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New Colorectal Cancer Risk Factor Identified

New Rochelle, NY — Adiponectin, a collagen-like protein secreted by fat cells, derives from the ADIPOQ gene. Variations in this gene may ...

New Understanding of Macrophage Gene Regulation Could Help Control Cancer, Other Diseases

Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have created a database that maps how a cell important for blood vessel growth regulates gene expression. ...

Peanut component linked to cancer spread

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that a component of peanuts could encourage the spread and survival of cancer cells in the body. ... Full story

Fluid flow research may unlock cancer secrets

By modeling tumor blood vessels, Brittany Balhouse is then able to see how the cells in the tissue react to different mechanical stimuli or cancer therapies. ... Full story

Cancer diagnosis and treatment need improvement

New Zealand is lagging behind in diagnosis and treatment of cancer, compared to Australia and internationally. ... Full story

Levels of Cancer-causing Chemicals in Smokeless Tobacco Products Influence Carcinogen Exposure

PHILADELPHIA — Higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals called tobacco-specific nitrosamines in smokeless tobacco products led to greater exposure to these carcinogens even after taking into account how much or how long the product was used, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. ... Full story

Putting the brakes on cancer

A study led by the University of Dundee, in collaboration with researchers at our University, has uncovered an important role played by a tumour suppressor gene, helping scientists to better understand how it combats the effects of mutations which drive cancer development. ... Full story

Tailor-made cancer treatments? New cell culture technique paves the way

ANN ARBOR—In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study. ... Full story

Neuro-oncologists discover cancer cells can burn acetate for fuel

DALLAS – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have discovered that brain tumors are capable of burning acetate for fuel, providing a new potential target for halting tumor growth. ... Full story

Cells identified that enhance tumor growth and suppress anti-cancer immune attack

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists used a novel strategy to find the white blood cells that tumors rely on to suppress the immune response; results provide foundation for efforts to improve immunotherapy. ... Full story

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