Prevention of cancer is the best treatment and understanding what causes cancer is important if you want to be able to avoid it. More money has gone into learning how to create cancer than ever has gone into learning how to cure it. What you are about to read may shock you.
In a new study conducted in Japan, even light to moderate alcohol consumption was associated with elevated cancer risks appeared to be the lowest at zero alcohol consumption.
Investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. Building on their research showing that an exciting new form of immunotherapy for cancer has activity in patients with glioblastoma, the most common and most deadly form of brain cancer, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. Their study is published in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
In breast cancer, metastases to the brain often spell a death sentence; many women survive for less than a year after diagnosis. A new study reveals how the cancer is able to cross the blood-brain-barrier: by sending out exosomes that hijack the natural cell process of transcytosis, tricking the cells in the BBB into taking them up. Metastasizing breast cancers typically seek out the bones, lung, and brain. Brain metastases are especially dangerous; many women survive for less than a year after diagnosis. How is the cancer able to get past the blood brain barrier? And can it be blocked?