Health Highlights: March 2, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Jim Kelly’s Cancer Returns NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly says his oral cancer has returned. In a statement released Thursday, Kelly did not provide any details about the diagnosis other than to say the cancer was […]

Myriad Genetics shows strong commitment, support in the fight against colorectal cancer

March 2, 2018 Myriad Teams Up with Fight Colorectal Cancer to Support the #StrongArmSelfie Social Media Campaign throughout March Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, continues to demonstrate an unmatched commitment to hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic testing during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most commonly […]

UH researcher examines role of estrogen in cervical cancer

March 1, 2018 Two University of Houston researchers, working to find cancer cures, received grants from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), the organization that funds groundbreaking cancer research and prevention programs in the state. CPRIT awarded $1,173,420 to Navin Varadarajan, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, to improve effectiveness of […]

Daffodils may hold secrets of cancer cure

By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 A natural extract from daffodils may help in treatment of cancer find researchers at the Faculty of Sciences at the ULB led by Denis Lafontaine. The team published their research titled, “The Amaryllidaceae Alkaloid Haemanthamine Binds the Eukaryotic Ribosome to Repress Cancer Cell Growth” in the journal Structure […]

Researchers discover novel mechanism that leads to pleural effusion in lung cancer patients

March 1, 2018 Lung cancer patients are particularly susceptible to malignant pleural effusion, when fluid collects in the space between the lungs and the chest wall. Researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in partnership with the German Center for Lung Research (DZL), have discovered a novel mechanism that causes this to happen. Their study, published […]