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Blood test could provide rapid, accurate method of detecting solid cancers

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a...

Surprising new way to kill cancer cells

Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated that cancer cells – and not normal cells – can be killed by eliminating either the FAS receptor, also...

Disrupted sleep found to accelerate cancer growth in mice

Here’s another reason you might want to make sure you sleep well. Researchers from the University of Chicago and the University of Louisville have...

Using magnets and iron nanoparticles to cook cancer

A combination of iron-oxide nanoparticles and an alternating magnetic field, which together generate heat, have activated an immune system response to tumors in mice...

Scientists develop new nanoscale method to fight cancer

Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed an innovative cancer-fighting technique in which custom-designed nanoparticles carry chemotherapy drugs directly to tumor cells...

New computer model may aid personalized cancer care

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have developed a mathematical model to predict how a patient's tumor is likely to behave and which of several possible...

New drug for cancers caused by viruses

A new paper is the first to report that specialized fat (lipid) molecules, called sphingolipids, play a key role in the survival of aggressive...

One Protein, Two Personalities: New Mechanism of Cancer Spread

Cancer involves a breakdown of normal cell behavior. Cell reproduction and movement go haywire, causing tumors to grow and spread through the body. A new...

Investigational cancer drugs unintentionally may result in tumor growth

Researchers studying how cancer spreads into bone have made a surprising discovery that suggests several investigational anti-cancer therapies just entering the drug-development pipeline may...

Diabetes Drug May Help Lung Cancer Patients

Treating aggressive lung cancer with the diabetes drug metformin along with radiation and chemotherapy may slow tumor growth and recurrence, suggests new preliminary findings...

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