Lifestyle

Gradual increase in daily activity, psychological therapy can improve mental health for cancer patients and survivors

Cancer patients and survivors have better mental and physical health and quality of life if they take part in a physical activity program called “behavioral graded activity” in combination with psychological therapies, according to new research presented at the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference in Barcelona, Spain. Behavioral graded activity involves physiotherapists helping patients to […]

Lifestyle

Personalized breast cancer screening could improve cancer survival and reduce overdiagnosis

Researchers have created a model for predicting individual breast cancer risk that could be used to create personalized breast screening strategies. The research, presented today (Wednesday) at the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference, could make breast screening programs more effective and ultimately improve survival rates. It could also mean fewer people experiencing false positives—when screening […]

Lifestyle

More cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage if patients already have type 2 diabetes, study finds

A study of 11,945 people in six European countries has shown that people with type 2 diabetes who develop cancer are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease if the condition is one that is not screened for routinely. In a presentation to the 13th European Breast Cancer Conference, Dr. Anna Jansana, a postdoctoral […]

Lifestyle

Machine learning can help predict patient response to cancer immunotherapy

Predicting which patients will respond well to treatment is a quandary that has plagued the field of cancer immunotherapy for more than four decades. Now, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy are one step closer to solving that problem. In a small study, they successfully trained […]

Lifestyle

WHO: 1st Ebola vaccines to arrive in Uganda next week

The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that he expects the first doses of Ebola vaccine targeting the strain behind an outbreak in Uganda to arrive in the country next week. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said an expert committee convened by the agency had evaluated three experimental Ebola vaccines and decided they […]

Lifestyle

Babies born to mothers with preeclampsia found to be at increased risk of stroke and heart disease later in life

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Sweden, Finland and Denmark has found evidence that suggests babies born to mothers with preeclampsia have an increased risk of a stroke and/or heart disease later in life. In their paper published in JAMA Network Open, the group describes studying millions of births in Denmark, Finland, […]

Lifestyle

Research finds genes associated with most aggressive kidney cancer

HSE researchers have found genes characteristic of the most aggressive subtype of clear cell renal carcinoma. Having studied data on tumor samples from 456 patients, Grigory Puzanov, research fellow at the HSE Faculty of Computer Science International Laboratory of Bioinformatics, identified cancer subtypes associated with either a favorable or unfavorable course of the disease. Clear […]