Oncology & Cancer

A new microfluidic system could keep tabs on cancer treatment

Found in a patient's blood, circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, have powerful potential to indicate how well a cancer treatment is working and guide treatment decisions. Even so, CTC technologies have not yet been widely implemented ...


Experimental gene therapy targets Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Children in Rochester were recently among the first in the nation to receive an experimental treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). The study is part of an accelerating trend of clinical trials involving gene therapies ...


Existing drug opens new possibilities for treating child leukemia

A new study from Linköping University has shown that the tumor-inhibiting gene TET2 is silenced in a large fraction of cases of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. The scientists show that the gene can be reactivated ...

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