The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal

The Future of Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: It’s Personal A decade ago, the survival rate for pancreatic cancer hovered around five percent. Today, the five-year survival rate is 10 percent. “We’ve moved into the double-digits, but there is clearly an urgent need to find better therapies to treat cancer of the

Acoustically Triggered Nanorobotics Hold Promise for Cancer Treatment

Acoustically Triggered Nanorobotics Hold Promise for Cancer Treatment Many incredible cancer-fighting drugs and treatments have been developed in the past few decades, and on paper, they seem like they hold the cure. Because of the way the human body is designed, however, the drugs have a difficult time actually reaching

Research Shows How T-cells Are Blocked from Fighting Cancer

Research Shows How T-cells Are Blocked from Fighting Cancer Researchers at Salk Institute have uncovered a key insight about how oxidized fat molecules inhibit T-cells from killing cancer cells. Their recent discovery, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Immunity, discusses ways to make sure the immune system can effectively

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Targets Identified

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Targets Identified A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as existing drugs that have therapeutic potential against these targets. Read more...

Cell-Based Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Melanoma

Cell-Based Immunotherapy Shows Promise Against Melanoma An immunotherapy based on supercharging the immune system’s natural killer cells has been effective in treating patients with recurrent leukemia and other difficult to treat blood cancers. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown in preclinical studies conducted