Cancer

Why These Breast Cancer Study Results Look So Promising

Puma Biotechnology shares made a handy gain early on Thursday after the company presented updated results from its Phase 2 Summit clinical trial of neratinib at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research, Biotechnology, Clinical Trials

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The Indignity Of A Cancer That Takes Away Bowel Functions

I first became John Dolan’s social worker following his colon surgery, surgery for removal of a very large cancerous tumor, the largest the experienced surgeon said he had ever seen.  John was told he had about three months to live. So much for...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Oncology

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New Insights To Major Disease Pathways

Flinders researchers have made major inroads into finding the cause of heart disease, Alzheimer's, cancer, diabetes and other diseases after discovering a further 148 proteins affected by oxidative stress in the human body.
Related topics: Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease, Oncology, Diabetes, Proteins, Stress

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Researchers Reprogram T Cells To Improve Cancer Immunotherapy

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have identified a new therapeutic strategy that enhanced cancer immunotherapy, slowed tumor growth and extended the lives of mice with cancer. The research appears today in the journal Nature.
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology

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Life With Cancer In “dani”

Andrea DenHoed writes about the new documentary “Dani,” by Lizzy Hogenson, about a friend’s cancer diagnosis.
Related topics: Oncology, Documentaries

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Women With Brain Tumors, Breast Cysts, Say Ice Denies Them Proper Medical Care

The immigrants in a Mississippi detention center said they wait more than a month for doctor appointments, even if they have serious health issues.
Related topics: Brain Tumors, Breast Cancer

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Antitumor Activity Seen With Keytruda In Mcrpc

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) monotherapy demonstrated antitumor activity with manageable safety in a small subgroup of men with previously treated metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), researchers found. Results...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Frozen Embryo Transfer Tied To Small Risk For Childhood Cancer

]]>(MedPage Today) -- One type of fertility treatment was linked with a small but statistically significant increased risk of childhood cancers, according to a Danish study. Children born from a frozen embryo transfer procedure had more than...
Related topics: Oncology, Fertility, Medical Research

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Trio Of Ct Features Predict Sigmoid Colon Cancer Recurrence

]]>(MedPage Today) -- T3 substaging, and particularly tumor deposits and extramural venous invasion (EMVI) on CT, were prognostic factors for disease-free survival (DFS) in sigmoid colon cancer, according to a British retrospective study, but...
Related topics: Colon Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Senate Panel Approves Hahn As Fda Head

The Senate health committee approved the nomination of Stephen Hahn, a top official and cancer doctor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, as head of the FDA.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Oncology

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Non-hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma refers to a group of cancers that start in the white blood cells. This article looks at their types, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
Related topics: Lymphoma, Oncology

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Flipping The Script On Novel Cancer Therapy Leads To Insights Into Lupus

In the last decade, scientists discovered that blocking a key regulator of the immune system helped unleash the body's natural defenses against several forms of cancer, opening up a new era of cancer immunotherapy. Now scientists have essentially...
Related topics: Oncology, Lupus, Medical Research

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Sabcs: Addition Of Tucatinib Ups Survival In Her2+ Metastatic Breast Cancer

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Adding tucatinib to trastuzumab and capecitabine is associated with improved progression-free and overall survival among heavily pretreated patients with human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology

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Insurance Disparities Id'd In Diagnosis Of Late-stage Melanoma

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- For nonelderly adults in the United States, having Medicaid or no health insurance is associated with increased odds of being diagnosed with late-stage melanoma compared with having private insurance, according to a...
Related topics: Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Medicaid, Medical Research

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A Way To 'fingerprint' Human Cells

Researchers say a new method to analyse data from individual human cells could be a step-change for diagnosing some of the most devastating diseases, including cancer and autoimmune disease.
Related topics: Medical Research, Oncology

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Low-risk Ultrasound Procedure Revolutionizes Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new treatment shows promise for revolutionizing prostate cancer treatment, offering a minimally-invasive and relatively low-risk alternative to traditional surgeries and radiotherapies. Called TULSA, this method uses sound waves to eliminate the...
Related topics: Prostate Cancer, Oncology

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Two Drugs Make Inroads Against Aggressive Breast Cancers

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11, 2019 -- Two experimental drugs show real promise against an aggressive, treatment-resistant form of breast cancer that's spread to other parts of the body, researchers say. The tumors in question are called metastatic...
Related topics: Breast Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Mechanisms Help Pancreatic Cancer Cells Avert Starvation

A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surroundings.
Related topics: Pancreatic Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Closing Gaps In Perspective Of Value Between Cancer Patients And Their Health Care Providers

NCCN hosted an annual NCCN Patient Advocacy Summit: Delivering Value for Patients across the Oncology Ecosystem in Washington, DC, bringing together patients, advocates, clinicians, policy-makers, and others to share diverse perspectives on the...
Related topics: Oncology

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Site Search: A Digital Approach To Proteins And Cancer

What if scientists could create more effective drugs to treat cancers and other diseases by better targeting specific sites on proteins in the body?
Related topics: Proteins, Oncology

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