Tag Archives: Cancer

What If We Could Stop Lung Cancer Before It Starts?

Genomic differences related to the immune system may play a key role in the early development of lung cancer. That finding, published April 23, 2019, in Nature Communications, reveals potential for developing new therapeutics that could boost immune activity to prevent or halt progression of the disease, says Avrum Spira (ENG’02), the study’s senior author. He says that the newly… Read More »

Gold Nanoparticle Delivery of MicroRNA Impairs Metastasis in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Weill Cornell Medicine researchers have shown that giving mice with triple-negative breast cancer therapeutic microRNA (miRNA) in a protective gold nanoparticle results in significantly less spreading of cancer to the lung. Triple-negative breast cancer is a highly aggressive, difficult-to-treat form of the disease, with a high rate of metastatic recurrence. miR-708 is a non-coding microRNA… Read More »

Many Secretly Use Alternative Meds For Cancer

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One out of every three U.S. cancer patients uses alternative or complementary therapies, but many keep that info from their doctors, a new study finds. That’s a real concern, the study’s lead author said, especially when it comes to supplements and cancer radiation… Read More »