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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval to a new cancer drug called selinexor. This pill, which also goes by the market name Xpovio, has been found to be successful in treating multiple myeloma in patients that hadn't had success with other treatments. But at this very early stage the drug comes with some major caveats... Continue Reading FDA approves ris
Our bodies have powerful built-in defenses in the form of the immune system, but sometimes it needs an extra push. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy involves reprogramming T-cells to hunt down cancer, which has been effective against blood cancers but not so much against solid tumors. Now, scientists at MIT have found a way to supercharge the technique with a vaccine booster..
A huge range of drugs are in development to help fight cancer, but sometimes they work better in pairs than alone. Now researchers at MIT have identified a surprising new dynamic drug duo, combining two classes that are already beginning to be widely used. Interestingly, the combo appears to work in a completely different way to what scientists previously expected... Continue Reading MIT s
An early-stage study has found a strain of the common cold virus can effectively target and destroy bladder cancer cells. This phase 1 human trial suggests the virus directly induces tumor cell death, and if verified by larger trials could be used in conjunction with other novel immunotherapy treatments... Continue Reading Common cold virus targets, and kills, bladder cancer in exciting ea
Scientists have discovered a new autoimmune disease that is specifically triggered by testicular cancer. Utilizing a newly developed diagnostic tool, the research revealed how the cancer can cause the immune system to target the brain, bringing on severe neurodegenerative disease... Continue Reading Discovery of new autoimmune disease triggered by testicular cancer Category: Medical Tags
Scientists are exploring all kinds of ways to improve cancer treatments, with some methods more tried-and-true and others at the experimental end of the spectrum. Using magnetism to heat up nanoparticles inside a tumor to destroy nearby cancer cells certainly falls among the latter, but scientists are now reporting an exciting advance in this area with some promising early results on mice.
Husband-and-wife wedding photographers Mark and Jeannie Broadway shot a wedding last year that they’ll never forget: it was one in which the flower girl was a 3-year-old cancer survivor who had been saved by bone marrow donated by the bride.Hayden Ryals had been walking through campus at Auburn University as a student in 2015 when she came across a Be The Match table. She decided to put her
A team from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has developed a non-invasive tool which not only detects circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream, but can blast them away at the same time. Dubbed the Cytophone, it employs a laser which heats the CTCs, subsequently detecting them via ultrasound before turning up the heat again to kill them. .. Continue Reading Cy
New research from the University of Virginia is suggesting an unhealthy gut microbiome can actively promote the spread of breast cancer. Through a series of animal experiments the new study demonstrated how disruptions to gut bacterial populations can drive metastatic spread of tumor cells... Continue Reading Study suggests gut microbiome disruptions speed up metastatic spread of breast ca
Radiotherapy is an effective method for killing cancer, but the downside is that it harms healthy cells at the same time, sometimes leading to complications. Now researchers from CNIO in Spain have found that boosting levels of a certain protein in the intestines of mice can protect against radiation damage, which could improve the health of cancer patients, victims of nuclear disasters, a


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