Study reveals the ZNF117 gene is a major regulator of glioblastoma tumor cells.
Most cancer patients who used medical cannabis reported a significant improvement in pain measures and a decrease in some other cancer-related symptoms. Additionally, medical cannabis use reduced the consumption of traditional, opioid-based pain killers for those with cancer.
Hypermutation in children may be linked to increased mutations in the sperm of the biological father, especially fathers who received certain forms of chemotherapy to treat cancer early in life.
INSR, a protein essential for insulin activity, plays a critical role in stem cell longevity. Additionally, inactivating INSR in glioblastoma brain cancer stem cells inhibits the growth of primitive tumor forming cells.
Inhibition of the OR5B21 olfactory receptor gene significantly decreased the metastasis of breast cancer cells to the brain, lungs, and bones, researchers report.
Asthma causes T cells to induce lung inflammation but prevents the growth of brain tumors. Reprogramming T cells in patients with brain cancer to act like T cells in those with asthma may help to curb the growth of tumors.
Combining Disulfiram, a medication commonly used to treat chronic alcoholism, with copper ions kills medulloblastoma cancer cells and prevents new ones from growing.
Variations in the TSPO neuroinflammation-associated protein's structure correlates with worse survival outcomes for male glioblastoma brain cancer patients than females.