Ovarian cancer surgery outcomes studied

The introduction of optimal surgery in the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer in order to achieve complete cytoreduction has had the main objective of increasing survival and providing a definitive diagnosis for patients that will allow some cases to be cured. However, it is highly aggressive and often presents serious post-operative complications that can cause an increase in patient mortality […]

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Simple, cheap test can help save lives from colorectal cancer

New research has demonstrated that a simple, cheap test can help identify who is at risk of developing colorectal cancer, aiding early diagnosis and potentially saving lives. Led by the University of Exeter, and supported by the Peninsula and the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon, and Gloucestershire Cancer Alliances, and by the Cancer Research UK CanTest Collaborative, a new study published today […]

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Alternative cancer cell fuel source targeted as therapeutic approach for breast cancer

Scientists at The Wistar Institute characterized an inhibitor that targets acetate metabolism in cancer cells. Cancer cells use acetate metabolism to support tumor growth in conditions of low nutrient and oxygen availability. This molecule caused tumor growth inhibition and regression in preclinical studies, demonstrating the promise of this approach as a novel therapeutic strategy for solid tumors. Study results were […]

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A new way to help the immune system fight back against cancer

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health are breaking new ground to make cancer cells more susceptible to attack by the body’s own immune system. Working in mice, a team led by Jamey Weichert, professor of radiology, and Zachary Morris, professor of human oncology, is combining two different techniques in its approach, using targeted radionuclide […]

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Statins may protect the heart from chemotherapy treatment of early breast cancer

Statins, common cholesterol-lowering medications, may protect women’s hearts from damage caused during chemotherapy for early-stage breast cancer, according to new research published today in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Two types of cancer medications, anthracyclines and trastuzumab, are effective treatments for many women with breast cancer, however, the risk of heart muscle damage has limited their use, particularly […]

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Using gene expression data to compare laboratory cancer models to real tumors

Cancer cell lines, grown from tumor cells and cultivated under laboratory conditions, are a mainstay of cancer research. They provide valuable insights into cancer genomics and biology, but for several reasons, scientists often struggle to compare data from cell line-based experiments with those from their complementary tumors, or select the best cell lines for modeling particular tumor types. To help […]

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Andrew Kaczynski Vows to 'Spend the Rest of Our Lives Finding a Cure' After Infant Daughter's Death

CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski and his wife are feeling "grateful" for all of the messages and donations sent following the death of their 9-month-old daughter Francesca. On Saturday, the journalist — who is married to Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Louise Ensign — expressed the couple's appreciation for all of the kind words shared and money raised since their daughter's […]

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Novel principle for cancer treatment shows promising effect

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the journal Nature that they have developed novel first-in-class inhibitors that compromise mitochondrial function in cancer cells. Treatment with the inhibitors stopped cancer cells from proliferating and reduced tumor growth in mice without significantly affecting healthy cells. “We are excited to have shown that this novel principle for cancer treatment works in […]

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SABCS: Some Older Women With Breast Cancer May Opt to Skip RT

MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2020 — The omission of radiotherapy (RT) does not affect overall survival at 10 years after breast conserving surgery (BCS) for older women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, according to a study presented at the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, held virtually from Dec. 8 to 11. Ian H. Kunkler, from the University of Edinburgh in […]

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Combined exercise, mindfulness training may help reduce fatigue in cancer survivors

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have found that a combination of exercise and mindfulness training can help reduce fatigue in breast cancer survivors. The results from their preliminary trials might be useful in designing interventions for other cancer patients. The study “Acute effects of aerobic exercise and relaxation training on fatigue in breast cancer survivors: A feasibility trial” […]

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