Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells to spread breast cancer

High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other sites in the body, but doctors and researchers don't know the cause for the link. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that the culprit is a byproduct of cholesterol metabolism that acts on specific immune cells so that they facilitate … Continue reading Cholesterol byproduct hijacks immune cells to spread breast cancer

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Study reveals complex biology of gender differences in kidney cancer

A new study is believed to be the first to describe the unique role of androgens in kidney cancer, and it suggests that a new approach to treatment, targeting the androgen receptor (AR), is worth further investigation. The research was led by senior author Chawnshang Chang, Ph.D., the George Hoyt Whipple Distinguished Professor of Pathology, … Continue reading Study reveals complex biology of gender differences in kidney cancer