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New guidance for cancer pain and opioid use disorder or opioid misuse

Written by | 6 Jul 2022

Opioids are a cornerstone of cancer pain management, but there is a lack of consensus on how to treat pain in cancer patients who also have struggled with […]

Researchers develop hybrid sensor that can help diagnose cancer

Written by | 3 Jul 2022

A team of researchers from HSE University, Skoltech, MPGU, and MISIS have developed a nanophotonic-microfluidic sensor whose potential applications include cancer detection, monitoring and treatment response assessment. Today, […]

AI provides accurate breast density classification

Written by | 19 Mar 2022

An artificial intelligence (AI) tool can accurately and consistently classify breast density on mammograms, according to a study in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Breast density reflects the amount of fibroglandular […]

Glucose control lowers risk of cancer in obese diabetic patients

Written by | 18 Jan 2022

Blood glucose control is key to lowering the risk of cancer in obese persons with type 2 diabetes, researchers reported on Dec. 6, 20231 in Diabetes Care. “What […]

Sloan Kettering Institute scientists design CAR T cells to activate cancer pro-drugs at the disease site

Written by | 8 Jan 2022

Immunotherapies called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells use genetically engineered versions of a patient’s own immune cells to fight cancer. These treatments have energized cancer care, especially for people […]

Cancer deaths rose to 10 million worldwide in 2019

Written by | 7 Jan 2022

Recent trends also highlight global disparities in cancer burden. Cancer deaths rose to 10 million and new cases jumped to over 23 million globally in 2019, according to […]

Supermeres’ may carry clues to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and COVID-19

Written by | 24 Dec 2021

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered a nanoparticle released from cells, called a “supermere,” which contains enzymes, proteins and RNA associated with multiple cancers, cardiovascular disease, […]

Dexamethasone treatment increases survival in some cancers

Written by | 8 Dec 2021

Patients with certain types of cancer appear to have better survival rates if they are treated during surgery with the anti-nausea drug dexamethasone. The finding was reported on […]

Statin treatment linked to lower risk of cancer among heart failure patients

Written by | 30 Jul 2021

Treatment with statins of patients with heart failure is linked to a reduced risk of cancer, researchers reported on June 23, 2021 in the European Heart Journal. Lead investigator […]

Study sheds light on treatment options for devastating childhood brain cancer

Written by | 1 Jul 2021

Medulloblastoma is a rare but devastating childhood brain cancer. This cancer can spread through the spinal fluid and be deposited elsewhere in the brain or spine. Radiation therapy […]

Targeted drug found effective in thwarting pancreatic tumors

Written by | 26 Jun 2021

Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive disease in which malignant cells form in the tissues of the pancreas, a long and flat gland located behind the stomach that helps […]

Protein disguise could be new target for cancer immunotherapy

Written by | 21 Jun 2021

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have identified a protein that helps tumours evade the immune system and, in certain types of cancers, is linked to a poorer […]

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