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Researchers Find New Target to Improve Response to Cancer Immunotherapy

May 3, 2019

New findings suggest an unexpected path to killing cancer cells could make the hottest cancer treatment — immunotherapy…
New formula better predicts speed of tumor growth in 12 cancers

April 9, 2019

University at Buffalo researchers have developed a new method to more accurately predict tumor growth rates, a crucial…
Baby’s High-Risk Delivery Includes Removing 3½-Pound Tumor

December 4, 2018

When a highly specialized team of University of Michigan doctors arrived in the birthing room, they faced a…
How a tumor grows can predict response to cancer therapy

December 29, 2017

Individual tumors respond differently to cancer drugs, if at all. Until now, it remained a mystery why tumors…
A mechanism shared by healing wounds and growing tumors

April 28, 2017

Like an image in a broken mirror, a tumor is a distorted likeness of a wound. Scientists have…
Supercomputing the P53 protein as a promising anticancer therapy

November 6, 2016

Even though it’s almost impossible to see, computational biophysicist Rommie Amaro is using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas…
Nanosensors could help determine tumors’ ability to remodel tissue

September 29, 2016

Measuring enzyme levels could help doctors select appropriate treatments. MIT researchers have designed nanosensors that can profile tumors…
Stiff and oxygen-deprived tumors promote spread of cancer

September 14, 2016

When Hippocrates first described cancer around 400 B.C., he referred to the disease’s telltale tumors as “karkinos” —…
New insight into cancer genes could lead to personalised treatments

June 29, 2016

Research, involving scientists and doctors at the University of Southampton and Royal Bournemouth Hospital, has identified a network…
Nanotubes are beacons in cancer-imaging technique

May 23, 2016

Bathing a patient in LED light may someday offer a new way to locate tumors, according to Rice…
NTU scientists invent bubble technology which can shoot drugs deep into tumours

April 19, 2016

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have invented a new way to deliver cancer drugs deep into…
A new weapon in the fight against children’s brain tumors developed

March 4, 2016

Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new…
NIH researchers identify striking genomic signature shared by five types of cancer

February 8, 2016

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different…
Laser-based imaging tool could increase accuracy, safety of brain tumor surgery

October 15, 2015

Brain tumor tissue can be hard to distinguish from normal brain during surgery. Neurosurgeons use their best judgment…
Diverging Cancer Paths

October 1, 2015

Brain metastases are a devastating complication of cancer, leading to the death of more than half of patients…
Surgical probe seeks out where cancer ends and healthy tissue begins

September 19, 2015

A new surgical tool that uses light to make sure surgeons removing cancerous tumors “got it all” was…
Discovery is milestone in understanding treatment-resistant melanoma

September 11, 2015

Within the past few years, new treatments have begun to turn the tide against metastatic melanoma, improving and…
A hint of increased brain tumor risk – 5 years before diagnosis

September 10, 2015

A new study suggests that changes in immune function can occur as long as five years before the…
Study points to possible treatment for lethal pediatric brain cancer

May 6, 2015

Using brain tumor samples collected from children in the United States and Europe, an international team of scientists…
Most cancer patients want tumor profiling, even if it reveals other genetic risks

April 22, 2015

Most cancer patients would opt for tumor profiling even if the test revealed that they or their families…
New Clues About the Risk of Cancer From Low-dose Radiation

March 11, 2015

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have uncovered new clues about…
Protein May Be Key to Cancer’s Deadly Resurgences

March 3, 2015

Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of…
New nanodevice defeats drug resistance

March 3, 2015

Chemotherapy often shrinks tumors at first, but as cancer cells become resistant to drug treatment, tumors can grow…
Scientists use ‘NanoVelcro’ and temperature control to extract tumor cells from blood

January 13, 2015

An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively…
Sugar molecule Neu5Gc links red meat consumption and elevated cancer risk in mice

December 30, 2014

  While people who eat a lot of red meat are known to be at higher risk for…
Why cancer cells grow despite a lack of oxygen

November 25, 2014

Healthy cells reduce their growth when there is a lack of oxygen (hypoxia). This makes it even more…
Microchip reveals how tumor cells transition to invasion

August 18, 2014

A microscopic obstacle course of carefully spaced pillars enables researchers to observe cancer cells directly as they break…
Scientists demonstrate long-sought drug candidate can halt tumor growth

August 12, 2014

 It’s a trick any cat burglar knows: to open a locked door, slide a credit card past the…
Novel drug action against solid tumors explained

August 12, 2014

Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have…
Metabolic enzyme stops progression of most common type of kidney cancer

July 21, 2014

In an analysis of small molecules called metabolites used by the body to make fuel in normal and…
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