Melanoma

Researchers have found critical new insights into how cells defend against melanoma. The team describes how an enzyme called nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase, or NAMPT, initiates antitumor activity. The researchers suggest that new therapies...
Related topics: Medical Research, Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Enzymes

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Expanding Parp Inhibitor Benefits In Advanced Pancreatic Cancer

(MedPage Today) -- Maintenance therapy with a PARP inhibitor demonstrated activity in mutated advanced pancreatic cancer beyond germline BRCA variants, results of a small phase II trial showed. A patient cohort with germline and somatic mutations...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Genetics

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Elections 2021: What The Results Mean For People With Cancer

On Thursday 6 May, voters turned out to decide who would form the next Scottish and Welsh Governments, as well as who would take on the mayoralties of 8 city regions in England. Voters in England also voted in 143 local council elections. It was a...
Related topics: Oncology

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Controlling Cholesterol In Microglia Alleviates Chronic Pain, Opioid-free

Chemotherapy can induce a painful peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a chronic condition and common adverse effect for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Researchers have used a mouse model to demonstrate the pivotal role of cholesterol in CIPN, and...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Chronic Pain, Chemotherapy, Oncology, Medical Research

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Why Is No One Talking About Dr. Reddy's Stock?

Dr. Reddy's Laboratories (NYSE: RDY) may be one of the best medical stocks you haven't heard of. The pharmaceutical company concentrates on generic and biosimilar medicines for cardiovascular disease, pain management, oncology, gastrointestinal...
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology, Oncology

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Adele's Estranged Father Has Reportedly Died After Battle With Cancer

We have some upsetting news to report about Adele. The Grammy-winning singer’s estranged father Mark Evans has reportedly passed away at the age of 57 following a battle with cancer. Adele has been estranged from her father ever since he...
Related topics: Oncology

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Esophageal Cancers Resurrect Ancient Retroviruses Hidden In Our Genome

Scientists have found that many esophageal cancers turn on ancient viral DNA embedded in our genome, a finding that could lead to improvements in immunotherapy.
Related topics: Esophageal Cancer, Oncology, Genetics, DNA

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Obesity Raises Odds For Many Common Cancers

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 -- Being obese or overweight can increase the odds of developing several types of cancers, new research from the United Kingdom reveals. But shedding the excess pounds can lower the risk, researchers say. Reducing obesity cuts...
Related topics: Obesity, Oncology, Medical Research

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Study May Help Boost Peptide Design

Peptides, which are short strings of amino acids, play a vital role in health and industry with a huge range of medical uses including in antibiotics, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drugs. They are also used in the cosmetics industry and for...
Related topics: Medical Research, Antibiotics, Oncology

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Integrating Medical Imaging And Cancer Biology With Deep Neural Networks

Scientists have carried out a study investigating whether deep neural networks can represent associations between gene expression, histology, and CT-derived image features. They found that the network could not only reproduce previously reported...
Related topics: Oncology, Medical Research, Genetics

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Possible Obesity Effect Detected In Cancer Death Rates

The obesity epidemic in the United States may be slowing improvements in cancer mortality, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Obesity, Oncology, Medical Research

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Nba Referee Tony Brown To Miss Rest Of Season After Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

The NBA announced Monday veteran referee Tony Brown would miss the remainder of the regular season and postseason after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer...
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology

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After He And His Wife Are Diagnosed With Cancer, A Playwright Reckons With The Gift Of Creativity...

Dan O’Brien reflects on his illness, his wife’s cancer battle, creative life, family and ongoing challenges in his memoir.
Related topics: Oncology

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Not Gone, But Nearly Forgotten: Hiv In Youths During Covid

When I was in college three decades ago, someone close to me was diagnosed with HIV. He was in his early 20s. The only drug available was the controversial AZT, an expensive drug originally designed to treat cancer. I thought my friend would die....
Related topics: HIV, Virus, Oncology

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