National Cancer Institute and drug companies aim to speed up clinical trials

National Cancer Institute and drug companies aim to speed up clinical trials By Laurie McGinley  | January 11 | Washington Post | See Original Here A squamous cancer cell, in white, is attacked by two T cells, in red, as part of an immune response. (Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine/National Cancer Institute) The…
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Company Will Raise $1 Billion To Create Blood Test To Detect Cancer

Company Will Raise $1 Billion To Create Blood Test To Detect Cancer Jan 5, 2017 | Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff | See Original Here Jeff Huber Grail, a San Francisco startup that aims to invent a blood test that can detect cancer early, announced this afternoon that it plans to raise $1 billion in venture capital in…
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Using immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs

Using immune cells to deliver anti-cancer drugs Date: January 3, 2017 | Source: Penn State Materials Research Institute | See Original Here Summary: Biomedical engineers have created a smart, targeted drug delivery system using immune cells to attack cancers. Artist's conception of nanoparticle-carrying immune cells that target tumors and release drug-loaded nanoparticles for cancer treatment.…
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Genetic complexity of cancer cells within the same tumor

Genetic complexity of cancer cells within the same tumor Pioneering research identifies more than 2,000 mutations and illustrates treatment challenges Date: December 28, 2016 | Source: Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | See Original HereSummary: A new study dramatically illustrates the complexity of cancer by identifying more than 2,000 genetic mutations in tissue samples of esophageal tumors. The findings reveal that even…
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Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery

Illuminating cancer: Researchers invent a pH threshold sensor to improve cancer surgery Date: December 20, 2016 Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center Summary: Researchers have invented a transistor-like threshold sensor that can illuminate cancer tissue, helping surgeons more accurately distinguish cancerous from normal tissue. See Original Here Dr. Darab Syner (left) and Dr. Jinming Gao (right)…
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One Obstacle to Curing Cancer: Patient Data Isn’t Shared

One Obstacle to Curing Cancer: Patient Data Isn’t Shared By Richard G. Haermesh and Kathy Giusti | Harvard Business Review | Noember 28, 2016 | See Original Here Scientific efforts to find cures for cancer will be severely hampered if the scientific community does not change the ways in which patient data is collected, shared,…
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Giving Tuesday – Children’s Cancer Therapy Development Institute

Giving Tuesday Heavy on our hearts this week as we gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving are the families we work so closely with who are impacted by childhood cancer. We are honored to be your partners in hope. There is more going on at the lab than we can convey in a short…
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A ‘built-in genetic circuit’ could fight cancer by starving tumors of oxygen

A ‘built-in genetic circuit’ could fight cancer by starving tumors of oxygen By Luke Dormehl — November 25, 2016 2:02 PM - - See Original Here Imagine having cells in your body that can actively repel cancer in a way that makes it theoretically impossible for you to suffer from it. Researchers at the ’s University…
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Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma initially diagnosed on the bone marrow

Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma initially diagnosed on the bone marrow Andrés E. Quesada and Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna | Blood 2016 128:2189; | See Original Here A 15-year-old boy presented with a rapid-onset right-sided facial mass, thrombocytopenia (114 × 109/L), and elevated serum lactate dehydrogenase. A computed tomography scan demonstrated a maxillary sinus and nasopharyngeal mass with extensive cervical lymphadenopathy. Bone…
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Novel microRNA Regulatory Network Has Important Therapeutic Implications in Rhabdomyosarcoma

Novel microRNA Regulatory Network Has Important Therapeutic Implications in Rhabdomyosarcoma Interview with: Riccardo Taulli, PhD Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Dept. of Oncology, University of Turin Via Santena 5, 10126 Torino, Italy : What is the background for this study? Response: Rhabdomyosarcoma is a muscle-derived pediatric cancer for which therapeutic options have not improved significantly over…
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