When cancers are treated, tumors may shrink but then come roaring back. Now studies on three different types of tumors suggest a key reason why: The cancers are fueled by stem cells that chemotherapy drugs don't kill.
The master builders that underlie tumour growth may inform treatment strategies. For the first time, researchers can trace cell lineage within a growing tumour. Cancer researchers can sequence tumour cells’ genomes, scan them for strange gene activity, profile their contents for telltale proteins and study their growth in laboratory dishes. What they have not been able to do is track errant cells doing what is more relevant to patients: forming tumours. Now three groups studying tumours in mice have done exactly that.
Scientists have found the gene that carries and spreads breast cancer. Scientists are hopeful they can find new ways of treating breast cancer after they identified the gene that carries and encourages the spread of the deadly cells.
Researchers at a commercial DNA testing service say they have found a handful of genes that help determine whether a woman spends her life as an A cup or a D.
Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital in Thailand and Makati Medical Center in Philippines have begun treating patients with TomoTherapy System, a fully-integrated, 3D image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy.
Korea-based LegoChem Biosciences (LCB) was started in 2006 with the objective to accelerate discovery and development of new small molecule drugs. The company is committed to building sustainable pipelines in therapeutic areas of antibiotics, anti-coagulants, anti-cancer and antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) platform technology.
The number of Americans undergoing advanced imaging tests has skyrocketed, increasing their exposure to radiation that may result in cancer later in life, a study found.
Sleep apnea is a problem that goes well beyond annoying your partner with loud snoring. Research is showing it can raise risk for heart attacks, stroke and diabetes. Now, a new study finds it can make a person five times more likely to die from cancer. For the study, which will be published in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, researchers collaborated with Spanish scientists to examine 22-year mortality data on 1,522 people enrolled in a long-running "Wisconsin Sleep Cohort" study. The data looked at Washington state employees since 1989.
Mary Anderson survived breast cancer while she was earning a master's degree in nursing leadership online from St. Joseph's College in North Windham. Mary Anderson, left, and Tiffiny Rooney are not only graduates of St. Joseph’s College, they are also cancer survivors.