Topic List : Cancer
Plans for the nation’s first hadron center for cancer therapy
Hadron therapy, which relies on beams of charged particles including protons and heavier ions such as carbon, is expected to increase cancer cure rates because it can be used to treat larger tumors or those resistant to conventional radiotherapy.
Low-testosterone therapy and dementia
A new retrospective study of the health records of prostate cancer patients supports an association between androgen deprivation therapy and future risk of dementia.
Iron nanoparticles help treat cancer
Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells.
Pediatric cancer grants announced
Kara Davis, Melissa Mavers and Liora Schultz awarded St. Baldrick’s Foundation grants.
Study on treatment decisions seeks participants
The study is designed to collect neurophysiological and psychological information from women faced with a breast cancer diagnosis and many treatment decisions.
Retinoic acid deficiency linked to tumors
Levels of retinoic acid, a vitamin A metabolite, are low in mice and humans with colorectal cancer, according to new research. People with high levels of an enzyme that degrades retinoic acid have a poor prognosis.
Extra chemo ineffectual against rare bone cancer
Osteosarcoma patients with tumors that haven’t responded well to the standard chemotherapy regimen have unimproved outcomes and more side effects when given two additional drugs, a large international trial has found.
Cancer’s new paradigm
Cancer cells can be as cooperative as a flock of birds, making individual decisions yet somehow acting in unison. A Stanford researcher is using this insight to make a computer model of cancer.
Computers trained in pathology
Automating the analysis of slides of lung cancer tissue samples increases the accuracy of tumor classification and patient prognoses, according to a new study.
A safer way for bone marrow transplants
Scientists have devised a way to destroy blood stem cells in mice without using chemotherapy or radiotherapy, both of which have toxic side effects.