Gene variant makes head and neck cancer more aggressive

A genetic variant in the MET gene may drive aggressive head and neck, and lung cancers in Asian populations, research finds.

National University of Singapore • futurity
April 8, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer lung-cancer health-and-medicine head-and-neck-cancer

Drug combo could treat triple-negative breast cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer accounts for about 25% of all breast cancer-related deaths. New research identifies a potential treatment.

Tom Wilemon-Vanderbilt • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer chemotherapy drug-development health-and-medicine

‘Smart toilet’ checks you for diseases like cancer

A new kind of smart toilet can check users for diseases using a variety of biomarkers. It even comes with an ID scanner and can send data to the cloud.

Stanford • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer biomarkers featured health-and-medicine feces urine

93% of cancer patients respond to souped-up immune cells

CAR T-cell therapy even saved the life of a researcher working on a new study of the treatment's effectiveness.

Leslie Orr-Rochester • futurity
April 2, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer t-cells health-and-medicine immune-systems immunotherapy

Nerves are a lifeline for growing cancers

The link between nerves and cancer may be a promising target for new therapies, researchers report.

U. Zurich • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer neurons health-and-medicine

Cancer cell scavengers gobble up dead cells for fuel

Drug resistance is a major challenge in the fight against cancer. A new discovery could offer a way to overcome the obstacle.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cancer tumors drug-resistance health-and-medicine

1 protein can shield against intestinal cancer and drive it

A protein that regulates cell death is key to protecting the intestines against intestinal cancer, but it can also amp tumors up.

U. Zurich • futurity
March 19, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer colon-cancer proteins health-and-medicine

Deadly colon cancer grows differently in women and men

Women have a lower rate of colon cancer than men but a higher prevalence of the right-sided type that comes with a 20% increased risk of death.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
March 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer metabolism colon-cancer health-and-medicine sexes

Tumor imaging lights up cancer and its ‘shield’

A new tumor imaging agent not only illuminates cancer, but also the cells it hijacks to use as a shield against treatments that could destory it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer tumors health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Statins kill cancer cells by starving them to death

New research adds to evidence that statins can kill cancer cells. Researchers also dig into how the common drugs do it.

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer statins health-and-medicine cholesterol medications

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