News tagged with clinical cancer research

Finding antitumor T cells in a patient's own cancer

Patients with tumors that contain increased numbers of T lymphocytes generally survive longer than those with tumors without T-cell involvement, suggesting that T cells with potent antitumor function naturally ...

Nov 13, 2013
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Oxygen levels in tumours affect response to treatment

(Medical Xpress)—The genetic make-up of a patient's tumour could be used to personalise their treatment, and help to decide whether they would benefit from receiving additional drugs as part of their radiotherapy programme, ...

Nov 07, 2013
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Double-pronged attack could treat common children's cancer

A dual-pronged strategy using two experimental cancer drugs together could successfully treat a childhood cancer by inhibiting tumour growth and blocking off the escape routes it uses to become resistant to treatment, finds ...

Nov 01, 2013
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Breast cancer research highlights gaps

(Medical Xpress)—Research involving a Newcastle University academic has identified the ten critical gaps that exist in breast cancer research, which if not urgently addressed could see the loss of around 185,000 lives by ...

Oct 02, 2013
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MicroRNA-31 might predict lung-cancer spread

(Medical Xpress)—Determining whether a patient's lung cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes is critical for identifying the most effective therapy, but it usually requires surgery. A new study suggests, however, that ...

Sep 24, 2013
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New marker identified for early diagnosis of lung cancer

A protein called isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH1) is present at high levels in lung cancers and can be detected in the blood, making it a noninvasive diagnostic marker for lung cancers, according to a study published in Clinical Ca ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Scientists identify targets for melanoma immunotherapy

Using a highly sensitive technology called NanoString, researchers have identified seven targets that could potentially be used to develop new immunotherapies for patients with metastatic melanoma, according to a study published ...

Sep 10, 2013
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