Scientists Discover “Crown-Like Structures” Surrounding Breast Tumors Could Hinder Cancer Therapy

The position of the crown like structure in the human anatomy. Credit: University of Southampton A new research study from the University of Southampton has discovered that ‘crown-like structures’ surrounding breast tumors in overweight and obese patients could hinder their response to therapy. These new findings could potentially be used to improve personalized treatment for … Read more

First Patient Injected With Experimental Cancer-Killing Virus in New Clinical Trial

An experimental cancer-killing virus has been administered to a human patient for the first time, with hopes the testing will ultimately reveal evidence of a new means of successfully fighting cancer tumors in people’s bodies. The drug candidate, called CF33-hNIS (aka Vaxinia), is what’s called an oncolytic virus, a genetically modified virus designed to selectively … Read more

Medicinal Cannabis Reduces Pain and Need for Opiate Painkillers Among Cancer Patients

A new research study finds that medicinal cannabis reduces cancer-related pain and the need for opiate-based painkillers. Medicinal cannabis reduces cancer-related pain and the need for opiate-based painkillers, reveals a new comprehensive study of its use by oncology patients. A comprehensive assessment of the benefits of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain found that for most … Read more

Scientists develop ‘off the shelf’ engineered stem cells to treat aggressive brain cancer — ScienceDaily

Glioblastomas (GBMs) are highly aggressive cancerous tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Brain cancers like GBM are challenging to treat because many cancer therapeutics cannot pass through the blood-brain barrier, and more than 90 percent of GBM tumors return after being surgically removed, despite surgery and subsequent chemo- and radiation therapy being the most … Read more

“Off the Shelf” Engineered Stem Cells Created To Treat Aggressive Brain Cancer

Encapsulated stem cells (green) tracking and killing GBM tumor cells (red). Credit: Shah lab (CSTI) Investigators uncovered a diagnostic method to identify receptors on cancer cells in the blood, then engineered a cell-based therapy to target and kill tumor cells in the brain, paving the way to clinical testing. Glioblastomas (GBMs) are highly aggressive cancerous … Read more

How to lower your cancer risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Most people know someone who’s had cancer: a family member, a friend, a loved one. Who gets it can sometimes seem random. But there are many things you can do to reduce your risk. Cancer can start almost anywhere in the body. Normally, your cells grow and divide to form new … Read more

City of Hope Faculty Honored for Achievements in Clinical Surgery, Promotion of Women in Cancer Science

Yuman Fong, MD, received the 2022 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA), and Leslie Bernstein, PhD, received the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Science. This week, City of Hope National Medical Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California, announced that 2 faculty had … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Yale Research Identifies Causes of Cancer

Illustration of human cancer cells. A team of researchers led by[{” attribute=””>Yale University scientists can now quantify the factors causing changes in the DNA that contribute most to cancer growth in tumors of most major tumor types. In a new paper published in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution, they say that their new molecular … Read more

Dairy Products Linked to Increased Risk of Cancer in Major Research Study

According to a major study that investigated dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults, greater intake of dairy products was associated with higher risks of liver cancer and female breast cancer. The first major study to investigate dairy consumption and cancer risk in Chinese adults discovered that higher intake was associated with increased risks … Read more