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Breast tumor scan reveals what cancer cells ‘feel’ before disease becomes aggressive

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Oct 28, 2020 … MONTREAL, Quebec — Many people may equate breast cancer with finding a noticeable lump on a patient’s body. Researchers from McGill University say a new technique for examining cancer cells finds invasive tumors may only have a tiny and previously undetectable “hot spot” in them. Their study reveals what cancer cells are actually feeling inside…

New compound destroys hard-to-treat cancers, targets previously undiscovered weakness

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Jun 05, 2022 … SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A protein that destroys hard-to-treat cancers has been discovered by scientists, offering hope of effective new treatments. A team from UT Health San Antonio says experiments on mice and human tissue found it is effective against the most aggressive tumors and exploits a previously undiscovered weakness in the disease. The compound,…

Medical marijuana can help cancer patients manage pain, reduce opioid use

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May 24, 2022 … HAIFA, Israel — Marijuana may be just what the doctor should order for countless cancer patients. Scientists from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology report that the use of medical cannabis helped a group of oncology patients improve their pain measures “significantly,” decrease other cancer-related symptoms, and cut down on opioid use. Additionally, researchers observed few…

First patient receives injection of new cancer-killing virus in phase 1 clinical trial

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May 23, 2022 … LOS ANGELES — A new cancer-killing virus is entering clinical trials after tests show it can successfully shrink advanced tumors. Researchers at City of Hope National Medical Center say the experimental drug can treat several forms of cancer, including colon, lung, breast, ovarian, and pancreatic tumors. As the anti-cancer injection moves closer to reality, a team…

Robotic surgeons lead to faster recovery, fewer complications for cancer patients

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May 16, 2022 … SHEFFIELD, England — Robotic surgeons are becoming more commonplace in operating rooms across the world, and a recent study shows that’s a good thing. Cancer patients who undergo surgery by robot recover faster and are half as likely to land back in hospital, British scientists conclude. Choosing the machines over open surgery also reduces the chances of…

Doctors harness power of light to treat colorectal cancer without toxic side effects

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May 02, 2022 … COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Treatment for colorectal cancer usually means surgery, often accompanied by chemotherapy. Both types of treatment carry risks, including residual disease and toxic side effects. A newer, safer treatment is in development by Dr. Sung II Park and his team at Texas A&M University. It consists of a low cost, minimally invasive,…

‘Invisibility cloak’ for cancer drugs successfully delivers bacteria to kill tumors

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Mar 17, 2022 … NEW YORK — An “invisibility cloak” for cancer drugs could be the new secret weapon that kills life-threatening tumors. Engineering researchers from Columbia University say this invention hides good bacteria from the immune system, enabling these substances to reach tumors undetected. The masked probiotic could revolutionize cancer therapy. In experiments, it wiped out diseased cells…

Non-invasive laser treatment destroys cancerous tumors in just 5 minutes

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Feb 15, 2022 … BEIJING, China — A single five-minute treatment has the ability to destroy cancerous tumors without invasive surgery or noticeable side-effects, a new study reveals. Researchers at Tsinghua University say the promising procedure uses a laser to heat nanomaterials injected into the tumor — heating the cells and killing them. In experiments on mice, one five-minute dose…

A Brazilian berry may help treat cancer, study reveals

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Feb 03, 2022 … MONTRÉAL, Quebec — A fruit found in the Amazon rainforest may help treat various cancers, according to researchers from the Université de Montréal. The berry, called camu-camu, contains a polyphenol known as castalagin. Scientists say this substance is protective against both obesity and diabetes. Now, the new study finds that castalagin successfully boosts the efficiency of…

Broccoli compound causes cell death, opening surprising door to new cancer treatment

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Jan 25, 2022 … HIROSHIMA, Japan — A compound in broccoli and cabbage may help pave the way to a new cancer treatment, a new study explains. Researchers from Hiroshima University have discovered that a molecule in these vegetables breaks down into the compound 3,3’-Diindolylmethane — or DIM. What’s important about that is scientists believe the compound can induce…

Specific protein can ‘save’ the heart from cancer treatment side-effects

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Dec 31, 2021 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — Cancer treatments can be rough on a patient’s body. These treatments are lifesaving for many people, but in some cases, they trigger heart damage after the fact. Currently, there is no effective way to prevent such heart complications following cancer treatment. However, new research out of Norway may soon change all that. Scientists…

Melanoma expected to become second most common cancer diagnosis in U.S.

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Dec 21, 2021 … MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Scientists warn that deadly melanomas are predicted to increase within the next two decades. According to recent research, skin cancer will become the second most common type of the disease in the U.S. by 2040.  Cancer, of course, is the world’s second biggest killer behind cardiovascular disease. It claims 9.6 million lives…