Older minority cancer patients have worse surgery outcomes than similar white patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Older minority cancer patients with poor social determinants of health are significantly more likely to experience negative surgical outcomes compared to white patients with similar risk factors, according to a new study published by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. […]

Childhood cancer survivors are not more likely to terminate their pregnancies

Female childhood cancer survivors face a lower likelihood of becoming pregnant than women in the general population, but once pregnant, they are not more likely to undergo an abortion. The findings come from a new study published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors might be reluctant to […]

University of Cincinnati research unveils possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer

IMAGE: Christina Wicker, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Vinita Takiar, MD, Ph.D., led this research, published in Cancer Letters, which she says will hopefully extend the lives of… view more  Credit: Colleen Kelley/University of Cincinnati Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer worldwide, and while effective treatments exist, sadly, the […]

Scientists solve a 100-year-old mystery about cancer — ScienceDaily

The year 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of a fundamental discovery that’s taught in every biochemistry textbook. In 1921, German physician Otto Warburg observed that cancer cells harvest energy from glucose sugar in a strangely inefficient manner: rather than “burn” it using oxygen, cancer cells do what yeast do — they ferment it. This oxygen-independent […]

Better post-surgery care would dramatically improve cancer survival — ScienceDaily

Patients in low-and lower-middle-income countries were up to six times more likely to die from complications within 30 days of surgery compared with those in high-income countries, the report said. Hospitals in these countries were found to be less likely to have post-surgical facilities or care plans in place. Investing in appropriate recovery and ward […]

CT identifies patients with high-risk nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

IMAGE: A and B, True-positive assessments in 58-year-old woman (A) and 52-year-old man (B) with high-risk NAFLD and associated NASH. CT images show hepatic enlargement, heterogeneously low-attenuation hepatic parenchyma, and surrounding… view more  Credit: American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS), American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) Leesburg, VA, January 22, 2021–According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), […]

Cancer vaccine helped keep melanoma under control for years in small study

A personalized “cancer vaccine” may help keep a deadly form of skin cancer from growing for years, a small new study in humans suggests. Unlike vaccines that prevent infections, such as measles and influenza, cancer vaccines are a form of immunotherapy that take down cancer cells that already exist. The vaccines train immune cells, called […]

Cancer-related suicide declined in the US during the past two decades

ATLANTA – JANUARY 19, 2021 – Despite increases in overall suicide rates in the United States during the past two decades, cancer-related suicides declined by 2.8% per year, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. The study, appearing in JNCI: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, found that the largest declines […]

New approach emerges to better classify, treat brain tumors

IMAGE: Dr. Jin-Xiong She and MD/PhD student Paul Tran. view more  Credit: Kim Ratliff, Augusta University Photographer AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 19, 2021) – A look at RNA tells us what our genes are telling our cells to do, and scientists say looking directly at the RNA of brain tumor cells appears to provide objective, efficient evidence […]