SNJ Associates Special Focus: Cancer Research

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New screening method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer

A novel new testing method uses a single drop of blood to test for 13 types of cancer.<p>By testing for differences in the microRNA (miRNA) the test is able to accurately detect cancers of the breast, lung, stomach, colorectal tract, esophagus, liver, and pancreas, among others.<p>“MicroRNAs constitute a …

Cancer

Social interaction could boost chemotherapy's effectiveness

New research suggests that social interaction may have a positive effect on a person's chance of survival after being treated for cancer.<p>Although …

Texas Woman Creates Melanoma Photo Diary to Spread Awareness About Skin Cancer

A woman from Texas has turned to social media in order to spread awareness about skin cancer — and her story has resonated with a lot of people. Bethany Gambardella-Greenway, a 39-year-old mother of two, was diagnosed with desmoplastic melanoma — an aggressive form of skin cancer — in August 2016, …

Skin Cancer

Chemotherapy may spread cancer and trigger more aggressive tumours, warn scientists

Chemotherapy could allow cancer to spread, and trigger more aggressive tumours, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers in the US studied the impact of drugs on patients with breast cancer and found medication increases the chance of cancer cells migrating to other parts of the body, where they are almost …

Thousands of cancer patients dying in needless agony, new data reveals

Thousands of cancer patients are dying in needless pain because of disjointed care for people who have returned home to be with loved ones, experts have warned.<p>New data reveals one in ten people who die of cancer have inadequate pain relief in their final 48 hours.<p>Charities have criticised the …

This Tiny Radioactive Implant is a Powerhouse for Treating Prostate Cancer - ExtremeTech

By on June 19, 2017 at 1:56 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Nobody wants to hear they have …

Women with BRCA gene mutations given clearer picture of breast and ovarian cancer risk

Results of Australian study will provide carriers with greater confidence in decisions they make about prevention strategies<p>Women who carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations now have the clearest picture yet of their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.<p>An Australian study led by the …

Cancer

The Amount You Pay for Cancer Drugs May Double -- Here's Why

Cancer immunotherapies could push the price patients and insurers pay for cancer drugs through the roof.<p>Chances are, you need little or no reminder …

Pharma

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream.<p>Immune therapy is the hottest trend in …

Cancer

The FDA Has Fast-Tracked A First-Of-Its Kind Cancer Treatment

New Cancer Drug<p>One new drug has doctors and pharmaceutical companies in a tizzy. Pembrolizumab (branded Keytruda) has recently been approved, in a …

Cancer

E-Cigarettes and Cancer Patients

Are E-Cigs Better Than Combustible Cigarettes for People with Cancer?<p>Are e-cigarettes safe for people with cancer? What if they are being used to …

Cancer

Cleaning company offers free services to cancer patients

A local cleaning company is offering cancer patients in Virginia Beach the gift of time by providing two-hour cleanings free of charge over a four-month period.<p>“Because of our busy lifestyles, the expectation is that I want to give people back some time in their life,” Lee Sheridan, owner of Two …

Cancer

5 Tips For Checking Your Moles For Skin Cancer

This could save your life.<p>Summer is the perfect time to get outside and spend time in the sun, but while getting outside is healthy, overexposure to …

Cancer

This Enzyme Is the New Focus for Cancer Treatment

For a fetus in the womb, it’s an enzyme that means life, a shield from a mother’s immune system that would otherwise fight the embryo as an …

Cancer

Thousands of rare cancer-related gene mutations found

Innovative research, published in <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> this week, explains how thousands of "previously ignored genetic mutations" may …

Biology

FDA Approves MRI-guided Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved the world’s first MRI-guided radiation treatment therapy.<p>“It’s an MRI together with radiation treatment,” said Chris Raanes, CEO of ViewRay, to the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “As the doctor is delivering the beams to kill the …

Cancer

The way breast cancer genes act could predict your treatment

A Michigan State University breast cancer researcher has shown that effective treatment options can be predicted based on the way certain breast …

Virus inspires new way to deliver cancer drugs

Drugs disguised as viruses are providing new weapons in the battle against cancer, promising greater accuracy and fewer side effects than …

Biology

Turning cancer back into healthy tissue

<b>Scientists believe they may have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.</b><p>Their lab-based work suggests there is a biological step that can restore normality and stop cells replicating out of control.<p>When the US researchers added molecules called microRNAs, it put the brakes on …

Cancer

SNJ Weekly Research News: Marijuana Medical Research: What Does the National Cancer Institute Say?

Cannabinoids primarily act on the nervous system and specifically the central nervous system. Also, they interact with the immune system. Common …

New strategy to halt HIV growth: Block its sugar and nutrient pipeline

HIV has a voracious sweet tooth, which turns out to be its Achilles' heel, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and Vanderbilt …

Scientists discover there are five kinds of prostate cancer: Treatment set to be transformed by findings that allow doctors to distinguish deadliest tumours

• <b>Discovery that there are five kinds of prostate cancer could help treatment</b> <b></b>• <b><br>May allow doctors to better distinguish between slow & fast-growing</b> …

A decade of research at our Cambridge Institute

Our Cambridge Institute is celebrating its tenth birthday today.And to mark the big day, we’re taking a look back at its history, including some of …

Cancer

China Used Crispr to Fight Cancer in a Real, Live Human

Do you remember President-elect Trump holding forth on the campaign trail about “China beating us at our own game”? Well, it's true, as long as the …

Genetics

10 Signs of Skin Cancer You Shouldn't Ignore

Along with outdoor happy hours and weekends at the beach, summertime calls for an important reminder of skin cancer risk. Since you're probably …

Cancer

If You Get Gel Manicures, This Is What You Need To Know About UV Lamps And Skin Cancer

It's obvious that spending hours out in the blazing summer sun is going to end in skin damage, especially if you're not taking precautions and protecting yourself. You probably don't think about skin cancer when you hit up the nail salon for a fresh set of gels, though, right? Well, according to …

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Linked To Dementia Risk

Men with prostate cancer who are treated with testosterone-lowering drugs are twice as likely to develop dementia within five years as prostate …

Local doctor urges black patients to be screened for breast cancer

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close, but one local doctor wants to remind black women in the Lowcountry that they need to be screened …

Scientists discover the 'switch' that makes breast cancer cells aggressive

By controlling a molecular switch, scientists could potentially make aggressive cancers more sensitive to conventional drugs and improve treatment …