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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

Implanted Scaffold With T Cells Rapidly Shrinks Tumors

Apr. 24, 2017 — A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical ... read more

Beta Blocker Shows Cancer-Fighting Properties

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study finds that carvedilol, a drug typically used to treat high blood pressure, can protect against the sun-induced cell damage that leads to skin cancer. The research could lead better ways ... read more

Novel Molecular Pathway in Aggressive Breast Cancer Offers Potential Therapeutic Targets

Apr. 21, 2017 — A novel molecular mechanism involved in progression and metastasis in the most aggressive form of breast cancer has now been identified by researchers. The gene MAFK is known to be induced by the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Each cell of our body is the result of an orchestra of sophisticated mechanisms that control which genes are and are not expressed at any given time. Partly, this is possible thanks to the ... read more

Drug Created from Malaria Parasite Shows Promise as Bladder Cancer Treatment

Apr. 20, 2017 — A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumor growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments, report ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Researchers have identified specific types of bacteria that seem to be abundant in individuals with colorectal cancer. Using a combination of markers specific for these fecal microbes, scientists ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Strawberry extract can inhibit the spread of laboratory-grown breast cancer cells, even when they are inoculated in female mice to induce tumors, new research shows. However, the scientists do point ... read more

30% Reduction in Deaths from Bowel Cancer

Apr. 19, 2017 — The rate of new cases of bowel cancer in Austria has fallen by around 20% in the last ten years, while the associated mortality rate has fallen by nearly 30%. This trend is primarily due to ... read more

New Blood Test Offers Potential for Faster, Targeted Treatment of Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Apr. 19, 2017 — Identification of a specific genetic mutation in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) helps clinicians select the best treatment option. Potential NSCLC patients usually undergo invasive ... read more

Scientists Provide New Insights on How Cancers Evade the Immune System

Apr. 19, 2017 — A team of scientists has discovered new ways in which cancers can escape the body's immune system. Focusing on gastric cancer (GC), the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide, the ... read more

Cytokine Controls Immune Cells That Trigger Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Study Finds

Apr. 18, 2017 — A certain cytokine, or small protein that helps cells communicate during immune responses, can control whether immune cells promote or suppress inflammatory bowel disease, a finding that could lead ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have discovered an unknown molecular mechanism promoting the activation of the human immune system. The team has been studying the glutathione molecule known for its role in cleaning the ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — Frogs' skins were known to secrete peptides that defend them against bacteria. A new research finding suggests that the peptides represent a resource for antiviral drug discovery as ... read more

What Makes Pancreatic Cancer So Aggressive?

Apr. 18, 2017 — Pancreatic cancer starts forming metastases early. The cancer itself, however, is usually only discovered late. This leads to a high patient mortality rate. Researchers have now discovered why ... read more

A Potential Cure for Metastatic Prostate Cancer? Treatment Combination Shows Early Promise

Apr. 18, 2017 — In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase ... read more

New Way to Predict Tumor Growth Described by Research Study

Apr. 18, 2017 — A new study describes an algorithm that can predict the growth of cancerous tumors, which could help medical professionals judge the best treatment options for ... read more

Graft-Versus-Host Disease Successfully Prevented

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers believe they may have found a way to prevent graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplants while retaining the transplants' positive effects on fighting leukemia and ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have unlocked an important mechanism that allows chemotherapy-carrying nanoparticles—extremely small objects between 1 and 100 nanometers (a billionth of a meter)—to directly access ... read more

Promising New Drug Development Could Help Treat Cachexia

Apr. 17, 2017 — According to the National Cancer Institute, nearly one-third of cancer deaths can be attributed to a wasting syndrome known as cachexia. Cachexia, an indicator of the advanced stages of disease, is a ... read more

Time-Lapse Shows How Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs Get Into Cells

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have modeled all of the steps by which nucleosides and their analogs are transported into cells by a specific molecule named the concentrative nucleoside transporter or CNT. The finding ... read more

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