Cancer

Common Steroid Could Soften Up Tumors for Chemo

July 16, 2019

A drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful if given beforehand, researchers say.

Dental Researchers Get at Root Causes of Cancer Patients’ Mouth Sores

April 25, 2019

Oral mucositis, a common side effect of chemotherapy, is associated with detrimental changes in the oral microbiome, says new School of Dental Medicine research.

New Technology Designed to Reduce Mortality Rates in Cancer Patients

April 10, 2019

A pair of Ph.D. students developed a technology that takes a patient’s tumor cells and grows them outside of the body to test different cancer treatments.

Curators Versus Cancer

November 27, 2018

A special team of medical literature experts are on the hunt for cancer’s kryptonite, one mutation at a time.

Stopping the Resistance of Cancer Cells to Treatment

September 24, 2018

UConn researchers have discovered molecules that could make cancer cells more vulnerable to chemotherapy.

Ovarian Cancer Cells Hoard Iron to Fuel Growth

August 15, 2018

Researchers at UConn Health have found that iron may be playing a critical role in increased fatty acid synthesis in cancer.

New Compound Helps Activate Cancer-Fighting T Cells

April 2, 2018

UConn researchers have identified mechanisms responsible for improved immune system activity, offering new approaches for more effective cancer treatments and vaccines.

Higher Breast Cancer Risk in Western Parts of Time Zones. Is Electric Light to Blame?

October 24, 2017

On a societal level, position in a time zone affects how early a person must turn on the lights in the morning.

Evidence Supports Link Between Breast Cancer, Light Exposure at Night

August 28, 2017

Artificial light has transformed the night sky, a change researchers continue to link to health problems.

A Better View of How Tumors Form in the Eye

May 10, 2017

UConn Health neuroscientists believe they are closing in on an explanation for the reason our corneas, the transparent layer that forms the front of our eyes, have a natural ability to prevent the formation of tumors.

Melanoma’s Signature

May 1, 2017

On Melanoma Monday, UConn Health dermatologist Sam Dadras discusses his research, which found a molecular signal that could distinguish which skin cancers need more aggressive treatment.