August 17, 2010
Most cancers are easier to treat if detected early, so cancer educators emphasize the benefits of screening and prompt treatment. But for immigrants and other "medically underserved communities," simply handing out a brochure on early detection - even if it's been translated into the appropriate language - may not work.
August 3, 2010
The major concern with the electromagnetic radiation from cell phones is brain cancer, but most studies find “nothing definitive,” says Bruce Thomadsen, a professor…
May 28, 2009
When Meg Gaines accompanied a patient to a recent appointment at the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, she gauged the center's impact right away.
May 14, 2009
University of Wisconsin–Madison cancer researcher Jing Zhang received a Shaw Scientist Award last week from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation to support her novel research on the roles cancer stem cells may play in the causes and treatment of cancer.
November 3, 2008
The Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies (CHESS) has been awarded a second grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to continue its role as a leader in cancer communication research.
May 8, 2008
Viruses are masters of deception, duping their host's cells into helping them grow and spread. A new study has found that human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) can mimic a common regulatory protein to hijack normal cell growth machinery, disrupting a cell's primary anti-cancer mechanism.
April 4, 2008
Researchers are adding to the list of cancer types for which pomegranates seem to halt growth. A recent study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison using a mouse model shows that consuming pomegranates could potentially help reduce the growth and spread of lung cancer cells or even prevent lung cancer from developing.
February 1, 2008
That the cell nurturing growth factor interleukin-7 can help ramp up the ability of the immune system to remember the pathogenic villains it encounters is well known.
April 10, 2007
Though cell movement and migration in the body play a central role in mediating injury and disease, including inflammatory responses and cancer metastasis, drugs designed to stifle cells’ nomadic tendencies are scarce. A new interdisciplinary research project funded by the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery seed grant program seeks to develop a novel drug-discovery process that may start to fill this gap.
April 2, 2007
Combing the genomes of the rat and the human, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found swaths of genetic code that can be used to assess the risk of human breast cancer.
March 26, 2007
By mimicking Nature's way of distinguishing one type of cell from another, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists now report they can more effectively seek out and kill cancer cells while sparing healthy ones.
March 20, 2007
Accessing high-quality health information on the Internet may improve breast cancer patients' opinions about their doctors, according to a new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison's Center of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research, funded by the National Cancer Institute.