Medications

Cancer biologists identify new drug combo

When it comes to killing cancer cells, two drugs are often better than one. Some drug combinations offer a one-two punch that kills cells more effectively, requires lower doses of each drug, and can help to prevent drug resistance. MIT biologists have now found that by combining two existing classes of drugs, both of which […]

Health Problems

Prostate cancer marker activates vascular and lymphangiogenic growth factors, contributors to the spread of cancer

A new study indicates that PSA, a prostate cancer marker, is one of the catalysts that activate vascular endothelial and lymphangiogenic growth factors which contribute to the spread of cancer. Together with its partners, a research group led by Docent Michael Jeltsch at the University of Helsinki has discovered new mechanisms which activate the vascular […]

Health News

CDC: cancer death rates decreased, heart disease deaths rose

(HealthDay)—Cancer death rates declined for adults aged 45 to 64 years from 1999 to 2017, while heart disease death rates decreased to 2011 and then increased, according to the May 22 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sally C. Curtin, from the National Center for Health […]