Despite improved knowledge of the molecular alterations in SCC, little is understood about how the alterations contribute to the development of the cancer and how potential vulnerabilities could be exploited to treat the disease. Researchers in Moffitt Cancer Center's Lung Cancer Center of Excellence took a closer look at SCC tumors to determine if their characteristics had an impact on patient outcomes. The findings were published today in Nature Communications.
Electromagnetic fields might help prevent some breast cancers from spreading to other parts of the body, new research has found. The study showed that low intensity electromagnetic fields hindered the mobility of specific breast cancer cells by preventing the formation of long, thin extensions at the edge of a migrating cancer cell.
A crucial signaling pathway that can tell the immune system to fight off cancer can also be co-opted by cancer cells to put the brakes on the immune system.
MD Anderson researchers find tumor microbiome influences immune response and patient survival in pancreatic cancer. Study points to fecal transplant as possible treatment.
A new study from American Cancer Society investigators finds cancer survivors in high deductible health plans were more likely to report delaying or foregoing care.
New data suggest that people who have a parent, sibling, or child with blood cancer have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with the disease.
A comprehensive functional analysis of TP53 mutations in human leukemia may refute a working hypothesis -- primarily based on mouse studies -- that missense mutations confer new cancer-causing functions to the p53 tumor suppressor protein; the new study instead suggests that these mutations exert a 'dominant-negative' effect that reduces the cancer-suppressing activity of wild-type p53, the authors say.
An analysis of published studies found that Nordic walking -- a low impact aerobic activity consisting in walking with poles -- can benefit patients with breast cancer by having a positive impact on swelling, physical fitness, disability, and quality of life.
In an analysis of information on 10,463 UK patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer from 2006 to 2013, patients under the age of 50 years were more likely to initially experience non-specific symptoms before being referred to cancer specialists.
Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. The findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer.