Cancer

Blood Test to Target Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new 3-in-1 blood test could revolutionise the treatment of prostate cancer, say scientists, and help pave the way for personalised patient treatment. The key to the new treatment is the ability to test for cancer DNA in a person's bloodstream. This so-called 'liquid biopsy' has the advantage of being cheaper and less invasive than

June 27th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Death Rate From Liver Cancer in US Now Double That in 1980s

Mortality rates from liver cancer in the United States have doubled since the mid-1980s, and they are increasing faster than for any other cancer, according to a new analysis by the American Cancer Society. The study was published online June 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. From 2009 to 2013, the average incidence

June 17th, 2017|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , |

Liquid Biopsies: Too Soon for Cancer Detection

While the idea of using a drop of blood to detect an occult cancer is still elusive, use of so-called liquid biopsies for cancer screening is at least a little closer to reality with the development of a new high-intensity genomic sequencing approach outlined here at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual

June 15th, 2017|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |

Novel Surgical Technique Paves Way to Restoring Failing Organs

UCSF Study Shows Strategy May Boost Survival of Transplanted Stem Cells By Suzanne Leigh on May 14, 2017 By piercing liver cells with rapid pulses of electricity, scientists at UC San Francisco have demonstrated an entirely new way to transplant cells into organs to treat disease. Because the technique provides a hospitable environment for newly

Discovery May Lead to New Brain Cancer Therapies

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 2:48pm by Kenny Walter - Digital Reporter - A pair of molecules that drive the growth of an aggressive form of brain cancer might hold the key to new therapy options for the deadly disease. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that the molecules could reveal the mechanisms that underpin brain

Fighting Cancer: New Microscopic Technique Could Help Detect, Diagnose Metastatic Melanomas

May 04, 2017 Story Contact(s): Jeff Sossamon COLUMBIA, Mo. – The fight against skin cancer just got a new weapon. For years, melanoma researchers have studied samples that were considered uniform in size and color, making them easier to examine by more conventional means. But melanomas don’t always come in the same shape and hue; often, melanomas

Nanoparticle vaccine shows potential as immunotherapy to fight multiple cancer types

UTSW researchers who developed a nanoparticle vaccine for cancer immunotherapy include (l-r) Drs. Min Luo, Jinming Gao, Zhijian “James” Chen, Zhaohui Wang, and Hua Wang. DALLAS – April 24, 2017 – Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Center have developed a first-of-its-kind nanoparticle vaccine immunotherapy that targets several different cancer types. The nanovaccine consists of tumor antigens

New Bone-In Technique Tests Therapies for Breast Cancer Metastasis

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:14am by Baylor College of Medicine Dr. Xiang Zhang, associate professor of molecular and cellular biology and the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, and McNair Scholar at Baylor College of Medicine. Credit: Baylor College of Medicine A new laboratory technique developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and other institutions can

Could a Dog Vaccine Help Save Kids With Brain Cancer?

By: Laura Goldman, Care2.com, April 17, 2017 The statistics are grim: About 60 to 70 percent of children who have glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, do not survive more than two years. This fast-growing cancer is resistant to traditional treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. For dogs, cancer statistics are also grim. More than 6