Drug could enhance cancer immunotherapy

A drug that blocks a tumor-producing protein could help make immunotherapy for cancer more effective, researchers find.

Brown University • futurity
yesterday ~5 min

Tags: cancer genes tumors proteins health-and-medicine medications immunotherapy

Secrets of naked mole-rat cancer resistance unearthed

Naked mole-rats can live for an incredibly long time and have an exceptional resistance to cancer thanks to unique conditions in their bodies that stop cancer

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 1, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: stem-cells cancer

Key protein tweak may stop cancer’s spread

Researchers have discovered a protein key to cancer's spread and relapse. It could lead to new treatments that ditch unfortunate side effects.

Duke-NUS • futurity
June 30, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer biomarkers proteins featured health-and-medicine metastases

How cancer drugs find their targets

Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research drug-development school-of-science whitehead-institute koch-institute drug-delivery

New test method to detect kidney cancers

A novel liquid biopsy method can detect kidney cancers with high accuracy, including small, localized tumors which are often curable but for which no early detection method exists.

Richard Saltus • harvard
June 22, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer health-medicine dana-farber-cancer-institute kidney-cancer biopsy

Blood test to monitor cancer up to ten times more sensitive than current methods

A new method of analysing cancer patients’ blood for evidence of the disease could be up to ten times more sensitive than previous methods according to new

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 17, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: dna health cancer blood blood-test

Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

Cancer and chemo team up to make neuropathy worse

Chemo can cause neuropathy, which includes strange sensations, pain, fatigue, or loss of muscle coordination. New research points to cancer's role.

John Toon-Georgia Tech • futurity
June 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer chemotherapy neurons brains health-and-medicine side-effects

Atom swap turns glowy molecules into cancer killers

While aiming to improve fluorescent tags, researchers found a way to kill breast cancer cells by activating a molecule with light.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer light fluorescence health-and-medicine

Atom swap turns glowy molecules into cancer killers

While aiming to improve fluorescent tags, researchers found a way to kill breast cancer cells by activating a molecule with light.

Jeff Falk-Rice • futurity
June 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer light fluorescence health-and-medicine

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