Sunday, January 20, 2019

Testosterone Promotes Prostate Cancer in Rat Study

A researcher who found that testosterone raised the risk of prostate tumors and exacerbated the effects of carcinogenic chemical exposure in rats is urging...

Tumors Might Grow Faster at Night

A hormone that keeps us alert also suppresses the spread of cancer, suggesting that nighttime is the right time for cancer to grow and...

Cancer-Detecting Yogurt Could Replace Colonoscopies, Blood Tests

Engineered yogurt bacteria could make detecting colorectal cancer and other diseases as simple and cheap as a pregnancy test. MIT professor Sangeeta Bhatia is...

Eighty Percent of Bowel Cancers Halted with Existing Medicines

An international team of scientists has shown that more than 80 per cent of bowel cancers could be treated with existing drugs. The study...

Brain Tumor Cells Destroyed by Mitochondrial ‘Smart Bomb’

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling mitochondria, the cells' energy source, has passed early tests in animal models and human...

Cervical Cancer Symptoms Not Recognized by Young Women

New research from King's College London suggests that many women under 30 with cervical cancer are diagnosed more than 3 months after first having...

Newly Discovered Estrogen Pathway May Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown mechanism by which estrogen prepares cells to divide, grow and, in the case of estrogen-positive breast cancers, resist...

Detecting Early Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, MIT, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in...

Potential New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

  A synthetic derivative of vitamin D was found by Salk Institute researchers to collapse the barrier of cells shielding pancreatic tumors, making this seemingly...

Saffron Extracts: Potential Role in Prevention of Prostate Cancer

A new Italian study suggests that crocins, natural carotenoid chemical compounds found in saffron (Crocus sativus L.), and crocetin esters, which are produced in...

Berry Extract Boost Effectiveness of Pancreatic Cancer Therapy

A wild berry native to North America may strengthen the effectiveness of a chemotherapy drug commonly used to treat pancreatic cancer, according to new...

Simple Urine Test for Cervical Cancer Virus

Dread going for a smear test? A simple urine test can pick up the human papilloma virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer. Though it's...