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Study reveals how Y-box binding protein 1 promotes cancer metastasis

Study reveals how Y-box binding protein 1 promotes cancer metastasis

YB1 triggers cell invasion and cancermetastasis by regulating the miRNA200/205b-ZEB axis. Credit: LIU Xiumei and CHEN Di Metastasis of cancer is the main cause of cancer relevant death as well as the main challenge of cancer treatment. Recently, a group led by Prof. Piao Hailong from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the …

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New radiopharmaceutical shows therapeutic efficacy in preclinical model of ovarian cancer

New radiopharmaceutical shows therapeutic efficacy in preclinical model of ovarian cancer

Preclinical trials of a new radiopharmaceutical to treat ovarian cancer have produced successful results, dramatically limiting tumor growth and decreasing tumor mass. Designed specifically for ovarian cancers that are resistant to traditional therapies, the new radiopharmaceutical can be produced in 25 minutes at low cost, which leads to better efficiency compared with alternative methods. This …

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Promising ovarian cancer treatment proves effective and efficient

Promising ovarian cancer treatment proves effective and efficient

Bioluminescence images overlayed with pictures of representative mice implanted intraperitoneally with luciferase-positive ovarian cancer cells (SKOV3) before and after treatment with Pb-214-TCMC-trastuzumab. Credit: Abdullah Metebi, PhD Student at the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, Michigan State University. Preclinical trials of a new radiopharmaceutical to treat ovarian cancer have produced successful results, dramatically limiting …

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Genetic testing could be appropriate for all motor neuron disease patients, regardless of family history

How does COVID-19 affect patients with cancer? Largest U.S. study shares first results

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers analyzing national data from more than 63,000 patients with cancer and a positive COVID-19 diagnosis report an increased risk of death among those who were older, male, had a higher number of comorbidities, and had hematologic cancers and recent chemotherapy treatments. …

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Study sheds light on treatment options for devastating childhood brain cancer

Study sheds light on treatment options for devastating childhood brain cancer

A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides new guidance on the treatment of medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain cancer. Some aspects of radiation therapy may be reduced while still providing effective treatment. Shown is a proton therapy plan for a patient with medulloblastoma. An extra “boost” radiation dose to …

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Identifying genomic subtypes of pancreatic cancer from histology slides using AI-based tool

Identifying genomic subtypes of pancreatic cancer from histology slides using AI-based tool

AP-HP Greater Paris University Hospitals, the leading European clinical trial center with the largest amount of healthcare data in France dedicated to research and Owkin, a startup pioneering Federated Learning and AI technologies for medical research and clinical development, announced the recent results of their ongoing strategic collaboration at ASCO 2021. The abstract and poster …

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Cancer experts answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines

Cancer experts answer questions about COVID-19 vaccines

A transmission electron micrograph of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (UK B.1.1.7 variant), isolated from a patient sample and cultivated in cell culture. Credit: NIAID The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) today announced the publication of new guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for people with cancer, intended to clear up confusion for patients and caregivers. The new four-page …

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Drug commonly used as antidepressant helps fight cancer in mice

Drug commonly used as antidepressant helps fight cancer in mice

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A class of drug called monoamine oxidase inhibitors is commonly prescribed to treat depression; the medications work by boosting levels of serotonin, the brain’s “happiness hormone.” A new study by UCLA researchers suggests that those drugs, commonly known as MAOIs, might have another health benefit: helping the immune system attack cancer. …

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What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

What the new colorectal cancer screening guidelines mean to you

Cancer — Histopathologic image of colonic carcinoid. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Screening for colorectal cancer is now recommended for all people, beginning at age 45 rather than 50. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently updated its guidelines to begin screening five years earlier because of the increase in younger people developing colorectal cancer. “What …

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MRI-guided focused ultrasound advances brain and cancer research

MRI-guided focused ultrasound advances brain and cancer research

By 2034, nearly one-quarter of Americans will have reached retirement age, according to the United States Census Bureau. But as people age, the brain becomes more susceptible to developing disorders, such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, and tumors. Clinicians and researchers are looking to emerging noninvasive ways to interact with living brain tissue that can …

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