Analysis of DNA copy number variants (CNVs) in the cells exfoliated in urine showed better sensitivity and similar specificity in detecting urothelial carcinoma compared with urine cytology, according to results published in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that blocking the construction of nuclear pores complexes – large channels that control the flow of materials in and out of the cell nucleus – shrank aggressive tumors in mice while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The study, published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, reveals a new Achilles heel for cancer that may lead to better treatments for deadly tumors such as melanoma, leukemia and colorectal cancer, scitechdaily.com reported.
An immunotherapy drug called 'avelumab' has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a Phase III clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Cancer Center, the UK.
After nearly four years of work, a group of researchers and clinicians from the University of Colorado (CU) published a paper this week in the Clinical Cancer Research that shares findings from research looking at how the composition of ovarian cancer tumors changes during chemotherapy and contributes to therapeutic response.
Scientists in India have found that women identified in the early stages of breast cancer can be treated with a short-term therapy that's as effective as its longer-term alternative. The study's clinical trials also show lower rates of cardiac toxic effects.
A new study examines the effects of cancer and its treatment on the ageing process. Investigators found that expression of a gene associated with ageing is higher in young patients with cancer after treatment with chemotherapy and in young cancer survivors who are frail. The findings are published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society (ACS).
With more than 1.8 million new cases reported in 2018 — a 9.5 percent increase compared to 1990 — colorectal cancer is the world’s third most prevalent form of cancer: The second most common cancer type in women and the third most common for men.
Researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Queensland, Australia, have used nationwide cancer mapping statistics of their country to develop a new mathematical model so health professionals can further question patterns relating to the disease.
A prominent Iranian lawyer criticized the illegal sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran, which have seriously affected the treatment of Iranian patients and stressed the need to punish those who have imposed the sanctions.