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New Research Aims To Make Cancer Drugs With 3D Printers
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Over the last year, 3D printers have inspired a lot of futuristic ideas. One of the more lofty ideas was the creation of medicine via 3D printing. At the time, it was only a theory, but a group of researchers …

Colon Cancer Cells “Two-Faced,” Shows Study

A new study has revealed a group of colon cancer cells that can either suppress or promote tumor growth. Researchers stated that these “two-faced” cells are a subset of T-regulatory (Treg) cells that are known to suppress immune response. The …

Cancer Treatment Could Help Against “Aggressive” Leukemia

A new study has found that combining ibrutinib and rituximab could help cancer patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The results of the study were presented this week at the 54th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). …

Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again Google Algorithm Used For Cancer Research…Again

Earlier this year, we looked at a story about a Washington State University chemistry professor who claimed to have adapted Google’s PageRank algorithm to help determine molecular shapes and chemical reactions. We also interviewed her here. Then, we showed you …

Chemotherapy May Cause Memory and Concentration Difficulties, Shows Study
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According to new research, Chemotherapy can induce changes in patient brains, affecting their concentration and memory. Dubbed “chemo brain,” the physiological effects were detected by researchers using PET/CT scans. “The chemo brain phenomenon is described as ‘mental fog’ and ‘loss …

Cancer Treatment Uses Rice Bran to Prevent Colon Cancer

A new study hopes to show that rice bran offers “promising” cancer prevention properties. A clinical trial is currently testing rice bran’s effectiveness in preventing the recurrence of colon cancer. “While I have been trained as a molecular toxicologist, I …

Ken Trickey Dies at 79, Former ORU Basketball Coach

Ken Trickey, former Oral Roberts University men’s basketball coach, has passed away at the age of 79. Trickey died on the morning of December 4 from complications of cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. According to the obituary on his website, Trickey …

Cancer Research Identifies New Potential Breast Cancer Driver

A new study has moved forward with a drug that could target a newly-identified breast cancer driver. Breast cancers are defined and treated according to their hormonal drivers, of which the most common are estrogen, progesterone, and HER2. Androgen receptors …

Diabetes Drug Could Treat Ovarian Cancer, Shows Study
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A new study has shown that a common diabetes medication may be useful in the prevention or treatment of ovarian cancer. The study, published in the journal CANCER, showed that patients with ovarian cancer who took the drug metformin tended …

Diabetes Ignored When Cancer Hits, Says Study

A new study shows that people with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer ignore their diabetes in favor of cancer treatment. However, uncontrolled high blood sugar weakens their immune systems and is more likely to kill them than …

Breast Cancer Risks Linked to Working Environment

A new study shows that some occupations, such as those that expose workers to carcinogens and endocrine disrupters, raise risks for breast cancer. Jobs sectors that showed an increased risk included agriculture, bar/gambling, automotive plastics manufacturing, food canning, and metal-working. …

Lung Cancer Research Could Get Boost From New Stem Cell Findings

New research conducted at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Cancer Institute suggests that lung cancer stem cells can be successfully isolated and grown in a preclinical model. Such a process could provide a new method for investigating immunotherapy treatment options …

Prostate Cancer Death Risks Rise With Metabolic Syndrome
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A new study shows that metabolic factors – such as high blood pressure, blood sugar, blood lipids, and body mass index – are linked to an increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Such metabolic factors are often grouped together …

Prostate Cancer Blood Test Developed by Scientists

This week, scientists announced a study that demonstrates a blood test that can detect advanced-stage prostate cancer. The study, from researchers at the Spanish National Cancer research Centre (CNIO), Institute for Cancer Research, and the Royal marsden NHS Foundation Trust, …

Cancer Treatment Kevetrin Begins Clinical Trials
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Today the Cellceutix Corporation announced that its new anti-cancer drug candidate Kevetrin will soon be entering clinical trials at the Harvard Cancer Center’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Cellceutix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on small …

Cancer Treatment Gets A Boost From Genomic Supercomputing

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Chairman of NantHealth and the Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Advanced Health, as well as the most wealthy American in Los Angeles according to Forbes, this week announced the launch of the fastest genomic supercomputing platform in the …

Lung Cancer Drug Trial Cancelled Lung Cancer Drug Trial Cancelled
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This week, ArQule, a biotechnology company focused on developing “next-generation” small-molecule cancer drugs, announced that a drug trial for a lung cancer treatment it developed has been stopped early. The independent Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) overseeing the Phase 3 trial …

Liam Neeson Strips, Gets Drenched For Cancer [VIDEO]
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Call it a kind-hearted act for cancer research, or call it a clever promotion for his new film – either way, Liam Neeson stripped down to a pair of hot pink underwear on The Ellen Show and got soaked in …

Prostate Cancer Study Shows New Test May Reduce Biopsies

Prostate cancer check-ups aren’t pleasant, but prostate cancer biopsies are downright horrible, and can lead to infection or urinary troubles. Now, researchers have found a method of detecting prostate cancer that may reduce the number of repeat biopsies performed on …

Cancer Treatment for Colorectal Cancer Approved
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced that it has approved a new drug for the treatment of colorectal cancer. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most …

Breast Cancer Study Shows Genetic Origins

A study published this week in the journal Nature shows that some types breast cancers are genetically similar to ovarian tumors. Basal-like breast tumors, one of the most deadly types of breast cancers, were found to be more genetically similar …