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Anti-Cancer Properties Found in a Deadly Australian Arachnid

Identified as the deadliest arachnid in the world, a bite from the Australian funnel web spider can result in death in as little as fifteen minutes. However, according to recent findings, the venom of the funnel web spider may have curative properties when treating human melanoma cells. The survival of…...

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Breast Cancer Linked to Bone Marrow Cells

“Our study shows that the recruitment of bone marrow-derived fibroblasts is important for promoting tumor growth, likely by enhancing blood vessel formation,” says Dr. Neta Erez of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University, discussing a recent discovery finding that breast cancer can “recruit” stromal cells originally formed…...

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Dr. Alfred Saah Talks Funding Innovative Research

Part of Dr. Saah and Merck’s efforts involve collaborating and funding basic scientific research. See why Dr. Saah thinks funding innovative, outside the box research is so essential for the future of medical breakthroughs....

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New Type of Lung Cancer Identified

A research team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory discovered a new kind of small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). While the general public may not consider this particularly good news, the identification paves the way for developing more specific and personalized medicine approaches to target this previously unnoticed form of the disease....

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Viagra: A Colon Cancer Risk Mitigator?

Researchers at the Georgia Cancer Center and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University found that a small, daily dose of Viagra significantly reduces colorectal cancer risk....

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Protein Identified in Breast Cancer Metastasis

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have found an explanation for how breast cancer spreads to the lungs, which could potentially hold the key to preventing the progression of the disease. Led by Dr. Ainhoa Mielgo, the research team conducted a study to gain a better understanding of how breast…...

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Early Days, But New Compound May Prevent Metastasis

Oncologist Dr. Raymond Bergan and his team recently developed a drug compound that, in mouse models, seems to stave off metastasis—cancer spreading....

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Master Switch Metastasis Agent Identified

In a major breakthrough, scientists led by Elena Deryugina at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) identified a specific protein, Latent TGFβ Binding Protein 3—LTBP3 for short—that kicks off a cellular chain reaction resulting in early-development tumors growing new blood vessels. These vessels then act like highways to spread cancer cells…...

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Research Identifies Potential Guidance for Gastric Cancer Treatment

Researchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital (TMUCIH) have discovered that gastric cancer tissue samples bearing mutation of a specific gene, MUC16, too are associated with higher tumor mutation loads....

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American Flight Attendants at Higher Cancer Risk

New research from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that American flight attendants have a higher prevalence of several forms of cancer....

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