Global Cancer News

Newfound protein may prevent viral infection, herpes-induced cancer

Anne Li A human protein has been identified that could prevent cancer by restricting a type of herpes virus from replicating. Most people are infected by several herpes viruses by the time they reach adulthood.…

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Cancer drug leads to ‘drastic decrease’ in HIV infection in lung cancer patient

Anne Li The first evidence that a cancer drug may be able to eradicate HIV-infected cells in humans has now been revealed by researchers. They report that while treating an HIV-infected lung cancer patient with…

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Genetic link found between the immune system and lymphoma

Anne Li People who inherit genetic changes which alter the function of their immune system are at increased risk of developing Hodgkin lymphoma, a major new study reports. Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research,…

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Oral microbiota indicates link between periodontal disease, esophageal cancer

Anne Li An analysis of bacteria present in the mouth showed that some types of bacteria that lead to periodontal disease were associated with higher risk of esophageal cancer, explains Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, an associate…

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HPV vaccine is effective, safe 10 years after it’s given, study shows

Anne Li A decade of data on hundreds of boys and girls who received the HPV vaccine indicates the vaccine is safe and effective long term in protecting against the most virulent strains of the…

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