Cancer Discovery

Researchers Deploy Label-free method for Rapid Cancer Diagnosis

Researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have deployed a novel infrared (IR) microscope with quantum cascade lasers in order to analyze tissue samples taken during routine clinical procedures for colorectal cancer diagnosis. The FTIR (fourier transform infrared) microscope used to date had not yet established itself as a diagnostic tool in hospitals, as the analyses used to […]

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Placental Cells Significantly Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth in Newly Published Study

According to the peer-reviewed article in the journal Scientific Reports, placenta-derived cells called PLX cells, exhibit a strong inhibitory effect on various lines of breast, colorectal, kidney, liver, lung, muscle and skin cancers. The research was conducted over more than two years by Pluristem Therapeutics, Inc., a Haifa-based biotechnology company. The article titled “Human Placental-Derived Adherent […]

Cancer Discovery

UK Study Finds Biomarker Targets to Make Drugs More Effective in Fighting Cancer

A new study published in Nature Communications and led by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researcher Qing-Bai She identifies biomarker targets that may make existing drugs more effective in fighting certain cancers. The mTOR protein is a central regulator of cell growth and division. Abnormal activation of mTOR protein results in limitless cell division in many […]

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Long Term Survival Indicated for Advanced Stage Colorectal Cancer Patients who Survive at Least Two Years

Improvements in chemotherapy and liver surgery have resulted in increased overall survival in patients with advanced stage colorectal cancer in recent decades. In order to better predict outcomes for these patients, researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey conducted a retrospective analysis and found that stage IV colorectal cancer patients who survived at least […]

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Study Finds Association Between Specific Gut Bacteria and Colorectal Cancer

Researchers identify less invasive method to detect colorectal cancer Specific strains of bacteria in the gut are significantly associated with colorectal cancer, according to a new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study, which also identified a less invasive and less expensive […]

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AACR: Phase II Trial Shows Rice Bran Promotes Microbiome Diversity, Slows Growth of Colorectal Cancer Cells

Today at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017, University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers at Colorado State University present results of a phase II clinical trial of 29 people exploring the effects of adding rice bran or navy beans to the diets of colorectal cancer survivors. After the 4-week randomized-controlled trial […]

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Study Tightens Connection Between Intestinal Microorganisms, Diet, and Colorectal Cancer

A new study provides some of the strongest evidence to date that microorganisms living in the large intestine can serve as a link between diet and certain types of colorectal cancer, the lead authors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital report. The paper, published online today by JAMA Oncology, focuses on Fusobacterium nucleatum, […]

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Enzyme Could Protect Against Type of Colorectal Cancer By Suppressing Tumors, Study Finds

An enzyme that plays an active role in inflammation could be a natural way to suppress tumors and ulcers in the colon that are found in colitis associated cancer (CAC), a type of colorectal cancer that is driven by chronic inflammation, according to a new study. Researchers at Georgia State University and Stony Brook University […]