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Cancer is bad enough in one spot, but the disease gets especially dangerous once it starts migrating throughout the body. Finding ways to stop this process, known as metastasis, is a key way to improve survival rates for patients. Now researchers have found that primary tumors have their own mechanism for slowing the growth of secondary cancers, which could be tapped into as a new potentia
A promising new cancer drug delivery system has successfully passed early human safety trials. The treatment delivers cancer drugs in heat-activated capsules to tumors in the liver and then uses a focused ultrasound beam to remotely trigger the targeted release of their drug payload... Continue Reading Ultrasound remotely bursts heat-sensitive capsules, delivering drugs directly to tumors
Mammograms are useful tools for diagnosing breast cancer, but they don't always get it right. It's not always easy to tell how dangerous a particular tumor is, meaning harmful but treatable cancers can be missed, while other patients with benign tumors undergo unnecessary invasive procedures. Now, scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a new diagnostic tool that's much eas
Like the horse of Troy, scientists at the Technion have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and in mice, and found to be an effective treatment in both cases...Continue Reading "Nano-factories" produce anti-cancer drugs from inside tumorsCatego
Harnessing the body's natural immune defenses to take the fight to cancer, known as immunotherapy, is an especially promising area of cancer research with the potential to tackle all forms of the disease. Scientists from Stanford University are now reporting an exciting new advance in the field, discovering that a single injection of immune-stimulating agents can quickly destroy tumors in mic
A remarkable new study from scientists in the UK has shown how a naturally occurring, and mostly harmless, virus is being recruited into attacking brain cancer and enhancing the tumor-targeting abilities of the body's own immune system...Continue Reading The virus that can attack brain tumors and stimulate the immune system to do the sameCategory: MedicalTags: Brain cancer Canc
Traditionally when a small tumor is discovered in the kidney an invasive and painful biopsy is needed to ultimately determine if it is malignant or benign. Researchers at UT Southwestern have developed a breakthrough new method that uses current Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technology to accurately identify the composition and aggressiveness of a tumor without a biopsy...Continue Reading


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