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Spin-out secures £1.1 million for ground-breaking ‘supercharged’ cell therapies to treat solid tumours

November 26, 2019

A University of Bristol spin-out company has raised £1.1 million in funding to develop next generation cell therapies…
Oxygen deficiency rewires mitochondria

November 11, 2019

Mitochondria burn oxygen and provide energy for the body. Cells lacking oxygen or nutrients have to change their…
Sequencing Plays Role in Treating High Risk Pediatric Brain Tumors

October 24, 2019

They’re among the most ruthless opponents for pediatric oncologists: brain tumors that can’t be surgically removed or that…
Cell stiffness may indicate whether tumors will invade

October 21, 2019

Engineers at MIT and elsewhere have tracked the evolution of individual cells within an initially benign tumor, showing…
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

October 4, 2019

A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown…
Pancreatic cancer discovery reveals how the aggressive cancer rules fuels its growth

September 30, 2019

A new discovery about pancreatic cancer sheds light on how the cancer fuels its growth and may help…
Scientists find potential ‘magic bullet’ for treating tumours

August 12, 2019

Researchers have found a therapy to reduce the size of tumours where previous drugs have failed. Tumours develop…
NIH researchers uncover role of repetitive DNA and protein sequences in tumor evolution

August 8, 2019

A team of researchers from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health,…
Canine osteosarcoma as a research model that can impact human outcomes

July 23, 2019

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in humans and canines, but is much more common in dogs.…
Common Steroid Could Soften Up Tumors for Chemo

July 17, 2019

A common drug used to alleviate side effects of cancer treatment may also make the treatment more successful…
A Decade of Change: Advances in the Classification and Known Causes of Brain Tumors

July 3, 2019

For many years, the classification of gliomas relied largely on the cells’ general appearance, or histological characteristics, as…
Cancer is smarter than you think: Q&A with Geeta Mehta

June 21, 2019

Decoding the sophisticated inner workings of cancer to help us fight it. Geeta Mehta studies cancer not simply as…
The virtual biopsy prototype device can distinguish between healthy skin and different types of skin lesions and carcinomas. Image credit: Rutgers University
“Virtual Biopsy” Device Detects Skin Tumors

June 19, 2019

Using sound vibrations and pulses of near-infrared light, a Rutgers University scientist has developed a new “virtual biopsy”…
Better prognosticating for dogs with mammary tumors

June 17, 2019

Mammary tumors in dogs are the equivalent of breast cancers in people, and, as in the human disease,…
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow

May 30, 2019

Tumors arise when cells shake off their restraints and start to multiply out of control. But how fast…
A new approach to targeting tumors and tracking their spread

May 8, 2019

A new algorithm developed by MIT researchers takes cues from panoramic photography to merge massive, diverse cell datasets…
Tissue environment plays important role in tumor formation

April 30, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers used a simple tumor model to show the importance of tissue…
Imaging system helps surgeons remove tiny ovarian tumors

April 25, 2019

Ovarian cancer is usually diagnosed only after it has reached an advanced stage, with many tumors spread throughout…
Fuel for Drug Resistance

April 19, 2019

About one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The vast majority…
The fluid that feeds tumor cells

April 17, 2019

Before being tested in animals or humans, most cancer drugs are evaluated in tumor cells grown in a…
How tumors behave on acid

March 27, 2019

Scientists have long known that tumors have many pockets of high acidity, usually found deep within the tumor…
New optical imaging system could be deployed to find tiny tumors

March 12, 2019

Many types of cancer could be more easily treated if they were detected at an earlier stage. MIT…
Taking on tumors

February 22, 2019

Melissa Thone, a fourth-year doctoral student in chemical & biomolecular engineering, recently won over the judges of UCI’s…
Tackling Tumors That Always Come Back: New Brain Cancer Research Could Improve Outcomes

February 20, 2019

Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have found that a genetic mutation seen in about half of…
Bacteria promote lung tumor development, study suggests

February 5, 2019

MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These…
Crystal structure of four p53 DNA binding domains (as found in the bioactive homo-tetramer) attached to the DNA binding site. Image credit: Richard Wheeler (Zephyris) via Wikimedia, CC-BY-SA-3.0
Opposite Effect: Protein Widely Known to Fight Tumors Also Boosts Cancer Growth

February 5, 2019

Search for a description of “p53” and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for…
Study reveals how solid stress from brain tumors causes neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction

January 10, 2019

A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-led research team has demonstrated, for the first time, how solid stress – the…
Sex differences identified in deadly brain tumors

January 4, 2019

For decades, scientists have recognized that more males get cancer and die of the disease than females. This…
Cancer cells steer a jagged path

January 4, 2019

A jagged little protein appears to be key to how cancer stem cells differentiate and enable metastasis, according…
Looking ‘outside the tumor’ to detect lung cancer

December 28, 2018

Scientists in Anant Madabhushi’s computational imaging lab at Case Western Reserve University have started thinking outside the box—or…
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