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Acute Leukemia

Findings Could Improve Treatment for Challenging Acute Leukemia in Children

Researchers from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center have made important discoveries that could lead...
artificial intelligence tool

Artificial Intelligence Tool Accurately Identifies Cancer Type & Genetic Changes in...

A new computer program can analyze images of patients’ lung tumors, specify cancer types, and even identify altered genes driving abnormal cell growth, a...
Mitochondria

Mitochondria Come Together to Kill Cancer Cells

Targeting a pathway that controls the movement of mitochondria, the powerhouses of all cells, could reduce cancer invasiveness and resistance to radiotherapy. A team of...
pancreatic cancer

Novel Drug Inspired by a Marine Natural Product Offers New Approach...

A novel drug candidate based on a marine natural product discovered 20 years ago could be the basis for a new approach to treating...
cancer cells

Sugar Chain Complexes Affect Cancer Cell Binding

RIKEN researchers have uncovered important differences in how strongly sugar chain clusters bind to different tumor cells1. This discovery could be used to design drug-delivery...
Cancer and Chronic Infections

Two Molecules Offer Great Potential to Combat Cancer and Chronic Infections

To fight viral infections, your immune system calls on CD8 T cells to kill the infected cells. The CD8 T cells can also be used in immunotherapy approaches...
brain cancer glioblastoma

Researchers Unlock Secret of Deadly Brain Cancer’s “Immortality”

UC San Francisco researchers have discovered how a mutation in a gene regulator called the TERTpromoter — the third most common mutation among all human cancers...
medulloblastoma

New Approach Uncovers Tumor Promoting Signaling Pathway in Common Children’s Brain...

The "Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg" (KiTZ) is a joint initiative of Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Cancer Research Center...
Cancer Cell Mutations

Optimizing Technologies for Discovering Cancer Cell Mutations

Cancer cells often have mutations in their DNA that can give scientists clues about how the cancer started or which treatment may be most...
Cancer Treatment

Researchers Welcome NHS Roll out of Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment

NHS England’s announcement that children and young people with leukaemia will receive a ‘revolutionary’ treatment has been welcomed by the UCL Cancer Institute, which...
Optogenetics

Mutations, Drugs Drive Cancer by Blurring Growth Signals

Genetic mutations in a form of non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may drive tumor formation by blurring cells’ perception of key growth signals, according...
optoelectronic device

Bioadhesive, Wirelessly-Powered Implant Emitting Light to Kill Cancer Cells

Scientists from Waseda University, the National Defense Medical College, and the Japan Science and Technology Agency developed a new bioadhesive, wirelessly-powered light-emitting device which...
Cancer Treatment

New Cancer Treatment Uses Enzymes to Boost Immune System and Fight...

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy. The enzyme, PEG-KYNase, does not directly...
lung cancer

Gaining Ground in the Battle Against Lung Cancer

More than one million people worldwide die each year from lung cancer. Oncologists are turning to immunotherapy as a new treatment option. This uses...
neurodegenerative diseases

Biochemists Study Enzymes to Provide Keys for Drug Development in Cancer,...

UTA biochemists are mapping the function of specific enzymes which may facilitate development of new drugs to fight bacterial infection, cancer and potentially neurodegenerative...
Cancer Treatment Resistance

Investigating Treatment Resistance in Cancer

Melanoma and liver cancer are becoming more widespread in Europe and the US. Whilst both diseases progress very differently, they are among the types...
Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Surgery in Frail Elderly Women Linked to Poor Results

In a study appearing Aug. 29, 2018, in JAMA Surgery, UCSF researchers found that 58 percent of women who resided in a nursing home for...
leukemia

Researchers Lay the Foundation for Personalized Immune Treatments for Leukemia

New findings led by University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers will help lay the foundation for developing highly personalized immune therapies...
Polymer antibodies

Polymer Antibodies Efficiently Target and Eliminate Cancer Cells

A joint research team from Russia and the U.K. has demonstrated the possibility of developing a new type of anti-neoplastic drugs based on nanoMIPs, or...
Metastatic Cancer

NUS Researchers Use AI to Successfully Treat Metastatic Cancer Patient

A translational research team led by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has harnessed CURATE.AI, a powerful artificial intelligence (AI) platform, to successfully treat...