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New liver cancer research targets non-cancer cells to blunt tumor growth

"Senotherapy," a treatment that uses small molecule drugs to target "senescent" cells, or those cells that no longer undergo cell division, blunts liver tumor progression in animal models according to new research from a ...

Oncology & Cancer

T-cells could be made into better cancer killers by increasing their protein production

A team of scientists from Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) has developed a novel flow cytometry technique that can, for the first-time, quantify protein production in T-cells. T cells ...

Oncology & Cancer

Molecular testing rates in most countries less than 50 percent

Access to targeted therapies for lung cancer depends on accurate identification of patients' biomarkers through molecular testing, but survey results published today in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology suggest that many international ...

Oncology & Cancer

Why pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is so lethal

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDA) is a deadly cancer, killing patients within a year. CSHL Professor Christopher Vakoc and his former postdoc Timothy Somerville discovered how pancreatic cells lose their identity, acquire ...

Oncology & Cancer

New study confirms important clues to fight ovarian cancer

The rogue cellular engine that drives a majority of ovarian cancers remains frustratingly difficult to disable. A new study comparing cancerous tissue with normal fallopian tube samples advances important insights about this ...

Oncology & Cancer

Personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction reduces worries

Offering personalised ovarian cancer risk prediction to women shows that 98 percent of participants felt less worried after finding out their ovarian cancer risk status, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Liver cancer: Awareness of hepatitis D must be raised

Of all the hepatitis viruses, D is the most poorly known. This small virus, which can only infect people already infected with Hepatitis B, has so far been little studied. Hepatitis D is one of the most dangerous forms ...