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Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Poliovirus kills off cancer cells, stops tumor regrowth

Researchers from Duke University in Durham, NC, may have discovered a new way of killing off cancer cells. The team was jointly led by Dr. Matthias Gromeier, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, and Prof. Smita Nair, who is an immunologist in the Department of Surgery. The new research – which is published in the journal Science Translational […]

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

Promising immunotherapy drug now available for some lung cancer patients in England

Some lung cancer patients in England can now be offered a potentially life-extending immunotherapy drug. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has said that nivolumab (Opdivo) should be made available to certain lung cancer patients in England through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF). Rose Gray, Cancer Research UK’s senior policy adviser, welcomed the decision […]

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Dr. Samadi: 7 ways to keep your prostate healthy and cancer-free

Men may not think much about their prostate — until they have problems with it. But why wait until something goes wrong? This walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis has the important job of producing the fluid that, together with sperm cells from the testicles and fluids from other glands, makes up […]

New inhibitor brings new hope for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer

New inhibitor brings new hope for aggressive triple receptor-negative breast cancer

Scientists from the cluster of excellence BIOSS Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at the University of Freiburg and the Freiburg University Medical Center have shown that inhibiting the epigenetic regulator KDM4 might offer a potential novel treatment option for breast cancer patients. They used a newly established cell model that enables scientists to isolate cancer […]

‘Epigenetic’ changes from cigarette smoke may be first step in lung cancer development

‘Epigenetic’ changes from cigarette smoke may be first step in lung cancer development

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers so-called “epigenetic” changes in the cells consistent with the earliest steps toward lung cancer development. Epigenetic processes are essentially switches that control a gene’s potentially heritable levels of protein […]

New Low-Cost Cancer Treatment Could Kill Tumors With Ethanol

New Low-Cost Cancer Treatment Could Kill Tumors With Ethanol

ETHANOL-BASED CANCER TREATMENTS Researchers from Duke University have achieved a 100 percent cure rate for squamous cell carcinoma in a hamster model by injecting an ethanol-based gel directly into tumors. The work, published in Nature Scientific Reports, was inspired by an existing low-cost therapy called ethanol ablation, and improves the method to work on a wider variety of tumors. Ethanol […]

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

New imaging technique spots prostate tumours starved of oxygen

A new imaging technique uncovers oxygen levels in prostate tumours and could lead to a non-invasive way to determine which tumours are more difficult to treat, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study(link is external) published in Theranostics. “Our new imaging technique gives us a clearer picture of the heart of prostate cancer than we have ever had […]

Gold nanoparticles fry cancer on glowing mice

Gold nanoparticles fry cancer on glowing mice

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study takes a new approach to killing cancer: Why not fry it into oblivion with vibrating gold nanoparticles? “But what about the frickin’ lasers?” you may ask. Don’t worry. There are lasers. And bioluminescence too. Very basically it works like this: An “antibody” is an agent of the immune […]

Zika Virus Could Actually Be Turned Into a Weapon Against Brain Cancer

Zika Virus Could Actually Be Turned Into a Weapon Against Brain Cancer

News on the emergence of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in recent years has been full of heart-breaking images of infants born with a confronting neurological disorder caused by the pathogen’s effects on certain stem cells. Now researchers are proposing a daring use for the virus’s talent for destroying these kinds of brain tissues; to turn […]

‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

‘Pen’ identifies cancer in 10 seconds

A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas. They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and more precise. And they hope it would avoid the “heartbreak” of leaving any of the cancer behind. Tests, published in Science Translational Medicine, suggest the […]

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