Mapping cancer’s ‘social networks’ opens new approaches to treatment

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have designed a computer model that applies techniques used to analyse social networks to identify new ways of treating cancer, according to research published in PLOS Computational Biology. The model analyses the unique behaviours of cancer-causing proteins - spotting what makes them different from normal proteins, and mapping out molecular targets for new … Continue reading Mapping cancer’s ‘social networks’ opens new approaches to treatment

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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

New general concept for the treatment of cancer

A team of researchers from five Swedish universities, led by Karolinska Institutet and the Science for Life Laboratory, have identified a new way of treating cancer. The concept is presented in the journal Nature and is based on inhibiting a specific enzyme called MTH1, which cancer cells, unlike normal cells, require for survival. Without this enzyme, oxidized … Continue reading New general concept for the treatment of cancer

Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors

Older African-American and Hispanic men who have survived cancer are less likely than their white counterparts to see a specialist or receive basic preventive care, such as vaccinations, according to new research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Researchers examined racial/ethnic disparities in health care receipt among a nationally representative sample of male cancer survivors. … Continue reading Racial disparities in health care among older male cancer survivors