Discovery of new source of cancer antigens may expand cancer vaccine capabilities

For more than a decade, scientist Stephen Albert Johnston and his team at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have pooled their energies into an often scoffed-at, high-risk, high-reward goal in medicine: to develop a universal vaccine to prevent cancer. The mindset is simple, according to Johnston. Treat cancer just like Continue Reading

Revolutionary simple blood tests for diabetic complications, cancer

With a revolutionary new approach that analyzed just a few drops of blood, Northwestern Medicine scientists and international collaborators detected earlier and more accurately if diabetic patients had developed life-threatening vascular complications such as heart disease, atherosclerosis and kidney failure. It is the latest discovery in a new blood-testing technology Continue Reading

Research going keto to fight cancer

Investigators at the University of Cincinnati are studying whether or not a modified Atkins-type ketogenic diet could help make treatments for a common, but dangerous, type of brain cancer called glioblastoma more effective. This unique clinical trial, only being offered at UC, will allow experts to follow patients with glioblastoma Continue Reading

First prostate cancer therapy to target genes delays cancer progression

For the first time, prostate cancer has been treated based on the genetic makeup of the cancer, resulting in delayed disease progression, delayed time to pain progression, and potentially extending lives in patients with advanced, metastatic prostate cancer, reports a large, international phase 3 trial. One of the principal investigators Continue Reading

Radiation right after surgery might not help prostate cancer patients

(HealthDay)鈥擨n the largest investigation of its kind, researchers conclude that subjecting prostate cancer patients to radiation therapy immediately after surgery doesn’t give them an advantage in staying cancer-free. The finding stems from a review of four studies that together tracked outcomes for more than 3,500 prostate cancer patients from multiple Continue Reading

Ultrasound yields similar cancer detection rates after digital mammography, tomosynthesis

An ahead-of-print article in the December issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) comparing dense breast ultrasound (US) screening after digital mammography (DM) versus after digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded “no significant difference” in additional cancer detection rate. Lead investigator Elizabeth H. Dibble of Brown University and colleagues retrospectively Continue Reading