Hydrogel releases cancer drugs in response to temperature and acidity

Loading anti-cancer medicines into drug delivery vessels that can carry them to the site of the tumor before releasing them could offer new highly effective forms of treatment, and scientists in Japan have developed a promising new technology for these… Continue reading Hydrogel releases cancer drugs in response to temperature and acidity

Hydrogel mimics body tissue to turn cancer cells back into stem cells

While the risk of cancer recurrence depends on many factors such as cancer type and how progressed it is, the fear of the disease returning is a serious and long-lasting concern for survivors. Scientists in Japan have come up with a new tool to study t… Continue reading Hydrogel mimics body tissue to turn cancer cells back into stem cells

Modified blood platelets combine heat and immunotherapy to kill cancer

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) have developed an intriguing new way to fight cancer by combining two types of experimental therapies. Their secret ingredient is creating a feedback loop using modified blood platelets.Continue Read… Continue reading Modified blood platelets combine heat and immunotherapy to kill cancer

Handheld gamma ray camera hunts for cancer beneath the skin

Scientists in the UK have developed an advanced handheld imaging device that could prove a powerful tool when it comes to tackling cancer, offering 3D images of cancerous growths beneath the skin. The technology uses a mix of gamma and optical imaging … Continue reading Handheld gamma ray camera hunts for cancer beneath the skin

Landmark brain cancer vaccine passes first phase of human trials

A new article published in the journal Nature is reporting promising results from a landmark Phase 1 human trial testing a novel vaccine designed to help a patient’s immune system better target brain tumors. The data suggests the experimental vaccine i… Continue reading Landmark brain cancer vaccine passes first phase of human trials

White button mushroom extract suppresses prostate cancer growth in mice

Scientists continue to search for increasingly powerful drugs to take on cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth, and nature continues to provide them with a rich source of inspiration. The latest example comes from white button mushrooms, which a team o… Continue reading White button mushroom extract suppresses prostate cancer growth in mice

New insights into how night shift work heightens cancer risk

Compelling new experimental research has found circadian rhythm disruptions caused by night shift work can alter the expression of tumor-related genes, making one more vulnerable to the DNA damage that leads to cancer. The study builds on a growing und… Continue reading New insights into how night shift work heightens cancer risk

Cancer immunotherapy adapted to fight dangerous fungal infections

Infections of Cryptococcus fungi are potentially fatal, because the immune system has a hard time fighting off the invaders. But in a new study, researchers have given it a helping hand, by adapting a cancer immunotherapy technique called CAR T cell th… Continue reading Cancer immunotherapy adapted to fight dangerous fungal infections

Electronic nose uses machine learning to mimic a dog’s sense of smell

Inspired by the incredible olfactory senses of dogs, scientists have been developing and demonstrating different types of “electronic noses” that can sniff out things like cancer, nerve gases or even explosives. A new example of this is claimed to up t… Continue reading Electronic nose uses machine learning to mimic a dog’s sense of smell

First-of-a-kind fecal transplants assist in treatment of melanomas

As part of our ever-expanding toolbox in the fight against cancer, scientists are investigating how altering the gut microbiome through fecal transplants can help swing things in our favor. Where this may prove extremely valuable is in patients who hav… Continue reading First-of-a-kind fecal transplants assist in treatment of melanomas