Grace Li

Boosting Dendritic Cells Helps the Immune System Find Pancreatic Cancer

Dendritic cells are part of the immune system’s first line of defense against cancer and infections and is often used in immunotherapy to treat lung cancer. The question in study here is why immunotherapy tends to be more effective in treating lung cancer than pancreatic cancer and the answer may,…...

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PSMA PET-CT Accurately Detects Prostate Cancer Spread, Trial Shows

Traditionally, the most commonly used method of prostate cancer imaging is the CT scan or bone scan. The new use of PSMA PET-CT proved to be substantially more likely to detect metastatic tumors in men with prostate cancer than the standard imaging approach. The FDA hasn’t approached any PSMA-targeted imaging…...

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For Women with Breast Cancer, Regular Exercise May Improve Survival

A new study conducted by Rikki Cannioto, Ph.D., Ed.D., of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY adds to the existing evidence linking physical activity with longer survival in women diagnosed with high-risk breast cancer. Women with breast cancer who met the minimum physical activity guidelines both before diagnosis…...

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COVID-19: Fighting viruses with viruses

Dr. Alan Parker’s team at Cardiff University is studying how we can pit one viral threat against another and use viruses to destroy cancer cells. The idea of immunotherapy is not completely new, but the idea of utilizing the COVID-19 virus to hung and destroy cancer cells and novel. See…...

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Breast and ovarian cancer drug effective in advanced prostate cancer

Cancer drug olaparib, originally licensed to treat some breast and ovarian cancers have been found to be effective in treating some men with advanced prostate cancer. The drug is designed to take advantage of a weakness in some prostate cancers’ability to prepare damaged DNA. Read full details at: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1911440...

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News digest – 15-minute prostate test, COVID-19 AI database, CAR T cell therapy and cancer ancestry links

This week the News digest reports on a test that identifies prostate cancer ‘in under 15 minutes’, cancer drug database adapted fro COVID-19, study that suggests more people with lymphoma could benefit form CAR T cell therapy, and that cancer type is specific to ancestry. Read original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2020/05/16/news-digest-15-minute-prostate-test-covid-19-ai-database-car-t-cell-therapy-and-cancer-ancestry-links/...

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Coronavirus: Ohio State study to see if pandemic affected cancer treatment

The coronavirus is affecting us all in many different ways, including our lifestyles and health care routines. A group of Ohio State University researchers will be conducting a survey to see how much COVID-19 has impacted the ability of Ohioans to seek testing and treatment for cancer, how much it…...

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Gut bacteria may boost cancer therapy by colonizing tumors

A study in mice suggests that by infiltrating tumors and ramping up the body’s immune response, a type of gut bacteria could be a valuable ally in cancer treatment. The authors of the new study note that certain bacteria have also demonstrated the ability to improve the efficacy of cancer…...

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Proton therapy as effective as standard radiation with fewer side effects

Cancer patients who receive high-tech proton therapy experience similar cure rates and fewer serious side effects compared with those who undergo traditional X-ray radiation therapy, according to a study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.…...

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A quarter of cancer patients experience avoidable delay to diagnosis

One in four cancer patients experienced a delay to their diagnosis that could have been avoided, according to a new study by Cancer Research UK. It found that nearly 3,400 of 14,300 patients experienced a delay that could have been avoided. Half of these patients waited around two months longer to…...

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