Changes to gut microbiome may slow cancer growth in smokers

By Richard Hindle


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Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020.

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Schizophrenia drug combined with radiation shows promise in treating deadly brain tumours

By Richard Hindle


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Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and colleagues have found that adding a drug once commonly used to treat schizophrenia to traditional radiation therapy helped improve overall survival in mice with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest and most difficult-to-treat brain tumours.

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Associations between immune-suppressive and stimulating drugs and novel COVID-19 — a systematic review of current evidence

By Richard Hindle


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Cancer and transplant patients with COVID-19 have a higher risk of developing severe and even fatal respiratory diseases, especially as they may be treated with immune-suppressive or immune-stimulating drugs. This review focuses on the effects of these drugs on host immunity against COVID-19.

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How to manage cancer care during COVID-19 pandemic

By Richard Hindle


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Experts from the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)—a Member Institution of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)—are sharing insights and advice on how to continue providing optimal cancer care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Could cancer immunotherapy success depend on gut bacteria?

By Richard Hindle


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A study by researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center and the University of Chicago suggests that gut bacteria can penetrate tumour cells and boost the effectiveness of an experimental immunotherapy that targets the CD47 protein.

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