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Molecule may prevent spread of ovarian cancer

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…

Colorectal cancer on the rise among young Americans

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…

Adoptive T cell ‘clones’ advancing immunotherapy

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…

Scientists tag cancer cells that lack suitable receptors

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…

Occupational styrene exposure may cause cancer

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…

Innate lymphoid cells may be key to immune therapies

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…

Research sheds fresh light on the causes of CLL

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…

Protein distortion may be linked to skin cancer

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…

UK offers new standard to treat pancreatic cancer

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…

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