Grace Li

Breast cancer: Hormone therapy may only put some cells to ‘sleep’

Why does breast cancer sometimes recur after treatment? A new study suggests that in part, the answer may lie in the effect of adjuvant hormone therapy on some cancer cells. Luca Magnani, who is a principal research fellow in the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London in the United…...

Read more

Synthetic biologists extend functional life of cancer fighting circuitry in microbes

Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a method to significantly extend the life of gene circuits used to instruct microbes to do things such as produce and deliver drugs, break down chemicals and serve as environmental sensors. Most of the circuits that synthetic biologists insert into…...

Read more

Harvard Study Say Cannabis May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

Marijuana has long been used to manage pain from cancer treatments. The study from Harvard’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is different because it discovered cannabis might go beyond treatment for cancer-related pain and nausea. The study found that flavonoids in cannabis show potential in slowing pancreatic cancer tumor growth and stopping the…...

Read more

Removing cancer’s protective barrier could boost immunotherapy treatments

Scientists may have found a way to pull down the protective wall that surrounds tumors, potentially re-exposing them to the killing power of the immune system and immunotherapy treatments, according to a study part funded by Cancer Research UK and published in EBioMedicine. Although this is early research in the lab,…...

Read more

Flavonoid-rich diet protects against cancer and heart disease, study finds

Researchers from ECU’s School of Medical and Health Sciences analysed data from the Danish Diet, Cancer and Health cohort that assessed the diets of 53,048 Danes over 23 years. They found that people who habitually consumed moderate to high amounts of foods rich in flavonoids, compounds found in plant-based foods…...

Read more

The Lancet: A link between different forms of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer

An international collaboration, using data from more than 100,000 women with breast cancer from 58 epidemiological studies worldwide, has found that using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and that some increased risk persists for more than a decade after use stops. The…...

Read more

Nerves could be key to pancreatic cancer spread

A couple of molecules that nerve cells use to grow during development could help explain why the most common pancreatic cancers are so difficult to contain and for patients to survive, a new study led by Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers suggests. The findings could lead to new ways to…...

Read more

WPI researchers create cancer-detecting chip

A mechanical engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and his research team believe they have discovered a revolutionary new way to detect cancer. Balaji Panchapakesan said their liquid biopsy chip has been 100% effective in finding breast or lung cancer in more than a dozen patients in early tests, and…...

Read more

Prostate cancer MRI scans: is the NHS ready?

All men with suspected prostate cancer should be offered a specialist MRI scan when they’re referred to the hospital in England, before a biopsy. And it’s a decision that prostate cancer expert Professor Mark Emberton is extremely happy about. Read the original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/05/09/prostate-cancer-mri-scans-is-the-nhs-ready/...

Read more

News digest – NHS staff shortages, HPV vaccine in Rwanda, prostate cancer guidelines and sunscreen chemicals

Read about this week News Digest’s cancer research breakthrough headlines including National screening programs, a new drug for aggressive childhood brain cancer, HPV vaccination in Rwanda, and more. Original article at: https://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2019/05/11/news-digest-nhs-staff-shortages-hpv-vaccine-in-rwanda-prostate-cancer-guidelines-and-sunscreen-chemicals/...

Read more