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Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

Scientists Discovered a “Kill Switch” That Destroys Any Cancer Cell

SUICIDE MOLECULES A new study has established that RNA molecules, originally developed as a means of studying genes, can trigger a hidden mechanism that prompts cells to commit suicide. Some scientists believe that this could be used as a new method of cancer treatment. “It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, shooting yourself and jumping […]

Gut bacteria ‘boost’ cancer therapy

Gut bacteria ‘boost’ cancer therapy

Bacteria living in the murky depths of the digestive system seem to influence whether tumors shrink during cancer therapy, say French and US researchers. They tested the microbiome – the collection of microscopic species that live in us – in cancer patients. Two studies, in the journal Science, linked specific species and the overall diversity […]

New statistical analysis reveals thousands of rare mutations linked with cancer

New statistical analysis reveals thousands of rare mutations linked with cancer

Scientists have identified thousands of previously ignored genetic mutations that, although rare, likely contribute to cancer growth. The findings could help pave the way to new treatments. The findings, which could help pave the way to new treatments, are published in PLOS Computational Biology. Cancer arises when genetic mutations in a cell cause abnormal growth […]

‘The need for cancer treatment resources is increasing’

‘The need for cancer treatment resources is increasing’

Children’s nursing student editor, Gary Williams, reflects on his first experience of caring for someone who died and the available cancer treatments in the UK and abroad Last week was a turning point in my training as my first patient died while I was caring for him. The dignity and strength shown by the family […]

Nanorobotic agents designed to travel in the human body to treat cancer

Nanorobotic agents designed to travel in the human body to treat cancer

Fifty years to the day after the film Fantastic Voyage was first shown in theatres, the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory is unveiling a unique medical interventional infrastructure devoted to the fight against cancer. The outcome of 15 years of research conducted by Professor Sylvain Martel and his team, it enables microscopic nanorobotic agents to be […]

New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

New Possibilities for Cancer Treatment

Computer models supporting spectroscopy unlock behavior of actinium-225 A new study at Los Alamos National Laboratory and in collaboration with Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource greatly improves scientists’ understanding of the element actinium. The insights could support innovation in creating new classes of anticancer drugs. “The short half-life of actinium-225 offers opportunity for new alpha-emitting drugs […]

Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

Gentle cancer treatment using nanoparticles works

Cancer treatments based on laser irridation of tiny nanoparticles that are injected directly into the cancer tumor are working and can destroy the cancer from within. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen have developed a method that kills cancer cells using nanoparticles and lasers. […]

Why some tumors withstand treatment

Why some tumors withstand treatment

Researchers uncover a mechanism that allows cancer cells to evade targeted therapies New cancer drugs allow doctors to tailor treatment based on the genetic profile of a patient’s tumor. However, these drugs don’t work at all in some patients, and they lose their effectiveness in others. A new study from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital […]

How to Exercise While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

How to Exercise While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

A doctor’s advice for staying physically active while coping with chemotherapy or radiation The Wall Street Journal – We’re often told to rest when we’re sick. But people undergoing cancer treatment, as well as cancer survivors, will benefit from exercising, according to Kathryn Schmitz, one of the lead authors of the American College of Sports […]

Spirituality, religion may make for easier cancer treatment, studies say

Spirituality, religion may make for easier cancer treatment, studies say

Placebo effect or the real deal? Spirituality, religion may make for easier cancer treatment, studies say Cancer patients who report more religiousness or spirituality may also experience fewer physical symptoms of cancer and treatment and more social connection, several new papers suggest. The new analyses reviewed previous studies of spirituality involving more than 44,000 cancer […]

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