Cancer identity technology makes it easier to find a tumor's 'address'
Purdue University researchers have developed a technology aimed at making it easier to deliver cancer treatment to the right "address" in the body while also easing the painful side effects of chemotherapy on patients. One of...
Cutting the legs off cancer
Melanoma skin cancer tumors grow larger and are more likely to metastasize due to interactions between a pair of molecules, according to experiments in mice and human cells. The results may restore the potential for...
Jennifer Munson, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, is leading a research team that may have found a solution to stopping the spread of brain cancer cells. Credit: Virginia Tech
The tissues in our bodies largely are made of fluid. It moves around cells and is essential to normal body function. But in some cases, this fluid may be doing more harm than good. In people who...
Man using mobile phone (stock image). Credit: © carballo / Fotolia
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors,...
New 'SLICE' tool can massively expand immune system's cancer-fighting repertoire
Immunotherapy can cure some cancers that until fairly recently were considered fatal. In addition to developing drugs that boost the immune system's cancer-fighting abilities, scientists are becoming expert at manipulating a patient's own immune cells,...
New dual-action cancer-killing virus
Scientists have equipped a virus that kills carcinoma cells with a protein so it can also target and kill adjacent cells that are tricked into shielding the cancer from the immune system. It is the first...
Until now, researchers have assumed that the growth of solid tumors originates from cancer stem cells characterized by specific surface markers, which develop in a fixed, hierarchical order. Accordingly, such cancer stem cells are responsible...