Researchers discover important features of tumor cells that may help fight cancer

March 28, 2018 A research team led by Mónica Bettencourt Dias, from Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC, Portugal), discovered important features of cancer cells that may help clinicians fighting cancer. The researchers observed that the number and size of tiny structures that exist inside cells, called centrioles, are increased in the most aggressive sub-types of […]

Nutritionists explore the link between diet, obesity and cancer

By Sally Robertson, BScMarch 28, 2018 In a special themed issue of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, nutritionists and other heath professionals explore the association between nutrition, obesity and cancer prevention, treatment and survival. They also identify areas where research into future prevention strategies could be improved. Credit: Yuriy Maksymiv/Shutterstock.com In […]

What to know about filiform warts

Identifying a filiform wart Medical treatment Home removal Causes Prevention When to see a doctor Outlook Filiform warts are made up of long, thin projections of skin, giving them a distinctive appearance. They often occur around a person’s eyes or lips. These warts are also called digitate or facial warts. They are harmless and usually […]

Existing FDA-approved inhibitors could be repurposed to target ARID1A-mutant ovarian cancers

March 27, 2018 Wistar researchers have found rationale for repurposing a class of antitumor compounds called HDAC inhibitors, already approved by the FDA for the treatment of diseases such as leukemia, as a new therapeutic option for ovarian cancer with mutations in the ARID1A gene. Study results were published online in Cell Reports. Ovarian cancer […]