Oncology & Cancer

Scientists find way to make leukemia cells kill each other

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to change leukemia cells into leukemia-killing immune cells. The surprise finding could lead to a powerful new therapy for leukemia and possibly other cancers.

Oncology & Cancer

Decongestant 'highly effective' at starving cancer cells

Cancer researchers seeking non-toxic alternatives to harmful chemotherapy are reporting a highly significant result for a humble cold remedy. N-Acetyl cysteine (NAC) is routinely used as a dietary supplement and as a decongestant ...

Oncology & Cancer

Finally, targeted therapies for triple-negative breast cancer

At the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2016, researchers present results of three clinical trials using new targeted therapies against triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Each therapy uses a ...

Oncology & Cancer

Exposure to BPA substitute, BPS, multiplies breast cancer cells

Bisphenol S (BPS), a substitute for the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in the plastic industry, shows the potential for increasing the aggressiveness of breast cancer through its behavior as an endocrine-disrupting chemical, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer target is found

UC Berkeley researchers have found a long-elusive Achilles' heel within "triple-negative" breast tumors, a common type of breast cancer that is difficult to treat. The scientists then used a drug-like molecule to successfully ...

Oncology & Cancer

New treatment for aggressive breast cancer

Approximately 10 to 15 percent of breast cancer cases do not respond to treatment with hormone therapy, which means that they are more aggressive and often recur. An international research team led by researchers at Lund ...

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