Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancer

Combining immunotherapies effective against mouse model of cancer Recent study results suggest that combining virotherapy and PD-1 blockades may be more effective than either approach alone Date: June 19, 2017 | Source: Nationwide Children's Hospital | See Original Here Summary: A recent study points to a new treatment strategy for rhabdomyosarcoma that takes advantage of…
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At big cancer meeting, a big question: Is the U.S. ‘losing its edge’?

At big cancer meeting, a big question: Is the ‘losing its edge’? By LIZ SZABO — KAISER HEALTH NEWS | JUNE 2, 2017 | See Original Here Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists…
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Children who survive cancer face fewer serious long-term health issues – study

Children who survive cancer face fewer serious long-term health issues – study Report covering children diagnosed from 1970 to 1999 finds rate of severe long-term side effects dropped from to Jessica Glenza in Chicago, Illinois | The Guardian | Friday 2 June 2017  EDT | See Original Here The most dramatic drops in long-term health complications found…
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Childhood Cancer Survivors: Genetic Risk for Future Cancers?

Childhood Cancer Survivors: Genetic Risk for Future Cancers? Kate Johnson | April 05, 2017 | Medscape Medical News | See Original Here WASHINGTON – Almost 12% of childhood cancer survivors have genetic mutations that put them – or their children – at risk for future cancers, according to the first large-scale whole-genome sequencing study in this patient population. The…
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New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors

New Blood Test May Pinpoint Cancer Tumors Written by Honor Whiteman | Healthline News |Published on March 6, 2017 | See Original Here Researchers say using DNA signatures may provide a diagnostic tool for cancer that isn't invasive.   New research shows promise for a blood test that not only identifies cancer but also pinpoints precisely where…
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Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses

Instead of starving a cancer, researchers go after its defenses Oxygen deprivation can propel tumor growth and spread BY LAURA BEIL | FEBRUARY 22, 2017 | ScienceNews | See Original Here | Magazine issue: Vol. 191 No. 4, March 4, 2017, p. 24 Oxygen Depreivation: Cancer cells (shown in blue) surround a blod vessel (red) in a mouse tumor. ells…
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Immunotherapy: Could the Human Body Be Trained to Fight Cancer?

Immunotherapy: Could the Human Body Be Trained to Fight Cancer? Live Science - Health | By Balveen Kaurand  & Pravin Kaumaya, The Ohio State University | February 5, 2017 07:34am ET | See Original Here This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The human immune…
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Potential new drug class hits multiple cancer cell targets, boosting efficacy and safety

Potential new drug class hits multiple cancer cell targets, boosting efficacy and safety Date: February 1, 2017 | Source: University of California San Diego Health Sciences | See Original Here Summary: A potential new class of anti-cancer drugs inhibits two or more molecular targets at once, maximizing therapeutic efficiency and safety, report scientists. MYC is…
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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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