Cancer

Team develops new technology platform for cancer immunotherapy

Johns Hopkins researchers have invented a new class of immunotherapeutic agents that are more effective at harnessing the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Their approach results in significant inhibition of tumor ...

Cancer

Precision cancer therapy effective in both children and adults

Three quarters of patients, both adults and children, with a variety of advanced cancers occurring in different sites of the body responded to larotrectinib, a novel therapy that targets a specific genetic mutation. Results ...

Cancer

Researchers discover two-step process to thwart cancer cells

Scientists at the University of Delaware and the University of Illinois at Chicago have found a new way to kill liver cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth. First, they silence a key cellular enzyme, and then they add a powerful ...

Cancer

Starving tumors: New target discovered

Actively growing tumors have a high demand for oxygen and nutrients. Therefore, they stimulate the growth of blood vessels through a process called angiogenesis. If tumor-associated angiogenesis is suppressed, it may limit ...

Cancer

Researchers find a way to 'starve' cancer

Researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) have demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to starve a tumor and stop its growth with a newly discovered small compound that blocks uptake of the vital ...

Cancer

Dulling cancer therapy's double-edged sword

Researchers have discovered that killing cancer cells can actually have the unintended effect of fueling the proliferation of residual, living cancer cells, ultimately leading to aggressive tumor progression.

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