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More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes

Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn't true for all cancers.

Tue 15 Jan 19 from The Scientist

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US Cancer Death Rate Dropped for 25 Years Starting in 1991

Better treatment and detection have helped more people survive, but economic disparities in outcomes for some preventable cancers have gotten worse.

Wed 9 Jan 19 from The Scientist

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Breast cancer cells in mice tricked into turning into fat cells

As cancer cells respond to cues in their microenvironment, they can enter a highly plastic state in which they are susceptible to transdifferentiation into a different type of cell. Researchers ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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Antibody that targets a protein on the surface of stem cells also targets same protein on cancer cells

An antibody that targets and is taken up only by certain types of cancer cells has been developed by A*STAR researchers. Combining this antibody with an anticancer drug could lead to a new treatment ...

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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AI approach outperformed human experts in identifying cervical precancer

A research team led by investigators from the National Institutes of Health and Global Good has developed a computer algorithm that can analyze digital images of a woman's cervix and accurately ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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Complication rates and costs of invasive lung cancer diagnostic tests may be higher than anticipated

Complication rates following invasive diagnostic procedures for lung abnormalities were twice as high in the community setting compared to those reported in lung cancer screening trials, and ...

Mon 14 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment, study finds

A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends.

17 minutes ago from Medical Xpress

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Hindering melanoma metastasis with an FDA-approved drug

For cancer to spread, it needs a hospitable environment in distant organs. This fertile "soil" can provide a home to circulating malignant cells. Recent research has shown that cancer cells ...

Tue 15 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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Research reveals mechanism for leukaemia cell growth, prompting new treatment hopes

A mechanism which drives leukaemia cell growth has been discovered by researchers at the University of Sussex, who believe their findings could help to inform new strategies when it comes to ...

3 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Chaos in the body tunes up your immune system

Chaos in bodily regulation can optimize our immune system according to a recent discovery made by researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Niels Bohr Institute. The discovery may prove ...

8 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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