New Research In Metastatic Cancer

Research 1 Retrospective Review of Chemotherapy Treatment for Locally Advanced and Metastatic Penile Cancer in the North West of England Aims: To examine current practices in the UK in the use of chemotherapy in advanced penile cancer and investigate the treatment outcomes of this group of patients. Study Design: Retrospective series. Place and Duration of Study: The study […]

“Unorthodox” AI Helps Identify Best Cancer Treatments

AlphaGo became the first household AI name by teaching itself to play the ancient Chinese game Go and then beating the world’s best human player. Self-driving cars use AI systems to learn to park or merge into traffic by practicing the maneuvers over and over until they get it right. It’s clear that AI programs are good at […]

Cancer drugs may help the liver recover from common painkiller overdoses

In mice given a toxic dose of acetaminophen, an anticancer medication kept liver cells alive Experimental anticancer drugs may help protect against liver damage caused by acetaminophen overdoses. In mice poisoned with the common painkiller, the drugs prevented liver cells from entering a sort of pre-death state known as senescence. The drugs also widened the treatment window: […]

What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

Many symptoms of leukemia in children are also symptoms of common, less serious childhood illnesses. Leukemia can be chronic, and the symptoms may develop slowly, or it can be acute, and the symptoms may appear very quickly. Childhood leukemia also affects teens. It is the most common type of cancer in children under the age of 15, according to the National […]

Hollings Cancer Center immunologist inducted into Association of American Physicians

Physician scientist and Hollings Cancer Center immunologist Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D., was inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). The prestigious honorary medical society, founded in 1885, serves as one of the nation’s leading professional organizations for physician scientists. Each year, nominees for membership undergo rigorous review and a competitive selection process. An expert […]

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

In the biggest study to analyze the genetics of prostate cancer, scientists find no fewer than 80 new potential drug targets. The project opens broad avenues for the design of new treatments. Extracting genetic data was, once upon a time, a cumbersome and incredibly time-consuming task. However, as technology continues to improve, the job has […]

Being more specific about ‘one-stop shops’ for non-specific cancer symptoms

What are the new ‘one-stop shops’ for less obvious cancer symptoms, and how is this service being developed and evaluated in Oxfordshire? GP and Clinical Researcher Dr Brian D Nicholson, from the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, is part of the team who developed the region’s pilot site, one of ten across the […]

Hemodynamic Forces Tune the Arrest, Adhesion, and Extravasation of Circulating Tumor Cells

Highlights   Arrest of circulating tumor cells occurs in blood vessels with permissive flow profiles pN-range adhesion forces favor rapid and stable intravascular adhesion Flow-mediated endothelial remodeling drives extravasation of tumor cells Summary Metastatic seeding is driven by cell-intrinsic and environmental cues, yet the contribution of biomechanics is poorly known. We aim to elucidate the […]

Awareness Of Cervical And Breast Cancer Screening Lacking In Indonesia

Scientists in Indonesia have reported that only one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, while only five percent of women are aware of breast cancer screening. AsianScientist (Nov. 29, 2017) – In a study presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Asia, scientists in Indonesia have reported that only […]