Cancer

Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers investigated the risk of prostate cancer associated with different forms of ANO7 – a gene which may aid in prostate cancer diagnosis. While a number of genes have been associated with prostate cancer, few have specifically been implicated in the severity and survivability
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] An exciting study published in the journal Immunity demonstrated a mechanism by which chemicals in vegetables can help in colon cancer prevention. Scientists from the Francis Crick Institute have revealed a mechanism through which chemicals found in vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage can significantly reduce the risk
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society explores a novel nontoxic method to fight cancer by targeting cancer cells using photodynamic therapy. Nanoparticles are tiny particles that can be engineered to carry certain compounds and be preferably taken up by specific cells, such as
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Wearable activity monitors are a fun and convenient way of measuring daily exercise. Researchers investigate if wearable activity monitors can help monitor cancer development. Cancer patients require ongoing monitoring to assess their cancer development so that their treatment can be adjusted accordingly. If their cancer is worsening, higher
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] The Premenopausal Breast Cancer Collaborative Group undertook an international prospective study to determine the links between BMI and breast cancer risk.   Although a higher body mass index (BMI), a measure of body fat composition, is associated with an increased risk of many kinds of cancer, it is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study sought to add some evidence to the usefulness of breast cancer screening by looking at the stage and type of cancer. All women over the age of 50 in Ontario, Canada are advised to undergo routine breast cancer screening.  In recent years, some researchers have
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Different metabolic factors may be linked to breast cancer recurrence and survival, Norwegian researchers Lofterød and colleagues find in a new study. Breast cancer is the most common kind of cancer in women and results in hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Improvements in identifying different kinds
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in Science Translational Medicine showed that statins, which are common cholesterol-lowering drugs, were able to prime blood cancer cells to be more easily eliminated. Leukemia describes blood cancers that begin in the bone marrow, where blood cells are made, and result in the accumulation
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Recently published in JAMA Oncology, researchers claim that a breath test may be a viable solution to detect cancers in the oesophagus and stomach. The United Kingdom (UK) states that one in every three patients presents to the hospital with complaints of gastrointestinal discomfort. Statistics report that in
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent review in Frontiers of Oncology described the potential of weakened bacterial systems as potential agents in cancer immunotherapy. The recent success of immunotherapeutic agents has reinvigorated the medical community to identify new strategies for harnessing the power of our immune system against cancer. Although the hype regarding immunotherapy is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers have developed a novel approach to cancer immunotherapy, showing promising results in a breast cancer patient unresponsive to other treatments. Immunotherapy, or biological therapy, is a type of cancer treatment that uses the immune system to boost natural defences to fight cancer. One immunotherapy approach is adoptive
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Scientists are designing a blood test that could detect cancer before symptoms occur. Early detection allows early treatment and prevents cancer progression. Cancer is usually diagnosed after a patient has been experiencing symptoms. At this point, the tumor has already grown significantly and often has spread to other
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