Category Archives: Cancer
Making cancer stem cells visible to the immune system
This post was originally published on this siteLeukemia stem cells protect themselves against the immune defense by suppressing a target molecule for killer cells. This protective mechanism can be tricked with drugs. Scientists now describe a new therapeutic approaches that can possibly be derived from these results.
Cancer device created to see if targeted chemotherapy is working
This post was originally published on this siteResearchers have created a device that can determine whether targeted chemotherapy drugs are working on individual cancer patients. The portable device, which uses artificial intelligence and biosensors, is up to 95.9% accurate in counting live cancer cells when they pass through electrodes, according to a new study.
Iodine Rx for Thyroid Raises Cancer Risk: Study
This post was originally published on this site This new study included nearly 19,000 patients who received radioactive iodine for hyperthyroidism (mainly Graves’ disease) between 1946 and 1964. None of them had cancer at the start of the study.
Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer
This post was originally published on this siteAlmost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team has studied a protein that regulates a gene which is linked to metastasis of malignant melanoma.
New basic understanding of how lung cancer spreads: antioxidants implicated
This post was originally published on this siteLung cancer cells use antioxidants, endogenous or dietary, to spread in the body by activating a protein called BACH1 and increasing the uptake and use of sugar, researchers report in two independent studies. The studies pave the way for new therapeutic strategies for lung cancer.