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Microcapsules for targeted drug delivery to cancer cells
A team of scientists from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University together with their colleagues developed a method of targeted drug delivery to cancer cells. (2019-12-09)
UCLA study shows inhibition of gene helps overcome resistance to immunotherapy
A new study helps explain why some people with advanced cancer may not respond to one of the leading immunotherapies, PD-1 blockade, and how a new combination approach may help overcome resistance to the immunotherapy drug. (2019-12-09)
Scientists show thin metal mesh loaded with T cells shrinks solid tumors
Within weeks, CAR T cells targeting ovarian cancer cleared tumors in 70% of treated mice, shows study in Nature Biomedical Engineering. (2019-12-09)
Biomarker may aid in determining treatment for cancer patients
A blood test revealed the presence of a biomarker that may offer insights into the survival rates of glioblastoma patients. (2019-12-09)
Bile duct biomarker? Protein found to pinpoint patients with a lethal cancer
Patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC), a form of bile duct cancer, have a poor prognosis. (2019-12-05)
Does weight loss surgery affect colorectal cancer risk?
Although colorectal cancer is associated with obesity, it is unclear if weight loss surgery impacts the incidence of these tumors. (2019-12-04)
Dangerous skin tumor now has treatment guidelines
A new study reports the first guidelines for treating sebaceous carcinoma, a cancer of the oil glands. (2019-12-04)
Deep learning identifies molecular patterns of cancer
An artificial intelligence platform developed at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) can analyze genomic data extremely quickly, picking out key patterns to classify different types of colorectal tumors and improve the drug discovery process. (2019-12-02)
Improving drug delivery for brain tumor treatment
Despite improvements in drug delivery mechanisms, treating brain tumors has remained challenging. (2019-12-02)
New treatment for brain tumors uses electrospun fiber
University of Cincinnati professor Andrew Steckl, working with researchers from Johns Hopkins University, developed a new treatment for glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of brain cancer. (2019-12-02)
Inadequacies in current early-stage lung cancer treatment revealed
Researchers from Tohoku University and Tohoku University Hospital have revealed why some existing cancer treatments are ineffective in tackling the early-stages of lung cancer. (2019-11-27)
Encouraging normal liver cells to fight cancer
A study conducted at the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology discovered that healthy liver tissue surrounding a tumor activates a defence mechanism that restrains tumor growth. (2019-11-25)
Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors identified
A research team has discovered that several types of highly aggressive and, ultimately, fatal pediatric brain tumors originate during brain development. (2019-11-25)
Predicting metastasis from primary tumor size
A new mathematical model uses the size of a cancer patient's initial, primary tumor to predict whether undetectable secondary tumors are already present. (2019-11-21)
Cell death or cancer growth: A question of cohesion
Activation of CD95, a receptor found on all cancer cells, triggers programmed cell death -- or does the opposite, namely stimulates cancer cell growth. (2019-11-19)
One-two punch drug combination offers hope for pancreatic cancer therapy
Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified a combination of two anti-cancer compounds that shrank pancreatic tumors in mice -- supporting the immediate evaluation of the drugs in a clinical trial. (2019-11-18)
Prostate cancer bone metastases thwart immunotherapy by producing TGF-β
Prostate cancer that spreads to the bone triggers the destruction of bone tissue that thwarts the effectiveness of immune checkpoint inhibitors. (2019-11-14)
Findings could identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy
UNC Lineberger researchers discovered a biological signature that could help identify which triple negative breast cancers might respond to immunotherapy and other treatments. (2019-11-14)
Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model
Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health. (2019-11-14)
Discovery: New biomarker for cancer stem cells
A University of Houston College of Pharmacy associate professor has discovered a new biomarker in cancer stem cells that govern cancer survival and spread, and it's raising hope that drug discovery to kill cancer stem cells could follow suit. (2019-11-13)
Anthrax may be the next tool in the fight against bladder cancer
Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a way to combine the anthrax toxin with a growth factor to kill bladder cancer cells and tumors. (2019-11-12)
Oxygen-starved tumor cells have survival advantage that promotes cancer spread
Using cells from human breast cancers and mouse breast cancer models, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have significant new evidence that tumor cells exposed to low-oxygen conditions have an advantage when it comes to invading and surviving in the bloodstream. (2019-11-07)
New molecule reduces the aggressiveness of pediatric cancer
A microRNA inhibitor identified by researchers at the FAPESP-supported Human Genome and Stem Cell Research Center reduced the sizes of aggressive tumors and improved survival in mice. (2019-11-07)
Learning is optimized when we fail 15% of the time
If you're always scoring 100%, you're probably not learning anything new. (2019-11-05)
To monitor cancer therapy, Penn researchers tag CAR T cells with imaging markers
The researchers genetically engineered CAR T cells with molecular tags, which they were able to monitor in an animal model using position emission tomography (PET) imaging. (2019-11-05)
Marker reveals if benign-appearing meningiomas are perilous
A modified protein in benign-appearing meningiomas can reveal which are truly benign and which are more dangerous and require more aggressive treatment, researchers have discovered. (2019-11-05)
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis
A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread -- or metastasis -- to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. (2019-11-04)
Estrogen's opposing effects on mammary tumors in dogs
Estrogen's role in canine mammary cancer is more complex than previously understood, according to new research led by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. (2019-11-01)
Mitochondrial activity in lung tumors predicts response to drug inhibitor
Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a new biomarker using a noninvasive imaging method that tracks mitochondrial activity in lung tumors. (2019-10-30)
Tumors turn gut 'brain cells' into tumor growth promoters
When enteric glial cells are exposed to secretions from colon tumors, the glial cells convert into promoters of tumor growth. (2019-10-30)
CRISPR-edited C. elegans identifies vulnerabilities in cancer
A group of researchers led by Dr Julián Cerón of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), has mimicked the SF3B1 mutations found in tumor in C. elegans, (2019-10-24)
New organelle that helps prevent cancer discovered in our cells
Scientists have discovered a strange structure inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide. (2019-10-22)
Silencing RNA nanotherapy shows promise against pancreatic cancer
Despite advances in cancer survival, more than 90% of people with pancreatic cancer die within five years. (2019-10-21)
A compound effective to chemotherapy-resistant cancer cells identified
A compound effective in killing chemotherapy-resistant glioblastoma-initiating cells (GICs) has been identified, raising hopes of producing drugs capable of eradicating refractory tumors with low toxicity. (2019-10-18)
Development and analytical validation of a next-generation sequencing based microsatellite instabili
The assay has a clinically relevant 5-day turnaround time and can be conducted on as little as 20 ng genomic DNA with a batch size of up to forty samples in a single run. (2019-10-18)
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report that their study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be aggressive in those with NF1. (2019-10-16)
Pioneering cell therapies for non-responders to current immunotherapies
Research led by VHIO's Alena Gros signposts a new, less invasive approach to identify killer T lymphocytes in patients with gastrointestinal tumors with low mutational burden who are refractory to approved immune-based treatments. (2019-10-16)
Glowing particles in the blood may help diagnose and monitor brain cancer
A chemical that has improved surgeries for brain cancer by making tumor cells fluorescent may also help doctors safely diagnose the disease and monitor its response to treatment. (2019-10-15)
Yale scientists help immune system find hidden cancer cells
Cancer cells are masters at avoiding detection, but a new system developed by Yale scientists can make them stand out from the crowd and help the immune system spot and eliminate tumors that other forms of immunotherapies might miss, researchers report Oct. (2019-10-14)
A Yale-developed drug shows promise as immune therapy for cancers
A therapy developed by Yale researchers stimulates immune cells to shrink or kill tumors in mice, according to a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. (2019-10-14)
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