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Peter Adams and Gerald Shadel receive NIH grant to explore the link between aging and liver cancer

Peter Adams and Gerald Shadel receive NIH grant to explore the link between aging and liver cancer

Sanford Burnham Prebys professor Peter D. Adams, Ph.D., who directs the Aging, Cancer and Immuno-oncology Program and Salk Institute professor Gerald Shadel, Ph.D., who directs the San Diego Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging, have been awarded a grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for $13 million, funding …

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Insights from our genome and epigenome will help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

Insights from our genome and epigenome will help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In 2020, an estimated 10 million people lost their lives to cancer. This devastating disease is underpinned by changes to our DNA—the instruction manual for all our cells. It has been 20 years since scientists first unveiled the sequence of the human genome. This momentous achievement was followed by major technological …

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Artificial intelligence tool improves accuracy of breast cancer imaging

Artificial intelligence tool improves accuracy of breast cancer imaging

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A computer program trained to see patterns among thousands of breast ultrasound images can aid physicians in accurately diagnosing breast cancer, a new study shows. When tested separately on 44,755 already completed ultrasound exams, the artificial intelligence (AI) tool improved radiologists’ ability to correctly identify the disease by 37 percent and …

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COVID-19 mortality rates in people with cancer not showing same reduction as those with no history of cancer

COVID-19 mortality rates in people with cancer not showing same reduction as those with no history of cancer

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A large prospective study of COVID-19 outcomes in people with a history of cancer has found that hospital mortality rates do not appear to have reduced over time, unlike those for people with no history of cancer. The findings from the Clinical Characterisation Protocol (CCP) CANCER-UK study—which is led by Liverpool …

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At my hospital, over 95% of COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated

COVID-overwhelmed hospitals postpone cancer care and other treatment

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain It’s a bad time to get sick in Oregon. That’s the message from some doctors, as hospitals fill up with COVID-19 patients and other medical conditions go untreated. Charlie Callagan looked perfectly healthy sitting outside recently on his deck in the smoky summer air in the small Rogue Valley town of …

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Russia allows booster shots 6 months after vaccination

COVID vaccines do protect patients with cancer

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The long-awaited confirmation of the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccination in patients with cancer has arrived, on time to be disseminated to a global audience at the annual congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology, the leading professional society for medical oncology. With a multitude of studies supporting similar conclusions still …

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Researchers develop new method to track the development of cancer cells

Researchers develop new method to track the development of cancer cells

Changes in individual cancer cells over time may explain why brain tumours develop so differently, and why some cancer cells are resistant to certain treatments. To track the development of cancer cells, researchers at Uppsala University have devised a new method that, in the long term, may make it easier to develop new, effective drug …

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UK kids with cancer face funding lottery for fertility preservation services

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Children and young people with cancer in the UK face something of a funding lottery for services to preserve their fertility, with specialist treatment centers heavily reliant on charities to stump up the cash needed, particularly in England, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the Archives of Disease …

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Cancer shortens lifespan in transplant recipients

Cancer shortens lifespan in transplant recipients

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health People who have received organ transplants face an elevated risk of developing cancer, primarily due to immunosuppression from medications to prevent organ rejection, as well as underlying medical conditions. An important unresolved question relates to the contribution of cancer to years of life lost among …

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R37 MERIT Award supports innovative ovarian cancer research

R37 MERIT Award supports innovative ovarian cancer research

One of the most impactful advancements during the past decade in treating ovarian cancer is the use of PARP inhibitors (short for poly adenosine diphosphate-ribose polymerase). PARP inhibitors are a type of cancer drug that blocks the PARP enzyme from helping to repair DNA damage in cancer cells. PARP inhibitors are an important ovarian cancer …

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