When cannabinoids activate signaling pathways in cancer cells they can stimulate a cell death mechanism called apoptosis, unleashing a potent anti-tumor effect. Yet cannabinoids, which have also shown strong activity against human tumor tissue grown in animal models, have undergone minimal testing in patients.
Women who received hormone stimulation for fertility preservation did not have a higher relapse rate in breast cancer compared with unexposed control women in a study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. The results could influence the clinical practice for young cancer patients wishing to pursue fertility preservation.
“The significance of palliative care extends far beyond ‘end-of-life treatment’ for cancer patients,” Secretary General of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Prof Wolfgang Grisold emphasizes at the occasion of XXIII World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto. There are a number of important areas for palliative care precisely in neurology and a steadily growing demand for it – not least due to ever higher life expectancy rates worldwide.
Body fat distribution in the trunk is more important than body weight when it comes to cancer risk in postmenopausal women, according to a study presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid.
Breast cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body break off and leave the primary tumour at late stages of disease development, scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and their collaborators have found.
In a Special Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine experts examine the challenges of effectively communicating with young adults regarding cancer prevention and explore possible solutions