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Researchers found that stopping cell recycling in cancer cells could help treat a very aggressive form of breast cancer

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Source: University of Cincinnati From: sciencedaily.com Targeting and changing autophagy, otherwise known as cell recycling, has been linked to helping control or diminish certain cancers. Now, researchers have shown that completely halting this process in a very aggressive form of breast cancer may improve outcomes for patients one day. Recycling cans and bottles is a good practice. It helps keep …

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Can fasting help fight cancer?

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By: Jamie Eske From: medicalnewstoday.com Fasting may help with cancer treatment. There is a growing body of evidence supporting the role of fasting in both cancer treatment and prevention. Some research suggests that fasting helps fight cancer by lowering insulin resistance and levels of inflammation. Fasting may also reverse the effects of chronic conditions such as obesity and type 2 …

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Cancer cells grow by exploiting their neighbours

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Source: University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine From: sciencedaily.com Researchers at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital have discovered that cancer cells grow by stealing energy from neighbouring cells. Different types of cancer develop in different ways, but all of them begin with uncontrolled cell division. To produce a new cell, an existing cell must duplicate its genetic …

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Stopping cancer in its tracks

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Source: University of Chicago Medical Center From: sciencedaily.com Researchers from the University of Chicago have shown that inhibiting autophagy, a self-devouring process used by cells to degrade large intra-cellular cargo, effectively blocks tumor cell migration and breast cancer metastasis in tumor models. In a study, published May 12, 2016, in the journal Cell Reports, they demonstrate that the process is …

Zombie cancer cells can resurrect, get cured by eating selves – study

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From: rt.com A cancer study has achieved a breakthrough by showing that sick cells may be able to split themselves up to recover, instead of dying, when the body is exposed to chemotherapy – all by disabling a process that communicates the news of death. The University of Colorado Cancer Center study, published in the journal Cell Reports, talks of …