Clinical and epidemiological data have always pointed to eye cancer being more common among those individuals with light eye coloration and fair skin—however, the genetic mechanisms underlying disease development have been largely unknown. Now new research from investigators at The Ohio State University (OSU) and New York University (NYU) sheds light on specific inherited genetic differences for an increased risk of uveal melanoma, a rare cancer that arises from the pigment cells that determine eye color.
The activity of two genes may help predict certain breast cancer patients’ chances of survival and guide their treatment, British researchers report. “We have seen major strides in the treatment of breast cancer, but once it begins to spread round the body it is still often fatal,” said Paul Workman. He is chief executive of the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) in London, which conducted the research.
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A new type of Nano bead, a medical magnetic bead, may offer better treatment for some liver cancers. It’s called the LUMI bead and it lets doctors see in real time if the bead is delivered to the target.
Over the past years, significant progress has been made in the fight against childhood cancer. Still, more than 15,000 young Americans under the age of 21 will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and more than 1,800 of them will not survive.
Ado-trastuzumab emtansine may provide meaningful benefit to patients with HER-2–positive metastatic breast cancer who underwent prior treatment with trastuzumab and pertuzumab, according to retrospective study results.
We talk a lot about the hardware that’s going to get us to Mars, but the most important things about human spaceflight is, well, humans! There’s a lot of research going into the impact space travel has on the body. Just think back to Scott Kelly’s year in space.