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Cervical cancer deadlier than revealed

Cervical cancer is deadlier than previously thought, concluded research published in the journal Cancer. Previous estimates of cervical cancer death rates did not account for women who had their cervixes removed in hysterectomy procedures, which…

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…

Study: Blood-borne MDSC suppress immune system

Cancer cells have developed a multitude of mechanisms that allow them to evade destruction by the immune system. One of these escape mechanisms involves an immune cell called myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC). A study led…

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…

SPNS2 identified as possible key to metastasis

Sphingolipid Transporter 2 (SPNS2) is a protein-coding gene. A team of researchers at Sanger Institute in Cambridge report that it also led to a three-quarters reduction in tumors spreading to the lungs. [1] “We’ve learned…

NASA cancer research

NASA algorithms to pinpoint common cancer biomarkers

Space.com’s Samantha Mathewson reports that advanced cancer research is calling on techniques used by NASA scientists who analyze satellite imagery to find commonalities among stars, planets, and galaxies in space. Scientists from NASA’s Jet Propulsion…

Monsanto cannot say Roundup does not cause cancer

Monsanto may be the boogeyman after all. On March 10, the chemical monolith lost a court challenge to keep glyphosate off California’s public list of cancer-causing chemicals. Now, there is physical evidence Monsanto and an…

Pediatric brain cancer

Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer

Brain cancer is the deadliest childhood cancer in the United States, now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer, The Associated Press reports. Government…

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