Researchers study relationship between obesity and cancer

Researchers find that obesity allows cancer cells to outcompete tumor-killing immune cells in a battle for fuel in mice.

Kevin Jiang • harvard
Dec. 9, 2020 ~10 min

Closing the mortality gap between Black and white patients

Mortality rate after cancer surgery drops during 10-year period, but gap persists between Black and white patients.

Rob Levy • harvard
Dec. 3, 2020 ~3 min

New technique could treat cancer metastasis

Delivering immune-stimulating nanoparticles to the lungs via red blood cells halts tumor growth in mice.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2020 ~10 min

How COVID-19 impacts cancer research and treatment

Study represents the most comprehensive scientific survey to date about the interrelationship between COVID-19 and cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
Oct. 8, 2020 ~11 min

Emily Balskus wins Waterman Award with $1M in research funding

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.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy • harvard
Aug. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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

Dramatic drops in ER visits likely led to uncounted deaths

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.

Alvin Powell • harvard
May 22, 2020 ~12 min

A connection between ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer

A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.

Rob Levy • harvard
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Scientists produce a reference map of human protein interactions

Scientists produce a reference map of human protein interactions, releasing data helpful for understanding diseases including cancer and infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

Jovana Drinjakovic • harvard
April 8, 2020 ~7 min

In clinical study, blood test can detect range of cancers

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.

Harvard Gazette • harvard
March 31, 2020 ~4 min

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