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Dynamic chemistry produces nano-derived anticancer drugs

Aalto University in Finland scientists have produced a new range of anticancer nanomaterials inspired by volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The process involves creating synthesized zinc peroxide nanoparticles.

New lung cancer detection AI technology launched

A new artificial intelligence platform, tested out in China, allows radiologists to rapidly interpret CT scans and X-rays, for the detection of lung cancer. Earlier reads of patient conditions enables treatment to be given faster.

Altering amino acids incapacitates cancer

Amino acids are necessary for life. When these molecules go wrong they can trigger the formation of cancerous cells. New research suggests targeting two amino acids can stop cancerous cell growth.

Want to live longer? Then cycle to work

Glasgow - Want to live longer? Reduce your risk of cancer? Lowe the chance of heart disease? The answer is to cycle to work, according to a new health study.

Italy declares man's brain tumor linked to his mobile phone use

The Italian court, in Ivrea, has ruled that a man's brain tumor is linked to his mobile phone use. This is based on extensive smartphone use. The connection is, however, questioned by experts.

Spanish academics charged for selling 'fake' cancer drug

Madrid - Two Spanish university professors and three other suspects have been charged over the alleged sale of a "fake" cancer drug that raked in more than 600,000 euros, police said Tuesday.

Pancreatic cancer connected to mouth bacteria

New York City - The oral microbiome (that bacteria found in the mouth) can, if imbalanced, enhance the risk of a person developing pancreatic cancer. The finding adds to growing reports about the association between human microbes and disease.

Antibiotics are a potential link to bowel cancer precursor

A new study has found that people who take antibiotics over long time are more at risk of developing growths on the bowel that could be a precursor to cancer.

The pain and defiance of 'Shoah' maker Lanzmann

Paris - "I am completely against death," declared Claude Lanzmann, the maker of the landmark documentary on the Holocaust, "Shoah", who lost his 23-year-old son Felix to cancer two months ago.

Major study reveals 12 new variants for ovarian cancer

Cambridge - A review of 100,00 samples of DNA taken from 17,000 patients has revealed 12 new genetic variants of ovarian cancer. This suggests the disease is more complex, and potentially harder to treat, than previously known.

Nine US deaths linked to breast implant-associated cancer

Washington - Nine women are believed to have died in the United States from a rare cancer linked to breast implants, US health officials said Tuesday, with more than 350 cases of the disease recorded nationwide.

Treaty slows global tobacco use by 2.5%: WHO

Paris - Tobacco use fell by 2.5 percent worldwide a decade after the first global health treaty went into effect, World Health Organization researchers said Wednesday.

Urine samples can be used for early cancer screening

Detecting cancer early increases the chance of survival. Many laboratories are undertaking research to help detect cancer early. One breakthrough is with screening urine from patients to look for indicator biological markers.

First use of graphene to find cancer cells

Much has been written about graphene and its flexible structure and highly conductive properties. Most early applications have been with electronics. Now attention turns to medical use.

Precious metal zeros in on cancer

A newly developed organo-metal compound has been shown to successfully infiltrate cancer cells and zeroing in on the cellular mitochondria, which causes the destruction of cancer cells.

New microsite for cancer research breakthroughs

Toronto - The Canadian Cancer Society has developed a new microsite to allow for the reporting of cancer and associated health topics. One aim of the site is to assist journalists covering cancer research topics.

Sister Hazel to run 100 miles for Cancer Foundation of Florida

Alternative band Sister Hazel will be running 100 miles on May 20, in an effort to raise money for the Cancer Foundation of the Florida Keys.

IBM's Watson assists with cancer screening

Jupiter Medical Center in Florida has adopted IBM's supercomputer Watson for its oncology service, becoming the first hospital to so. The artificial intelligence platform will aid in cancer treatment decisions by providing doctors with data insights.

Woman, 25, dies of cervical cancer after begging for tests

Sunderland - A 25-year-old woman recently died after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. This came after she was previously refused a smear test because she was told she was too young.

Reviewing the cancer-killing properties of the pepper plant

The chemical activity that could unlock the anti-cancer properties of a spicy Indian pepper plant has been studied. The medicinal properties of the long pepper date back thousands of years. The aim is to synthesize the chemical as an anti-cancer compound.

Fingertip sensors developed for breast cancer exams

For women, regular check-ups for unusual lumps in their breasts is important and it has saved countless lives. To make this process more accurate, scientists have developed special gloves with built-in sensors.

Brain cancer gene culprit detected

Research into a type of brain cancer has identified a gene that plays a role in helping a tumor to survive radiation treatment and even to expand.

Essential Science: Nanoparticles fight resistant breast cancer

Scientists have developed nanoparticles to accurately target and treat a form of breast cancer that is resistant to conventional therapeutics.

Magic mushrooms help those with cancer face death

A science group are proposing that a psychedelic trip is the optimal way to end life. Here a single dose of psilocybin has been shown to increase the feeling of well-being with those with terminal cancer.

Relationship between jet lag and obesity for liver cancer

Cases of liver cancer linked to obesity have risen in recent decades. This has prompted a research inquiry into the causes for this. The research has centered on obesity and jet lag.

Does weight loss lead to cancer risk reduction?

Weight loss and keeping a healthy weight helps to reduce the risk of developing different forms of cancer, but not following obesity, a new study points out.

Glandular fever virus linked to blood cancer

The common Epstein-Barr virus can cause blood cancer in both adults and children. Medical scientists have found how the virus takes control over two specific genes. This may provide a treatment clue.

NVIDIA AI helps the U.S. research cancer treatments

NVIDIA has announced a new partnership with the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy. The company will supply artificial intelligence software that it hopes will accelerate cancer research and "deliver a decade of advances."

Essential Science: Surgeons detect cancer using sound

London - Medical technologists have successfully deployed advanced technology based on sound that helps them to perform precise operations to remove tumors and to protect healthy tissue.

Gut microbes linked to immunotherapy response in patients

Austin - The composition of a person’s gut microbes appears to be a determining factor for immunotherapy, at least in relation to melanoma patients. This finding stems from a new study.
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