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The Immune Cells That Help Tumors Instead of Destroying Them

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated deaths. One of the most promising ways to treat it is by immunotherapy, a strategy that...
inflammation

Newest Data Links Inflammation to Chemo-brain

Inflammation in the blood plays a key role in “chemo-brain,” according to a published pilot study that provides evidence for what scientists have long...
Liquid Biopsy

Liquid Biopsy Results Differed Substantially Between Two Providers

Two Johns Hopkins prostate cancer researchers found significant disparities when they submitted identical patient samples to two different commercial liquid biopsy providers. Liquid biopsy...
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Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

From new HIV treatments to breakthroughs in cancer drugs, TSRI researchers have been busy this year! Scientists here even designed a new antibiotic that...
bone metastasis

A New Weapon Against Bone Metastasis? Princeton Lab Develops Antibody to...

To explain his new weapon in the war against the metastatic spread of cancer to bone, Kang uses a movie metaphor: “Independence Day.” In the...
personalized medicine

Using Artificial Intelligence to Advance Personalized Medicine

One of the eight research projects, involving personalized medicine, stands to revolutionize treatment options for cancer patients. It is being carried out by EPFL’s...
ovarian cancer

Combination Strategy Could Hold Promise for Ovarian Cancer

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers demonstrated that mice with ovarian cancer that received drugs to reactivate dormant genes along with other drugs that...
Papillomaviruses

Papillomaviruses Promote Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer

Everyone is infected with skin-typical ("cutaneous") human papillomaviruses (HPV) at some point in their lives, usually in early childhood already. In healthy people, the...
lung cancer

2-Drug Combination May Boost Immunotherapy Responses in Lung Cancer Patients

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers and colleagues have identified a novel drug combination therapy that could prime nonsmall cell lung cancers to respond...
Chemotherapy

New Technique Reduces Side Effects, Improves Delivery of Chemotherapy Nanodrugs

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have developed a new method for delivering chemotherapy nanodrugs that increases their bioavailability and reduces side effects. Their study, published online...
Microchips

Organs on Microchips for Safe Drug Testing

New drugs are in high demand all over the world to treat infectious diseases, such as Ebola or AIDS, or age- and environmentally related...
cancer

Cells Bulge to Squeeze Through Barriers

Invasive cells deploy a trick to break through tissues and spread to other parts of the body, researchers report. In a new study, 3-D time-lapse...
metastasize

Researchers Discover Specific Tumor Environment That Triggers Cells to Metastasize

A team of bioengineers and bioinformaticians at the University of California San Diego have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor can trigger metastatic...
cancer

Combination Immunotherapy Targets Cancer Resistance

Cancer immunotherapy drugs have had notable but limited success because in many cases, tumors develop resistance to treatment. But researchers at Yale and Stanford...
breast cancer

UVA Researchers Discover a New Target for ‘Triple-Negative’ Breast Cancer

So-called “triple-negative” breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat form. It accounts for only about 10 percent of breast cancer cases, but is...
cancer

Cell-Weighing Method Could Help Doctors Choose Cancer Drugs

Doctors have many drugs available to treat multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer. However, there is no way to predict, by genetic markers...
cancer

How Disposable Diapers Can Improve Measurements of Tumor Growth

Catching cancer early can make all the difference for successful treatment. A common screening practice measures tumor growth with X-ray computed tomography (CT), which...
melanoma

Researchers Use a Skin Patch, Infrared Light, and Melanin to Battle...

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....
Lymphoma

New Treatment Suppresses Relapse of Eye Lymphoma in Brain

A University of Tokyo research group has found that a new treatment regimen is effective in curtailing the high rate of an intractable eye...
melanoma

Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....