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New diagnosis of ovarian cancer are expected to surpass 22,000 in 2017, according to the American Cancer Society. The fifth-most deadly cancer among women, ovarian cancer is No. 1 among cancers of the female reproductive system. The ACS estimates about 15,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year. What makes it so deadly is […]

Based on the latest SEER statistics from the National Cancer Institute, there were an estimated 1,177,556 people living with colorectal cancer in the United States in 2013. Colon and rectum cancer represents 8 percent of all new cancer cases in the U.S., and about 4 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with colon and […]

As immunotherapy gains traction in the fight against cancer, researchers continue to probe the benefits of adoptive T cells. In 2015, a team of scientists from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine infused specific cytotoxic T cells into cancer patients with the goal of recognizing, targeting, and destroying tumor cells. [1] Now, researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer […]

We’ve all heard of our biological clock. For some, it may tick at a fast clip while others’ will tock at a more leisurely pace. Our biological clock drives circadian rhythms — physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle. Circadian rhythms respond primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. They […]

Researchers have discovered a way to tag cancer cells of tumors that are difficult to target because they lack suitable receptors. The team — including scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and research centers in China — suggest that their approach, which they tested in mice, could lead to new targeted therapies for […]

The Department of Occupational Medicine at Aarhus University in Denmark has concluded that styrene may cause cancer in humans. Styrene is a colorless liquid that evaporates easily. In its pure form, styrene has a sweet smell. Manufactured styrene may contain aldehydes, which give it a sharp, unpleasant odor. Styrene is widely used to make plastics […]

Researchers at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto have discovered that innate lymphoid cells inhibit the body’s immune response to fight cancer. This is important because it may lead to a better understanding of why patients do or do not respond to immune therapies. “We’ve uncovered a potential new approach to modulate immune response […]

Scientists have linked the risk of developing chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) to the inheritance of nine regions of DNA, five of which help white blood cells fight disease. The research sheds fresh light on the causes of CLL and could lead researchers to new targeted drugs for the disease, or help in selecting existing immunotherapy […]

Researchers at Rockefeller University have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. In order to function, cells need to turn instructions encoded in their DNA into protein. They do so in two major steps: DNA is transcribed into a molecule called messenger RNA; […]

A Cancer Research UK-funded study has determined that the combination of two chemotherapy drugs — gemcitabine and capecitabine — should be the new standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients who have had surgery to remove their tumor. The results were published in The Lancet. Twenty-nine percent of patients given the drug combination lived for […]