Resistant cancer cells can be targeted for elimination

Harvard University researchers have identified a unique characteristic of the resistant cancer cells, which could lead to an inhibitor can be repurposed and combined with chemotherapy to improve patient outcomes.

Jessica Lau • harvard
Aug. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-technology chemotherapy david-scadden blood-cancer cell-metabolism resistant-cancer-cells

Better delivery system for sending chemo to cancerous lung tissue

A new technique called ELeCt (erythrocyte-leveraged chemotherapy) can transport drug-loaded nanoparticles into cancerous lung tissue by mounting them on the body’s own red blood cells.

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
Nov. 13, 2019 ~8 min

Tags:  science-technology  engineering  cancer  basic-research  chemotherapy  john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences  wyss-institute-for-biologically-inspired-engineering  lung-cancer  biodegradable-polymer  elect  erythrocyte-leveraged-chemotherapy  trojan-horse

Harvard researchers look toward nature to beat cancer

Every year, more than 18 million people around the world are told, “You have cancer.” In the U.S., nearly half of all men and more than one-third of women will develop some kind of cancer during their lifetimes, and 600,000-plus die from it annually. Despite the billions of dollars and countless new treatments that have […]

Lindsay Brownell • harvard
March 1, 2019 ~24 min

Tags:  inflammation  chemotherapy  health-medicine  artificial-lymph-nodes  cancer-research-uks-grand-challenge  cancer-treatments  cancer-vaccine  david-mooney  dna-origami  donald-ingber  mimicking-nature  nanoparticle-backpacks  organ-chips  samir-mitragotri  william-shih  wyss-institute

Harvard study looks at how microbes produce cancer fighting compound

Emily Balskus and a team of researchers untangled how soil bacteria are able to manufacture streptozotocin, an antibiotic and anti-cancer compound.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 7, 2019 ~4 min

Tags:  science-technology  chemistry  cancer  bacteria  biology  basic-research  faculty-of-arts-and-sciences  fas  harvard  peter-reuell  reuell  balskus  chemotherapy  emily-balskus  enzyme  nature  nitrosamine  soil  soil-bacteria  streptozotocin

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