Medical research

Cell death or cancer growth: A question of cohesion

Activation of CD95, a receptor found on all cancer cells, triggers programmed cell death—or does the opposite, namely stimulates cancer cell growth. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) have now shown ...

Oncology & Cancer

Four studies look at global burden of digestive diseases

(HealthDay)—Global burdens of colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and stomach cancer increased from 1990 to 2017, according to four studies published online Oct. 21 in The Lancet Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Number of 'potentially excess deaths' up in nonmetropolitan counties

During 2010 to 2017, nonmetropolitan counties had higher percentages of potentially excess deaths from five leading causes than metropolitan counties nationwide, according to research published in the Nov. 8 issue of the ...

Medical research

Stressing cancer with spice

A new study by scientists in Japan and Indonesia reports how an experimental drug agent stops cancer cells from growing. A little over a decade ago, Indonesian scientists first reported pentagamavumon-1 (PGV-1), an analogue ...

Oncology & Cancer

Decades-long drop in breast cancer death rate continues

A decades-long decline in the breast cancer death rate continues, but has begun to slow in recent years, while breast cancer incidence rates continue to inch up. These trends are outlined in Breast Cancer Statistics, 2019-2020, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using the immune system as a defence against cancer

Research published today in the British Journal of Cancer has found that a naturally occurring molecule and a component of the immune system that can successfully target and kill cancer cells, can also encourage immunity ...

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