Medical research

Probiotics dramatically modulate liver cancer growth in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Medical research over the last decade has revealed the effects of the gut microbiome across a range of health markers including inflammation, immune response, metabolic function and weight. There is a corresponding ...

Oncology & Cancer

Lung cancer resistance: the key is glucose

Cancers are not only made of tumor cells. In fact, as they grow, they develop an entire cellular ecosystem within and around them. This "tumor microenvironment" is made up of multiple cell types, including cells of the immune ...

Oncology & Cancer

Aging impacts therapeutic response of melanoma cells

Cancer risk increases with one's age as accumulated damage to our cells and chronic inflammation occur over time. Now, an international team of scientists led by The Wistar Institute have shown that aged tumor cells in melanoma ...

Oncology & Cancer

'Bad fat' suppresses killer T cells from attacking cancer

In order for cancer to grow and spread, it has to evade detection by our immune cells, particularly specialized "killer" T cells. Salk researchers led by Professor Susan Kaech have found that the environment inside tumors ...

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Microenvironment

Microenvironment carries different meanings depending on the context.

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