Cancer

Zika virus kills brain cancer stem cells

While Zika virus causes devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, it one day may be an effective treatment for glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer. New research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California San Diego School of Medicine shows that the virus kills brain

The Vital Role of Emerging Gene Transfer Methods in T-cell Cancer Therapy

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, with new cases expected to rise by 70 percent over the next two decades, making the search for an effective treatment more important now than ever before. Great strides have been made in recent years in the form of cancer immunotherapies. Inspired by discoveries about

September 1st, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

Increased Endometrial Cancer Rates Found in Women with High Levels of Cadmium

By Derek Thompson Researcher recommends women limit cadmium intake More than 31,000 new cases of endometrial cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2017. Through a five-year observational study recently published in PLOS One, researchers at the University of Missouri found that women with increased levels of cadmium — a metal commonly found in foods

NCI study identifies essential genes for cancer immunotherapy

A new study identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy. The study, from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), was led by Nicholas Restifo, M.D., a senior

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , |

Scientists Link New Cancer Treatments to Cardiovascular Alterations

by Spanish National Cancer Research Centre Plk1 inhibitors have recently been acknowledged as an "Innovative Therapy for leukemia" by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, a study published in Nature Medicine by researchers from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) suggests that prolonged use of these inhibitors can not only lead to

FDA Approves Novel Leukemia Treatment that Could Be First U.S. Gene Therapy

By Linda Johnson, Associated Press A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S. A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted 10-0 on Wednesday in favor of the leukemia treatment developed by the University of Pennsylvania and Novartis Corp. The FDA usually follows recommendations from

July 19th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

F.D.A. Panel Recommends Approval for Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment

The New York Times By DENISE GRADY A Food and Drug Administration panel opened a new era in medicine on Wednesday, unanimously recommending that the agency approve the first-ever treatment that genetically alters a patient’s own cells to fight cancer, transforming them into what scientists call “a living drug” that powerfully bolsters the immune system

July 14th, 2017|Categories: Cancer, Disease Specific|Tags: , , , , |

Blood Test Detects Ovarian Cancer in Study

LONDON (Reuters) - British liquid biopsy company Angle said its Parsortix blood test had beaten current methods in identifying ovarian cancer, a breakthrough that could help women receive the best possible outcome from surgery. Topline results from a study of 400 patients in Europe and the United States showed the test to detect cancerous cells

July 9th, 2017|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |