Reviving exhausted T cells gets them back in the fight against cancer

One of the most promising emerging cancer therapies is CAR T cell immunotherapy, where a patient’s own immune cells are supercharged to fight tumors. Now researchers have found a way to refresh exhausted immune cells and get them back into battle soone… Continue reading Reviving exhausted T cells gets them back in the fight against cancer

Personalized skin cancer vaccine demonstrates long-term effectiveness

New research published in the journal Nature is outlining the long-term efficacy of a novel type of cancer vaccine. The research followed eight skin cancer patients and discovered the experimental treatment offers durable and persistent immune response… Continue reading Personalized skin cancer vaccine demonstrates long-term effectiveness

Ring-shaped compounds better equip gold nanoparticles to fight cancer

Of the many weapons science has come to offer in the fight against cancer, ones that are showing plenty of potential are gold nanoparticles. We have seen how these could be grown inside tumors to tackle the problem from the inside, deliver drugs that d… Continue reading Ring-shaped compounds better equip gold nanoparticles to fight cancer

Designer DNA molecule helps hunt down cancer stem cells in blood

Like weeds that grow back if you don’t remove the roots, cancer can keep returning thanks to lurking stem cells. Now, researchers have developed a “designer” DNA segment that can eradicate these cancer stem cells, with tests in mice showing promising e… Continue reading Designer DNA molecule helps hunt down cancer stem cells in blood

Designer DNA molecule helps hunt down cancer stem cells in blood

Like weeds that grow back if you don’t remove the roots, cancer can keep returning thanks to lurking stem cells. Now, researchers have developed a “designer” DNA segment that can eradicate these cancer stem cells, with tests in mice showing promising e… Continue reading Designer DNA molecule helps hunt down cancer stem cells in blood

Meta-analysis links higher coffee intake with lower prostate cancer risk

A new systematic review and meta-analysis encompassing the most current research has found a distinctly positive correlation between high levels of coffee consumption and a lower risk of prostate cancer. The new research hopes to help bring clarity to … Continue reading Meta-analysis links higher coffee intake with lower prostate cancer risk

Cancer cells hibernate like “bears in winter” to survive chemotherapy

Even after the most successful cancer treatment, doctors are reticent to use the word “cured”. Different types of cancers have different rates of recurrence and many cancers can sit quietly, dormant for years, before reappearing and causing a relapse.C… Continue reading Cancer cells hibernate like “bears in winter” to survive chemotherapy

Molecular “off” switch keeps cancer immunotherapy from turning deadly

One of the most promising cancer treatments is CAR T cell immunotherapy, where the body’s natural tumor-hunting cells are supercharged – but it can backfire with potentially deadly results. Now, scientists have engineered these immune cells to have off… Continue reading Molecular “off” switch keeps cancer immunotherapy from turning deadly

Heating cancer cells with magnetic nanoparticles can enhance chemotherapy

A new study led by researchers from University College London suggests that combining traditional chemotherapy with an experimental therapy using magnetic nanoparticles to heat up tumor cells could significantly enhance the efficacy of both treatments…. Continue reading Heating cancer cells with magnetic nanoparticles can enhance chemotherapy

Drug-loaded nanoparticles dissolve only in cancer cells

Killing cancer cells isn’t particularly hard – the tricky part is doing so without harming healthy cells. Researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) have developed nanoparticles that selectively release drugs inside tumors, while keepi… Continue reading Drug-loaded nanoparticles dissolve only in cancer cells