Latest metastatic cancer Stories

Archaeologists Unearth Oldest Human Skeleton Known To Have Cancer
2014-03-18 12:49:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archaeologists, publishing a paper in PLOS ONE on Monday, say that they have discovered a 3,000 year-old human skeleton who had metastatic cancer. The skeleton discovered in a tomb in modern Sudan is the oldest complete example of a human with metastatic cancer. The researchers say this discovery could help to explore underlying causes of cancer in ancient populations and provide insights into the evolution of cancer in the past....

2012-05-07 19:53:55

Screening younger men and men at risk of prostate cancer can be beneficial in reducing metastatic cancer and deaths and should not be abandoned, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The United States Preventive Services Task Force, which last issued prostate screening guidelines in 2008, recently issued a draft recommendation against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for men of all ages. However, the American Cancer Society and the American...

2009-01-01 11:17:05

A research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified a protein produced by cancerous lung epithelial cells that enhances metastasis by stimulating the activity of inflammatory cells. Their findings, to be published in the January 1 issue of the journal Nature, explain how advanced cancer cells usurp components of the host innate immune system to generate an inflammatory microenvironment hospitable for the metastatic spread of lung cancer. The...

2008-12-16 22:01:11

Poor men are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer, most likely because they don't receive screening, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of California in Los Angeles, the Jonsson Cancer Center and Dr. David Miller at the University of Michigan said the study focused on a group of disadvantaged men enrolled in the state's Improving Access, Counseling and Treatment for Californians with Prostate Cancer program, known as IMPACT, which provides high-quality...

2005-11-17 17:12:18

PHILADELPHIA "“ They're but a tiny speck, existing in a variety of forms: particles, tubes, shells, even a soccerball-like shape. They also share a common prefix: "nano," connoting their size, a billionth of a meter or roughly 25-millionth of an inch. Today, cancer researchers are exploring the potential of such nanostructures to exquisitely target cancer cells without harming surrounding tissue, and to image the formation of tumors long before they have a chance to become...

2005-08-19 15:28:27

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 20, 2005) - Cancer patients and their physicians have new answers as they seek the best treatment for the immobilizing trauma of spinal cord compression in metastatic cancer, thanks to Roy Patchell and colleagues at the University of Kentucky. In this week's Lancet, Patchell's UK research team evaluate traditional surgical and radiation therapy options and conclude that direct decompressive surgery plus postoperative radiotherapy is more effective than either...

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