Scientists have cracked a cell mechanism that drives tumor formation in most types of cancer. This finding could lead to much-needed new therapies for cancer, including the hard-to-treat triple-negative breast cancer. Scientists have zoomed in on a cellular mechanism that stabilizes a tumor-driving protein. Disrupting it may lead to newRead More →

Internal organization of a melanoma cell. Image courtesy of Donald Bliss, National Library of Medicine Melanoma is commonly caused by the damaging effects of ultraviolet light—from sources like sunlight and tanning beds—on the DNA of skin cells. This UV damage can activate genes that encourage precancerous cells to further mutateRead More →

There’s been an increase in the number of U.S. women diagnosed with a deadly cancer caused by textured breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lyphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report, the FDA’sRead More →

The researchers speculated that NSAIDs likely blocked tumour growth by reducing the production of an inflammatory molecule called prostaglandin E2. Aspirin, ibuprofen can improve survival rate of cancer patients (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New York: Regular use of a common type of medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen significantly improvesRead More →

Scientists have found that a gene associated with autoimmune hair loss disorder may also help improve cancer immunotherapy – treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. The findings showed that a gene named IKZF1 recruits T cells in alopecia areata – a condition in which immuneRead More →