Tanning beds and sunbathing may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis

Tanning beds and sunbathing not only increase a woman’s chances of developing malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but may also be linked to a greater risk of developing endometriosis, according to new research. A study of … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cancer, Fertility

Artificial intelligence solution to a 50-year-old science challenge could ‘revolutionise’ medical research

Inside every cell, thousands of different proteins form the machinery that keeps all living things – from humans and plants to microscopic bacteria – alive and well. Almost all diseases, including cancer, dementia and even infectious diseases such as COVID-19, … Continue reading

Published Monday, November 30th, 2020 at 3:30 pm
Posted in Uncategorized

High blood pressure in midlife is linked to increased brain damage in later life

Higher than normal blood pressure is linked to more extensive brain damage in the elderly, according to a new study published in the European Heart Journal [1]. In particular, the study found that there was a strong association between diastolic … Continue reading

Published Thursday, November 26th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Neuroscience

Study of COVID-19 levels in oncology staff suggests need for more extensive testing

Second study reveals impact of COVID-19 on oncology staff and their work A study of oncology staff carried out immediately after the spring peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK indicates that many had been infected with the coronavirus … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer, Infectious diseases

Study of emergency workers in New York City shows COVID-19 risk to firefighters and emergency medical workers

Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general public, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research. [1] … Continue reading

Published Friday, October 30th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Artificial intelligence can help to improve prognosis and treatment for glioblastoma

In the first study of its kind in cancer, researchers have applied artificial intelligence to measure the amount of muscle in patients with brain tumours to help improve prognosis and treatment. Dr Ella Mi, a clinical research fellow at Imperial … Continue reading

Published Thursday, October 29th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Study estimates exposure to air pollution increases COVID-19 deaths by 15% worldwide

Long-term exposure to air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of dying from COVID-19 and, for the first time, a study has estimated the proportion of deaths from the coronavirus that could be attributed to the exacerbating effects … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 at 12:05 am
Posted in Cardiology, Infectious diseases, Respiratory

Inhibitor of KRAS gene mutation shows promise in lung, bowel and other solid tumours. Latest results from KRYSTAL-1 early clinical trial of adagrasib (MRTX849)

New results from early clinical trials of a drug that targets a cancer-causing mutation in the KRAS gene have shown that it can shrink tumours and is well-tolerated by patients. In two presentations at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on … Continue reading

Published Sunday, October 25th, 2020 at 2:45 pm
Posted in Cancer

Next generation BRAF inhibitor cancer drug shows promise in early patient trial

A new drug designed to work on cancers with an altered BRAF gene has shown promise in an early patient trial presented at the 32nd EORTC-NCI-AACR [1] Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, which is taking place online. The … Continue reading

Published Sunday, October 25th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer

Achieving high concentrations of sunitinib in tumours is linked to improved survival. Intermittent high dosing regimen for patients with advanced cancers is safe and results in very high concentrations of the drug in the tumour

A strategy for giving intermittent, high doses of the anti-cancer drug sunitinib is well-tolerated by patients with advanced cancer and increases concentrations of the drug in tumours, which is associated with improved survival, according to research to be presented at … Continue reading

Published Saturday, October 24th, 2020 at 12:01 am
Posted in Cancer