Oncology & Cancer

Porous cells lead to poorer livers

Need another reason to think twice before ordering that extra helping of fries? It could lead to a higher risk of developing liver cancer. Cases of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)—a type of fatty liver disease that ...

Oncology & Cancer

An app to help doctors help patients with leukemia

Within five years, 25% of patients suffering from chronic Lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) will develop a serious infection or need early treatment for CL: 10% of these risk dying within a month.

Medications

Combination treatment may improve quality of life in kidney cancer

Patients with advanced kidney cancer who received a new combination treatment reported health-related quality of life outcomes that were either similar or improved, compared to patients who received standard first-line therapy, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows why many cancer cells need to import fat

Columbia and MIT researchers are revealing the surprising reasons why cancer cells are often forced to rely on fat imports, a finding that could lead to new ways to understand and slow down tumor growth.

Medical research

New mark for targeted leukemia treatment

Researchers led by the Francis Crick Institute have found that blocking a particular protein could offer a new way to target leukemic stem cells without causing harm to healthy stem cells.

Medical research

Researchers develop blood test to predict liver cancer risk

An estimated one-quarter of adults in the U.S. have nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), an excess of fat in liver cells that can cause chronic inflammation and liver damage, increasing the risk of liver cancer. Now, ...

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