Helicobacter pylori infection leaves a fingerprint in gastric cancer Several bacterial infections are now suspected to play a role in the development of cancer but for none is the link so conclusively proven as for H. pylori, which can induce chronic gastritis and ulcer disease, and ultimately lead to the development of cancer. After an infection with Helicobacter pylori, gene activity in the gastric cells resembles the activity of cancer cells.
Beating advanced cancers: New epigenomic block for advanced cancer A new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney.
Lymph nodes signal more aggressive thyroid cancer even in young patients Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients. Younger thyroid cancer patients with lymph node involvement are also at increased risk of dying contrary to current beliefs and staging prognostic tools that classify young patients as having low-risk disease.
New tool on horizon for surgeons treating cancer patients Surgeons could know while their patients are still on the operating table if a tissue is cancerous, according to researchers who describe an automated droplet-based surface sampling probe that accomplishes in about 10 minutes what now routinely takes 20 to 30 minutesSingle gene turns colorectal cancer cells back into normal tissue in mice Anti-cancer strategies generally involve killing off tumor cells. However, cancer cells may instead be coaxed to turn back into normal tissue simply by activating a single gene. Researchers found that restoring normal levels of a human colorectal cancer gene in mice stopped tumor growth and re-established normal intestinal function within only four days.