New Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Combines Virotherapy and Immunotherapy

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Recent research reported by Science Digest concluded that a new treatment for pancreatic cancer that combines two different approaches, virotherapy and immunotherapy, is showing great promise. Researchers studied whether treatment for pancreatic cancer would be improved by combining the Vaccinia oncolytic virus, a virus selectively modified to infect and kill cancer cells, with a gene that modifies the bodies immune system,  Although lab...

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Can a Protein be Used to Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

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A recent study published in Cell Death and Differentiation concluded that a protein that could prevent metastasis and recurrence of breast cancer has been identified. The absence of receptors for estrogen, progesterone, and Her2 in triple-negative breast cancer makes hormone therapies unsuccessful. Because of this lack of therapies,  the researchers examined a family of protein kinase enzymes, specifically, atypical protein kinase c lambda/iota...

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Prostate Cancer, Inflammation and Vitamin D

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A new study published in the journal Prostate concluded that inflammation may be the link between Vitamin D and prostate cancer. Specifically the study demonstrated that the gene GDF-15, known to be upregulated by Vitamin D, is missing in samples of human prostate cancer driven by inflammation.  The researchers wanted to determine what genes Vitamin D is turning off in prostate cancer because it was known that putting vitamin D on prostate...

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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Suppressed by Combining microRNA therapy

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In a new study published in online journal Oncogene researchers concluded that combining two microRNAs in an animal model of non-small-cell lung cancer suppressed tumor growth. This research may offer a less toxic and more direct method for targeting relevant pathways used by tumor cells. This research supplements clinical trials and pre-clinical models evaluating  single microRNAs as key therapeutic agents for cancer.   Researchers said...

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Can a Chinese Herb Help Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells?

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A new study announced in an American Physiological Society Press Release concluded that a Chinese herbal extract, triptolide, used on pancreatic cancer cells decreased GRP78 protein in the cells. thereby reducing cancer cell survival and facilitating cancer death. It is believed that GRP78 protects cells from dying ,  is more abundant in cancer cells, and helps them survive and thrive. Triptolide, an extract of  Chinese herb Tirpterygium...

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Can NSAIDs Lower Breast Cancer Recurrence in Overweight, Obese Women

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A new study published in Cancer Research concluded that the recurrence of hormone related breast cancer was cut in half in overweight and obese women who regularly used aspirin or other non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s). authors said “Our study suggests that limiting inflammatory signaling may be effective, less toxic approach to altering the cancer promiting effects of obesity and improving patient response to hormonal therapy.” ...

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Can Ultrasound Reduce Cancer Pain?

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A new study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute concluded that a new phase III Clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the bone, relieves pain and improves function for most patients. When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone patients often experience debilitating pain  Although previously used for treatment of women with uterine...

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Can Vitamin D Raise the Survival Rate Among Cancer Patients?

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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that cancer patients who had higher levels of vitamin D when diagnosed tended to have better survival rates and remain in remission longer than patients who are deficient of vitamin D. Researchers reviewed 25 studies that collectively examined vitamin D levels of over 17,300 cancer patients and found the above results for people with breast cancer,...

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Is High Dose Vitamin C Beneficial for Ovarian Cancer Patients?

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A new study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine concluded that high dose vitamin C administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for ovarian cancer based upon studies with cells, animals and humans. Although traditional medicine stopped using high dose vitamin C after finding oral administration ineffective in two clinical trials whereas...

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