Childhood brain tumors affect working memory of adult survivors

Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers at Georgia State University and Emory University. The findings, published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, report that adult survivors of pediatric posterior fossa brain tumors performed significantly lower than controls on standardized clinical tests of … Continue reading Childhood brain tumors affect working memory of adult survivors

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New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research

A new smart research robot accelerates research on cancer treatments by finding optimal treatment combinations.  Complex diseases like cancer are almost exclusively treated by combining several different drugs. These combinations are typically composed from drugs that show an effect on their own, but do not necessarily constitute the best possible combinations. The new robot system … Continue reading New smart robot accelerates cancer treatment research

Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

Findings also highlight acupuncture's ability to induce a stronger placebo effect than oral medications. Acupuncture may be a viable treatment for women experiencing hot flushes as a result of estrogen-targeting therapies to treat breast cancer, according to a new study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Hot flashes … Continue reading Acupuncture reduces hot flashes in breast cancer survivors

Aspirin could hold the key to supercharged cancer immunotherapy

Giving cancer patients aspirin at the same time as immunotherapy could dramatically boost the effectiveness of the treatment, according to new research published in the journal Cell. Francis Crick Institute researchers, funded by Cancer Research UK, have shown that skin, breast and bowel cancer cells often produce large amounts of prostaglandin E2 (PGE2). This molecule dampens … Continue reading Aspirin could hold the key to supercharged cancer immunotherapy