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Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

A group of researchers from Kentucky is dedicated to raising the profile of hemp and its potential health benefits. Following their preliminary studies, they conclude that it may help in the fight against ovarian cancer. Could hemp be the next best cancer treatment? Hemp and marijuana are in the same botanical family, but the former […]

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Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

A new study reveals how a derivative of vitamin A called acyclic retinoid could help to eradicate the most common form of liver cancer: hepatocellular carcinoma. Researchers shed light on how a synthetic form of vitamin A could help to eradicate liver cancer. Led by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in […]

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‘Biomedical tattoo’ might catch cancer early

‘Biomedical tattoo’ might catch cancer early

Often, cancer goes undetected until its advanced stages, when treating it becomes very difficult and the outlook less promising. But researchers from Switzerland are developing an implant that could alert “wearers” to the presence of cancer early on. A biomedical tattoo that looks like a brown mole when it ‘lights up’ could alert its ‘wearer’ […]

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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Some cancers — particularly lung cancer — are often detected incidentally, after unrelated medical exams. In many cases, it is difficult to tell the malign from benign tumors, except by using invasive methods such as a biopsy. However, one blood test that can rule out cancer may be the game-changer that we require. One simple […]

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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

A new study suggests that combining chemotherapy with a drug that boosts the immune system may help individuals who have a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer to live longer without the disease progressing. Chemotherapy combined with pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug, boosted survival among certain lung cancer patients. The new phase III clinical trial demonstrated […]

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Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

In the biggest study to analyze the genetics of prostate cancer, scientists find no fewer than 80 new potential drug targets. The project opens broad avenues for the design of new treatments. Big data provides new ways to approach prostate cancer. Extracting genetic data was, once upon a time, a cumbersome and incredibly time-consuming task. […]

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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

A new study finds that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts. Certain iron supplements may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, a study shows. The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]

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Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

In the latest foray into personalized medicine, scientists design tumor vaccines specific to each patient’s tumor. Although the technology is in its infancy and the trial is small-scale, the findings are incredibly promising. Scientists recently designed a new, personalized tumor vaccine. Over recent years, there have been various attempts to produce anti-cancer vaccines. Most of […]

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Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Treatment resistance is a huge problem in cancer therapy and a major barrier to improving survival for many patients. Scientists have discovered that a solution might lie in a new drug that tackles cancer cells differently. An experimental new drug may tackle treatment resistance in cancer. In the study paper, now published in the journal […]

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How blood flow helps cancer to spread

How blood flow helps cancer to spread

Metastasis is the spread of cancer to other parts of the body and the main reason why the disease is so serious. Now, brand new research reveals that blood flow is a key factor in this process. What role does blood play in the spread of cancer? In a paper that has now been published […]