Oncology & Cancer

A common mechanism for cancer metastasis and atherosclerosis

A key molecule for cancer metastasis has been identified as a molecule already known for its involvement in cardiovascular disease, suggesting a possible treatment approach for both diseases simultaneously.

Oncology & Cancer

The effect of breast cancer screening is declining

Screening for breast cancer has a cost. This is shown by a Danish/Norwegian study, published in the European Journal of Public Health, that analyzed 10,580 breast cancer deaths among Norwegian women aged 50 to 75 years.

Oncology & Cancer

Gut microbiome may alter response to cancer therapy

Since ancient times, our gut microbiome, home to a vast number of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms, has been thought to influence many aspects of human health. Most recently, sequencing technology has shown ...

Immunology

A new toolkit to engineer safe and efficient therapeutic cells

Therapies based on engineered immune cells have recently emerged as a promising approach in the treatment of cancer. Compared to traditional drugs, engineered immune cells are more precise and sophisticated in their ability ...

Oncology & Cancer

Biosensors for quick assessment of cancer treatment

Immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) inhibitors have transformed the treatment of cancer and have become the frontline therapy for a broad range of malignancies. It's because they work better than the previous standard of care.

Medications

Treating tough tumors by exploiting their iron 'addiction'

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, have successfully leveraged an FDA-approved drug to halt growth of tumors driven by mutations in the RAS gene, which are famously difficult to treat and account ...

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