For years, attempts have been made to understand the mechanism behind the proliferation of cancer cells: they need metabolites to grow and proliferate as much as a vehicle needs gasoline or electricity to move. However, until now it was not known which metabolites cancer cells actually need. Medical researchers have now identified one of the mechanisms behind this process.
Researchers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the US, and Qatar tracked down potential protein markers for treatment response or resistance in olfactory neuroblastoma during a multi-omics analysis of the rare nasal cancer.
Dr. William F. Regine is chair of radiation oncology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He and Cedric Yu, a clinical professor of radiation oncology at the university, created the GammaPod machine, which delivers strong doses of radiation more precisely to tumors.
The first vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV) was introduced just over a decade ago. In those countries where vaccination rates are highest, the number of HPV infections, as well as HPV-related cancers, has dropped dramatically.
While Harleigh Turner explains the theories of family dynamics behind her work as a child life specialist at Children’s Hospital of Georgia, her colleague scoots down to lie on the floor at her feet. Nugget the therapy dog not only aids Turner in her work with patients but new research shows she can provide important benefits for child cancer patients and their families.
Compared to National Lung Screening Trial criteria, targeting screening those at highest risk from lung cancer mortality using a risk prediction tool may improve efficiency in terms of greater reduction in mortality from lung cancer in the short term per person screened.