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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Cancer: Novel cell death technique may be better than chemo

Chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and immunotherapy are typically used to treat cancer, but they do not work for all patients with the disease. In a new study, scientists have discovered a cancer-killing technique that might be more effective than conventional cancer therapies. Researchers reveal how a process called caspase-independent cell death (CICD) frequently led to the complete […]

New cancer treatment ‘can eradicate tumours completely’

New cancer treatment ‘can eradicate tumours completely’

Scientists believe they have made a significant breakthrough in anti-cancer therapy Scientists have discovered a process to trigger the death of cancer cells that they believe could be more effective than current methods. The new method of killing cancer cells — called caspase-independent cell death (CICD) — led to the complete eradication of tumours in […]

Cancer patients could get living ‘avatars’ to help treat their tumours, says new study

Cancer patients could get living ‘avatars’ to help treat their tumours, says new study

Cancer patients could be given living ‘avatars’ to enable doctors to test different kinds of drugs to find an effective treatment. Researchers in Portugal said they had demonstrated for the first time that zebrafish larvae could be used as a host for samples of an individual’s tumour. This would allow doctors to try different drugs […]

Cancer warning: THIS treatment option could double your risk of dying

Cancer warning: THIS treatment option could double your risk of dying

CANCER may still not be fully curable, but researchers have been making ground with increasingly effective treatment options in recent decades. However, some sufferers of curable forms are still choosing to try alternative remedies, which a new study has found could dramatically increase your risk of death. Within 20 years three-quarters of people are expected […]

Potential treatment for brain cancer as drug shrinks tumours

Potential treatment for brain cancer as drug shrinks tumours

An international team of researchers has found a drug previously approved to treat breast cancer could also be used to shrink medulloblastoma, a common form of childhood brain tumour. The discovery, made by The University of Queensland’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, has led to a clinical trial using the drug […]

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

First Human Application of Novel PET Tracer for Prostate Cancer

In the featured translational article in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers at the University of Michigan demonstrate the potential of a new PET tracer, Carbon-11 labeled sarcosine (11C-sarcosine), for imaging prostate cancer, and set the stage for its possible use in monitoring other cancers. The study compared the effectiveness of the […]

Higher opioid use among cancer survivors

Higher opioid use among cancer survivors

A new study found that opioid prescription use is more common in cancer survivors than in individuals without a history of cancer. This was true even among survivors who were ten or more years past their cancer diagnosis. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings come at a […]

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