Researchers Make Breakthrough Discovery for Bladder Cancer Treatment

Bladder Cancer

A new study published recently has found an antibody capable of blocking a protein that helps cancer cells evade detection by the immune system. The paper suggests that antibody MPDL3280A blocks protein PD-L1, which was allowing cancer cells to avoid destruction by the immune system. 68 patients with advanced bladder cancer who had failed other […]

Repurposing Drugs for use in Oncology

Cimetidine to help fight cancer

A new research paper has looked at commonly used drugs that can be repurposed to help fight cancer. One example is the common used indigestion medicine cimetidine, which can help treat colorectal cancer. Medical professionals already know cimetidine is safe, from various trials and many years of use. Therefore, it can be easily combined with […]

Link Between Cancer and Obesity Examined

Obesity and Cancer

A new study has reaffirmed the link between obesity and cancer. The study, published in the Lancet Journal, reaffirms that a high body-mass index of 25 kg/m2 or greater is associated with increased risk of cancer. Researchers believe that in 2012 nearly 500,000 cases of cancer were attributable to high BMI around the world. The […]

NVIDIA Grants $400,000 to Two Cancer Research Teams

nividia cancer research

NVIDIA is not the first company you think of when talking about cancer research. The company makes computer hardware and software that powers visual computing (what you see on the screen of your computer). But NVIDIA has done some great work in philanthropy, including recently providing grants to researchers working in the field of cancer […]

FDA Warning About Device Capable of Spreading Cancer

FDA Warns of Laparoscopic power morcellator

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken action to stop the use of a gynecological device that can spread pre-existing cancer in women.  Laparoscopic power morcellators are used in the removal of the uterus, or to remove fibroids. The device is used to destroy fibroids, which are then removed by key hole surgery.  There is no […]

Sitting and Cancer Risk

How Sitting Increases Cancer Risk

Modern man spends a lot of time sitting down, either while relaxing or at work.  Some jobs involve long stretches of sitting down at a desk with little physical activity.  Many people have recreational activities that also involve a lot of sitting — like watching television or using the Internet. Researchers are just starting to […]

Scientists Discover Hidden DNA That Causes Cancer

Genetic Basis for Cancer

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a number of “blind spots” in human DNA which are capable of hiding cancer causing genes.   The research has been published in the journal cancer research. The team discovered that by looking at the genetic origins of cancer, they could find more genes that triggered and developed […]

Triclosan May Cause Liver Cancer

Triclosan and Liver Cancer

New research undertaken at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has found that a common ingredient in antibacterial soaps may cause liver cancer.  Triclosan was found to cause liver fibrosis and cancer in mice.   It is a cleaning agent found in soap, shampoos, toothpaste and other household items. It was previously believed that triclosan toxicity […]

The Best Ways to Avoid Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Facts

Prostate Cancer is the second most common form of cancer in American men. The figures around prostate cancer are startling — according to the American Cancer Society, 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2014 and nearly 30,000 men will die from the disease. One in seven men will experience prostate cancer […]

FDA Approves Ovarian Cancer Drug “Avastin”

Avastin Receives FDA Approval for Ovarian Cancer

Drugmaker Roche has notified the public that the FDA has approved Avastin as a treatment for Ovarian cancer. The new drug is designed to work in conjunction with chemotherapy in recurrent cases where there is resistance to platinum-based chemotherapy. The drug has already been approved for Glioblastoma (GBM), Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (mCRC), Non–Small Cell Lung […]