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...

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. By then, invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation are often needed to treat the cancer. Now, researchers at the University

Putting ‘Super’ in Natural Killer Cells

Putting ‘Super’ in Natural Killer Cells Deleting an inhibitory gene in natural killer cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells is found to boost their anti-tumor activity and persistence; researchers now seek to develop a clinical therapy. Read more...

Promising New Treatment for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Cancer

Promising New Treatment for Recurrent Pediatric Brain Cancer Two pediatric brain cancers that are challenging to treat if they recur, medulloblastoma and ependymoma, are the target of a clinical trial using a new type of therapy. A multi-institutional, international team led by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s