Oncology & Cancer

Novel therapeutic cancer vaccine reaches human clinical trials

A cross-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and clinicians announced today that they have begun a Phase I clinical trial of an implantable vaccine to treat melanoma, the most lethal form of skin cancer.

Oncology & Cancer

New chimeric antibody that suppresses malignant cancers in dogs

Similar to humans, dogs live longer than before and an increasing number of them die from cancer. As seen in humans, dogs have malignant cancers that cannot be treated by existing therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy and ...

Oncology & Cancer

MRI predicts survival in locally advanced rectal cancer

A new study has shown that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) used to evaluate responses to pre-surgery (neo-adjuvant) chemotherapy or radiation may predict survival among patients with advanced rectal cancer. The findings ...

Oncology & Cancer

Precision chemo-immunotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is highly lethal: according to the National Cancer Institute, only about 10 percent of patients remain alive five years after diagnosis. Now, a preclinical study from the lab of Marsha Moses, Ph.D. at Boston ...

Oncology & Cancer

Killer cocktail fights brain cancer

A novel immune-boosting drug combination eradicates brain cancer in mice, according to a study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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