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
July 7, 2020 ~5 min

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

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

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

2D nanosheets show promise for stopping cancer cells

Light-responsive biomaterials, such as the 2D nanosheets, "have a strong potential for developing the next generation of noninvasive, precise, and controllable medical devices."

Jennifer Reiley-Texas A&M • futurity
June 11, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology light materials-science cells health-and-medicine

Switch ‘turns off’ breast cancer metastasis in mice

Researchers have pinpointed a gene that causes an aggressive form of breast cancer to rapidly grow in animal models and how to "switch it off."

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genes health-and-medicine metastases

App weighs risks of cancer treatment delay during COVID-19

A new app helps doctors weigh the risks of delaying cancer treatment during the pandemic against the risk of COVID-19 infection while getting that care.

Andrea LaFerle-Michigan • futurity
May 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 chemotherapy hospitals health-and-medicine

1 gene could unlock the mystery of cancer metastasis

"Patients often ask 'Why am I so unlucky? Why did my cancer spread?' As doctors, we never had an answer... This research provides an explanation."

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller • futurity
May 26, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer genes melanoma featured health-and-medicine immune-systems metastases

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