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New device detects tumor cells in blood

New device detects tumor cells in blood

Researchers at the URV’s Department of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, led by the ICREA researcher, Ramon Álvarez Puebla, and the professor of Applied Physics, Francesc Díaz, and the Department of Clinical Oncology of the HM Torrelodones University Hospital, have patented a portable device that can detect tumor cells in the blood. The device counts the […]

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Cancer now more common than getting married or having a first baby

Developing cancer is now more common than getting married or having a first baby, research suggests. Analysis by Macmillan Cancer Support shows there were 361,216 cancers diagnosed in 2014 in the UK, the most recent figures available, compared to 289,841 marriages. New cancer cases are also as common as graduating from university, and more common than a […]

Study Reveals Need for Insurer Transparency, Greater Access for Patients With Cancer

Study Reveals Need for Insurer Transparency, Greater Access for Patients With Cancer

Narrow insurance coverage has forced some patients to choose between lower premium plans and access to better quality cancer care, according to a recent report. These narrow insurance plans often exclude doctors that are associated with National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers. However, the study authors argued that patients should have the opportunity to learn […]

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

Female cancer survivors are a third less likely to get pregnant

July 3 (UPI) — Research shows that female cancer survivors are one-third less likely to become pregnant compared to women in the general population. A large population study linked all cancers diagnosed in Scotland between 1981 and 2012 to subsequent pregnancies, revealing that women and girls younger than 39 who were cancer survivors were 38 percent […]

Better use of current drugs to target cancer

Better use of current drugs to target cancer

A team of researchers at McMaster University has identified a unique feature of cancer stem cells that can be exploited to kill the deadly cells thought to be the reason that cancer comes back after therapy. Understanding this feature will be useful for delivering more targeted cancer therapeutics to the right patients. The study, published […]

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Study explores secondhand smoke exposure rates among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors

Bottom Line: From 1999/2000 to 2011/2012, exposure to secondhand smoke among nonsmoking adult cancer survivors declined from 39.6 percent to 15.7 percent, but rates of exposure were higher among those with a history of a smoking-related cancer and those living below the federal poverty level compared with those with other types of cancer and those […]

Cancer Researchers Look at Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Cancer Researchers Look at Resistance to Targeted Therapy in Mantle Cell Lymphoma

WASHINGTON (June 14, 2017) — Today some patients suffering with mantle cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, can be treated with a pill called Ibrutinib, forgoing conventional chemotherapy. However, many are developing a resistance to this treatment. Research published in Nature Communications by Eduardo Sotomayor, MD, director of the George Washington University Cancer Center […]

New approach in T-cell therapy to treat cancer

New approach in T-cell therapy to treat cancer

Scientists have armed immune cells with a new surface molecule. This causes the cells to respond particularly aggressively when they encounter a protein that tumors actually use to camouflage themselves from the immune system. Researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and various partners introduced the method in ‘Cancer Research’. With numerous different entities and millions […]

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

HIV status may affect the progression of HPV infection to cervical pre-cancer

While most HPV infections are cleared by the body’s immune system, persistent HPV infection can lead to the development of precancerous lesions and cervical cancer, shows research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The main author is Hilary K. Whitham, PhD, MPH, a research associate […]

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing

Many Patients with Early-Stage Breast Cancer Receive Costly, Inappropriate Testing

A study from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center that will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting on June 5 in Chicago shows that asymptomatic women who have been treated for early-stage breast cancer often undergo advanced imaging and other tests that provide little if any medical benefit, could have harmful […]

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