Understanding How Cancer Can Relapse

Understanding How Cancer Can Relapse In the fight against cancers, activating mutations in the RAS family of genes stand in the way of finding viable treatment options. Now, scientists at the University of Missouri and Yale University have discovered that one of these mutations — oncogenic RAS or RASV12 —

Zika Virus Helps Destroy Deadly Brain Cancer in Mice

Zika Virus Helps Destroy Deadly Brain Cancer in Mice The Zika virus that ravaged the Americas, leaving many babies with permanent brain damage, may have a silver lining. The virus can activate immune cells to destroy an aggressive brain cancer in mice, giving a powerful boost to an immunotherapy drug

Developing a Targeted Delivery System to Treat Cancer

Developing a Targeted Delivery System to Treat Cancer In the ongoing battle to find ways to treat cancer, a team at the University of Missouri is addressing the problem from multiple angles, but with a precision approach. Cancer patients are often given chemotherapy, cancer-fighting drugs that kill cancerous cells and

Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System

Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body’s immune system. However, a University of Missouri researcher

Engineering Stem Cells to Treat Bone Cancer

Engineering Stem Cells to Treat Bone Cancer Over the past decades, stem cells are being broadly used as regenerative medicine for repairing or replacing tissues that are damaged due to injury or diseases. With the advancement in stem cell therapy, scientists have now engineered stem cells that can effectively treat

A Potential Cause of CAR T Side Effects, and A Path Forward

A Potential Cause of CAR T Side Effects, and A Path Forward Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy has revolutionized treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. But some people who have received this treatment experience neurotoxicity, or damage to the brain or nervous system. Read more...