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Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy

Lowering cholesterol improves cancer-fighting immunotherapy

A new study has found that when cholesterol levels are reduced, cancer immunotherapy becomes more effective. The findings offer a simple way to improve this fledgling technology. Lowering cholesterol may improve cancer outcomes in the future. Immunotherapy is a fairly new but successful method of treating cancer. It uses the body’s own immune system to […]

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This ‘metastasis-blocking’ compound may stop the spread of cancer

This ‘metastasis-blocking’ compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice. Cancer metastasis could one day be halted by metarrestin. The compound — which they call metarrestin — destroys a unique structure inside the nucleus of cancer cells that can spread and form new tumors. […]

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Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

What is the treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma? A doctor will usually refer a patient to an oncologist for evaluation and treatment. Some large academic medical centers have oncologists who specialize in lymphomas. The treatment plan depends mainly on the following: The type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma Its stage (the location of the lymphoma and the extent […]

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Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

Dilemma for Cancer Patients as Life-Saving Meds Are Tied to Vision Loss

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A newer type of cancer treatment may offer the chance of longer survival, but the drugs could also trigger new side effects, such as vision problems. New research reports on three cases of a potentially vision-threatening eye condition called uveal effusion […]

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Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Lung cancer is one of the most common in the United States and treating it is incredibly challenging. A new study investigates how the immune response to tumor cells may be tweaked to improve survival rates. A new study delves into the immune response to lung cancer. Affecting both men and women, lung cancer accounts […]

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Cancer: Does sex affect the outcome of immunotherapy?

Cancer: Does sex affect the outcome of immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy for advanced cancer is gaining popularity as a treatment strategy. But scientists are now asking an important question: do biological differences between men and women influence the therapy’s effectiveness? Are we missing an important trick by ignoring the impact that biological sex might have on the effectiveness of immunotherapy? Immunotherapy — a type of […]

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Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Less than 2 percent of the 7 million Americans who are or once were heavy smokers get screened for lung cancer, new research shows. “Our analysis reveals a markedly low and inadequate rate of lung cancer screening for both 2016 and […]

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Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study

Breast Cancer Patients May Shorten Herceptin Regimen: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For years, the drug Herceptin has helped women with an aggressive form of breast cancer beat the disease. But there’s one downside: In a minority of cases, the drug can trigger heart damage. Now, a new study finds that women who need the drug might […]

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Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

Men May Gain More From Cancer Immunotherapy

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Male cancer patients seem to fare significantly better following immunotherapy treatment than female patients, new research indicates. “Both sex and gender can potentially affect the strength of the body’s immune response,” explained study author Dr. Fabio Conforti, from the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, […]

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Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

Gut microbiota could play a role in the development of colon cancer, a new study reveals. If this is true, then it may, in time, lead to treatments that would arrest the growth of cancerous tumors. Researchers think that some gut bacteria may interact with microRNA in ways that could facilitate the development of colon […]