Young adult and teen cancer cases rose 30% in 40 years

Cases of cancer are on the rise in teens and young adults ages 15 to 39 years old, with kidney cancer rising at the greatest rate.

Barbara Schindo-Penn State • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

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‘Stealth bomber’ virus could fight cancer

A new "stealth bomber" cancer-killing virus is able to sneak through the blood without arousing a massive inflammatory reaction, researchers say.

Quinn Eastmann-Emory • futurity
Dec. 3, 2020 ~7 min

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Dutch families reveal human ‘cancer suppression system’

Telomere shortening, long thought an unwanted side-effect of aging, actually protects against cancer in humans, a new study indicates.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
Dec. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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CT scans and X-rays may up testicular cancer risk

Early and repeated exposure to X-rays and CT scans may increase the chance of testicular cancer. The findings support the use of more testicular shielding.

Steve Graff-Pennsylvania • futurity
Nov. 19, 2020 ~5 min

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New shingles vaccine may protect lymphoma patients

A new shingles vaccine may work where others have failed for patients with lymphoma, researchers report.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
Nov. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Young AML survivors face long-term health trouble

Young survivors of acute myeloid leukemia, notably non-white patients and those in deprived neighborhoods, have a high risk of long-term health issues.

Nadine Yehya - UC Davis • futurity
Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Nanotech jumps blood-brain barrier to kill cancer in mice

"It's still a bit of a miracle to us.... I've worked in this field for more than 10 years and have not seen anything like this."

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
Nov. 11, 2020 ~6 min

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Single cancer cell samples may boost custom treatment

Each patient's cancer has cells that look and act different. A new technique for recrating tumors from single cells could advance personalized treatment.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Nov. 9, 2020 ~7 min

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

A new nanoparticle derived from chitin, a polymer that makes up shrimp shells, could offer a way to safely deliver anti-cancer drugs to tumor sites.

James Urton-U. Washington • futurity
Nov. 6, 2020 ~7 min

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‘Hot spots’ may improve breast cancer mapping

A new technique that clarifies what breast cancer cells "feel" inside a tumor could lead to better ways to detect and map aggressive disease.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Nov. 3, 2020 ~4 min

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