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New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

New way found to boost immunity in fight cancer and infections

An international research team led by Université de Montréal medical professor Christopher Rudd, director of research in immunology and cell therapy at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre, has identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer. T-cells orchestrate the response of the […]

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer’s Costs

Oncologists Offer Ideas To Ease Cancer’s Costs

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices, legalizing the importation of drugs, and adopting bundled, or […]

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 […]

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

FDA cracks down on ‘illegal’ cancer treatments

(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration calls it “cruel deception”: companies promising desperate consumers that their products can cure cancer. On Tuesday, the agency responsible for policing the American food and drug market issued warning letters to 14 companies that it says are “illegally selling more than 65 products that fraudulently claim to prevent, diagnose, […]

How hype can mislead cancer patients, families

How hype can mislead cancer patients, families

After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we are here to help. The brothers met with doctors at a half-dozen of the country’s best hospitals, all with […]

Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

Nanopores could map small changes in DNA that signal big shifts in cancer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Detecting cancer early, just as changes are beginning in DNA, could enhance diagnosis and treatment as well as further our understanding of the disease. A new study by University of Illinois researchers describes a method to detect, count and map tiny additions to DNA called methylations, which can be a warning sign […]

Wistar Scientists Reveal the Role of a Telomere Capping Complex in Cancer

Wistar Scientists Reveal the Role of a Telomere Capping Complex in Cancer

PHILADELPHIA — (April 10, 2017) — Scientists at The Wistar Institute have unveiled part of the protein complex that protects telomeres—the ends of our chromosomes. The study, published online in Nature Communications, explains how a group of genetic mutations associated with this protein complex contributes to various cancers. Telomeres are the protective structures at the […]

Cancer commandeers immature immune cells to aid its spread

Cancer commandeers immature immune cells to aid its spread

AUGUSTA, Ga. – More typically, these immature immune cells might help us fight cancer, but scientists have now shown cancer can commandeer the cells to help it spread. Cancer uses myeloid-derived suppressive cells, or MDSCs, that come from the bone marrow, like a support system to successfully metastasize, report scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center at […]

Scientific Discovery Opens New Possibilities for Cancer and Fibrosis Treatment

Scientific Discovery Opens New Possibilities for Cancer and Fibrosis Treatment

Researchers from the Turku Centre for Biotechnology (BTK) in Finland have discovered that a cellular fuel sensor, known to control energy processes in the cells, is involved in the regulation of the contact of cells with their surrounding environment. This unexpected link could help scientists better understand life-threatening diseases, such as cancer and tissue fibrosis. […]

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