Cancer

A recent study that looked at nonprofit research funding for different types of cancer found that some of the most common (and most deadly) cancers receive far less money than others, which can directly affect research, drug development, and patient education. New research finds that lung cancer is one of the conditions that receive the
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Cannabidiol, or CBD, and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, are two of many different cannabinoids present in marijuana. When in the body, CBD and THC interact with cannabinoid receptors to help treat or limit the effects of various conditions. There are hundreds of cannabinoid receptors throughout the human body that cause specific physiological effects. Potential uses of
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Prostate cancer is still very difficult to catch and treat early. Now, some researchers are looking for answers in the bacterial communities of prostate fluid. Could the microbiome offer a new way to approach prostate cancer? The microbiome is big news. Bacteria have taken center stage in the world of medical research. The microbiome is
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By using a new technique that disguises anticancer drugs as fats, researchers have managed to safely deliver much higher doses of the drugs than usual to the site of cancer tumors in mouse models. A new ‘disguise’ method could allow researchers to safely deliver much higher anticancer drug doses to tumors. “It’s like a Trojan
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New research presents a complex electronic device as a possible new, efficient, simple, and cost-effective way of detecting bladder cancer in its early stages and monitoring people living with bladder cancer. New research suggests that cutting-edge electronic devices can help doctors diagnose early stage bladder cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimate that bladder cancer
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A new study of recent trends in colorectal cancer in the United States confirms that rates among those under the age of 50 years are rising. The findings also reveal that diagnoses of colorectal cancer in younger adults are more likely to be of advanced disease. New research finds that the rate of young people
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High-grade serous ovarian cancer is the most common form of ovarian cancer. In most people, the cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy and returns. Now, a new study raises hopes for a different kind of treatment. New research may improve the outlook for people with ovarian cancer. Working with cell cultures, researchers found that an enzyme
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Chemotherapy treatment for people who have advanced bowel cancer and a particular genetic mutation is commonly ineffective. A combination of three different drugs could be the key to improved treatment. New research reveals the power of triple therapy when it comes to tackling aggressive bowel cancer. The outlook for people with standard bowel cancer —
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Many of us are scared or repulsed by “minibeasts,” such as insects and spiders. We often view such critters as pests, but these tiny creatures could hold the secret to better health and therapies. In this Spotlight feature, we explain how three “creepy crawlies” may revolutionize health research. This Spotlight feature explains how three critters
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The ability to program living cells to behave in specific ways under certain conditions is creating new opportunities in medicine. A recent mouse study in which researchers programmed bacteria to help fight cancer is an example. Scientists were able to reprogram bacteria and use them in the fight against cancer. Some tumors thrive and spread
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A few years ago, scientists in Sweden sparked a heated debate when they published research suggesting that taking antioxidant supplements, such as vitamin E, could make cancer more invasive. Their revelations challenged the belief that antioxidants can help fight cancer. New research shows how antioxidants fuel the spread of lung cancer. Now, two independent Cell
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New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. The findings could help treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive. New research suggests that the drug metformin may be the key to tackling triple-negative breast cancer.
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