Study links vitamin D to lung cancer survival

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Recent research suggests vitamin D may be able to stop or prevent cancer. Now, a new study finds an enzyme that plays a role in metabolizing vitamin D can predict lung cancer survival.
The study, from researchers at the U…

Bacteria eyed for possible role in atherosclerosis

Dr. Emil Kozarov and a team of researchers at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine have identified specific bacteria that may have a key role in vascular pathogenesis, specifically atherosclerosis, or what is commonly referred to as “h…

Robotic surgery for head and neck cancer shows promise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Less-invasive robotic surgery for upper airway and digestive track malignant tumors is as effective as other minimally invasive surgical techniques based on patient function and survival, according to University of Alabama at Bi…

UNC-led team tests commonly used antibodies

If a strand of your DNA was stretched out completely, it would be more than six feet long. It’s hard to imagine that it can fit inside the nucleus of one of your cells, but that’s exactly how it works.
For much of the last century, scientists h…

Our normal genetics may influence cancer growth, too

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The genes we possess not only determine the color of our eyes and hair and how our bodies grow, they might also influence the changes that occur in tumors when we develop cancer.
A study by researchers at the Ohio State Universi…

Stress accelerates breast cancer progression in mice

Chronic stress acts as a sort of fertilizer that feeds breast cancer progression, significantly accelerating the spread of disease in animal models, researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found.
Researchers discovered that…

Targeted agent shows promise for chronic lymphoid leukemia

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James) have identified an experimental agent that targets chronic lymphocytic l…

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