Cancer News

New Acoustic Device Separates Tumor Cells from Blood Cells

August 26, 2014

0 Comments

Researchers Develop New Way to Separate Cells by Exposing Them to Sound Waves

A team of engineers has developed a new acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread. Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through […]

Continue reading...

Research Reveals How Tumor Cells Move Throughout the Body

August 19, 2014

0 Comments

How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

Using a microscopic obstacle course, researchers at Brown University observe cancer cells directly as they break away from a tumor mass and move. Providence, Rhode Island (Brown University) — Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role […]

Continue reading...

Engineers Develop New Method to Detect Epigenetic Modifications

August 15, 2014

0 Comments

Identifying Epigenetic Markers Reveals Tumor Weaknesses

Chemical engineers from MIT have developed a new method to detect epigenetic modifications, which could offer a new way to choose the best treatment for individual patients. Scientists have known for decades that cancer can be caused by genetic mutations, but more recently they have discovered that chemical modifications of a gene can also contribute […]

Continue reading...

Neurologists Discover New Method to Fight Glioblastomas

August 14, 2014

0 Comments

Researchers Discover Weakness in Glioblastoma Defenses

By targeting a protein crucial in the early development of the brain, researchers discovered that they can block multiple signaling pathways implicated in glioblastoma growth and have reduced human tumors in mouse models of the disease. Glioblastoma is a complex, deadly, and hard-to-treat brain cancer, but Yale School of Medicine researchers may have found the […]

Continue reading...

Yale Researchers Discover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability

July 21, 2014

1 Comment

Researchers Discover New Cancer Cell Vulnerability

New research from Yale University found that simultaneous inhibition of both telomerase and p21 inhibited tumor growth in mice. Yale School of Medicine and Yale Cancer Center researchers have uncovered a genetic vulnerability of cancer cells that express telomerase — an enzyme that drives their unchecked growth — and showed that telomerase-expressing cells depend upon […]

Continue reading...

Yale Researchers Identify a Key Link between Tumors and Healthy Tissue

March 21, 2014

3 Comments

Yale Researchers Identify a Key Link between Tumors and Healthy Tissue

Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine have discovered a key link between tumors and healthy tissue, revealing a potential mechanism used by cancer cells to recruit healthy cells to promote tumor growth. The delicate balance between development of normal tissue and tumors depends in part upon a key molecular switch within cells, Yale School […]

Continue reading...

Scientists Sequence the Genome of the World’s Oldest Continuously Surviving Cancer

January 24, 2014

2 Comments

Genome of Oldest Cancer Reveals Its Origin and Evolution

Researchers have sequenced the genome of an 11,000-year-old dog cancer, revealing its secrets and origin. Scientists have sequenced the genome of the world’s oldest continuously surviving cancer, a transmissible genital cancer that affects dogs. This cancer, which causes grotesque genital tumors in dogs around the world, first arose in a single dog that lived about […]

Continue reading...

Scientists Develop a New Way to Kill Cancer Cells

November 1, 2013

0 Comments

Scientists Develop a New Way to Kill Cancer Cells

By targeting mitochondria with the anticancer drug cisplatin, chemists have developed a new way to kill cancer cells that have shown resistance to cisplatin. Cisplatin is a chemotherapy drug given to more than half of all cancer patients. The drug kills cells very effectively by damaging nuclear DNA, but if tumors become resistant to cisplatin […]

Continue reading...

Gold-Plated Nanoparticles Seek and Destroy Cancer Cells

October 16, 2013

5 Comments

Gold Plated Nanoparticles Seek and Destroy Cancer Cells

In a recently published study, researchers from Cornell University detail how they developed gold-plated nanoparticles that are able to find and destroy cancer cells. Comparable to nano-scale Navy Seals, Cornell scientists have merged tiny gold and iron oxide particles to work as a team, then added antibody guides to steer the team through the bloodstream […]

Continue reading...

Scientists Uncover a Pathway for Silencing Tumor Suppressor Genes

October 10, 2013

1 Comment

Scientists Uncovered the Pathway through Which Tumor Suppressor Genes are Inactivated

Researchers have identified a RAS-regulated pathway that initiates and maintains the epigenetic silencing of tumor suppressor genes in mice, a finding that may help provide personalized therapy for RAS-mutant cancers. When genes that normally suppress tumor growth are themselves suppressed, cancer cells can grow and proliferate uncontrollably. A new study led by a researcher at […]

Continue reading...

New Genome Analysis Reveals Dozens of Cancer Triggers

October 4, 2013

1 Comment

New Genome Analysis Reveals Dozens of Cancer Triggers

A new analysis of little-explored regions of the human genome has revealed dozens of cancer triggers. A massive data analysis of natural genetic variants in humans and variants in cancer tumors has implicated dozens of mutations in the development of breast and prostate cancer, a Yale-led team has found. The newly discovered mutations are in […]

Continue reading...

Stanford Scientists Are Developing a Mini-Microscope to Detect Cancer Cells

October 1, 2013

0 Comments

Scientists Build a Microscope to Detect Cancer Cells

Stanford scientists are developing a mini-microscope to noninvasively detect circulating tumor cells, allowing for earlier interventions. One of the cruelest truths about cancer is that even after you beat the disease, it can still come back to kill you. A tumor growing in the prostate gland, breast, or any other organ can shed cancerous cells […]

Continue reading...