New pulsed electric field technology could lead to less invasive tumor molecular profiling

Current cancer treatment courses often begin with tissue biopsies. Biopsies, however, which involve the physical resection of a small tissue sample, can lead to localized tissue injury, bleeding, inflammation, and stress, as well as increased risk of metastasis. New technology developed by a team of researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU), Herzliya Interdisciplinary (IDC), and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology may […]

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Anesthesia for breast cancer surgery has no influence on risk of tumor recurrence

One of the largest global studies in the field of anesthesia, in which the MedUni Vienna has participated, showed that, following curative breast cancer surgery under regional anesthesia, the risk of recurrence was not reduced in comparison to general anesthesia with opioids. These data disprove the assumption that anesthesia might have a negative impact on breast cancer recurrence. The results […]

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Engineered T cells may be harnessed to kill solid tumor cells

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small molecule inhibitors. Chemotherapy is still the most widely used cancer treatment, but chemotherapy attacks all the rapidly dividing cells that it locates within the body, whether they’re ultimately harmful or beneficial. A new Tel Aviv University study led by Dr. Yaron Carmi […]

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Epigenetic markers reveal tumor progression and metastasis in multiple cancer types

New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body. The impact of that knowledge could give doctors and patients a clearer idea of how aggressively the cancer cells spread and therefore inform treatment options. The research was published this week […]

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Girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’

Twin girl with suffocating tumor in the womb is SAVED by ‘half delivery’: Doctors pulled her out half-way to fit a breathing tube before delivering her and her sister Parents Theodora and Epimenio were given terrible news at the 13-week scan for their twin girls Jenessa and Genesis Chicago doctors had spotted a teratoma, a benign but fast-growing tumor, on […]

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Surgeons remove man's 61-pound neck tumor in marathon operation

Man gets 61-pound tumor removed in 33-hour marathon surgery Surgeons in Shanghai remove a 61-pound tumor from a man’s neck and upper back in a 33-hour marathon surgery. A 68-year-old man in China reportedly underwent life-changing surgery to remove a 61-pound cancerous tumor from his neck and upper back earlier this month. The patient, identified as Mr. Tang, had reportedly had […]

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This 2-Year-Old Has a Grapefruit-Sized Tumor That Makes Her Look Pregnant

Cleo Keenan, a 2-year-old from the U.K., suffers from a rare cancer called adrenal carcinoma. The condition starts out in either one or both adrenal glands, which are on top of the kidneys. Keenan has stage 3 adrenal carcinoma, and that’s caused her stomach to swell to an alarming size. Keenan’s mother Shannon Latham told the Daily Mail that, as […]

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Protein ‘spat out’ by cancer cells promotes tumor growth

Prostate cancer cells change the behaviour of other cells around them, including normal cells, by ‘spitting out’ a protein from their nucleus, new research has found. The tiny pieces of protein are taken up by the other cells, provoking changes that promote tumour growth and—the researchers believe—help the cancer hide from the body’s immune system. The process has been captured […]

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Researchers block two cancer cell signaling pathways and slow tumor growth

Blocking two molecular pathways that send signals inside cancer cells could stave off esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC), the most common esophageal malignancy in the United States, according to new research from a team led by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The group identified the pathways using advanced computational and genetic analyses of tumor biopsies from EAC patients. They found […]

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These four symptoms indicate prostate cancer

What are the symptoms that indicate a change in the prostate? Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Every year, around 60,000 new cases occur. According to information of the German cancer society every fourth Tumor in men develops in the prostate. Approximately 10 percent of the cases end fatally. Thus, the prostate cancer, together with lung and […]

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