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

Targeting immune cells may slow some brain tumors in kids

Neurons and immune cells drive the growth of neurofibromatosis (NF1) brain tumors in kids, new research in mice shows. Targeting immune cells could slow tumor growth.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: tumors brains childrens-health health-and-medicine immune-systems

New light-up tool reveals key tumor details

A new tool can help pinpoint the size, shape, and location of tumors, researchers report. It solves issues with other current technologies, too.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
April 9, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cancer tumors brains light health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Cancer cell scavengers gobble up dead cells for fuel

Drug resistance is a major challenge in the fight against cancer. A new discovery could offer a way to overcome the obstacle.

Tom Vasich-UC Irvine • futurity
March 20, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: cancer tumors drug-resistance health-and-medicine

Tumor imaging lights up cancer and its ‘shield’

A new tumor imaging agent not only illuminates cancer, but also the cells it hijacks to use as a shield against treatments that could destory it.

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
March 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: cancer breast-cancer tumors health-and-medicine imaging-technology

Protein signals if non-small cell lung cancer will spread

A newly identified protein indicates which non-small cell lung cancer is more likely to metastasize.

Carolyn Scofield-Tulane • futurity
March 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer tumors lungs biomarkers lung-cancer health-and-medicine metastases

A.I. app could assist doctors in brain tumor survival prediction

A new artificial intelligence-powered app could help doctors predict survival and determine treatment for people with meningiomas.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 18, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: machine-learning artificial-intelligence cancer tumors brains apps health-and-medicine

‘Google Earth’ of endometrial cancer may lead to new treatments

"This is like the Google Earth of endometrial cancer.… We tried to measure everything we possibly could. Then we searched for patterns."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer genes tumors health-and-medicine uterus

Total tumor removal may extend survival for patients with deadly glioma

Surgically removing the entire tumor may add years of survival for patients with brainstem high-grade gliomas, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer.

Amy Mone-JHU • futurity
Jan. 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: cancer surgery tumors brains health-and-medicine gliomas

Brain tumor organoids hint at how to best treat glioblastoma

Brain tumor organoids grown from someone's own glioblastoma may answer the question of how best to treat it.

Hannah Messinger-Penn • futurity
Dec. 27, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: cancer tumors brains health-and-medicine glioblastomas personalized-medicine

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