Protein 'jailbreak' helps breast cancer cells live
If the fight against breast cancer were a criminal investigation, then the proteins survivin, HDAC6, CBP, and CRM1 would be among the shadier figures. In that vein, a study to be published in the March 30 ...
Astrobiology meets cancer research
(PhysOrg.com) -- In an interplanetary meeting of the minds, astrobiologists and oncologists have worked together to provide new insights into the origins of cancer, which remains a major killer despite the ...
Researchers search for defective gene in 5-in-1 million case
When she was 8 years old, Rachel Ducusin had sore throats all the time, and a swelling on the right side of her neck.
More candor urged in care of dying cancer patients
(AP) -- Patients don't want to hear that they're dying and doctors don't want to tell them. But new guidance for the nation's cancer specialists says they should be upfront and do it far sooner.
New treatment in sight for ovarian cancer
In the future, women with metastatic ovarian cancer could be treated with a radioactive substance that can seek and destroy tumour cells. An initial study in patients conducted jointly by the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University ...
Radiation costs vary widely by delivery, study finds
When cancer spreads to the bone, radiation treatments can help relieve the pain caused by the tumor. But how best to deliver the radiation may vary widely from one oncologist to the next.
Targeting tumors: Research has led to lifesaving breast cancer treatments
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Rita Mehta's research has led to more effective breast cancer treatments, with lifesaving results.
Medical physicists describe hybrid Linac-MRI system
Canadian scientists at the University of Alberta's Cross Cancer Institute are developing a new technology that integrates two existing medical devices -- medical linear accelerators, or "linacs," which produce powerful X-rays ...
Childhood cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials need clearer communication about their role
A small study of children with cancer enrolled in therapeutic clinical research trials shows that they don't fully understand what physicians and parents tell them about their participation, nor do they feel they are genuinely ...
A primer on aspirating breast lumps
A patient with a breast lump that has no features suggesting cancer should still be immediately evaluated, according to a primer for physicians in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
Few breast cancer surgeons follow quality of care standards, study finds
Most breast cancer surgeons' practices do not follow standards associated with the best quality of care, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. These standards ...
Minn. parents agree to let son undergo chemo
(AP) -- The parents of a Minnesota boy who refused chemotherapy for his cancer told a judge Tuesday they now agree to the medical treatment, and the judge ruled their son can stay with them. Daniel Hauser, ...
Study: Many terminally ill patients feel abandoned by their doctors
Terminally ill patients and their family caregivers often feel abandoned by their doctors and feel a sense of "unfinished business" with them, according to a new study by an oncologist at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
Aiming to avoid damage to neurocognitive areas of the brain during cranial radiation
Radiation oncologists at Rush University Medical Center are intent on finding ways to avoid damage to the critically important hippocampus and limbic circuit of the brain when cranial radiation is required to treat existing ...