Researchers find that obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells in a battle for fuel in mice.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~10 min
Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~3 min
Delivering immune-stimulating nanoparticles to the lungs via red blood cells halts tumor growth in mice.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~10 min
Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~11 min
Emily Balskus has won the Alan T. Waterman Award, the National Science Foundation's most prestigious prize for scientists under 40 in the United States.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~6 min
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.
June 22, 2020 • ~4 min
A Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study showed dramatic drops in hospital visits for heart attacks and stroke, which likely led to uncounted deaths at home during the COVID crisis. Perhaps more troubling is the potential for long-term damage to decades’ work to catch conditions in their earliest, most treatable stages.
May 22, 2020 • ~12 min
A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.
May 11, 2020 • ~7 min
Scientists produce a reference map of human protein interactions, releasing data helpful for understanding diseases including cancer and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.
April 8, 2020 • ~7 min
In a study involving thousands of participants, a new blood test detected more than 50 types of cancer as well as their location within the body with a high degree of accuracy.
March 31, 2020 • ~4 min