'Killer' immune cells destroy body cancer

immuneWashington, Aug 15 - A new research has suggested that immune cells, known as natural killer cells could help in hunting down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

The study showed that a protein called MCL-1 was vital for survival of natural killer cells.

Largest ever genomic study set to revolutionize cancer treatment

cancerWashington, Aug 08 - A new 'largest-of-its-kind' genomic study has offered a new cancer classification system, which could help provide different and better treatment to the patients.

Weight loss surgery may help lower cancer risk amongst obese people

Weight loss surgeryWashington, June 5 - Researchers have said that weight loss surgery could also help reduce the risk of cancer to rates almost similar to those of people of normal weight.

Revealed: How cancer cells spread

Revealed: How cancer cells spreadNew York, May 26 : The migration of cancer cells from the primary tumour to nearby tissues and organs is regulated by a signalling pathway in a finely orchestrated manner, researchers have discovered.

Most complications in cancer treatment arise from the spread of cancer to distant tissues and organs, rather than from the primary tumour itself.

Why eating processed meat can be cancerous for certain people

processed meatWashington, Apr 19 - A new study has found that a common genetic variant that affects one in three people, appears to significantly increase the risk of colorectal cancer from the consumption of processed meat. The study of over 18,000 people from the US, Canada, Australia and Europe represents the first large-scale genome-wide analysis of genetic variants and dietary patterns that may help explain more of the risk factors for colorectal cancer.

Third-hand smoke compound damages DNA, ups cancer risk

smokeWashington, Mar 23 - Scientists have revealed that one compound from "third-hand smoke," which forms when second-hand smoke reacts with indoor air, damages DNA and sticks to it in a way that could potentially cause cancer.

Caffeine mixed with gold may fight cancer: Study

Caffeine mixed with gold may fight cancer: StudyLondon, Feb 27 - Do you see any connection between gold and caffeine? If combined, these two can become a potential tool in fighting cancer, a study showed.

Researchers put the two together into certain configurations to see whether the new caffeine-based gold compounds could selectively stop cancer cells from growing without hurting other cells.

33 new genes behind onset of cancer uncovered

33 new genes behind onset of cancer uncoveredWashington, Jan. 25 : A research team has found many new cancer genes - expanding the list of known genes tied to these cancers by 25 percent.

Diabetes linked to higher liver cancer risk

DiabetesWashington, Dec 09 - A new study has found that diabetes was associated with an increased risk for developing a type of liver cancer called hepatocellular carcinoma.

New cancer drug shows promise for treating deadly disease

cancer drugWashington, Dec. 7 - A new study has presented very promising results for the treatment of the cancer form multiple myeloma.

Multiple myeloma is a life-threatening disease and there is a dire medical need for new therapies, especially for the patients whose tumour cells have become resistant to the conventional drugs.

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