cancer research Tag

Approximately 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It is a pervasive disease, with death rates higher than those for any other cancer besides lung cancer. Even though inherited breast cancer mutations receive a lot of press, the vast majority of breast cancer cases are due to random...

LabRoots is excited to participate in the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting taking place next week in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference theme this year will be "Delivering Cures Through Cancer Science," showcasing the bond between cancer research and patient care. Presentations include new data from leading clinical trials in addition to companion...

Our internal biological clock (or circadian clock) plays an important role in regulating the daily rhythms of human behavior and biology. The human circadian clock enables maximum expression of genes at appropriate times of day to help the body adapt to the earth’s rotation. Desynchronization of the clock with the environment can affect physiological performance...

Worrying about skin cancer appears more effective in getting people to wear sunscreen than disease statistics, a new study from the University of Buffalo finds. Research on whether people use sunscreen or not usually tends to focus on education and what information people have read about and retain. Now, it seems worrying about the potential of...

IBM recently announced that its Watson supercomputer, which grew to fame on the TV game show Jeopardy, will be teaming up with the New York Genome Center (NYGC) to help doctors develop personalized treatments for cancer patients based on their genetic makeup. Genetic information obtained though genome sequencing has the potential to help clinicians tailor treatment...

The discovery of a 3,000 year-old human skeleton is proof that cancer is not a modern-day illness. Originally reported in the academic journal PLOS ONE, the discovery was made by a Durham University PhD student in a tomb in modern Sudan in 2013. The most complete skeleton this old with metastatic cancer dates back to...

Thanks to advances in technology, new high-tech glasses to be worn by surgeons allow them to see cancer cells. The glasses, developed by a team led by Samuel Achilefu, PhD, professor of radiology and biomedical engineering at Washington University, were used for the first time this week at Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish...

Source: http://stanmed.stanford.edu/2013fall/article10.html Imagine going to your doctor for a routine physical examination.  At some point your physician asks you to imbibe some exotic concoction.  A few hours later, you have a bowel movement: one that your doctor collects and shines ultraviolet light upon.  He’s looking for your solid waste material to shine back at him; you...

The fact that white men are more susceptible to testicular cancer has long been known. Now, researchers have made a discovery that may explain this differentiation. A genetic variant known to put men at an increased risk of developing the cancer plays a role in protecting fair-skinned men from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. A...

Millions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to turn back the hands of time and make the outer body appear younger than it is. Although some people would disagree, it is the aging that occurs within the body and its organs that is of the greatest importance. Scientists have long looked for...