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January 29, 2020

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Researchers tested approximately 4,518 drug compounds on 578 human cancer cell lines and found nearly 50 that have previously unrecognized anti-cancer activity. These drugs ... read more
The brain is equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. Researchers have now found a novel way to circumvent the brain's natural defenses when ... read more

DNA Damage to Breast Cells from Chemicals in Some Cosmetics, Sunscreens

A new approach to studying the effects of two common chemicals used in cosmetics and sunscreens found they can cause DNA damage in breast cells at surprisingly low concentrations, while the same dose ... read more
The cancer death rate declined by 29 percent from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2 percent drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest ... read more
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Study Examines Prostate Cancer Treatment Decisions

A five-year follow-up study of more than 2,000 US men who received prostate cancer treatment is creating a road map for future patients regarding long-term bowel, bladder and sexual function in order ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Technology Lights Up Lung Cancer Cells, Helps Improve Patient Outcomes

A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology -- OTL38 -- enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer ... read more

Why Cells Need Acidic Lysosomes

Little organs within cells called lysosomes digest unwanted material. And like stomachs, they must be acidic to do so. If they aren't, cells stop growing. Researchers wanted to know ... read more

A New Blood Component Revealed

Does the blood we thought to know so well contain elements that had been undetectable until now? The answer is yes, according to a team of researchers which has revealed the presence of whole ... read more

Taking Aim at Gastric Cancer

A novel drug, named 'FerriIridium,' can simultaneously help diagnose and treat gastric cancer. The initially weakly active precursor (prodrug), based on an iridium-containing compound, is ... read more

PET/MRI Identifies Notable Breast Cancer Imaging Biomarkers

Researchers have identified several potentially useful breast cancer biomarkers that indicate the presence and risk of malignancy, according to new ... read more

Unexpected Connection Between Gliomas, Neurodegenerative Diseases

New basic science and clinical research identifies TAU, the same protein studied in the development of Alzheimer's, as a biomarker for glioma ... read more

Mosquito-Borne Diseases Could Be Prevented by Skin Cream

A skin cream used to treat warts and skin cancer could help protect people against viral diseases such as Zika and dengue, according to new ... read more

A Heart-Healthy Protein from Bran of Cereal Crop

Foxtail millet is an annual grass grown widely as a cereal crop in parts of India, China and Southeast Asia. Milling the grain removes the hard outer layer, or bran, from the rest of the seed. Now, ... read more

Drug Profiling and Gene Scissors Open New Avenues in Immunotherapy

Researchers have discovered ways to boost CAR T-cell ... read more

Changing Cancer Care, One Organoid at a Time

A patient-specific tumor organoid platform could someday take the guessing game out of immunotherapy ... read more

'Ancient' Cellular Discovery Key to New Cancer Therapies

Researchers have uncovered a metabolic system which could lead to new strategies for therapeutic cancer treatment. A team has found a link between a metabolic system in a yeast, and now mammals, ... read more

Cancer: Faster Drug Discovery to Hit 'Undruggable' Targets

Medicines made from coiled protein fragments could provide a new handle on hard-to-treat diseases like cancer, but they are difficult to design. But a new technique could change ... read more

New Technique Predicts Which Melanoma Patients Are at Risk for Cancer Recurrence, Spread

Investigators present a new, quantitative technique that leverages DNA sequencing to make more sophisticated and accurate predictions about which primary melanomas are likely to recur and ... read more

Refining Breast Cancer Classification by Multiplexed Imaging

An imaging approach enables the study of breast cancer tissue in greater detail. It uses 35 biomarkers to identify the different cell types in breast tumors and its surrounding area compared to the ... read more

New Tumor-Driving Mutations Discovered in the Under-Explored Regions of the Cancer Genome

In an unprecedented pan-cancer analysis of whole genomes, researchers have discovered new regions of non-coding DNA that, when altered, may lead to cancer growth and ... read more

Acid Reflux Drugs May Have Negative Side Effects for Breast Cancer Survivors

Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors' memory and ... read more

Cheap Drug May Alleviate Treatment-Resistance in Leukemia

A common and inexpensive drug may be used to counteract treatment resistance in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), one of the most common forms of blood cancer. The researchers will now ... read more

Activation of a Distinct Genetic Pathway Can Slow the Progress of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Activation of the BMP4 signalling pathway presents a new therapeutic strategy to combat metastatic breast cancer, a disease that has shown no reduction in patient mortality over the past 20 ... read more

New Vulnerability in Kidney Cancer

Medical researchers have identified a possible way to treat tumors while sparing nearby healthy ... read more

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