Cancer

Men with certain form of baldness at 45 likelier to develop aggressive prostate cancer

MenWashington, Sept 16 - A new research has revealed that men with moderate baldness affecting both the front and the crown of their head at the age of 45 have 40 percent higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer later in life than their non-bald counterparts.

The research from Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial indicated that there was no significant link between other patterns of baldness and prostate cancer risk.

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Tomato-rich diet reduces risk of prostate cancer by nearly 20pc

Tomato-rich diet reduces risk of prostate cancer by nearly 20pcWashington, August 28 - A new study has found that men who take over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 percent lower risk of developing prostate cancer.

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Obesity can increase risk of developing 'common cancers'

Obesity can increase risk of developing 'common cancers'London, Aug 14 - A new study has suggested that being overweight or obese is associated with developing common cancers like develop cancer of the liver, colon, ovaries, and post-menopausal breast cancer.

Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran, who led the research, said that there was a lot of variation in the effect of BMI on different cancers, the BBC reported.

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New cell study might help fight cancer

New cell study might help fight cancerWashington, July 21 : A new cell study has mapped one of the most important proteins in cell division that has a fundamental process in life and the development of cancer, which might also help fight against it.

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Is Cancer avoidable at older age?

Is Cancer avoidable at older age?Washington, July 15 - Cancer might be avoided as one grows older as it apparently decreases with age, according to the researchers.

Professor James P. Brody of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, said that most cancers had a characteristic age at which they occurred and testicular cancers mostly occurred from age 25-40, bone sarcomas in the teens.

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`Third-hand` ciggie smoke that clings to furniture could cause cancer

`Third-hand` ciggie smoke that clings to furniture could cause cancerMelbourne, May 31 - Researchers have said that stale cigarette smoke that clings to furniture, carpets, walls could lead to cancer, new research suggests.

Dubbed "third-hand smoke", Cancer Council Queensland said that this happens when second-hand smoke exhaled by the cigarette users reacts with indoor air and clings to things inside your homes, News. com. au reported.

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Even cancer looks at your status before striking: Study

Even cancer looks at your status before striking: StudyNew York, May 27 : While cancer strikes the rich and poor alike, socioeconomic status may influence the type of cancer a person may develop, a study indicated.

Certain cancers are more concentrated in areas with high poverty, while other cancers arise more often in wealthy regions, the study said.

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How cancer cells spread

How cancer cells spreadWashington, May 26 - Researchers have found a signaling pathway in cancer cells that controls their ability to invade nearby tissues in a finely orchestrated manner.

To migrate from a primary tumor, a cancer cell must first break through surrounding connective tissue known as the extracellular matrix (ECM). The cancer cell does so by forming short-lived invadopodia--foot-like protrusions these cells use to invade.

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Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cells

Modified measles virus can help destroy cancer cellsWashington, May 19 - Researchers have revealed that a clinical trial where cancer cells were targeted by modified version of the measles virus has shown positive early results.

The trial suggests that when the modified virus was given to patients with multiple myeloma, a rare cancer affecting white blood cells in bone marrow specifically they reduced the tumor, the Verge reported.

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Pancreatic cancer's 'Achilles heel' identified

Pancreatic cancer's 'Achilles heel' identifiedWashington, May 2 - Researchers have reported that inhibiting a single protein completely shuts down growth of pancreatic cancer, a highly lethal disease with no effective therapy.

Their study demonstrates in animal models and in human cancer cells that while suppressing Yap-associated protein (Yap) did not prevent pancreatic cancer from first developing, it stopped any further growth.

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Aspirin can lower colorectal cancer risks for people with specific gene

AspirinWashington, April 24 - A new study has revealed that aspirin can lower colon cancer risk among people with high levels of a specific type of gene.

The researchers found that individuals whose colons had high levels of a specific gene product, 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase (15-PGDH) RNA, dramatically reduce their chances of developing colorectal cancer by taking aspirin, while analgesic provided no benefit to individuals whose colons showed low levels of 15-PGDH.

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Severe sleep apnea could up risk of stroke, cancer and death

Severe sleep apnea could up risk of stroke, cancer and deathWashington, April 15 - Researchers have linked moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea to an increased risk of stroke, cancer and death.

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Virus-fighting genes linked to breast cancer mutations

Virus-fighting genes linked to breast cancer mutationsWashington, April 14 - Researchers have found evidence that confirms the role of a group of virus-fighting genes in cancer development.

The APOBEC family of genes control enzymes that are believed to have evolved in humans to fight off viral infections. Scientists have speculated that these enzymes are responsible for a very distinct signature of mutations that is present in approximately half of all cancer types.

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Severity of prostate cancer undermined in half of tests

Severity of prostate cancer undermined in half of testsLondon, Apr 12 - Scientists have revealed that prostate cancer tests, which predict how aggressive a tumour is, underestimate the severity of the disease in half of the cases.

In the study of 847 men with prostate cancer, 209 out of the 415 who were initially told their cancer was slow-growing, were found to have a more aggressive form of the disease, the BBC reported.

And for almost a third of the 415 men, it had spread beyond the prostate.

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New drug could help revolutionize cancer treatment

New drug could help revolutionize cancer treatmentWashington, March 26 - Researchers have developed a new drug which can manipulate the body's natural signalling and energy systems, allowing the body to attack and shut down cancerous cells.

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Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancer

Diabetes linked to pancreatic cancerWashington, Mar 23 - Researchers from the University of Melbourne have found a link between pancreatic cancer and diabetes.

In the new study, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data from 1973 to 2013 to conclude there was a time-dependent link between being diagnosed with diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

A review of 88 international studies to date, is the largest analysis on the topic published.

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Scientists discover origin of bad fat linked to heart disease and cancer

Scientists discover origin of bad fat linked to heart disease and cancerLondon, Mar. 10 - Scientists have discovered origin of the "bad" kind of fat found in the body that's linked with heart disease, cancer and other serious obesity-related illnesses, even though people carrying it can look slim.

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Your grandma's poor diet could up your colon cancer risk

poor dietWashington, Mar 3 - What grandmother ate might increase your risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Will a multi-generational exposure to a western type diet increase offspring's chance of developing colon cancer? Will cancer-fighting agents, like green tea, help combat that increased risk?

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New nanoscale method to help in fight against cancer

New nanoscale method to help in fight against cancerWashington, March 2 - Researchers have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells and release their cargo when triggered by a two-photon laser in the infrared red wavelength.

Light-activated drug delivery holds promise for treating cancer because it give doctors control over precisely when and where in the body drugs are released.

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Women at high risk of ovarian cancer urged to have surgery by age 35

Women at high risk of ovarian cancer urged to have surgery by age 35Wellington, Feb 26 : A new research suggests that for women who carry a notorious cancer gene and need to remove healthy ovaries through surgery, may benefit most from having the operation as young as 35.

Women who inherit either of two faulty BRCA genes were at much higher risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer than other women, and at younger ages.

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Now, 'Pied Piper highway of death' technique to treat cancer

Now, 'Pied Piper highway of death' technique to treat cancerWashington, Feb 18 : Georgia Tech researchers have come up with a " Pied Piper" approach to treating cancer, as they engineer artificial pathways to lure malignant cells to their death, instead of relying on drugs to kill tumors.

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Black raspberry candies can help in fight against cancer

Black raspberry candies can help in fight against cancerWashington, Feb. 17 - Researchers have developed novel black raspberry-based functional foods that can withstand the rigors of a large-scale cancer prevention trial.

Black raspberries- not to be confused with the more recognizable red variety - have piqued the interest of cancer scientists in the last decade due to research showing they have distinct antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that appear to inhibit tumor growth.

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Poor-quality sleep along with frequent awakenings accelerates cancer growth

Poor-quality sleep along with frequent awakenings accelerates cancer growthWashington, Jan. 28 - A new study has revealed that poor-quality sleep marked by frequent awakenings can speed cancer growth, increase tumor aggressiveness and dampen the immune system's ability to control or eradicate early cancers.

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Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to reality

Genomic study of cervical cancer brings disease cure closer to realityWashington, Dec. 26 - A team of researchers has completed a comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two patient populations and has identified recurrent genetic mutations not previously found in the disease, including at least one for which targeted treatments have been approved for other forms of cancer.

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New method for treating pancreatic cancer developed

pancreatic cancerWashington, Dec 21 - Researchers have developed a possible new method for treating pancreatic cancer which enables the body's immune system to attack and kill cancer cells.

The method uses a drug which breaks down the protective barrier surrounding pancreatic cancer tumours, enabling cancer-attacking T cells to get through. The drug is used in combination with an antibody that blocks a second target, which improves the activity of these T cells.

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