Cancer

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.

Gut bacteria linked to colorectal cancer

Gut bacteriaWashington, Dec. 7 - Researchers have discovered that colorectal cancer patients had fewer beneficial bacteria and more harmful bacteria than people without the disease.

Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, assistant professor of population health, and a member of NYU Cancer Institute, who led the study, said that the findings are important as identification of these microbes may open the door for colorectal cancer prevention and treatment.

Biomarker that can accurately predict recurrence of prostate cancer identified

Biomarker that can accurately predict recurrence of prostate cancer identifiedWashington, Dec 06 - Researchers have identified a biomarker for a cellular switch that accurately predicts which prostate cancer patients are likely to have their cancer recur or spread.

New stem cell breakthrough brings prostate cancer cure closer to reality

stem cellWashington, Dec 02 - Researchers have found that prostate cancer can develop in one type of stem cell, then evolve to be maintained by a stem cell that looks very different, making prostate cancer stem cells a "moving target" for treatments.

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