Novel nanoparticles react to radiotherapy to kill cancer from within

Radiation therapy is currently one of the best treatments we have against cancer, but it could benefit from being more targeted to spare healthy cells. Now, researchers in Japan have developed nanoparticles that can penetrate tumors and kill them from … Continue reading Novel nanoparticles react to radiotherapy to kill cancer from within

Nanoparticle urine test diagnoses cancer and pinpoints its location

The earlier cancer is detected, the better the outcome for the patient. Now, researchers at MIT have developed a new diagnostic system that can be performed as a simple urine test to detect the presence of cancer, and if a positive is returned, a follo… Continue reading Nanoparticle urine test diagnoses cancer and pinpoints its location

741,000 new cancer cases linked to alcohol consumption, study estimates

New research led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is estimating around 740,000 newly diagnosed cases of cancer last year can be attributed to alcohol consumption. The research calls for greater public health strategies to raise… Continue reading 741,000 new cancer cases linked to alcohol consumption, study estimates

Protective protein prevents cancer cells spreading into the bloodstream

Cancer becomes far more dangerous when it spreads through the body. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have identified a protein that stops cells getting into the bloodstream – and found that metastasizing cancer cells ignore it. This may rev… Continue reading Protective protein prevents cancer cells spreading into the bloodstream

Understanding “marathon” cells key to waking up exhausted immune system

An impressive new study from a team of Australian researchers has identified the novel mechanism behind immune exhaustion. The findings point to a treatment method that could improve the success of cancer immunotherapy and help patients beat back sever… Continue reading Understanding “marathon” cells key to waking up exhausted immune system

Microbiome metabolites may boost cancer immunotherapy effectiveness

It’s hard to overstate the incredible influence our gut microbiome has on our health. Now, researchers have found that certain metabolites from intestinal bacteria could boost the cancer-killing effect of immunotherapy.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical… Continue reading Microbiome metabolites may boost cancer immunotherapy effectiveness

AI tool analyzes CT scans to spot prostate cancer in seconds

Continuous advances in artificial intelligence promise to shake up medical care in all kinds of exciting ways, with the ability to rapidly scan medical images and spot signs of disease far more efficiently than humans can. Scientists in Australia have … Continue reading AI tool analyzes CT scans to spot prostate cancer in seconds

Cancer immunotherapy breakthrough reactivates tumor suppressor protein

Researchers at Karolinska Institute in Sweden have made a breakthrough in the arms race that is cancer immunotherapy. The team has blocked a protein that silences an important tumor-suppressing protein, allowing the latter to get back to work.Continue … Continue reading Cancer immunotherapy breakthrough reactivates tumor suppressor protein

Injured cancer cells eat their own membranes to survive and spread

Cancer uses all kinds of cunning trickery to thrive in the human body, and scientists in Denmark have just uncovered a new one that tells a familiar but interesting tale of survival. The researchers have found that cancer cells use a technique seen in … Continue reading Injured cancer cells eat their own membranes to survive and spread

New evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to colorectal cancer risk

Building on a long-standing observation linking vitamin D deficiency to increased risk of colorectal cancer, a new study from University of California San Diego has found countries where people experience lower levels of UVB light often report higher r… Continue reading New evidence linking vitamin D deficiency to colorectal cancer risk