FDA approves novel treatment for hairy cell leukemia

(HealthDay)—Lumoxiti (moxetumomab pasudotox-tdfk) injection has been approved to treat certain instances of relapsed or refractory hairy cell leukemia (HCL), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yesterday. Lumoxiti, a CD22-directed cytotoxin, was approved for adults who have had at least two prior therapies for […]

Extraordinary Case: 4 People Get Cancer From Donated Organs

There are rare instances wherein organ donors unwittingly pass infectious diseases to the organ recipients, but an even rarer occurrence is passing cancer through the transplant. In Europe, four people who received organs from a single donor develop breast cancer […]

Review: Treatments for primary basal cell carcinoma compared

(HealthDay)—For patients with primary basal cell carcinoma (BCC), estimated recurrence rates are similarly low for excision, Mohs surgery, curettage and diathermy, and external-beam radiation, according to a review and meta-analysis published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Aaron […]

A behavioral intervention for cancer patients that works

Treatment program successful at 15 sites across the nation OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLUMBUS, Ohio – This is a story about something rare in health psychology: a treatment that has gone from scientific discovery, through development and testing, to dissemination and […]

Bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant emitting light to kill cancer cells

Scientists from Waseda University, the National Defense Medical College, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency have developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly powered light-emitting device that could better treat cancers in delicate organs. The newly-developed, bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered implant. Credit: Dr. […]

Mitochondria come together to kill cancer cells

Uncovered details of a molecular pathway in cancer cells could lead to improved treatment. Targeting a pathway that controls the movement of mitochondria, the powerhouses of all cells, could reduce cancer invasiveness and resistance to radiotherapy. IMAGE: DISPERSED MITOCHONDRIA (GREEN, LEFT) […]

Study cracks open the secrets of the cancer-causing BRCA1 gene

Lawsuits didn’t do it, public shaming didn’t do it, patients and doctors banding together to “free the data” couldn’t do it: For 22 years Myriad Genetics, one of the oldest genetic testing companies, has refused to make public its proprietary database of […]

Pilot study identifies strain of bacteria as chief risk factor for stomach cancer

Researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have found a specific strain of Helicobacter pylori strongly correlated with stomach cancer. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, could eventually be used to shape treatment and screening strategies for patients. […]

Viruses show new promise in treating cancer

Viruses have shown renewed promise in the treatment of cancer after new research has shown they retain their cancer-killing ability even when injected into the bloodstream. This electron microscope image shows white blood cells containing virus particles (shown in red circles). White […]