Gene-controlling mechanisms play key role in cancer progression

Study finds “epigenomic” alterations evolve as lung tumors become more aggressive and metastasize.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: dna cancer biology research school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute

How cancer drugs find their targets

Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research drug-development school-of-science whitehead-institute koch-institute drug-delivery

Counting your antigens

A new platform that precisely quantifies antigens presented on cell surfaces may help researchers and clinicians improve the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapies.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
June 2, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: medicine cancer immunology research school-of-engineering biological-engineering koch-institute

A boost for cancer immunotherapy

Engineers design nanoparticles that stimulate the immune system, helping it to attack tumors.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
June 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medicine cancer research school-of-engineering electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs national-institutes-of-health-nih nanoscience-and-nanotechnology koch-institute health-sciences-and-technology

Deep learning accurately stains digital biopsy slides

Pathologists who examined the computationally stained images could not tell them apart from traditionally stained slides.

Becky Ham | MIT Media Lab • mit
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: machine-learning medicine cancer research media-lab school-of-architecture-and-planning computer-science-and-technology algorithms software

Making an impact through chemical engineering

Hadley Sikes designs simple-to-use diagnostic devices that could benefit patients around the world.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
May 18, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: cancer covid-19 profile disease research school-of-engineering faculty chemical-engineering singapore-mit-alliance-for-research-and-technology-smart diagnostics

Thank you for your patients

An unusual synergy between cancer researchers, clinical centers, and industry leads to promising clinical trials for a new combination therapy for prostate cancer.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
March 23, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research school-of-engineering school-of-science biological-engineering koch-institute

Screen could offer better safety tests for new chemicals

Using specialized liver cells, a new test can quickly detect potentially cancer-causing DNA damage.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 17, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: dna environment cancer research drug-development school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih biological-engineering health-sciences-and-technology

Taking a moonshot at a rare childhood cancer

Team of researchers including MIT Professor Angela Koehler obtains $5.8 million grant to study fusion-positive alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma.

Bendta Schroeder | Koch Institute • mit
Nov. 20, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: medicine cancer funding biology broad-institute research school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih biological-engineering koch-institute grants

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