Toxic mushroom-based drug may help battle colorectal cancer

For some time, cancer scientists have considered the toxin, alpha-amanatin derived from "death cap" mushrooms, as a possible cancer treatment. However, due to its penchant for causing liver toxicity, its potential as an effective therapy has been limited. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center looked at antibody drug conjugates (ADCs) based … Continue reading Toxic mushroom-based drug may help battle colorectal cancer

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Cancer scan could remove the need for radiotherapy in some patients

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from The University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it. In a paper published in the New England … Continue reading Cancer scan could remove the need for radiotherapy in some patients

Triple negative breast cancer in African-American women has distinct difference

What makes triple negative breast cancer more lethal in African American women than White women or women of European descent? A new study reveals specific genetic alterations that appears to impact their prognosis and ultimately survival rates. The study will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 in Philadelphia. … Continue reading Triple negative breast cancer in African-American women has distinct difference

Physical activity benefits lung cancer patients and survivors

Exercise and physical activity should be considered as therapeutic options for lung cancer as they have been shown to reduce symptoms, increase exercise tolerance, improve quality of life, and potentially reduce length of hospital stay and complications following surgery for lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States … Continue reading Physical activity benefits lung cancer patients and survivors

Future Science Group announces free access to peer-reviewed journals focused on cancer

Future Science Group today announced that it will provide free access to three of its peer-reviewed, cancer-focused journals for the remainder of 2015. The journals, Hepatic Oncology, Melanoma Management, and the International Journal of Endocrine Oncology present the latest findings in their area of research and treatment, together with authoritative reviews, cutting-edge editorials and perspectives that highlight hot topics … Continue reading Future Science Group announces free access to peer-reviewed journals focused on cancer

Avoid eating herring and mackerel during chemotherapy

Researchers found that consuming the fish herring and mackerel, as well as three kinds of fish oils, raised blood levels of the fatty acid 16:4(n-3), which experiments in mice suggest may induce resistance to chemotherapy used to treat cancer, according to a study published online by JAMA Oncology. Patients with cancer often adopt lifestyle changes and … Continue reading Avoid eating herring and mackerel during chemotherapy